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New Members - New Requirements
« on: December 15, 2014, 04:59:38 AM »
Hi Friends,
In order to keep our forum safe and sound, I have implemented some new security measures.

1. All new member registrations will be approved by me.
2. All new members will be requested to post a brief hello or intro.
3. All lurkers/members who have not visited the forum in the past 120 days will be deleted.
4. The first few posts will be moderated for approval to prove you are not a spammer.
5. The confirmation questions will remain in place until a set number of posts have been made.

Unfortunately, this will lose us some members but I would rather we are a tight, safe bunch than subjected to spam attacks.

Hopefully, this will help keep the meanies out. As always, suggestions, comments are welcome.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2015, 12:46:08 AM by Erica McPhee »
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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2014, 05:22:22 AM »
Thank you, Erica!  Those are very fair guidelines & will keep us safer!  Although, I must admit that yesterday's spam that had a gorgeous hunk of a man's photo was pretty easy on the eyes.... Ha, ha!

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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2014, 05:35:19 AM »
Thanks alot erica for making this place safe and sound for struggling calligraphers as me.
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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2014, 05:44:17 AM »
Thanks, Erica - were you not tempted to say "prospective members should apply in writing to ..."?  ;-)

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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2014, 06:04:52 AM »
It's easy to say this is a great idea Erica,

But this means such a lot of additional work for you.

For that, you have my deepest thanks.

It's such a great effort you are taking to keep this forum up and going.  Wonderful members and a truly wonderful Administrator.

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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2014, 06:49:59 AM »
Where was the glorious hunk of a man??! I missed it. If this is the sort of thing I'd get to see, then I would be happy to volunteer my services as a security guard  ;)

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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2014, 09:19:53 AM »
Great idea, Erica.  Your diligence on the behalf of the forum is wonderful!

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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2014, 09:53:58 AM »
Thank you, Erica. It is a real pleasure to be a member of a forum that is so carefully moderated. I enjoyed the chance to practice my Russian yesterday (one of the spam posts began with a Russian summary of Harry Potter), but that's not really why I'm here!
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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2014, 10:54:57 AM »
LOL! I'm actually thinking of this in terms of "tell me why you want to join..."

 
Thanks, Erica - were you not tempted to say "prospective members should apply in writing to ..."?  ;-)
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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2014, 10:57:03 AM »
Really?! I love Harry Potter!  ;D LOL!

Thank you, Erica. It is a real pleasure to be a member of a forum that is so carefully moderated. I enjoyed the chance to practice my Russian yesterday (one of the spam posts began with a Russian summary of Harry Potter), but that's not really why I'm here!
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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2014, 11:20:33 AM »
Thank you, Erica!  :)

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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2014, 03:02:14 PM »
thanks erica!!!

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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2014, 03:14:36 PM »
Also thanks, Erica!! I can imagine it's even more work now
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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2014, 05:18:09 PM »
Yes, Erica.  Prasad's got it right that it's additional work for you and I'm also grateful
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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2014, 08:56:16 PM »
yay!  thank you for this erica :)
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