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Questions and answers
regarding messageboard registration.
A word about
registration and e-mail addresses
thing required for registration is a
valid, working e-mail address. The forums
will use this address to send you a
validation link to visit. Without that
link it is impossible to log in and use
your new account.
register to browse the forums. All but the
Moderator's Holdover is visible and
readable by guests. If you choose to
register, that's great! Meet the gang. :)
If not, just poke around, no harm done..
been trouble in the past with fsnet.co.uk
with freeserve.co.uk due to their
implementation of spam protection. AOL has
presented challenges as well with their
spam blockers being determined by false
spam reports their users have sent in.
From time to time the hosting company
hosting the site has been blocked due to
false reports, and when that happens,
nothing gets through from here.
Yahoo mail, Hotmail, Outlook, or
other services that offer free
"easily disposable" email
accounts are not allowed! Far
too many spammers are using them
to spam the board.
"So what email
addresses can I use?"
suggestion here is use the email address
your ISP gave you, an account from your
own domain (firstname.lastname@example.org),
business email address, or a Windows
Live account as Microsoft has very
strict ant-spam policies in place.
Be sure to
mark mail from the forums as "Not Spam"
so you won't have to dig through the
bulk/junk folder for your forum notices
(set in your preferences and when you
post to topics.
We will NEVER send you
unsolicited or unnecessary
will NEVER give your email
address away. EVER. We hate spam
as much as anyone else and feel
spammers are the scum of the earth.
You receive only notifications
to posts you are following, and
this can be changed in your profile
seem a bit hypocritical that we use
Gmail, but Gmail's spam filtering
allows us to put our effort into
helping rather than sorting through
hundreds of spam emails a day. Unlike
spammers, our use of Gmail is for
valid reasons. It's aggravating we
cannot allow our users the same but
thanks to these scum bags we are
use the validation link you are sent via
email and post within one hour of
registration. It sounds odd but all
forums suffer spambot registrations and
we regularly clean out the unvalidated
or zero (0) post accounts several times
a day. This also eliminates "sleeper"
spam accounts that are validated by a
human spammer but left for a period of
time before spamming the forums in order
to slip past our watchful eye. Not
happening. We have a zero tolerance for
spam, and we feel there is absolutely no
reason our members in good standing
should have to suffer weeding through
spam posts to find legitimate posts.
this Registering Thing?"
anyone visiting the board is able to browse
the board, only registered users are allowed
post messages or create topics. For the most
part this was done to help prevent abuse of
the board. Also, when you log in, the
board knows the last time you were logged on
and indicates areas that have new messages
do this, so be sure to have cookies turned
on, and if you use a WWW firewall or filter
such as AdSubtract, be sure to allow cookies
from here. As a registered user you can opt
to have the board e-mail you when someone
responds to a topic (thread) you've created
or participated in. Privacy or security
minded? We'll cover that in a minute.
should I register?"
don't have to register if you're just
interested in browsing and reading posts.
Nothing is hidded from guests other than the
areas meant for Moderators and Admins.
Registering not only allows visitors to post
messages, it also protects your identity
once you register. If anyone visiting could
post messages, what's to keep some joker
from posting a rude, vulgar, defamatory, or
otherwise offensive message and then fading
untraceably into cyberspace? You can always
browse the messages as Guest, but you cannot
post messages until you register. Once you
register, you can create new topics and
reply to messages. Once you have registered,
NO ONE can post using your login or handle
but YOU! No forums are restricted to
registered users. You need only register if
you intent to post anything. Simple, eh?
registered and you have my info. Are you
going to sell it?
Simply put, NO WAY!
cannot stand SPAM, and we have no respect
for spyware or sites that glean
information for monetary gain! The
information you provide when you register
stays here. The profile you create stays
here. Only the Admin and you have the
power to change anything in it. We do not
require anything other than a valid e-mail
address, and the rest is entirely
optional. Leave the rest blank if you
prefer. The e-mail address you provide
remains a part of your profile only. We do
not compile data, nor do we release it to
ONLY time we would begrudgingly release
any information is if it were DEMANDED
under penalty of incarceration by a valid
government investigative body and ONLY
when served with a validated document such
as a subpoena or warrant. Although the
events of September 11th, 2001 have placed
even more pressure on the already strained
definition of "privacy", we don't
particularly care for the idea others may
be monitoring our personal communications.
Personal Privacy is irrevocable right. We
take our privacy very seriously, and we
treat yours with the same respect!
you are having problems registering or
there are issues with your account contact
Admin and we'll do our best to help.
visit here, and by all means,
You can only
stand to benefit from it!