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For the sake of Netscape . . . register your browser!

Postby DJGM » Sat 30 Nov, 2002 12:53 am

Jay Garcia - Netscape Champion wrote:Netscape NEEDS your help!!

In order for Netscape to survive, it needs "numbers". Those "numbers"
are counted by the number of "registrations" entered when first installing
the application. In other words, how many users download and register the
product is the determining factor when AOL management audits usage.

Many users are "put off" by this registration process and look for
ways to circumvent this function which is understandable to a
degree. Please do NOT get around it, REGISTER. "Bite The Bullet" !!

Thanks

BTW: When installing 7.01 you will be requested to "register"
again. Annoying, yes, I know .. But PLEASE, do NS a huge
favor, it only takes a minute.

-- Jay Garcia - Netscape Champion


I have to say, especially considering the way Jay Garcia makes the point, it's
unfair, and could well be detrimental to the future of Netscape, if we try to
avoid the registration process after installing a copy of Netscape.

Because of this, I've taken the decision to include the component that invokes
the registration/activation dialog to appear after installation of Netscape, in the
forthcoming v7.01 updates of my DJGM-i Distros of the Netscape browser.

If you haven't registered your copy of Netscape 7.0, please do so as soon
as you possibly can by selecting "Register Netscape" from the Help menu.
I agree that the registration process can be an annoyance, but it seems
that it is a "necessary evil", so to speak. Especially if AOL are counting
all the registrations, if not enough people are registering their copies
of Netscape, then AOL-TW may decide that NS is no longer viable,
and pull the plug. That would be a very sad thing to happen, not
just for those of us that like Netscape and enjoy using Netscape
browsers, but it would be a sad day for the web in general.
The so called "browser wars" would well and truly be over,
and Microsoft will be declared the outright winner.
Do we want that to happen? Like hell we do!

So, please register your Netscape browser asap. The future
of Netscape, the original "king of browsers" may depend on it!
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Postby Dennis L. » Sat 30 Nov, 2002 10:58 am

Hi DJGM

I am in complete agreement. I have ALWAYS registered my copy of NetScape.
I use SillyDog Streamline N7. Like DJGM-i Distros, the activation script has been removed. But.... The agreement terms (via help screen) in N7.0 only has dialog to process NEW users. It does NOT ask if you are a registered user. If you continue to process using your CURRENT user name, it will say already in use and ask for a different choice.
So how does a registered user register N7?
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Postby DJGM » Sat 30 Nov, 2002 6:26 pm

You should see the option to enter your existing Netscape/AOL screenname
on the first page in the registration dialog. If you're not seeing this, I would
advise creating a new profile. When you open Netscape with a new profile,
you will always get the dialog asking you to enter in your existing NS/AOL
screenname, or register a new one if you haven't already got one.
Once you've registered your Netscape browser, you can delete the
extra profile if you wish, keep it as a backup profile, or keep it as an
extra profile to use, if you install a Mozilla nightly build as well. If you
still have problems registering Netscape, then it may be worth having
a look at the Netscape 7.0 for Windows newsgroup for an answer.
snews://secnews.netscape.com/netscape.netscape7.windows
(Assuming no other members of this forum can resolve the prob first!)

There is a problem with screennames though, as a couple of years ago, NS
asked all registered members to change their usernames. I can't remember
why this was, I think it may have been that they were merging the entire NS
member database with that of AOL, since Netscape was bought up by AOL.
Unfortunately, all those original Netscape user names are now "locked",
and cannot be re-registered. For instance, my original NS username
was "DJGM", but when I was forced to change it, I picked "DJGMOL"
as my personal website that I had on GeoCities at the time was
called "DJGM On-Line". The Netscape account that I had with the
username, "DJGM" no longer exists, including the NS Webmail
account that accompanied it. Although, if I try to re-register
my original username, the NS server tells me it's already
taken by someone else. I know for a fact that someone
else is me, as the username is locked and now no-one
can login to any Netscape web service, with it at all!
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Postby Dennis L. » Sat 30 Nov, 2002 7:48 pm

