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Author: Subject: Trouble getting lilabner at http://www.dilbert.com
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[*] Post 332737 posted on 25-4-2008 at 04:20 Reply With Quote
Trouble getting lilabner at http://www.dilbert.com

For more than a year, I have enjoyed following the daily Lil Abner strip, reprints from the famous Al Capp strip, made available at http://www.dilbert.com. His strip was published for many years, and I have not read most of them previously.

Several days ago, I started getting a 404 when I went to my bookmarked position http://www.dilbert.com/comics/lilabner/index. From the Dilbert 404, I read that the Dilbert site has changed, and the Beta site has color Dilbert comics, asks you to download a Dilbert widget, has animated Dilbert, and challenges viewers to come up with better dialogue to finish strips. One must register (free).

I registered, and was told my e-mail would get something to activate my account (which never happened). I cannot log on. If I try to register again, I'm told that my e-mail address has already been used to register, but I must activate my account, and the e-mail to do so is being sent again--but, in reality, it never reaches me. The activation has supposedly been sent to me three times already.

Nothing I can see in the site (without having logged on) indicates that any comic other than Dilbert exists.

The blog says that one can get the old-fashioned Dilbert strip (i.e. uncolored) by rss feed. I don't have any of the software suggested, by which to receive the RSS feed--and I don't want the Dilbert strip, I want Lil Abner.

Can anyone help me? Can YOU get the site to work for you?

I cannot make blog comments about my problems logging in, because I am not logged in.rant0000

I don't see any way to e-mail the site to complain about my problem, either.
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[*] Post 332739 posted on 25-4-2008 at 06:17 Reply With Quote

I look in on Dilbert every day. I didn't need to register. I haven't downloaded the widget either as I have no wish to rate each strip or "share with my friends" or get the cartoons sent to me.
I'm having no problem looking at the strips but the animated versions seem to stall sometimes.
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[*] Post 332747 posted on 25-4-2008 at 10:12 Reply With Quote

I get 404 when I go to your bookmarked page.
The main page loads fine, no need to download anything.
Perhaps get another email address (like hotmail), and try registering again?

Is your flash up to date?
There's a contact us page: http://www.dilbert.com./contact_us/
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