More information on different ways to Log In and Sign Up.

lets take a moment and see a little bit deeper into the different registration and login ways provided. two of them are the Traditional ways - login and signup as it's been since the site's first days. the other two were brought in and activated summer 2011 - the Quick Login (via Facebook) and Quick Secure Registration. let's start with the latter two, although they are first on the index page nowadays. why? because everyone and everything is into Facebook these days, so we need to keep up, try to engage people more, and it's easy for new users to signup or quickly start using the site without so much as a click.

login with facebook Quick Login (via Facebook) is the Fastest and the Easiest way to start using a.k.a. (tm), no matter if You already have an account, or coming here for the first time ever. just click the link, and let facebook and tribalmixes figure out things on their own. all (tm) needs is for You to approve its access to Your Basic Facebook Profile Info, such as Your Name, Profile pic, bio, gender, location - anything that anyone else can see, if they stumbled upon Your Facebook page. we're not even asking for Your email at this point, it is enough that You're on Facebook, just let us know some of Your date, so that we could create an account for You with at least an appropriate name... in this scenario we have 3 things to chose from: Your facebook Username, Your Public Name, and Your User ID number. first we check if there's a user with Your Username already, and if not - we set it as Your new tribalmixes username; if it's taken - we try with 'downgraded' Public Name, which basically consists of Your First and Last name, and some maybe spaces and dashes and maybe even apostrophes.. well, we use Your username in the future to create folders on our hdds to store Your avatar pics, for example, if You wanted to put them directly on our site for faster display, so we 'downgrade' Your public name by cutting out any characters not allowed in Folder Names - slashes, pound signs, at-signs, asterisks, question marks - anything like that. and then we try the outcome as Your new account username. if it is again taken, for some unknown cosmic reason, - then Your unique Facebook User ID steps in, we simply put 'fb' in the front and set it to be Your username here on tribalmixes. do not worry, we will give You a chance to change it, if third case becomes Your path. In best conditions, when You're already logged in to Facebook, it will require only 2 mouse clicks to have an account here made for You: one click on the Quick Login Button, and another on the next screen to approve (tm)'s access to Your info, which basically confirms Your identity to us. if You're not logged in to Facebook prior to clicking the Quick Login button, it will require for You to log in, thus producing more mouse- and key-clicks, but oh well, first time might be longer, but in the future this will be a one-click thing: when You do Quick Login on Your next return, it will not need any info and will Log You In in 1 single click. there's one condition though: You need to be logged in to facebook to use this method of authentication at any time; without simultaneously being logged in to facebook, You cannot Quick-Login to tribalmixes. For that you'd need to upgrade Your account to FULL Status, or sign up using a different method. Manual Logout (when using Quick Login) will also log You out of facebook, please, remember that. Leaving without Manual Logout will still remove Login info as soon as You log out of Facebook through some different service or when You close the browser window. it is completely safe to do that. Quick-Login with Facebook button can be found on the Index Page and anywhere the Control Panel is shown. This method doesn't require a special page on tribalmixes, unlike the other methods, so it's just a button..

signup through facebook Secure Signup using Facebook Credentials... yes, i know, signing up sometimes bothers even the best of us, but it is a necessity these days, with all the cyber crime and adwares and all kinds of spies and webcams watching us constantly, - we need to know that our community members are People and that they are willing to at least acknowledge their presence by signing up and giving us their email address. yes, that is the only difference from the Quick Login, so maybe this is a more preferred way of getting inside (tm), but everyone deserves a test-drive, and that's where Quick Login is perfect. Signing Up requires just 3 extra pieces of info, and is very secure (using OAuth 2.0 protocols, Signed Requests, etc), and Your email is never shared with any organizations or public persons, - with noone. it is user once a year, maybe, to contact You about some important updates or outages, or similar emergencies. You will also need to enter a username that You'd like us to try and check for You on signup, but again, if that username is taken, we will go the easy way and check Your Public Name, and will set Your ID as Your username on (tm), if the other 2 selections are already taken. and the principal difference from the Quick Login here is that You will not need facebook to use tribalmixes with this Signup Method, it is simply a newer and more secure version of our Traditional Signup described below, only the step of confirming the e-mail is omitted, since You've already confirmed the email when signed up for Facebook before. Registering this way will require from You to be concurrently logged in to facebook for the process of the actual Registration ONLY.

