NEW! - Site Supporter Logos 100% AUTOMATIC as of March 2013

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NEW! - Site Supporter Logos 100% AUTOMATIC as of March 2013

Postby jgarvas » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:38 am

Believe it or not, we have actually automated Site Supporter logos as of tonight.

How does it work?

To keep the system as simplistic as possible if the email address we have on file for you as a member matches the email address you use for the forums, and if your membership is active, you will have a Site Supporter or Patron logo. The system synchronizes itself hourly - so a new member will see their logo rather quickly.

Is your site supporter logo grayed out?

It would look like one of these: Image or Image

If this just happened today (2/27) its most likely because we just synchronized the system. There were a number of people who have allowed their membership to lapse and still had a logo, and there are a number of people who apparently have two different email addresses in use. Continue reading for instructions on how to fix that.

You no longer have to put any information into your forums profile - we don't ask you to tell us your membership number, zip code, etc. As long as the email address you're using on the forums matches the email address in the membership system it should sync automatically on the hour.

Wait... did your membership expire?

If a membership expires it will enter a grace period and we will convert a logo to a "grayed out" version giving the member an opportunity (indicator?) to renew. Once the grace period expires all logos will be removed automatically. Renewing your membership online is both easy and will restore your logo within an hour - however, the system has been moved to our main page at http://OhioCCW.org.. To renew an existing membership online go to OhioCCW.org and click on the "Log In" button in the top right corner. Since you'll have no idea what the password is the first time you visit the website use the "Forgot your password?" link and enter your email address. Remember: If you signed up with an older email address you need to type that in at this point. An email will be sent to you and you can reset that password, renew your membership, and optionally update the email address.

If you neither can remember your old email address or simply don't have access to it we need to manually intervene. Go to http://OhioCCW.org, click on Contact OFCC, and send a message to "Membership" telling us who you are and what email address you'd like us to use. We'll help you get access into the system as soon as we can.

You can use that same form to ask questions and I'll try to monitor this thread for a awhile as well. The system is new and likely to have some quirks, so bear with us :)
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Re: NEW! - Site Supporter Logos 100% AUTOMATIC as of March 2

Postby cgs500 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:12 am

I lost my little "site supporter" banner. I am paid up through 6-13-2013.
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Re: NEW! - Site Supporter Logos 100% AUTOMATIC as of March 2

Postby Cynyster » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:13 am

What if they do not match? :(
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Re: NEW! - Site Supporter Logos 100% AUTOMATIC as of March 2

Postby JediSkipdogg » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:25 am

cgs500 wrote:I lost my little "site supporter" banner. I am paid up through 6-13-2013.

Cynyster wrote:What if they do not match? :(


Go to http://ohioccw.org/ and click on LogIn. Select forgot password and put in the email you used when you purchased your membership so the system can send you an email with a password (since nobody should have one the first time.) If you have no clue what that email was or no longer have access to it, follow Jeff's last bit for contacting OFCC through the main page. We will do our best to manually change your email address in the database.

If you do get logged in with your difference email, there will be an option to change user preferences. You can change your system email there to match the forum. I believe you can also change your forum email to match the main page if you choose. Essentially, the email address on the main page and the one on the forum must be the same now. If there is any difference, the systems won't link together.

If you have any problems, use the Contact Us advice above and we (Jeff) will look into it.
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Re: NEW! - Site Supporter Logos 100% AUTOMATIC as of March 2

Postby cgs500 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:57 am

I can no longer access my email account I used when paying for membership since it was hacked and has been locked. I changed my email in my profile, and sent a notification through the home page. What else can I do on my end?

I tried logging in on the home page and can't get that to work either, I can log into forums though.
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Re: NEW! - Site Supporter Logos 100% AUTOMATIC as of March 2

Postby JediSkipdogg » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:42 pm

cgs500 wrote:I can no longer access my email account I used when paying for membership since it was hacked and has been locked. I changed my email in my profile, and sent a notification through the home page. What else can I do on my end?

I tried logging in on the home page and can't get that to work either, I can log into forums though.


Jeff should get back to you in a day or so. He'll have to manually find your membership in the database and just change the email address to match that of the forum.
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Re: NEW! - Site Supporter Logos 100% AUTOMATIC as of March 2

Postby slowquest » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:35 pm

Sent a message from the link on the main site. I don't have access to the email address I used when I first signed up. I need to update my membership.
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Re: NEW! - Site Supporter Logos 100% AUTOMATIC as of March 2

Postby cgs500 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:31 pm

JediSkipdogg wrote:
cgs500 wrote:I can no longer access my email account I used when paying for membership since it was hacked and has been locked. I changed my email in my profile, and sent a notification through the home page. What else can I do on my end?

I tried logging in on the home page and can't get that to work either, I can log into forums though.


Jeff should get back to you in a day or so. He'll have to manually find your membership in the database and just change the email address to match that of the forum.


Thanks! :D
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Re: NEW! - Site Supporter Logos 100% AUTOMATIC as of March 2

Postby kcclark » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:40 am

After being "Recently Expired" for years, I'm a "Site Supporter" again! Thanks for getting this to work.
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Re: NEW! - Site Supporter Logos 100% AUTOMATIC as of March 2

Postby cgs500 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:22 am

Well...I finally was able to get my original registered email account squared away. I tried switching back to that and see if the banner would show up. It didn't. Still waiting to get this resolved.
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Re: NEW! - Site Supporter Logos 100% AUTOMATIC as of March 2

Postby Sevens » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:24 pm

I sent my e-mail... although it was today, a good 3 weeks after it was requested. :oops:
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Re: NEW! - Site Supporter Logos 100% AUTOMATIC as of March 2

Postby JediSkipdogg » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:31 pm

cgs500 wrote:Well...I finally was able to get my original registered email account squared away. I tried switching back to that and see if the banner would show up. It didn't. Still waiting to get this resolved.


If you switched it today it won't show up automatically. I think he has it do it every night, so it should show up tomorrow. Don't quote me on how often he has it scan the other database, but I know it's not 100% automatic, it's 99%.
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Re: NEW! - Site Supporter Logos 100% AUTOMATIC as of March 2

Postby pirateguy191 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:58 pm

Renewed today.
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Re: NEW! - Site Supporter Logos 100% AUTOMATIC as of March 2

Postby Shaolin_dragon » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:50 pm

Ditto.
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Re: NEW! - Site Supporter Logos 100% AUTOMATIC as of March 2

Postby charliej47 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:16 am

:shock: Been a paid up member most of the year and still do not have the notice. :roll:
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