Signing Up, Or Trying To…

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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 to a new site. So after checking it out, I decided that I did want to join – I wish I hadn’t.

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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 your email address – OK, not a problem there.

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

Next 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…

2 Comments
  1. Frances Ayers says

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

  2. 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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