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Jaina ([personal profile] effervescible) wrote2010-11-19 12:20 pm

Yuletide veterans, some help?

How the hell do you sign up for this thing? I signed up for an OpenID but AO3 doesn't like it and the signup site itself is not helpful at all.

[identity profile] senri.livejournal.com 2010-11-19 05:36 pm (UTC)(link)
The signup form is totally new this year so even a veteran might not be much help... but I'll do my best! =( Where are you (and what exactly do you mean by openID? do you not have an AO3 invite code?)?

[identity profile] jaina.livejournal.com 2010-11-19 05:37 pm (UTC)(link)
It says you have to sign in or something? And OpenID I guess is my only option because nope, no invite code.

[identity profile] senri.livejournal.com 2010-11-19 05:39 pm (UTC)(link)
All right, you will want to go take a look at this first off.

[identity profile] senri.livejournal.com 2010-11-19 05:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Try that before anything else! ;) It's the last day so a bit close, but still worth trying. Maybe work out your requests and offers ahead of time too. I have an AO3 account and have never had to struggle with openID, so I'm no help there, but hopefully this will work out.

[identity profile] jaina.livejournal.com 2010-11-19 05:41 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm barely in the queue and I shot an e-mail off to them now. idk about the requests or offers though.

[identity profile] senri.livejournal.com 2010-11-19 05:44 pm (UTC)(link)
You'll need three different requests at least, in three different fandoms. You can make four requests at most. This should give you an idea of what's been requested and offered so far. It's not EVERYTHING, since some people haven't offered and haven't requested nominated fandoms, but it's a lot. You have to offer to write... four fandoms at least, I think? You CAN offer as many as you want, but I think they recommend only going up to ten.

[identity profile] jaina.livejournal.com 2010-11-19 05:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Dat link don't take me anywhere.

Yeah, I have a vague idea of that stuff, but it's the actual clicky-signing-up-blahblahblah I think I can only actually look at with an account. idk.

[identity profile] senri.livejournal.com 2010-11-19 05:48 pm (UTC)(link)
...Well shit. Try this. And give me a minute...

[identity profile] jaina.livejournal.com 2010-11-19 05:49 pm (UTC)(link)
"The summary for this challenge is currently being generated. Please try again in a few minutes."

I'm not worrying too much, I mean either I get a signup code and can sign up then or...I can't and I won't need to worry about it? mmmf.

[identity profile] senri.livejournal.com 2010-11-19 05:52 pm (UTC)(link)
That's what I got... maybe it'll show.

Signup screencasts are linked here. It might help.

[identity profile] senri.livejournal.com 2010-11-19 05:56 pm (UTC)(link)
The summary had just been generated last I checked :0

[identity profile] jaina.livejournal.com 2010-11-19 06:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Well I've tried using two independent openID signup services to use one and the site hates them both, so I guess it's down to whether they give me a code. That seems really dumb but I guess most people anticipate the extra hoops and planned accordingly so I'm probably just cranky.

[identity profile] senri.livejournal.com 2010-11-19 06:04 pm (UTC)(link)
You could try asking in [livejournal.com profile] yuletide about signing up with openID? Someone else might be able to help you more.

[identity profile] jaina.livejournal.com 2010-11-19 06:06 pm (UTC)(link)
I guess I could try that

[identity profile] senri.livejournal.com 2010-11-19 06:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Other than that, I hope they get a code to you. =(

[identity profile] jaina.livejournal.com 2010-11-19 06:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I'll give it a couple hours first to see if they do.

[identity profile] senri.livejournal.com 2010-11-19 06:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Reading up a bit more: it's not really Yuletide's fault, AO3 is still in beta stages so you need a code and you can't just join. Once you get the code it should be gravy. My friend has a comment here that's a good quick guide.

[identity profile] jaina.livejournal.com 2010-11-19 06:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Sounds like I just need to wait for them to send me a code. Thanks, sweetie <3
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[identity profile] spicedrum.livejournal.com 2010-11-19 07:38 pm (UTC)(link)
what email address do you use?

Re: try this link??

[identity profile] jaina.livejournal.com 2010-11-19 08:17 pm (UTC)(link)
omg you are my hero that worked perfectly

[identity profile] jaina.livejournal.com 2010-11-19 11:22 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm innnnnn oh god what have I done