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Offline Francis

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can't access tech pages
« on: February 28, 2014, 11:53:42 pm »
Need help!!  Signed up for two year membership when I discovered you can't access the tech pages with the free forum.  Paid the fees, got confirmation, still can't access tech pages.  Any suggestions?
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Re: can't access tech pages
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2014, 01:06:53 am »
Thanks for joining, FX - we're glad to have you!  And yes, you will get access to everything; it'll just take a bit longer than "instantly" since everyone working here is a volunteer and sometimes real life gets in the way.  Under your name there's a place which says COG# and right now yours says "forum".  Once that changes to an actual number, you'll discover that your access has changed.  It doesn't usually take that long, but it's not an automated process; an actual human being has to flip the switch.

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Re: can't access tech pages
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2014, 01:31:29 am »
If you automatically log in (Remember Me box checked) then you'll have to log off,
then log back on to 'activate' your membership, and get your COG number.  This will work
once your membership has been processed, so log off and on periodically... when you see
your COG #, you'll get to all the goodies. :great:
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Re: can't access tech pages
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2014, 11:09:13 am »
Hi - you converted from forum subscriber to full member correctly. Thanks For joining. Once membership processes your membership your access level will be flipped. Below is a link and an excerpt that explains how to make that conversion, as well as what steps have to happen next and why there is a delay. If there is some info you require immediately, please contact your Area Director (me) directly.

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http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,26703.0.html


Converting requires a manual intervention from the [volunteer] membership officer, it may take several days or more for permissions to change to allow access to the online goodness COG provides.  Once membership makes the changes and assigns a COG number, be sure to refresh the forum profile by logging out and back in.

If you have questions about the conversion process, please shoot an email to the membership director at:  membership@cog-online.org
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Offline Francis

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Re: can't access tech pages
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2014, 01:27:37 am »
 :)Thanks for the reply!! All is working now.  Thanks again.

FX

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Re: can't access tech pages
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2014, 02:11:36 am »
Good to hear it - and welcome to COG!   :beerchug: