Ask Agaric: User registration is disabled? How can I let people sign up?
Guys, I just did a big mail out telling people to post their ideas on
our website and then found that new users can't sign up without an
invite? "Sorry, new user registration by invite only."
This is making us look really bad - inviting participation but not
I don't know why this is set up to block new users, but please fix this
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You'll notice that the front page has no links to registering a new user (or to logging in). We'd discussed with you at the time whether you wanted people to become users of the site, or just sign the call, and you chose for people only to sign the call.
So visitors can "Sign on as an organizational member" or "Sign on as an individual member" without registering as users of the site.
But I just went to Administer » Users » User settings
And enabled "Visitors can create accounts and no administrator approval is required."
Right now I left unchecked "Require e-mail verification when a visitor creates an account
If this box is checked, new users will be required to validate their e-mail address prior to logging into to the site, and will be assigned a system-generated password. With it unchecked, users will be logged in immediately upon registering, and may select their own passwords during registration."
Put a checkmark in that box if you want to ensure everyone using the site has verified their e-mail address.
NOTE---> Also on this page, admin/user/settings, you an customize the various welcome messages for users signing up and confirming their e-mail address.
We haven't enabled captcha yet, so if you get spam registrations let us know.