I just got done trying 4 times to register on the MTFCI Forum and it would not accept the e-mail address I entered.
I WILL THEREFORE DROP MY SUSSCRIPTION TO THE MTFCI WHEN IT COMES TIME TO RENEW AND WILL INSTEAD SIGN UP FOR THE MTFCA
It would make more sense if you provide feedback to the MTFCI regarding your experience instead of complaining here.
Suggest sending an email to:
I've had problems and frustrations with BOTH sites before, but probably less with the MTFCI forum, although I chose to post here, mainly. Both Bruce and Chris have been very helpful in straightening problems out. Don't give up on the MTFCI forum before you try to get some feedback for them. If you are not a member, but just tried to register to use the forum, and you don't have any luck with the email contact, above, PM me and I'll give you the names,email addresses, and phone numbers of some of the MTFCI Directors.
Also, see post below, MTFCI launches new website. That may be part of the problems you are experiencing.
I doubt that anybody is intentionally trying to give you a hard time. The unpaid volunteer working on the website for our benefit probably doesn't know about the problem. Why not tell him about it so he can try to fix it?
As important as a web site is to the membership I have often thought that a good well paid web master would be essential to the club's well being. Both MTFCI and MTFCA should consider this.
I think your right Jon!!!! Good luck with that idea!! Bud.
After the 2nd refusal to enroll me, I called Russ Furstnow, 2nd vice president of MTFCI he suggested
I talk with website controller. After talking
with her, I went back to the web site and again
was refused as my e-mail address was not the Same.
I have been a member for at least five years, or at least they have sent me 5 years worth of their b-monthly magazine.
My current e-mail address is newer than my membership, and they have it on file.
I jumped through all of the hoops and things, with no luck. Everyone else can go and sign on, but I will stay here for now until they change, and then I will weigh my options. I really enjoy
the MFTCA forum and have learned much of the little ins and outs and tips provided by the members of this forum. Signing onto the MTFCA was a 1,2,3, deal.
All forums seem to have occasional problems.
I just experienced one with the Fordbarn. It wanted me to sign in including pass word which I did not remember. (usually it just says welcome Willie) There was a place where you could request help getting your pass word. They were supposed to send me an E-mail with the password. Did not happen.
Finally got an E-mail send and they corrected the problem.
Oh, I forgot.
After all those problems changing the MTFCI forum, it seems like almost nobody uses it. It is easy enough to use even for this dumb old country boy. I do not understand why???????
The magazine is GOOD and I make some MTFCI tours, so I WOULD NOT CONSIDER DROPPING MY SUBSCRIPTION like John posted.
I think there are several reasons for the lack of traffic.
Technological glitches in the transition have driven some folks off. They have trouble with some malfunction and give up.
Some don't like the format and prefer this one.
Resistance to change.
There may be other reasons I haven't thought of.
I'm sorry your problem was not resolved, but when you refused to provide the MTFCI Webmaster with your email address, it made it impossible for her to assist you. Good luck with your Model T's, Russ Furstnow
Some people think things have to be changed for the sake of change.I hope they get the forum working well.
But in all honesty,other than photo download limits,I cant see a thing wrong with this 1.
I prefer function over glitz. All the fancy borders, strange flowing colors, and do-dads just annoy me. What REALLY annoys me is half my computer screen being NOT usable for what I want to look at because some self-important computer geek thinks I need all that <$@* surrounding it.
I like this website.
Perhaps the photo uploading could use some improvement. But I don't have any trouble with it. And if I with my limited computer skills and outright dislike of computer people can handle it? Anybody should be able to do it.
MTFCI's forum has been working fine for me the past couple days. I have signed in and posted a couple times and did not even need to re-register. I have not tried yet to post a photo there, but will try soon I hope. However, it is still too glitzy for my liking.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Yea, all that glitz takes alot of time to download and with dial up that is a real issue. This site pops right up and works every time no bugs.
Smokstak is a site I am on some and it is so broken up in little sub forums I just use the recent post link to see what is be discussed or what questions there are.The sub forum thing looks good in theory and maby there should be 3 or 4 to break it down a bit.
Weather.com. I used to could clic on my shortcut on my desktop and in about 3 minutes I could look at the 10 day forcast. Not anymore. They decided to change the format and it just times out and wont load at all. I aint found another website for weather yet.
I was just looking at the stats for the MTFCI web site and something caught my eye...over 22,000 Spammers Denied Registration!
I wonder if that number represents many former members trying to get back onto the site over the last few months.
I know it took me 4 or 5 times on Sunday and many unsuccessful attempts over the last year.
Since I was reannointed on Sunday, the login works flawlessly and the site, though vacant, is very nice and worked well for me today. Of course I was one of three logged in a few minutes ago, so low volume could be the reason.