login with email Classic Login. just a few words here... logging in this way is not possible if You've never completed Registration and/or have only used our Quick Login option (with Quick Login, no login info is needed and/or stored in browser, - but being logged in to facebook is required). in case You did a Classic or Secure Signup or upgraded Your Quick Login account to Full Account (by simply adding an email address in Your Profile), - this is a piece-a-cake... when this method is used, Your login info (username and encoded password) is stored as cookies in Your browser (cookies must be enabled in browser's settings). when You leave, You can do a normal Log Out, thus erasing all cookies and manually logging in the next time You come around. or You can simply close the browser window. or load another site in it for that matter. simply - finish using tribalmixes for now (without clicking Log Out), which will allow You to authenticate quickly next time using those cookies we stored earlier. it's all done automatically, so You won't need to do a thing, - only open a browser and simply start using Tribalmixes. if cookies are not manually removed from the browser, they will stay there for ever thus completely eliminating the need to log in/log out. such settings are recommended for personal computers, which are not used by many people, although checking the site in a public place, like an internet cafe, i would recommend doing a complete logout every time You leave!

signup with email our Traditional Registration Method is made up of 2 steps. here we need to confirm You too, and we do it by checking Your access to the email You provide on the Registration Screen. it only needs that, plus Your desired username and Your password. username is not 'forged' here for You, so You will be sent back to pick a different username if Your selection is already taken. also You need to take a look at the Site Rules and F.A.Q. and check the needed boxes there to be let through, but when You do and system accepts Your Registration Request, we still have one more step, and it's proven deadly for some of the registrants. what we do is send out an email to Your email address, which contains a link You need to click in order to confirm Yourself and Your access to this email address. and the tricky part here is... emails can disappear. so You might never receive Your link. about half of the registrations do not confirm themselves on daily basis, either refusing the idea or being unable to locate that confirmation link, due to not seeing the actual email letter from tribalmixes... there's nothing we can do about it, we are using Google to handle our emailing activities, so either we can blame them, or we can assume there are some blocks on the way to You, and something somehow stopped the email, or turned it around.. in case You don't receive Your link within a few seconds after finishing the registration, try to either use a different email on a new username, or wait 72 hours for our system to remove this unconfirmed account, and You can also look in F.A.Q. on how to remove Your account Yourself, but it's a bit more work, although it will allow You to try Your username with a different email, cause it gets locked for next 72 hours if account stays until the auto-sweeps. logging in later can be done the Traditional Way manually entering the info, or through Quick Login, if You add facebook to Your (tm) account, join them in one... this is a less preferred Registration method, because of the emails being lost, and info transfer is not secure, really... well, it is secure, we just don't do anything extra to secure it even more, but that could be because we don't store any of Your info in general, except for the password, and that one is encoded very heavily. also we run a proxy check, You cannot be behind a proxy while signing up this way, so use Facebook Login/Signup in case if proxy cannot be removed from interfering.

more about Quick LoginTry the Quick Login (via Facebook)! It's a fast and secure alternative to the Classic Login and it's done in just a couple of clicks! Quick Secure SignupSecure Signup via Facebook uses newest methods of data protection and pulls signup data from Your Basic Facebook Profile info.Classic Login MethodClassic Login is always there, just enable Cookies to store login info in the browser for quick access later, and come on in!Classic Signup MethodUpdated/Classic signup, just solve the reCAPTCHA to confirm that you're not a bot. e-mail address is still required and is confirmed separately.