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Registered users on the discussion groups

by Joel Spolsky
Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Very small new feature. You can now sign up for an account over on the discussion groups. When you're logged on, a little green checkbox appears next to your name. You can also star favorite articles and return to them quickly later.

The software running the discussion groups is our in-house, under-development, unannounced version of FogBugz 6, which will be going to beta later this summer, and we're rolling it out now as a part of our continuing efforts to eat our own dogfood.

FAQ!

Q: Is this required? Do I need an account to post?

A: Not at this point. Totally optional.

Q: Is it free?

A: Yes.

Q: Do I have to identify myself?

A: You have to provide a real email address where you can receive email. Use mailinator if this bothers you.

Q: Who's the kiwi!

A: SHHHHHHH!! TOP SECRET! do NOT talk about the kiwi.


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