Hi DJGM

Thanks for the Info. Will get N7.0 registered. When I install N7.1 I'll be sure to register that version during install. Small price to pay for a free program... and quality choices.
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Postby Mandrake » Sun 01 Dec, 2002 6:43 pm

I subscribed all my versions of Netscape even tho I use Mozilla :D It would be a shame for AOL Time Warner to stop employing those 100 odd people who work on the mozilla code!
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Postby Fulvio » Sun 01 Dec, 2002 9:49 pm

Mandrake wrote:I subscribed all my versions of Netscape even tho I use Mozilla :D It would be a shame for AOL Time Warner to stop employing those 100 odd people who work on the mozilla code!


If I register every installed NS7 (all five of them), Netscape will have a larger share, in no time. Let's go and do it. I will feeling funny , going to the polls with several ballots. The circumstances are requiring this, and I am using all five installations.
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Activation might be included Streamline 7.01

Postby Antony » Mon 02 Dec, 2002 7:17 am

I will re-consider if the activation would be included in Netscape 7.01 Streamline.
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Postby Mandrake » Mon 02 Dec, 2002 7:44 am

I will re-consider if the activation would be included in Netscape 7.01 Streamline.
Good Good! We dont want to have to use MSIE do we? :) (the internet cafe Im at has nothing but IE on these pee cees!)
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Postby Edward » Mon 02 Dec, 2002 8:04 pm

(First post!)

Netscape-registered user here. :)

Thought perhaps 7.01 was finally (and officiially!) released today, as earlier this afternoon (EST) there had been very slow response times from Netscape's FTP server.

Unfortunately, the 7.01 sub-directory is still closed. :(
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Re: Activation might be included Streamline 7.01

Postby Fulvio » Tue 03 Dec, 2002 11:52 am

Antony wrote:I will re-consider if the activation would be included in Netscape 7.01 Streamline.

I have an activation.dll file saved. Should I copy this file,work it work with an activation-challanged download, or is that too late?
I went through my attempts to activate my previous Netscapes, and I was able to do it through Help/Register. Now, I have another Netscape username.
DJGM's would not even react.
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Postby Antony » Tue 03 Dec, 2002 6:00 pm

Fulvio,
For those activations being disabled (such as Streamlines and DJGM-i distros), you can't use the activation.dll, because there is a setting in preference.
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Postby Shark Daddy » Wed 25 Dec, 2002 4:21 pm

A lot of CCK and otherwise messed-up versions let you not do it. Also the activation file can simply be deleted to bypass the dialogue. However, I strongly suggest you register; AOL has just axed a very large number of Netscape jobs and might do it again if there seems to be no support.
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Postby Mandrake » Wed 25 Dec, 2002 6:36 pm

Yes, the AOL devision of AOL TW is planning a $100 million cutkac, due to loss in revenue. Getting rid of Netscape people makes sense, from their persepective.
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Postby Shark Daddy » Wed 25 Dec, 2002 7:33 pm

I think their stock is under $15...
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NS7.02 - Registration Reminder . . .

Postby DJGM » Thu 20 Feb, 2003 2:04 pm

Don't forget to register Netscape 7.02 when prompted. Even if you have
previously registered 7.01 and/or 7.0, you should still register NS7.02.
Whether you download the official NS7.02 builds, the DJGM-i Distro,
or the forthcoming SD701 Streamline builds of NS7.02 . . . register!

If you've already registered NS7.01 or NS7.0, when you're prompted to
register NS7.02, you will only need to enter your NS/AOL screenname,
the password that goes with it, then your name . . . and that's that.

Remember, as Jay Garcia (Netscape Champion) said . . .

"REGISTER. Bite The Bullet . . . !!!"
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