trip logs / gnuovla


Trip Log 2017-04-03 h12

Over the past few months, I have attempted to obtain a GitLab account so as to be able to push some projects there and make use of the nice GitLab facilities.  So far, every attempt has failed with a "422" error.  In this trip log, I document my latest attempt, just a few minutes ago.  Hopefully, the helpful folks from GitLab who see this (and its impetus) will be able (if asked nicely) to figure out what's going on... 

Here are the raw notes (all times CEST, UTC+2 at the moment):

*** 2017-04-03 12:01:34
    start browser

*** 2017-04-03 12:02:03
    enable network access

*** 2017-04-03 12:02:49
    nav to https://www.gitlab.com/
    nav now https://about.gitlab.com/
    see "normal" page ("The platform for modern developers", etc)

*** 2017-04-03 12:05:28
    click on "Sign up" link (upper right corner)
    nav now https://gitlab.com/users/sign_in
    see blurbs on LHS, "tabbed" box w/ two "tabs" (Sign in, Register) on RHS
    see "Sign in" selected

*** 2017-04-03 12:08:20
    click on "Register" tab
    nav now https://gitlab.com/users/sign_in#register-pane
    see no change in RHS ("Sign in" still selected)

*** 2017-04-03 12:09:49
    click-hold on NoScript icon
    move mouse to "Permitti gitlab.com temporaneamente"
    release mouse
    see no change

*** 2017-04-03 12:11:32
    refresh page
    see no change

*** 2017-04-03 12:12:11
    click on "Register" tab
    see "Register" tab selected, RHS form change to 5-element input form

*** 2017-04-03 12:13:23
    click in "Name" text-input field
    see cursor appear in text-input field
    see field border color change from light gray to blue
    type my name (given and surname)
    see it entered as typed

*** 2017-04-03 12:15:12
    type TAB
    see cursor move to "Username" text-input field
    see field border color change from light gray to blue
    type in requested user name "restio-al-restio"
    see it entered as typed

*** 2017-04-03 12:17:04
    type TAB
    see cursor move to "Email" text-input field
    see field border color change from light gray to blue
    type in email address "ttn+gitab@gnuvola.org"
    see it entered as typed

*** 2017-04-03 12:18:21
    type TAB
    see cursor move to "Email confirmation" text-input field
    see field border color change from light gray to blue
    type in email address "ttn+gitab@gnuvola.org"
    see it entered as typed

*** 2017-04-03 12:23:16
    type TAB
    see cursor move to "Password" text-input field
    see field border color change from light gray to blue
    type in password
    see big dot appear for each character typed

*** 2017-04-03 12:24:25
    click on blue "Register" button below
    nav now https://gitlab.com/users
    see "422"
    see "The change you requested was rejected."
    see "Make sure you have access to the thing you tried to change."
    see "Please contact your GitLab administrator if you think this is a mistake."
    see "Go back" button

*** 2017-04-03 12:26:37
    click on "Go back" button
    nav now https://gitlab.com/users/sign_in#register-pane
    see blurbs on LHS, "tabbed" box w/ two "tabs" (Sign in, Register) on RHS
    see "Sign in" selected

*** 2017-04-03 12:29:05
    quit browser

In previous attempts, after failing as above, I would go back and change the requested username (no hyphens), or email address (no "+gitlab" routing), or password (avoiding "weird" characters).  Same result each time: 422.  I also tried all of the above crossed with instructing NoScript to also permit "google.com" (temporarily).  Still, no joy. 

Those previous attempts were not recorded in detail, unfortunately. 


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