Account Registration Problems

Update 2:45 MT: Looks like we've fixed the problem. Let us know in comments if you're still having problems. And welcome to our new readers.


There have been many e-mails from readers since Monday saying they are having problems creating accounts at TalkLeft. They get a message that their IP has already been registered for an account and there's a limit of two per day. We just changed the limit to five and the same message comes up (with five rather than two as the limit.)

We went to a new caching system over the weekend so some pages now load statically rather than dynamically (or something like that) to speed up the site, and since then, we've been getting these emails.

Colin, our webmaster, says it may be related to the new caching system and he hopes to have a solution shortly.

Thanks for your patience, and please use this thread for any issues or questions related to TalkLeft.

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    I hope you have been getting a lot (5.00 / 3) (#1)
    by Joelarama on Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 03:28:38 PM EST
    of new accounts.  This place reminds me why I started going to blogs to keep informed.  

    It's too rare lately.

    I finally registered (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by Step Beyond on Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 03:32:59 PM EST
    I had that problem trying to register yesterday and after just after midnight (in an attempt to be first on my IP). I did, obviously, get registered this morning.

    I'm glad y'all are working on the problem.

    Welcome (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by diplomatic on Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 03:39:00 PM EST
    Bring your friends.

    Glad to know I wasn't alone (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by davnee on Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 03:40:52 PM EST
    Finally got through to create an account today.  This site is great.  Thanks to you and BTD for all the hard work you do to create a civil and sane little corner of the blogosphere.

    Just subscribed (5.00 / 1) (#11)
    by surrealone on Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 04:04:59 PM EST
    Great site ...

    Seems to have worked... (none / 0) (#4)
    by faux facsimile on Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 03:37:37 PM EST
    Tried registering a few days back. No luck. Tried this morning. No luck. Tried a few minutes ago. Bingo.


    Hey, pronouncing your name is fun. (none / 0) (#7)
    by diplomatic on Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 03:41:17 PM EST
    Try pronouncing your name like Daffy Duck. Go ahead! Welcome to the blog.

    Way to go, Colin! (none / 0) (#8)
    by scribe on Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 03:52:50 PM EST

    Welcome aboard new fish.... (none / 0) (#9)
    by kdog on Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 03:58:19 PM EST
    try not to ruin the place:)

    Thanks mom . . . (none / 0) (#10)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 04:03:58 PM EST

    i'm wondering (none / 0) (#12)
    by lilburro on Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 04:29:55 PM EST
    why can't i see the '0' in the rating scale (as a newly trusted user).  do i have to switch the way i view the rating scale or something?

    tried to email webmaster@talkleft.com a few days ago.  didn't go through.  


    We don't really trust you (none / 0) (#13)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 04:36:10 PM EST
    Only Jeralyn, Chris and I can hide comments.

    Leaving those decisions to the admins (5.00 / 1) (#16)
    by andgarden on Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 05:36:10 PM EST
    seems to be very wise.

    probably wise. (none / 0) (#15)
    by lilburro on Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 04:49:44 PM EST
    thanks for answering

    Finally got registered (none / 0) (#14)
    by shoephone on Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 04:47:15 PM EST
    As usual, I figured I was just having another one of those tech-challenged moments.