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Get on to General Nonsense in a Snap!

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Dear community members,

    We have just finished work on a brand new feature that lets registered members of TechPowerUp forums create their profile on our sister site GeneralNonsense.net in a snap.

    Early last year, we decided to spin off the "General Nonsense" forum on TechPowerUp Forums to create GeneralNonsense.net, a community with a broader scope for TPU members to socialize. However, many TPU regulars complained that creating a new account there was a cumbersome process.

    The new feature lets you create an account at GeneralNonsense.net using your existing TPU credentials a piece of cake:

    1. Be sure to log on to TPU.

    2. Visit http://generalnonsense.net/ . You will see this yellow overhead information bar:

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    3. Click it, enter your TPU password, click on "Submit query":

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    4. Done:

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    The whole process takes as little as 10 seconds (or one lolcat's load time on a 56K line).

    TPU is committed to giving you the most (that matters). We understand the importance of an off-topic forum where members can socialize, and discuss things beyond the scope of TechPowerUp.

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    Hope to see you there. Yes, we've resurrected Crazy Picture Thread.
    gopal, Kei, Sasqui and 9 others say thanks.
  2. WhiteLotus

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    yay! thiss should get some more users over there!
  3. pantherx12

    pantherx12 New Member

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    I might actually head over there now.

    Sports and recreation woo!
  4. Dark_Webster New Member

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    Nicely done :D. Now it's easier to create an account there (it isn't hard but now it's easier :D).
  5. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    Awsome!!!
    10 Million points folded for TPU
  7. Black Panther

    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    That, and the "Hot Girl Thread" is nearly 30 pages long!

    You don't know what you're missing guys! :D

    :rockout:
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    I don't see it... Does it work with Chrome?
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    works fine in chrome, are you logged in to tpu forums, not logged in at gn forums and there is no account at gn forums by the name of n-ster ?
  10. Fourstaff

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    My school blocks the site :mad::cry:
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    oh I totally forgot I made an account already :eek: my bad :D
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    No excuses now ppl come and join us come and join us :D
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    Polaris573 Senior Moderator

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    Good work.
  14. Completely Bonkers New Member

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    Pray tell, what is the business model of generalnonsense.net? Didnt see any ads (yet).

    Just did the link and it works under IE6. So now you've got another member count :)

    BUT wow that is scarey on the security front. Credentials collection from one site to another and then just asking for password... and hey presto! Username and password captured :)
  15. Polaris573

    Polaris573 Senior Moderator

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    It doubt it costs that much, the ads from TPU help support it. There is no business model other than to support Techpowerup forums by providing a place for members to socialize.
  16. wiak

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    would be nice to have a option to merge the tpu login with gn
    so you use one login for both sites would be cool :p
  17. BUCK NASTY

    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    I'm logged in to TPU, but it's not working for me.
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    Triprift

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    Your already a member a gn Buck.
  19. BUCK NASTY

    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    So, because i was an early adopter, I cannot carry my credentials over? I knew i should have waited:laugh:.
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    It doesn't work for me either :confused:
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    Triprift

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    Are you a member there already [Ion]??
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Nope, I've visited there (as a guest) before, but never registered

    BTW, if it matters, I'm using FF 3.5
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Try again later i say maybe theres some bugs to be ironed out maybe. =/
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  24. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    this should get some more people over there :)
  25. Polaris573

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    Just use the same e-mail address and password for both sites? You can change them in UserCP. That's all this does. :p

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