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Comment author: Yosarian2 23 September 2017 06:00:18PM 0 points [-]

It doesn't seem to be working for me; I tried to reset my password, and it keeps saying "user not found", although I doublechecked and it is the same email I have on my account here on lesswrong.

Comment author: Habryka 23 September 2017 09:11:57PM 0 points [-]

We have a copy of the database from 3 months ago (will be updating to a more recent one on launch), but this means that if you added an email to your account later than that we might not have it.

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: NancyLebovitz 21 September 2017 10:51:58PM 0 points [-]

I've done that. Still haven't gotten an email. I've checked my spam folder.

Comment author: Habryka 22 September 2017 07:57:19AM 1 point [-]

I think I've figured it out. Some email servers have very strict spam requirements, and I hadn't set up our MX records properly (https://www.wikiwand.com/en/MX_record). This caused the emails to go through for a large majority of users, but not some who had custom domain setups with strong spam filters. This should be fixed now.

Really sorry for the trouble.

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 21 September 2017 04:48:21PM 0 points [-]

I didn't get the password reset email.

Comment author: Habryka 21 September 2017 07:16:06PM 0 points [-]

Sorry, there was a miscommunication at an earlier point. We did not send out password-reset emails to everyone, however you can request a password-reset email in the login form on the new LessWrong, which should work well.

Comment author: gjm 21 September 2017 07:50:01AM 0 points [-]

I requested another password reset email. Once again, I didn't get one.

(Replying here rather than via Intercom because I'm currently in one place and will soon be leaving for another, so if I contact you via Intercom then it will be hours before I see your response and can tell you, or try, anything more.)

Comment author: Habryka 21 September 2017 07:14:57PM 0 points [-]

Hmm, maybe you had a different email registered than the one you are checking? Can you send me a PM with your preferred email? I am happy to change it to that then.

Comment author: casebash 20 September 2017 11:18:22PM 0 points [-]

It does not seem to be working.

Comment author: Habryka 21 September 2017 02:19:11AM 0 points [-]

Hmm, is there anything in particular that is not working? We fixed a few bugs over the last few hours, but the page should have been functional since 4PM.

Comment author: gjm 21 September 2017 01:31:08AM *  0 points [-]

I attempted to sign up using my LW 1.0 username and a newly generated password. I was told that an account already existed. I then said I'd forgotten my password and was told that a new one was being emailed to me. Some considerable time later, I have not received any such email. I do not believe any such email arrived and was binned as spam.

Is this a known problem? Is there any way to find out whether I did actually get sent a password-reset email, and if so whether it bounced?

[EDITED to add:] Nor did I receive any sort of password-reset email before doing the above.

Comment author: Habryka 21 September 2017 02:14:52AM *  0 points [-]

I apologize!

I noticed a bug with your user account in particular in our logs, though I am not exactly sure what caused it. I fixed it now. Sorry for the inconvenience. Requesting another password reset email now should work well. And if anything else goes wrong, always feel free to ping us on Intercom in the bottom right corner, we are currently on high-alert and so are responding within 5 minutes (and usually respond within the half hour)

Comment author: Habryka 20 September 2017 06:51:02PM *  2 points [-]

Update: Open beta will happen today by 4pm Pacific time. At this point you will be able to sign up / login with your LW 1.0 accounts (if the latter, you should request a password-rest email, as we did not copy over your passwords).

Comment author: Wei_Dai 17 September 2017 04:56:53PM 3 points [-]

The wiki is also useful for defining basic concepts used by this community, and linking to them in posts and comments when you think some of your readers might not be familiar with them. It might also be helpful for outreach, for example our wiki page for decision theory shows up in the first page of Google results for "decision theory".

Comment author: Habryka 17 September 2017 07:20:45PM 2 points [-]

Oh, that's cool! I didn't know that.

This does update me towards the wiki being important. I just pinged Malo on whether I can get access to the LessWrong wiki analytics, so that I can look a bit more into this.

Comment author: Benito 17 September 2017 07:04:22PM *  4 points [-]

Thanks for the questions.

  • From the start, all user pages will be personal pages. If you make an account, you'll have a basic blog.
  • No requirements for the content. This is for people in the community (and others) to write about whatever they're interested in. If you want a place to write those short statistical oddities you've been posting to tumblr; if you want a place to write those not-quite-essays you've been posting to facebook; if you want a place to try out writing full blog posts; if you wish, you can absolutely do that here.
  • I expect we'll have some basic norms of decency. I've not started the discussion within the Sunshine Regiment on what these will be yet, but once we've had a conversation we'll open it up to input from the community, and I'll make sure to publish clearly both the norms and info on what happens when someone breaks a norm.
Comment author: Habryka 17 September 2017 07:15:20PM 2 points [-]

Apparently me and Ben responded to this at the same time. We seem to have mostly said the same things, so we are apparently fairly in sync.

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