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Really Wanna Register :/

Roxashe

New Member
Hey Guys ^^ I'm new here, so not sure if this is where this post goes :/ I really want to register an account on the main site, but registration is offline. Is there anyway for a Mod to help me create one? or should I just wait?

Ty ^^
 

PheagleAdler

Well-Known Member
The easiest thing to do would be to follow the instructions here.

I don't think registering for Weasyl will solve the problem of not being able to register for FA.
 

Aleu

Deuces
I don't think registering for Weasyl will solve the problem of not being able to register for FA.

It gives the OP a better alternative :V

Though seriously, this shit is getting old. Weasyl went through the same attack and was up within the day. FA's registration has been down for a month-ish?
C'mon. Really?
 

PheagleAdler

Well-Known Member
It gives the OP a better alternative :V

Though seriously, this shit is getting old. Weasyl went through the same attack and was up within the day. FA's registration has been down for a month-ish?
C'mon. Really?

'better' is subjective. i'm not saying Weasyl is a bad site, but there are some things about FA that I prefer, particularly the notifications system.
I'd love to see FA's registration back up; it's a very important part of the site that keeps it alive and growing. It's not going to die if registration is closed indefinitely because of its already established userbase, but it's not really fair to users who would like to join.
 

NoxiWox

Furry Wox
There are a few other threads in which the team has described why they cannot open registration at this time.
Their failure to publicize this enough to the users, though, is very bad. Most people on FA don't know that it's closed. Most of the people who do know don't know why. Only a fraction of the people that know about it being down know why, and the reason why, if you ask me, is honestly pretty sad because it shows how bad the management on this website is.
 

Kemo

ケモ ミミガー
Most of the people who do know don't know why. Only a fraction of the people that know about it being down know why, and the reason why, if you ask me, is honestly pretty sad because it shows how bad the management on this website is.

"User registration temporarily disabled due to an on-going spam problem."
No need to look for a reason to complain.
 

RTDragon

RTP User
'better' is subjective. i'm not saying Weasyl is a bad site, but there are some things about FA that I prefer, particularly the notifications system.
I'd love to see FA's registration back up; it's a very important part of the site that keeps it alive and growing. It's not going to die if registration is closed indefinitely because of its already established userbase, but it's not really fair to users who would like to join.

Though considering the site is stagnating that will mostly likely happen.
 

PheagleAdler

Well-Known Member
Though considering the site is stagnating that will mostly likely happen.

no, it won't. Take Facebook for example. If that site stopped accepting users, I'd still visit regularly. FA's not losing users in droves, that period has passed. If you really think (or hope) the site is going to collapse because of this issue, you are sorely mistaken. There will always be users visiting the site.
 

Aleu

Deuces
no, it won't. Take Facebook for example. If that site stopped accepting users, I'd still visit regularly. FA's not losing users in droves, that period has passed. If you really think (or hope) the site is going to collapse because of this issue, you are sorely mistaken. There will always be users visiting the site.

It's not JUST the lack of registration. That's pretty much preventing FA from growing. There's much, much more to FA's faults.
 

Maolfunction

Resident Feline
So, at what point are we allowed to be irritated? After another month? After six months? With pretty much no word on the issue from staff, how much longer are we supposed to sit back complacently because the site's in no danger. I have friends who would like to make accounts and now they are about to not even bother even if FA opens registration because of the obvious lack of care with absolutely no updates on the issue.

Keep this type of behavior up and people will jump to Weasyl, I have no doubts.
 

zanian

Weyland Yutani Human ressource

InSaneJoker

Member
no, it won't. Take Facebook for example. If that site stopped accepting users, I'd still visit regularly. FA's not losing users in droves, that period has passed. If you really think (or hope) the site is going to collapse because of this issue, you are sorely mistaken. There will always be users visiting the site.

I don't think Facebook would close registration down for over a month - I am pretty sure doing that WOULD hurt them. People can't friend their friends who want to make an account, so they go elsewhere to stay in contact, and during the down time people forget about it. It's also based on social networking, and is nowhere near like FA. It has a large amount of traffic and probably ten times the users FA has. And it also most likely has a more reliable coding team, one that was reliable in the beginning most likely (otherwise it wouldn't have grown like it has). Pretty sure at one point you thought comparing FA to DA wasn't valid, no idea why you'd compare FA to facebook.

So, since FA is down, people can go to other sites that are stable right now. A lot of the artists on FA are on weasyl, deviantArt inkbunny, etc. etc. It's pretty good advice to give them alternatives if they do want to follow a particular artist, or commission them. Each site has its issues, yes, but none as frustrating as FA's as it currently stands. It's obvious at this point FA isn't needed for people to get the art they want, or the community they want, when those same users are everywhere else.
 

NoxiWox

Furry Wox
"User registration temporarily disabled due to an on-going spam problem."
No need to look for a reason to complain.
But that one sentence is not nearly enough to justify the whole registration system being down.
What type of spam problem?
Why has it been a month?
How long will it last?
These are the types of questions that people want to ask, but they have nowhere to ask except on the forums here.
There's no public post at all for this entire situation. Nothing informing the users as to what is going on, no stickies. That's the issue. Simply giving you an error when you try to register simply isn't going to cut it. If it were a smaller feature of this site, then I'm sure it'd be fine. But this is an issue that is preventing every new member and person like me that wants to create an account under a new name from making a new account. I need more information. Of course, I've received this information by complaining in the forums, but that information is confide within my forums and is coming from one forum moderator. There needs to be a sticky post or an update.
 

Kalmor

Banned
Banned
So, at what point are we allowed to be irritated? After another month? After six months? With pretty much no word on the issue from staff, how much longer are we supposed to sit back complacently because the site's in no danger. I have friends who would like to make accounts and now they are about to not even bother even if FA opens registration because of the obvious lack of care with absolutely no updates on the issue.

Keep this type of behavior up and people will jump to Weasyl, I have no doubts.
There has been word on it, but just not in the form of a site-wide announcement like a fender journal. This really annoys me too, even as a staff member here (though not on the mainsite, but we're all still counted as "FA Staff" and have contact with pretty much all of my fellow staff)

I could update the site status post regarding this, but I can only post there if I've been told to do it, I haven't.

All I've really been told is "no change in the situation", which is frustrating because that's a thing that could easily be communicated via fender journal/admin notice, rather than an admin or I coming in these threads that a minority of the FA user-base are going to read and saying something there.

Anyway, those are just my personal opinions.

As for the irritation, of course you're allowed to be irritated, no one here is saying that you shouldn't.

Anything else I was going to say have already been said by q_m in those two posts I linked.
 
W

Weiss

Guest
Quite the "arguement" here.
You gotta feel for the staff. Will you be informed when the changes are made Raptros?
 
W

Weiss

Guest
@Raptros
Not trying to change topic, but since your here already...
How does one get a namechange?
I may or may not have used my real name here...
I had nothing better up until now
 

Kalmor

Banned
Banned
@Raptros
Not trying to change topic, but since your here already...
How does one get a namechange?
I may or may not have used my real name here...
I had nothing better up until now
To change your forum one, wait until two months after your registration date and post here - http://forums.furaffinity.net/threads/39121-Name-Change-Thread-READ-FIRST-POST

You can't change your mainsite one, you'll need to create a new account, which you can't because reg is down so you'll have to wait for that...
 

Roxashe

New Member
um wow. Didnt expect such a debate. But it's nice that there was at least a staff member that replied ^^ so I guess the best is to just wait for the site to accept new registrations now
 
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