07 Oct 12
07 Oct 12 10:20 pm
I just registered on Blogurp at http://blogurp.com/register
as a new member and it worked fine. All you should have to do is put in a username, email address, password and display name, then pick if you want a blog or not and hit "complete signup". It should then take you to a page that says signup complete. It will ask you to upload an avatar, but you won't be able to until you activate the account from your email. I have not taken the avatar part out of the signup process yet. It used to work like that until I started the activate account from valid email policy.
Theoretically, only way the signup process would be broken is if a potential user is coming from a blacklisted ip or email address. Some blacklisted can see the site and not signup and some cannot see the site at all. I only have a couple email addresses blacklisted by domain, and they are very unknown spammers.
If the signup process was broken for you, I can definitely fix it, and I can see if your signup is in limbo somewhere too.
Some of the sites I am hosting are, http://stirupamerica.com
(I offer free domain mapping and sell domain names). You can see all the member blogs at http://blogurp.com/blogs
. The blogs are public, but the rest is private.
Blogurp is on a dedicated server. I manually check all new members. If there is something bad on it, I generally get it off in a day or less. I have around 1000 members, but 60,000 have tried to signup in the last 6 months. I even went so far as to make linkpharming.com, to explain to people why they get booted.
Most major search engines continuously spider Blogurp looking for new content. I have the site constantly being scanned for malicious links on all the sites and comments too. As soon as Google releases a new bad link, I get rid of it if it is on Blogurp.