Problems with MSN site

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Wed Aug 10 17:45:03 UTC 2005

SignWriting List
August 10, 2005

Me too...Terrible problems. For example, for me to establish a  
password they required a great deal of personal information, that I  
really didn't want to give, but I did it anyway. Then, I made a  
mistake when entering my birthday and did not enter the year of the  
birthday...I didn't realize this until they told me that I was under- 
age and not allowed to join MSN because I was under age 18. Turns out  
I had not entered a year of my birth so it defaulted to being born in  
2005. So it thought I was rather young! So to correct this, they  
required that I prove I am an adult by giving them a credit card  
number to check me out and they promised to erase the credit card  
information as soon as it was verified, which it was and then I was  
allowed to have a password...I know they have security problems, but  
that was not a pleasant experience!

However, other people do not have these problems, or at least they  
were able to sign up - I am glad!

That is why you and I worked so hard to move away from  
Yahoo...remember Bill?...for our SW list Archives so we could have a  
better experience...

There are other places where Lists can be established...not just on  
MSN, although they are big I know...  Val ;-)


On Aug 10, 2005, at 10:31 AM, Bill Reese wrote:

> MSN is a very difficult site for me to use.  While I'm not trying  
> to get on the European list (I'm American and didn't attend the  
> European Symposium), I did recently have an experience trying to  
> access pictures on MSN.
> Recently, an online deaf support group called the Say What Club had  
> their annual convention very close to me.  I met several of them  
> and was invited later to view event pictures posted on MSN.   
> Although MSN did not specifically restrict access to the pictures,  
> I had to repeatedly click on weblinks 2, 3 or 4 times (sometimes  
> more) before it worked, each time getting sent to an error page.   
> If I had not been asked to identify some people in the pictures, I  
> would have given up.   I don't know how prevalent this problem is  
> but I've had problems with MSN in one way or another for years and  
> so prefer not to have anything to do with them.
> I'm not saying that you should avoid MSN, but, just my opinion and  
> from my experience, I would suggest finding a different host.
> Bill
> Ingvild Roald wrote:
>> I think you are on the list, Lucy ... but I see that many others  
>> are not.
>> There is also some fault saying it is for *adults* only, so you  
>> have to
>> agree to that each time, even if the content is pure as snow - -   
>> I have
>> tried to fix it with MSN, but so far no luck.
>> But just try again to go to the web site
>> Ingvild

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