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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

About opening a second account....

Posted on 2006.05.27 at 16:49
A quick question....

I have an account right now as Mechtild, a paid account.

Is it possible to have a second account? Using another name....? For free....?

I have looked in the "FAQ"s for something about second accounts but I haven't found anything. If it is possible, must I register from a different computer terminal? Use a different e-mail?

Thanks for any tips!

~ Mechtild

~ Dryads by Boris Vallejo


shirebound at 2006-05-27 22:04 (UTC) (Link)
You sure can. My paid 'shirebound' account and my free 'shirebunnies' account both have the same e-mail and the same password.
mechtild at 2006-05-27 22:39 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, Shirebound. That's very helpful. I wish the instructions on the FAQ's were as clear as yours. *smooch of gratitude*
mariole at 2006-05-27 22:07 (UTC) (Link)
It's easy! Just set up an unpaid account as usual. You just have to remember to log into whichever account you want to leave comments as.

Great cartoon, BTW! What is it with these artists who insist on using my body as a model? ;)
mechtild at 2006-05-27 22:38 (UTC) (Link)
Whaddaya mean? They used the Ripper. Are you confessing finally?

Thanks for the info, Mariole!
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mechtild at 2006-05-27 22:48 (UTC) (Link)
Well, actually, I didn't want to mention it (in case Treebeard heard - he's such a sweet old dear), but they actually saw the Entwives in the Old Forest. That's right, Old Man Willow's got something very murky going on down there by the Withywindle, a sort of dark fertility sect with himself as head honcho.

The hobbits told Tom, though. I think Bombadil will soon set things to rights soon enough, though, get the Entwives de-programmed, etc. ;)
shelbyshire at 2006-05-28 01:42 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, Mechtild! I've been desperate for something to smile about today. I was just in the book looking for a quote and found myself envious of Treebeard for having more than one home. *sigh* I should be grateful I even have a home. If the entwives look like that, I hope for his sake he finds them.

I'm sorry I never answered a question you asked me awhile back. I'll try to remedy that soon.

About the double accounts, which I do have two, too. If you do have two and log on from the same computer, can't someone who tracks the comments to their post figure out who it is because both accounts have the same IP address? Do they have the same IP address? It is called IP, isn't it. I'm going now...gone.
mechtild at 2006-05-28 04:49 (UTC) (Link)
I don't know about all that IP stuff, Shelbyshire. I'm sure that anyone who knows about computers can find out anything, if they want to.

I was just thinking of getting a second account if I start to post fic. That way one account could only be for that, and not get mixed in with my "regular" one. I could do notices in my "regular" one, but not post the chapters as actual entries.

I look forward to hearing from you, Shelbyshire, and I'm glad I made you laugh. That was a pretty silly picture, I thought, just begging to me spoofed.
Starlit Woods
starlit_woods at 2006-05-28 09:06 (UTC) (Link)
I have a paid account (my current one) and a free account (wilde_boy_jack) which I use for personal things now. If you post to your accounts using the same computer you will be displaying the same IP address.

But just because two users have the same IP address doesn't mean they are the same person. AOL users are shown as having the same IP address as each other and anyone who uses a computer in a public library or school can have the same IP address as another person, because so many people can use the same public computer :)

I loved the picture Mechtild, it was very funny :)
mechtild at 2006-05-28 17:23 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, Starlit woods, that was solid info. I hope Shelbyshire sees it. (Glad you liked the picture, too.

P.S. I Googled up "Dryads" on images and finally found the artist's name, which I added above, along with a link to the full un-manipped painting.
Starlit Woods
starlit_woods at 2006-05-29 08:04 (UTC) (Link)
Oh thank you for the name and link :)
mechtild at 2006-05-29 13:45 (UTC) (Link)
You are welcome!
Summer aka Summershobbit
summershobbit at 2006-05-28 04:46 (UTC) (Link)
I think someone already answered this. I was going to say yes but not sure how. Anyway, just had to comment on the picture. That is awesome!
mechtild at 2006-05-28 04:49 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, Summershobbit. And I love your icon. *snicker*
wendylady1 at 2006-05-28 10:08 (UTC) (Link)
Hi Mech,
I have just set up a second Live Journal, and I have discovered that, unfortunately, you can have as many Journals as you like, but they all have to be logged in seperately...what that means in reality, is that when you open up your journal, you have to log in fresh each time, because the last time you logged in, was probably on the other journal to the one which you want to use or read today...does that make sense ?!!

Grrr, it's very frustrating...what we need is some method by which you can have two journals under the same name, under the same log-in password, and sharing the same cookie on your computer...what a great thing that would be...LJ, take note !!!
mechtild at 2006-05-28 17:26 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, Wendy. Your remarks were helpful.

That's something to consider - the logging in and out. But it seems like a small trouble for the service received, especially for free.

As I said to Shelbyshire above, if I EVER complete ch. 13, I was thinking I'd put Threshold on LJ. But I didn't really want to put it in my main journal, since it would show up in the Friend's List as a gazillion entries for each chapter, the long chapters divided in two. If I just had a separate account, I could do ads for it in the main journal, and keep links to it there, but the actual story could be posted in its own place.
bagma at 2006-05-28 16:17 (UTC) (Link)
He (Treebeard) said an odd thing at this point. 'You never see any, hm, any Ents round there, do you?' he asked. 'Well, not Ents, Entwives I should really say.'
'Entwives?' said Pippin. 'Are they like you at all?'
'Yes, hm, well no: I do not really know now,' said Treebeard thoughfully.

I'm very glad to learn that Entwives definitively don't look like Ents, and that Treebeard got a very short memory!:)

Thank you for the laugh!:D
mechtild at 2006-05-28 17:30 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for stopping by, Bagma. I'm so glad you enjoyed it, and your quote from the book was SOOOOO perfect!

I should apologize to Boris Vallejo for using his painting this way (found out the artist after I posted - I edited in his name and a link below the cartoon). But I really think it's a very tacky picture, if those are supposed to be dryads (that's what it's called). But a lot of "sci-fi" and "fantasy" art resembles this. The technique itself is very good, but this sort of a picture is just one step away from bullfighters and Elvis painted on black velvet (in my SNOOTY opinion).
taerie at 2006-05-29 14:43 (UTC) (Link)
*chokes on pepsi* Oh.. now THAT is funny!!!!!
mechtild at 2006-05-29 15:20 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, it is. Maybe these could star in a new show, "Desperate Entwives."

*lame laugh*
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