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Unable to comment on articles

Posted by James Pool  
James Pool July 24, 2011 09:16PM
Is there a trick to commenting on articles? Using both Firefox 5 and Chrome shows no comment link for a Mindat article. The bottom of an article just shows a Return to Named Person Article Index and then the Comments with no obvious link and finally at the very bottom, a statement that says in order to leave comments one must be registered even though I'm already registered and logged in.
Don Saathoff July 24, 2011 09:22PM
James, do you pjysically log in each time you enter Mindat? For a while, because Mindat recognized me each time I entered I thought I was logged in......not so!!

James Pool July 24, 2011 09:45PM
I've tried both physically logging off and then relogging in both Firefox 5 and Chrome. I also closed and reopened both browsers in case that was causing a problem. I even clicked on the link to register again and submitted it as well as re-editing my profile in hopes something would be switched on. I wonder if something went wrong in the original signup that allows me to comment in messages but not articles for some reason? If I remember right, I signed up using an older version of Opera a few months back on a Nintendo Wii as I was on vacation at the time but everything seemed to go fine back then and certainly no problems with posting in messages.
Don Saathoff July 24, 2011 11:48PM
James, I'm at a of the computer experts will chime in.....
Jim Bean July 25, 2011 04:09AM
Working fine here on Opera and Chrome. Have you tried the usual mundane things such as clearing your cache in FF5 and Chrome? Tried it with IE if it exists on your system?
I'm not the computer guru Don expected to show up yet, but I thought I'd throw a few ideas out there.
David Von Bargen July 25, 2011 11:32AM
You need to get your registration activated (now done).
Riccardo Modanesi July 25, 2011 02:43PM
Hi to everybody!
As a matter of fact, I have the same problem: I am already registered, but I am unable too to leave comments on articles, because of the same reason of James. And there is something more: I tried to create my home page article (published with title "something about me" and with title "home page article"), but I could just edit it and publish it, but not in my home page! And of course my home page shows "you haven't yet an home page article...".
My question is: how can I leave comments on your articles and how can I create a home page article? Please help me!!!
Mineralogically yours from Italy
David Von Bargen July 25, 2011 04:17PM
"My question is: how can I leave comments on your articles"
- if you are logged in, you should have the comment area at the bottom of article pages.

"and how can I create a home page article? Please help me!!!"

On your "Personal Detail" tab, just fill in the your page text area, Select the check box if it is ready to be published, and then click the "Update Your Page" button.
James Pool July 25, 2011 07:17PM
Thanks for fixing this for me David. I wonder why the system didn't activate my registration when I originally signed up? Oh well! At least it is working for me now after whatever you did to activate it!
David Von Bargen July 25, 2011 07:40PM
You have to request the activation from your personal "home page". Only about 10% of the people who register want to add locality information, photos or info about themselves.
Jim Quinn August 17, 2011 09:39PM
I am having similar problem. I want to add positive feedback/comments to
an article by Henry Barwood. However, I cannot find the "add comments"
button. Please assist.

thanks, Jim
greg slak August 18, 2011 10:17PM

If you are logged into Mindat as a member, the message space appears right below the existing comments.

Conversely, if you haven't logged in, no comment space will appear.

...I think.

Good luck

greg slak
David Von Bargen August 18, 2011 11:01PM
I think someone has activated your membership.
D Mike Reinke April 05, 2012 03:58AM
Sorry, but I also can't find anything that 'clicks' for me to leave comments. Seems there is no difference, logged in or not. Any pointers?
David Von Bargen April 05, 2012 01:43PM
You have to have an activated membership.
D Mike Reinke April 05, 2012 01:50PM
Thank you for responding, David, but how do I get an activated membership? is that something I do, or someone else?
David Von Bargen April 05, 2012 02:07PM
You request it on your "my home page"
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