Forums Web Site News Registered Members Only?

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    Techno Viking
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    I think it might be time to block anyone but fully registered members from posting but not browsing. What do you think? The main benefit would be less spam but it might become harder for people to take part if the can’t receive our registration emails for whatever reason…

    #1199126
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    Angel
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    Dr Bunsen;326371 wrote:
    harder for people to take part if the can’t receive our registration emails for whatever reason…

    Maybe make another mod or 2 capable to “register” members in the ACP..

    And I don’t mean me, but someone who might have the time.

    #1199123
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    process
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    sounds like a good idea to me.

    #1199120
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    General Lighting
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    its a good idea but I would agree with what Angel said. At least two real life friends of mine have had problems confirming their email, and it would be a real shame if they couldn’t use this site because of it…

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    GiantMidget
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    Angel;326373 wrote:
    Maybe make another mod or 2 capable to “register” members in the ACP..

    And I don’t mean me, but someone who might have the time.

    I’ll do it, I don’t have a life during the week cos of work so i offer my services seeing as i’m on here all the time. :laugh_at:

    #1199127
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    Angel
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    Dr Bunsen;326371 wrote:
    for whatever reason…

    Don’t know if it’s the same problem I have but it seems like people registering with a hotmail account have most of the problems..

    I don’t get mails from Partyvibe on my hotmail account even if it’s set on the allowed list.

    Hotmail sucks :annoyed:

    #1199130
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    MisterDuck
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    only if we have a foolproof system of activating e-mails

    which would need enabling others to do it, either existing mods of volunteers?

    #1199124
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    process
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    i dont mind doing it, whether id be able to do it on my work comp is another matter tho..

    #1199159
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    Clusterfrog
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    fyi ive been trying to IM you djprocess, but it keeps hanging.. you got any messages from me in the last couple of days?

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    p0ly
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    im not sure =/

    #1199128
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    Angel
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    You already have to be a fully registered member to download music, and most of them can work it out without bigger problems.

    It will make the list of spammers a lot smaller, because they can’t be arsed to go to the procedures of finishing the registration.

    We get a lot of spam, it just get deleted before most members realise it’s there, but it’s a pain in the *rse and I think both Mods and Admin could use their time on something better.

    So I still say make 1 or 2 mods able to do it, I know it can be a risk letting people into your ACP (admin control panel) but it can be done so they only can use that function.
    But… I would think twice about letting people into my ACP too, so it’s really not an easy descision for Admin.

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    DaftFader
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    i say yes but mby you could put some kinda warning on the registration page that explains the emails may go to the spam folder .. allso you could have just one section they can post in … say an “unregisterd help” forum section .. or something like the introductions section incase any issues arise?

    #1199122
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    leveret
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    i don’t see a lot of spam making it through but if you are spending a lot of time fighting it, registration is probably the easiest way to cut down.

    if you want any help in getting emails through to odd networks, i’d be glad to help on the mail setup side. been doing email setups for a few years now – http://w2.eff.org/Net_culture/Net_info/Misc/mail_methods

    #1199125
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    process
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    there is shit loads of spam. gets trashed quite quick tho..

    #1199121
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    elretardo87
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    Maybe the introductions forum could be available to all so anyone having trouble getting the confirmation email can post in there and tell us.

    #1199131
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    MisterDuck
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    djprocess;326971 wrote:
    there is shit loads of spam. gets trashed quite quick tho..

    exactly. lots of spam but i dont think it really enroaches onto the forum, its zappered immediately and on the rare occasion its not, nobody takes any notice

    yes zappered is a word copyright dr. bunsen’s incorporated

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    pixiegirl
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    elretardo87;327934 wrote:
    Maybe the introductions forum could be available to all so anyone having trouble getting the confirmation email can post in there and tell us.

    good suggestion

    #1199142
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    DaftFader
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    elretardo87;327934 wrote:
    Maybe the introductions forum could be available to all so anyone having trouble getting the confirmation email can post in there and tell us.
    pixiegirl;327972 wrote:
    good suggestion

    Oi that was my idea .. bloody idea stealer elretardo :cry::love:

    DaftFader;326630 wrote:
    you could have just one section they can post in … say an “unregisterd help” forum section .. or something like the introductions section incase any issues arise?

    compleatly ignored .. how rude! :laugh_at::crazy_dru

    #1199146
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    p0ly
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    i thought elretardos idea was better =)

    #1199116
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    Techno Viking
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    I put some changes in place before the weekend which I won’t go into and seem to be making a difference. So let’s see how things go over the next couple of weeks. Everyone’s feedback is appreciated though, thanks all!

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    GiantMidget
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    I like that little thread prompt in the bottom right corner Doc! Nice work my friend! 😉

    #1199152
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    pixiegirl
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    DJCliffy;329015 wrote:
    I like that little thread prompt in the bottom right corner Doc! Nice work my friend! 😉

    The what now in the who where? :crazy:

    #1199136
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    GiantMidget
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    pixiegirl;329085 wrote:
    The what now in the who where? :crazy:

    Do you use the grey -Partyvibe- setting? I’ve had little pop ups come up when someone has posted in a hot topic.

    #1199153
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    pixiegirl
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    DJCliffy;329087 wrote:
    Do you use the grey -Partyvibe- setting? I’ve had little pop ups come up when someone has posted in a hot topic.

    I use Boom.

    I haven’t thought to try the others.

    I’m curious now…

    #1199154
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    pixiegirl
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    Ooo eek! that looks odd…

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