Signing Up, Or Trying To…


Signing Up

Just every now and then you come across a site on the internet that you would like to sign up to. But, despite your best efforts, the site in question acts like a spoilt child when you are filling in the fields necessary within that site.

This morning I was invited by a friend to sign up for a new site. So after checking it out, I decided that I did want to join – I wish I hadn’t.

Signing Up

After collecting all of the information the site required from various locations on my computer plus the sites it wished to know about I began to fill in those required fields.

First comes your name – easy enough, or so you would think, right? Not with this site’s sign-up system.

Next to your email address – OK, not a problem there.

Next password for the site – twice, once to confirm – hmm.

Next is a field for information on your book – ISBN Numbers etc – hmm

Next, your other sites where the readers of this site can find you like your blog, your various author pages, etc – hmm

There were other fields to fill in – I just can’t remember them exactly, although, after fifteen attempts at trying, I ought to, right!!!

Every time I finished filling in all of the field’s requirements I kept on getting a message telling me that only lower case was allowed! I checked each and every one of those darned fields, making sure I did as requested. But still, the darned site spat out my sign-up details with the same old argument about using only lower case!

In the end, I just gave up and left a message for the friend who had kindly invited me to join up on his Facebook page, telling him that despite my best efforts, unfortunately, I couldn’t.

Clearly, the web system for this particular site is severely overcomplicated.

Maybe I’ll try later when my frustration level has cooled down from sheer exasperation to mildly annoyed…

  1. Avatar of Frances Ayers
    Frances Ayers says

    Jack,I have shared some of the same experiences.Wonderful article!

  2. Avatar of Jack Eason
    Jack Eason says

    Frances, Since posting this article, I have at last joined up with the site, more by luck than anything else. 🙂

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