Problems with MSN site

Honza honza at RUCE.CZ
Wed Aug 10 20:30:22 UTC 2005

Hi everybody,

if you have MSN account, it is no problem to sign in EU SW group.
I already have password and have no problems signing in. (I created 
while ago).
Yes, MSN is quite complicate for not english speaking users (but I guess 
that it is also difficult for english speaking users...)

so good luck signing in

Valerie Sutton wrote:

> 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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