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47 Post author: Habryka 15 September 2017 03:00AM

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Comment author: Jiro 20 September 2017 04:02:41PM 0 points [-]

That can't explain it, unless the private beta is accessed by going somewhere other than lesserwrong.com. The site isn't going to know that someone is a participant in the private beta until they've logged in. And the problems I described happen prior to logging in.

Comment author: Raemon 20 September 2017 07:00:56PM 0 points [-]

Not 100% I understand your description, but currently the expected behavior when you attempt to login (if not already a part of the beta) is nothing happening when you click "submit" (although in the browser console there'll be an error message)

This is simply because we haven't gotten to that yet, but it should be something we make sure to fix before the open-beta launch later today so people have a clear sense of whether it's working.

Comment author: Jiro 20 September 2017 07:35:05PM 0 points [-]

And the expected behavior when using IE or Firefox is that you can't even get to the login screen? I find that unlikely.

Comment author: Benito 20 September 2017 07:55:24PM *  0 points [-]

Hi! I just checked on Firefox, and the login dialog box opened for me. If you still have this issue, next time you try to log in (open beta will happen by 4pm today) please ping us in the intercom (bottom right-hand corner of the lesserwrong page), and let us know what browser version you're using.

If your intercom doesn't work, let me know here.

Comment author: Jiro 21 September 2017 05:14:08PM 0 points [-]

It seems to have been a cookie problem so I got it working.

However, I ended up with two logins here. One I never used much, and the other is this one. Naturally, lesserwrong decided that the one that it was going to associate with my email address is the one that I never used much.

I'd like to get "Jiro" on lesserwrong, but I can't, since changing password is a per-email thing and it changes the password of the other login. Could you please fix this?

Comment author: Habryka 23 September 2017 12:01:47AM 0 points [-]

Sure, happy to change the email address associated with your account!

Just send me a pm with the email you want it changed to, and I will make the modification.

Comment author: SaidAchmiz 20 September 2017 05:58:38PM 0 points [-]

Good point!

In that case, I'm not sure what the problem is (though, I, too, see a similar problem to yours, now that I just tried it in a different browser (Firefox 55.0.3, Mac OS 10.9) than my usual one (Chrome)). I suspect, as another commenter said, that login just isn't fully developed yet.