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Offline riana

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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2014, 11:59:01 PM »
Thank you Erica!!!  That's so much moderation work for you, but it's very appreciated.
P.S. I would've been totally cool with submitting a "why I would like to join..." questionnaire, as a total newbie to the site! Just sayin'!! ;)

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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2014, 01:50:42 AM »
Hi Erica,
This forum has been such a wonderful resource. 
I deeply appreciate all you do for the Forum.
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« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2014, 02:37:14 PM »
Thank you Erica for keeping us safe from these spammers & anyone else with non-calligraphy related stuff!
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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2015, 10:14:36 PM »
Thank you for the many updates, Erica!  ;D

Happy New Year, everyone! *confetti*  :-*
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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2015, 01:46:02 PM »
Thankyou Erica!  :-*
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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2015, 06:15:42 PM »
You are certainly doing your due diligence (quoting one of my Realtor-husband's fav phrases), Erica, and for that I am very grateful.  The Forum continues to offer a wealth of ideas & discussions for the calligraphy community.   Your list of questions are totally reasonable.  Interested joiners will actually have to "think" about joining & contributing.  I guess I missed yesterday's spammer.
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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2015, 07:49:08 PM »
Thanks everyone!

The spam attack was a few weeks ago. However, every day we get anywhere from 50 - 1,500 attempts to access our site maliciously. UGH! I don't understand why they do that as no one is going to go visit their spam sites and if they trash the forum, there is nowhere to advertise! Just another form of virus, really. But keeps me on my toes!  :)
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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2015, 04:02:17 PM »
Hi Erica,

You seem to be doing a great job of keeping us shielded from all the rubbish that's trying to invade the forum, thank you for that!

Your stance on lurkers has me a little worried though, especially since, with my lurkerish tendencies, I can see myself fitting that description. While most of the time, whatever I want to add to a discussion has already been said much more eloquently by someone else by the time I get around to it, I do like having the option to participate, no matter how rarely I do so. Would you be willing to reconsider that part of the new policies?

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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2015, 01:27:24 AM »
Thanks Erik,
It's completely fine to lurk (observe and take it all in). It's those who haven't logged in for 4 months or more. I would like to keep us "active" members (meaning those who visit, not just those who post regularly).

Hope that helps. Thank you for sharing that concern with me.  :)
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« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2015, 03:20:27 AM »
Thank you, that does help! :)

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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2015, 10:57:38 PM »
Thanks, Erica

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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2015, 04:45:40 AM »
.... a gorgeous hunk of a man's photo was pretty easy on the eyes.... Ha, ha!


How could I miss this?! LOL!

On a more serious note, thank you Erica for your hardwork.  :)
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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2015, 10:12:18 PM »
Erica,

I'm ecstatic to be a part of this forum. However, I am not able to "introduce" myself on that forum. Do I have to receive a request to post on that forum? Any help will be appreciated.

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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2015, 08:39:34 AM »
Hi Lauren,
All of the first couple of posts by new members are moderated. This is to reduce the possibility of a spam attack (which we have had in the past). But after that, they will just go right through and within a few more, the questions before posting are gone, too! :-)

Your intro has already gone through. Welcome to Flourish!
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Re: New Members - New Requirements
« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2015, 11:01:16 AM »
Erica - setting up the Forum was a task in and of itself. Now to implement new measures to protect our "little" community is a whole other level. Thank you for all you do!!
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