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Golden Eagle (formerly known as Premium Bender) Subscriptions
« on: September 18, 2007, 03:17:13 PM »
Ok, Fellow Benders, Here it goes....

Some of you might have noticed some changes to your "status" on the board.  I have retroactivated users who have donated to BBC above $10 to become an active Golden Eagle.  For every $10 you have donated in the past, I have activated your subscription for one month effective immediately (please PM me if I have not activated your account).  For example, if you donated $30 in the past, then you have 3 months worth of ad free BBC ...but that isn't all  :eusa_dance:

Golden Eagles also now have access to the new Big Bend Portal.  Big Bend Portal is the next level of Big Bend Chat.  The portal will allow you to create your own blog, create your own image gallery, upload photos to a public gallery, send eCards to your loved ones using the public images found in the gallery, and much more coming.  You can check it out here: http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal
As always, I am curious if you run into problems.  To the non-Golden Eagle users, you can see the new Portal site, but you won't be able to participate until you subscribe!  If you are a Premium Bender and are curious when your subscription runs out, go to your profile here:

http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/index.php?action=profile;sa=subscriptions

If you are not yet a subscriber, subscribe now to gain access to all that BBC has to offer at the link above.

Thanks again to you all for all you do.   I'd be talking to myself if it wasn't for all of you.

Sincerely,
« Last Edit: September 21, 2007, 08:01:58 AM by Casa Grande »

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Re: Premium Bender Subscriptions
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2007, 03:33:22 PM »
David, I can't seem to login to the portal site.  If I use the link in your message, it takes me there, but as a guest.  When I login, it just kicks me back to the forum.  Am I missing something really obvious?
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Re: Premium Bender Subscriptions
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2007, 03:36:14 PM »
David, I can't seem to login to the portal site.  If I use the link in your message, it takes me there, but as a guest.  When I login, it just kicks me back to the forum.  Am I missing something really obvious?
i had the same problem when I set it up....sign out of BBC, clear your browser cache and restart the browser.  Login to the portal and you should be good to go.  When you log into the portal, it may take you automatically back to the forum.  Let me know if this isn't working for you.

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Re: Premium Bender Subscriptions
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2007, 05:26:14 PM »
Chat?

Getting this error when I get into the chat area...

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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2007, 05:49:57 PM »
Chat?

Getting this error when I get into the chat area...

yeah, got it....working on it, thanks...but you should take a special interest in the Blog feature, Shane  :icon_cool:

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Re: Premium Bender Subscriptions
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2007, 06:08:37 PM »
Chat?

Getting this error when I get into the chat area...

yeah, got it....working on it, thanks...but you should take a special interest in the Blog feature, Shane  :icon_cool:
Chat?

Getting this error when I get into the chat area...

yeah, got it....working on it, thanks...but you should take a special interest in the Blog feature, Shane  :icon_cool:

It's already posted...

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Re: Premium Bender Subscriptions
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2007, 01:44:09 AM »
I wish that I had the Dinero for y'all . I even wonder if I will ever have any fun at "THE BORDER'' again after those super polite I.N.S. dudes and their ollfactory deficient canine treated me as if I was a criminal, It was a big laugh for the locals while they nervously fumbled for thier " GREENCARDS "  and then pulled me. Ha , Ha , Ha,  I just got back from Montana and now Backpacker Magazine loves me too :?
KEEP AMERICA CLEAN !!!

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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2007, 03:18:02 PM »
I've gotta be missing something.  I did what you said, logged out of BBC, clear cache, close/reopen browser.  Go to http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/, login, then I'm taken to the forum.  So how do I get back to the portal page?   :eusa_wall:
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Re: Premium Bender Subscriptions
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2007, 03:46:05 PM »
I've gotta be missing something.  I did what you said, logged out of BBC, clear cache, close/reopen browser.  Go to http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/, login, then I'm taken to the forum.  So how do I get back to the portal page?   :eusa_wall:

just go back to http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/

eventually, i'll have a link at the top of BBC to take you there, otherwise, just go back to the same page

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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2007, 05:56:44 PM »
question for you premium folks with login issues.

Please answer the following questions as best as you can:

1. Have you cleared your browser's cache? cookies?<----(I think I forgot to mention this important part previously) :eusa_doh:
2. What browser are you using?
3. Did you restart the browser?
4. Did you log into the portal or the forum?
5. If you logged into the portal, did it take you back to the forum? or back to the portal?
6. If you logged into the forum, did it take you to the portal? or the forum?
7. If you logged into the portal, are you able to stay logged into the portal when you visit the forum?


Login issues are almost always a cookie problem.  Since I implemented the portal, I had to change the way the cookies work for the forum.  You should be able to visit the forum and portal and only login once.   You should not have to login twice. Further, you should stay logged into both the forum and the portal once you clear your cookies . This is also true for non-premium members. Eventhough you cannot participate in the blog, chat, etc., you should still be able to login to the portal just like everyone else.

I use firefox and I haven't had any login issues since I cleared my cache and cookies.  Here's what happens with me: I log into the portal and I stay on the portal (although, you may be redirected to the forum after login).  I can click on the forum link at the top and it takes me right to the forum, logged in, no problem.  When I log out of the forum, it takes me back to the portal page.

Does any of this make sense?  Anyway, if you have CLEARED YOUR CACHE AND COOKIES, and still have a problem staying logged into the portal and forum, please respond with the answers to the questions above.

I think that's all for now...sorry for the issues  :willynilly:

btw--you can access the portal also by going to www.bigbendportal.c om
« Last Edit: September 19, 2007, 06:03:35 PM by Casa Grande »

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Re: Premium Bender Subscriptions
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2007, 09:26:59 AM »
ok, tried everything (clear cache, cookies, etc) again - worked fine.   :beer_chug:
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Re: Premium Bender Subscriptions
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2007, 08:00:39 AM »
ok, tried everything (clear cache, cookies, etc) again - worked fine.   :beer_chug:

Very cool....

OK, FYI, I have changed the "Premium Bender" name to "Golden Eagle."  I think it is more appropriate...

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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2007, 09:50:43 AM »
ok, the chat feature is now online...if you have a sec and care to chat on the portal site....gimme a visit

 :cool:

http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/index.php?ind=chat

if you are into IRC chat technology at all and have an IRC chat client, like mIRC...the channel to visit is #bibechat

« Last Edit: September 21, 2007, 09:52:59 AM by Casa Grande »

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Re: chat feature
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2007, 10:19:46 AM »
ok, the chat feature is now online...if you have a sec and care to chat on the portal site....gimme a visit

 :cool:

http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/index.php?ind=chat

if you are into IRC chat technology at all and have an IRC chat client, like mIRC...the channel to visit is #bibechat



It said: "!Error! Sorry You are not authorized to access this Chatroom."  :eusa_doh:
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splendor and the complicated grandeur of Big Bend will still be here. Waiting for us."--Ed Abbey

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Re: chat feature
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2007, 11:05:14 AM »
ok, the chat feature is now online...if you have a sec and care to chat on the portal site....gimme a visit

 :cool:

http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/index.php?ind=chat

if you are into IRC chat technology at all and have an IRC chat client, like mIRC...the channel to visit is #bibechat



It said: "!Error! Sorry You are not authorized to access this Chatroom."  :eusa_doh:
weird, i just chatted with WL2 in the chat area.  Both of you have the same permissions.  Did the portal show you as signed in?

 


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