I have tried twice now to log in to the new MTFCI site, but it keeps saying that my password is invalid, even though I know I entered it correctly. I clicked on the "I forgot my password" link, filled out the requested information, and got a message back that an email had been sent to me with instructions on how to reset my password. So far, no emails have arrived (none in my spam filter, either). I guess I'll just keep trying.....
Mark I had to send 3 or 4 new password requests before one showed up in my email reader. I think that might be the new persistence filter their using over there.
they're using... I can spell, I can spell, I can spell
Well I cliced on the link in the other thread.
From 9:05 till 9:12, car tops is all I was able to see on the home page.The ever changing car pics never stopped or finished loading.Must be huge files..I finally got tired of waiting and cliced on forum and just waited and it loaded in about 4 minutes.I then cliced register and amazingly,I waltzed right in. I could not use the same user name as I use here because it was to short. So you wont know me over there! But my goodness that is a busy looking page,alot of slow loading graphics,colors and what not that really slow down the experience.
I had trouble logging on yesterday. Today it works perfectly, and using the same user name & password as I had before, without having to re-register.
Looks like they're getting the kinks worked out.
I was finally able to log into the MTFCI forum today using my original username and password! The site told me that my password had expired, so I had to create a new one, but that was fine with me.
Now, I need to figure out why the forum won't let me create a post or comment on posts. At the bottom of the page I see the following:
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
I have sent a message to the MTFCI webmaster asking what to change in either my settings or profile to enable these functions, I'll let folks here know what he/she says.
(Message edited by Cudaman on December 17, 2014)
That's what I had yesterday. Today it works great, with no action taken by me.
"You may not" normally just means you're not logged in. If it's showing up when you are logged in, that's a malfunction and Marilyn will have to fix it.
It said "I may not" while I was logged in, so I guess Marilyn will fix it when she gets the chance.
Update - I think I see the problem - I went to my profile and it has me listed as a:
Unregistered User/awaiting Email Confirmation
This usually means that the site is going to send me an email with a link to click on to confirm that I'm a real person and the same person that registered. Trouble is, I don't remember ever getting such an email. Hopefully Marilyn will pick up on that and either send me a new email or fix it some other way.
For those folks with the "May Not" disease, check your profiles to see if you are a registered user or not.
(Message edited by Cudaman on December 17, 2014)
Just went there and logged right in.
I must be one of "Jerry's Kids" but it works fine for me.
As I said before ity should be a 1,2,3, propositionwithout having to jump thru all of the hoops, etc. Also if you were on the old MTFCI forum, you should have automaticly be put into the new forum The web master also said all of the car clubs were using the same program. Wonder how many other car club members there are.
I hope that when the MFTCA decides to / have to
change to the new system they give us plenty of notice and send to each forum member a NEW PROGRAM
FOR DUMMIES, to follow in re-registering in order to use a new program at MTFCA
I should have said: I wonder how many other car club members having problems re-registering & logging onto their respective forums.
I was signed in before the change and still am signed in after. If I hadn't see the info here I would have not even see the new home page as I rarely go to it.
I stumbled into the new MTFCI site (perhaps "hosting" would be a more appropriate word?) a couple days ago. I had not logged in for (I think) a couple months due to downloading problems. I fully expected to have to re-register maybe, or at least do a password change. I would have not had any problem with that. However, I just signed in. Everything went right through for me, and worked fine. I have posted several comments, and even one picture just as a test. Everything seems to be working fine for me. Maybe they like me?
For what it is worth. I commented about the picture I posted of my coupe, that I really need to get out and take some new photos of my cars. I just posted the same old photo of the same old coupe I have posted a dozen times before. But something you could not have seen in the photo. Usually, I post that photo from a folder of photos I have posted before. It is my "shared" folder for photos that have already been re-sized for this and other sites that require that. That time, I used the photo out of one of my regular photo folders.
I hesitated to mention that, because I really don't want this site to change much. I like the MTFCA site better than any other site I visit. And as lousy as I am dealing with computer stuff, I usually do not have a problem sizing photos for this site. If I can do it, anybody should be able to. But I also did want to let people know that things do seem to be beginning to work better there. At least for me.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
The folks who develop the software do it full time. It's their paid occupation and they have time to set everything up, often in complex ways and with features most people will never use or even know about. They have full knowledge of the programs they design. The club webmasters are typically unpaid volunteers who can't devote full time to learning all the ins and outs. Naturally it takes them some time to become intimately familiar with a new program. We end users generally know even less about how things work, especially us old timers who are computer-challenged. It's no surprise that the webmasters need time to sort things out and help the rest of us use a site. If I have difficulty figuring out what to do it's frustrating, but I don't take it personally and assume somebody's picking on me. I contact the webmaster and hope that person can fix my problem.
