12 August 2008

Email: Hotmail OK, Yahoo! not...

Hello,

a quick update on our issues with email confirmations.

We have solved the issues we had we Hotmail. Registration with Hotmail accounts are now available again.

On the other hand we have received complaints around Yahoo! accounts. We have contacted Yahoo! and we are waiting for their feedback on how to solve the issue.

In the meantime we are going to block registrations with Yahoo! accounts to avoid frustration for those who try and register.

Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience, but we are very much dependent on the receiving party for this kind of issues.

The ManualsMania Team

31 July 2008

Full Preview of more than 200,000 manuals

Hello all,

we have just launched the Full Preview feature of more than 200,000 manuals via iPaper.

For technical reason not all manuals can be previewed in iPaper, but our aim is to publish as many as possible.

We really hope you will appreciate our effort, it has taken more than a month to perform all the conversion and a lot of work went into it from our team.

Enjoy the preview!!!

The ManualsMania Team

04 June 2008

Some Technical News

Hello all,

we have a couple of technical things to communicate today:

1- We are sorry, but we are being forced to introduce a mandatory registration due to some abuses in the use of our service in the past period. We will bring this live in the coming days. Anway, be reassured, we will not be using your emails for spamming activities, we hate spam as much as you do, so don't worry...

2- We also have to inform you that Hotmail email addresses won't be accepted for the registration anymore. This is also something that goes beyond our intention and it's due to Hotmail's Spamming Filters. Apparently Hotmail filters are so powerful that they even stop legitimate emails, without bouncing them! Basically we send an email that never arrives and we never get an error message.

We spent a couple of weeks exchanging email with Hotmail support, but nothing happened despite our support in solving the situation, therefore we are pulling the plug for Hotmail and the likes... We apologise for the inconvenience, but this is really an issue for the guys at Hotmail and we can't help anymore.

We are not the only ones with this issue, if you want to read more you can check this interesting post: http://www.iis-aid.com/articles/iis_aid_news/are_hotmail_cutting_their_own_throat

We will be announcing new developments in the coming period, in the meantime keep using Manualsmania and spread the word!

The Manualsmania Team

08 May 2008

HAPPY UPLOADING!

Hello all,

as promised in our last post we have released the new version of Manualsmania.

We have worked very hard to bring the website to the next phase, i.e. interaction with you. We have done our best to eliminate all the bugs, but if you notice anything strange, don't hesitate to let us know.

So, to cut a long story short, from today you can join and help us build the largest collection of user manuals of the web!

How does it work? It's exteremely simple

  1. Signup
  2. Upload manuals that are not in the catalog yet
  3. Edit the information about the manuals (brand, model, languages, etc)
  4. We will review and approve/reject the manual and include it in the catalog
NB You can upload as many manuals as you want there's NO LIMIT! More info are available here

We will have more posts in the coming days, for the time being HAPPY UPLOADING! :-)

The Manualsmania Team


03 April 2008

Some News + Beta Testers Wanted

Hello all,

we have been silent for some time, but for good reasons...

We are currently very busy preparing new functionalities that will bring the website to the next phase, i.e. interaction with you.

We are planning the launch of these new functionalities somewhere in June, but we are looking for some volunteers who would like to become beta testers for our new platform.

So, to cut a long story short, if you:

1- care about user manuals, guides, instruction, etc
2- want to improve access to support information
3- you are not afraid of software bugs
4- you have a positive attitude and think communities can improve this world

then get in touch with us and let us know...

The Manualsmania Team

06 February 2008

Resubmit your requests...

Hello all,

if you tried to reach us through our contact form in the past couple of days, please resubmit your emails. Due to a silly mistake the functionality was broken, so we haven't received your emails...

apologies for the incovenience

The Manualsmania Team

04 February 2008

Officially Live

Hello all,

this is our first public appearance after launching Manualsmania.com on December 1st 2007.

We are currently working on some cool developments for Manualsmania and we hope you will like them. Don't worry, we'll keep you posted.

In the meantime, you can always contact us via our email form or via the forums

Feedback is more than welcome, do not hesitate to let us know

The Manualsmania Team