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Confusing Registration Form [message #164652] Wed, 23 February 2011 13:49 Go to next message
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I just installed FUDforum and found that there is language for an agreement on the main registration page that doesn't make sense. This same language also appears on the registration page of this site. The text I am referring to is the following:

"Note: By pressing the button you declare that you are over the age of 13. If you are 13 or under, please use this registration form."

Is it possible that this should say "please DO NOT use this registration form."?
Re: Confusing Registration Form [message #164653 is a reply to message #164652] Wed, 23 February 2011 14:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That's part of the U.S. mandated COPPA (Children's Online Privacy and Protection Act), which can be turned off in your admin panel global configuration settings. It is intended to refer to a form for adults to give consent so their children could access the forum.

You can edit or use it as you wish.




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Re: Confusing Registration Form [message #164680 is a reply to message #164653] Sat, 26 February 2011 08:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for the reply. Further inspection indicates that the language referred to herein is what is displayed when COPPA in turned off. When I turn on COPPA I get a different form that while creating added burden is at least understandable.

I've looked for a way to edit the subject text but haven't figured out where that is done. Is it possible that someone could be so kind as to elaborate on the proper way to do such editing?
Re: Confusing Registration Form [message #164681 is a reply to message #164680] Sat, 26 February 2011 09:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I believe this is what you are looking for:


Admin control panel > Message Editor > select template set & language (generally default English) > edit forum_rules and/or forum_rules_13 (Under: pre_reg.tmpl )

Take your time and look around you may wish to edit/modify other messages as well It might also help to keep a copy of any changes you made for the future.

make sure you rebuild your themes.


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Re: Confusing Registration Form [message #164728 is a reply to message #164681] Thu, 03 March 2011 06:18 Go to previous message
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Got it. Wow, that's a lot of messages!

Many thanks for the help!
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