Hooray, Marilyn fixed the problem and I am now a fully registered and verified user, thanks Marilyn!
I was able to reply to a post and even attached a 414KB picture.
Mark, Glad to see your great picture of the Roadster Pickup. Marilyn is great to work with. Thanks for posting.
Executive Director MTFCI
My statement "the new home page as I rarely go to it", I go right to the forum page and skip the home page.
Just signed up on the MTFCI and no problems what so ever
I had problems signing on but Marilyn fixed me right up. Works fine now. Thank you Marilyn.
I signed up yesterday for the first time ever. The only thing I noticed, the slow server. I usually run at 20-38 Mb a sec. It took forever to load the pages. I think I managed to upload a picture in an album, I hope it in my profile. I'm going to look there after awhile. Doug
I try to register the MTFCI Forum for a at least a half year now and no luck !!
I had contact with one of the Directors and the webmaster, but nothing helps.
I am sure glad that the drivers around here don't treat me in my slow T with the same respect the unpaid volunteers get treated with here.
Even though I have been a member of the MTFCI for several years and a former member of the MTFCA, I tried entering the MTFCI forum for the first time since the new forum went into effect. Even though I wasn't sure of my password, I used the user name that I remembered and the password that I though that I had used. First try it didn't work. Second try, I tried registering as a new member who hadn't been on the forum, before. Still no luck. Then I noticed that I hadn't checked the box saying that I agreed to forum rules. I had put my user name in the space where it says "were you referred by another member?" Since I had been a member of the old forum, I put my user name. That caused my third try to fail. I went back and removed the user name from the referral member space; hit submit application, and BINGO, I was accepted. All of this took maybe five minutes of my time. I am not a computer genius and have basic computer skills and if I can do it, it puzzles me why anyone can't. My suggestion to those having trouble is: 1.register as if your a new member or user of the Forum (using a new user name and password, if necessary) 2. don't put anything in the "referral blank". 3. Don't forget to check the forum rules agreement box, and 4. make sure you enter the security numbers or letters correctly in the security box. All this required trial and error, but it can be done. It took my user name and email address and I would hope that no one's email address causes them to get "locked out".
When you are up to your butt in alligators,
it is difficult to remember that your original intention was to drain the swamp.
Doug Volunteers are great for some things, but when it comes to setting up a new program, I think you are better paying some one to set it up for you. I believe it better to pay rather than having to wait for about two years for the site to be up and running. Also volunteers would not uninteninaly be hurt.
For those who have had no trouble, I am glad for you since at this time you are the chosen few.
Willis Cordes. As a member of the Board of MTFCI
you are the only board member
to even seem to care about my concerns.
For Terry Woods
I was trying to register as a new user on the MTFCI, so everything for me was new. I was starting with a blank slate, and was not able to get on after six tries. Twice before calling Russ Furstnow and four times after speaking with
MTFCI web Master. MTFCI and MFTCA perhaps should have an agreement, whereby Directions for registering on one site could be on the other,
with a completed sample with which to compare your
registration with the actual website.
Toon's experience would seem to lend credence to the idea that overseas servers can't access the MTFCI forum, although they seem to manage the MTFCA forum all right. (Kind of ironic, considering the names of the two organizations.... )
If you are running Firefox/Google check your spam filter in you email. If you are running Norton/Firefox, turn the Norton off. If you are running Firefox, open the thing with the 3 horizontal cross bars in the upper right hand corner, then open options. Click on saved pass words. This will give you a list of all users names and if you click on saved pass words will show them too. Look for modelt.org and see what user name and pass word you have saved. If one has worked in the past try it or if you have more then one try them till you find one that works then remove the wrong ones.
John, If you were registering as a new user with a new user and password, I am at a loss as to why things didn't work for you. As I said in my post above, did you leave referral line, blank? Did you check box about forum rules? Did you enter the security numbers and letters, correctly? That's all the help I can offer, because that got me registered. As I said, I have basic computer skills. My user name and password keep appearing on the yahoo mail sign in page, and I cannot for the life of me, remove them. My wife is mad because she has a yahoo mail account and every time she wants to log in, she has to remove my information from the log in page. That should prove how computer challenged that I am.
Completed every request as asked for. As I said
after 4 tries of trying to jump thru the hoops, etc, I got so frustrated, I wanted to shoot my one computer hooked to the internet. I have PTSD
(Severe ) and the Day I tried to register, I ended up taking 3 pills instead of my normal dosage of 1 in the am and 1 in the pm.
For all those of us that are computer challenged I would HIGHLY recommend getting a young computer savvy person to show you the Arthur Murray dance steps. It would be worth it's weight in hand wringing!
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