I've been away for a few days on a long-planned trip but I was out of internet contact much of the time, so, if you've sent me a message recently, I'll be getting back to you shortly. If you've returned your survey form in the past week or so but don't yet have a website account, that's also a high priority - give me 24 hours and then check to see that you can log on to grandroids.com. Sorry about the delay - normal service is now resumed.
And good afternoon Europe! Sorry guys, you were all asleep during the saga yesterday, so I'm guilty of being US-centric and assuming you knew what was going on! Some of you have figured it out now, but let me catch you all up.
Yesterday my website attempted to send out hundreds of registration emails (one-time log-in emails) but a huge number of them failed to get through for some reason, so eventually I had to go to Plan B, which was to set up all your accounts and just give you temporary passwords so that you can log in and change them.
So, here's the situation:
This only applies to people whose reward level gives them access to the website, i.e. Voyeurs and up.
If you got a registration email, ignore it. If you didn't get one, don't worry about it. You don't need it.
Everyone who responded to the Kickstarter survey message that asked you for your address and other details, should now have an account on the community website. To log in, do the following:
1. Go to http://grandroids.com
2. Enter the username you gave me in the survey (case-sensitive), and the password "temp"
3. Once you've logged in, click on the "Update your profile" link on the "Create" menu in the left sidebar.
4. Change your password and any other details in your profile.
After that you should be good to go, as they say over here.
If your username doesn't work or you don't know what it is, send me a message and I'll check it for you.
If you haven't yet sent back your survey or you don't even know what I'm talking about, I'll be setting up accounts for you anyway today, using the username you provided for Kickstarter and the password "temp". You can change the username to something else when you log in, if you like. This will take me a few hours, so check back later. I still need you to fill out the survey form, though, if you want me to send you postcards, etc., so if you never received a survey asking for your address, etc. let me know.
I hope that's clear now. Sorry it was so confusing - I was being deluged with problems yesterday.
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