I've tried to register on MinDat as a new user but have experienced problems. This was at the start of November 2008.
Basically I seem to be entered into the user database but am unable to sign in. Whenever I try to sign in, I receive the following error message:-
Fatal error: phorum_api_user_session_create(): Missing user in environment in /var/www/mindat/phorum5/include/api/user.php on line 2014
When I filled in the online registration form, I didn't include any info about myself at the time - I thought I could leave this blank and edit my details later. After clicking the "submit" button I received a multi-line database error message, the details of which I can't remember now.
At the time I sent an email to the Webmaster (firstname.lastname@example.org) but haven't received a reply to date, and I still can't login to the site.
Can someone who administers the Mindat system please assist me? I wish to become a registered user so I can submit both mineral and collecting locality photos for Australian and New Zealand sites, sometime in the future when I am satisfied my efforts are of sufficient quality to appear on Mindat.
ps I have to try using my middle initial to post this, as Mindat popped up another error message - "The name you entered is already registered by another user. If you are that user, please login. Otherwise, please use another name."