Membership difficulty thwarts nomination (Two different user identities)
- mvoltfan has been an (inactive) member of this Yahoo group for several
AuthorThe Lauderdale has been a member of the MEFAwards.net web site
for several days.
We're the same person and we want to nominate a story, but we are
having difficulties because of our clashing identities. What do we do
about this and how do we go about nominating a story?
- Hi Lauderdale,
You've just done everything you needed to do.
In an ideal world, every different member of this Yahoo group should
have an ID that allows them to vote and nominate stories at the
mefawards.net website. But I think at some point we decided to clear out
the database so we could be sure we had the most up-to-date email
addresses for all our authors; and because of that some of the long-term
MEFAwards members who hadn't been active in a while lost their accounts.
That's why someone was able to create the new "AuthorThe Lauderdale"
account when they wanted to nominate your story. If your "mvoltfan" ID
had been registered with the website, they would have been forced to
nominate you under that account.
No worries, though. What I've done is told the website that "AuthorThe
Lauderdale" is a member of this Yahoo group, and should be allowed to
Go ahead and log in to
with the same password you used to handle your stories that were
nominated. You should now see links at the top of the page to nominate a
story (by an author other than yourself), and to self-nominate one of
your own stories. Click on the appropriate link, fill out the form, and
submit it. That will let you nominate pieces by yourself or other authors.
Have fun, and let us know if you need additional help.
> mvoltfan has been an (inactive) member of this Yahoo group for several
> AuthorThe Lauderdale has been a member of the MEFAwards.net web site
> for several days.
> We're the same person and we want to nominate a story, but we are
> having difficulties because of our clashing identities. What do we do
> about this and how do we go about nominating a story?
> ~ Lauderdale