CENTRALIZED ACCOUNT SYSTEM: Our Family Of Sites Have Merged!

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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 09-28-2008 08:35 PM 1969 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Heeey, this is major news and major new feature. Seems a lot of you enjoy all 3 of our sites so to simplify the registration/login process I decided to migrate separated account databases to one merged and centralized account database.

Now, this centralized account grants you access to all three websites in our network:

You can see following graphic when you visit sign-in or sign-up pages on these sites. Think of it as your unique network passport/ID:

The obvious benefit is that now you can use your LumberJocks account information (email, password) to login to HomeRefurbers as well as to GardenTenders. No need to create new separate account and keep track of it.

There are around 40 conflicting email-nickname combinations after merging all three account databases. LumberJocks had the highest priority. I’m going to contact all 40 members and offer resolution… still much better than doing this change 3-4 years later ;)

I already have some cool ideas for our central accounts, ex. adding those long overdue birthday and location information (both optional of course). Good thing is that once set, this information will be instantly available on all 3 sites. Also, I’d like to offer OpenID authentication to those who’d like to use it.

So if you were hesitating entering HomeRefurbers or GardenTenders websites because of yet another account creation, it’s time to login, post a project or just say hi there as well.


17 comments so far

View rikkor's profile


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#1 posted 09-28-2008 08:41 PM

I got an e-mail with the login information and figured you had been at it again. Thanks Martin, you really have made this a great experience.

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#2 posted 09-28-2008 08:44 PM

that must have been a big task.
Looking forward to what is in store for us for the future as well! You’re the best

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 09-28-2008 08:45 PM

Thanks for the new feature, Martin.
I hope LJs would become more and more interesting..

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 09-28-2008 09:18 PM

Thanks, Martin!

The less my poor old brain has to remember, the better!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 09-28-2008 09:19 PM

thats a great idea martin. i have been thinking of posting some things on the home refurbers site i just never got around to signing up. now i don’t have to! ;)

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#6 posted 09-28-2008 10:49 PM

Goo idea, Thanks

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#7 posted 09-28-2008 11:06 PM

Great, so one password, but still three locations…

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#8 posted 09-28-2008 11:37 PM

Now if I could just remember my LJ’s password!

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#9 posted 09-29-2008 12:16 AM

I’m with you Christopher… what was my login… hmmm

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 09-29-2008 01:50 AM

is this why I got a “Welcome To Lumber Jocks” message in my e-mail…after being on 550 days, lol…I thought you were just catching up on old e-mails…lol…

Great idea…this will encourage me to head to GardenJOCKS since we do garden…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#11 posted 09-29-2008 02:36 AM

That is one big effort Martin, sounds promising.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Michael Brailsford

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#12 posted 09-29-2008 02:41 AM

You stay busy

-- Michael A. Brailsford

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#13 posted 09-29-2008 03:39 AM

like other people here, I was wondering why I was getting a welcome after being here a while, but now I know. I’m gonna have to get my Ma on the Garden Tenders site. She’ll love it.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#14 posted 09-29-2008 08:32 AM

Great Idea! Thanks, Martin!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#15 posted 09-29-2008 12:58 PM

I too was wondering what kind of scam was going on…. Got a welcome to LJ’s after 310 days. I guess my memory is better than I thought, got signed back in in one try…. LOL !

You never stop Martin… That’s one reason this place just gets better everyday.

Thanks from us all..

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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