Saturday, November 8, 2008

Management fast track

Based on user feedback, we have eliminated the email confirmation step for new sheets. It used to be that after you created a sheet you would have to wait for an email with the manage link before you could edit or publish your sheet. But frankly, that's annoying, and it really doesn't help make things more secure. So we dropped it. Now when you create a sheet you will be taken to the manage page immediately. We still send an email confirmation, mostly so you have a copy of the manage link you can use to get back to the sheet later.

Registration (finally!)

It took a lot longer than we planned, but the registration forms are finally working. You can now register for a Signup Ahead account, login to the site, and reset your password.

When you register for an account, you will be asked to confirm the registration by clicking on a link sent via email. This may seem annoying, but this way we know that you really own the email address you used to register.

Those of you who have already created a sheet or signed up for a slot don't need to register: you can go straight to the confirm page ( and enter your email address.

Why register for an account? Probably the most useful feature is that you don't have to enter your name and email address when creating a sheet or signing up for a slot. Likewise when looking at your sheet and slot lists; since we know who you are, we can show you the sheets and slots immediately instead of emailing the list to you.