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Welcome, new members!

Postby emk » Thu Apr 18, 2024 3:25 pm

We have a lot of new members joining for the Super Challenge! Weclome to the forum, and we look forward to hearing about your language learning adventures.

You can find the Super Challenge registration thread here, and the Super Challenge discussion thread here. Please see these for more information about the Challenge!

Here are some other things that might not be obvious at first glance:

  • We have an "Active topics" page linked from the header. This will show you what's new, all in one place.
  • Much of the interesting stuff takes place in people's Language logs. Please feel free to start your own log, and to subscribe to other people's logs! This is a great source of inspiration and of recommendations for things to read and listen to.
  • The Practical questions & advice section is a great place if you have any questions. There is a huge amount of experise and advice available here on the forum, and beginner questions are welcome. One of the neat things about this forum is that we're not dedicated to a single "right way" to learn languages–people here have succeeded with a wide variety of approaches.
  • The house rules are fairly simple in spirit: This is a place to have fun and interesting discussions about language learning, to share our progress, and to encourage each other. Politics is generally off limits, and political or personal fights in particular will be removed or locked by the moderators. Do not hesitate to use the reporting tools if you want the mods to see something.

Anyway, please have fun, and enjoy learning your languages! And good luck with any challenges you decide to undertake!
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Re: Welcome, new members!

Postby Sarahmichael » Fri May 31, 2024 12:55 pm

Hello, I am newbie to, Proficient in English & Urdu
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Re: Welcome, new members!

Postby MorkTheFiddle » Fri May 31, 2024 5:19 pm

Welcome to the Forum! Have fun with your languages.
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Re: Welcome, new members!

Postby koolawant4 » Thu Jun 13, 2024 1:39 am

Quick question! I'm not new but where have signatures gone? I used to be able to edit it in the user control but I can't find it at all now. Has it been moved?
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Re: Welcome, new members!

Postby toly » Thu Jun 13, 2024 3:26 pm

Hi, there, I am new here, glad to see all of you, and very grateful to find this miracle forum.
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Re: Welcome, new members!

Postby rdearman » Thu Jun 13, 2024 6:38 pm

koolawant4 wrote:Quick question! I'm not new but where have signatures gone? I used to be able to edit it in the user control but I can't find it at all now. Has it been moved?

New members don't have access to those functions. So you could not ever have edited your signature on this forum.
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Re: Welcome, new members!

Postby Cainntear » Thu Jun 13, 2024 9:23 pm

rdearman wrote:
koolawant4 wrote:Quick question! I'm not new but where have signatures gone? I used to be able to edit it in the user control but I can't find it at all now. Has it been moved?

New members don't have access to those functions. So you could not ever have edited your signature on this forum.

I saw a number at the end of his name and figured I should check the member list for the same name with a lower number. There's a "koolawant" there and his language profile matches.
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Re: Welcome, new members!

Postby koolawant4 » Fri Jun 14, 2024 1:28 am

rdearman wrote:
koolawant4 wrote:Quick question! I'm not new but where have signatures gone? I used to be able to edit it in the user control but I can't find it at all now. Has it been moved?

New members don't have access to those functions. So you could not ever have edited your signature on this forum.


Hi, yes Cainntear is right I'm Koolawant! I'm a long time member, at least 5/6 years since I made the original account in college. I forgot my password, and when I sent a request to the mods for a password reset (maybe a week ago now?) I didn't receive a response! So I created a new account.

Having to use a new account is extremely limited though, I will admit! Is it possible to unlock my privileges now? I'm not sure how I can prove I'm Koolawant but if there is a process I'd be more than happy to answer any questions.
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Re: Welcome, new members!

Postby garyb » Fri Jun 14, 2024 9:07 am

Cainntear wrote:
rdearman wrote:
koolawant4 wrote:Quick question! I'm not new but where have signatures gone? I used to be able to edit it in the user control but I can't find it at all now. Has it been moved?

New members don't have access to those functions. So you could not ever have edited your signature on this forum.

I saw a number at the end of his name and figured I should check the member list for the same name with a lower number. There's a "koolawant" there and his language profile matches.

I also remembered the log post about being unable to access their old account and not being able to contact the admins so having to create a new one.
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