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Dragon Con Related (More or Less) => 2009 and earlier => Archive => General Discussion => General Discussion (Archive) => Topic started by: Trathor on June 13, 2011, 11:44:10 AM

Title: How to become a member of this forum.
Post by: Trathor on June 13, 2011, 11:44:10 AM
EDIT (8/13/11): 

I am trying something where people have to answer a crazy simple question in order to register and for their first post on the forum.  If no problems with it, I will remove also having to have admin approval to activate (sending me an email). 

Please email or pm any feedback you have. 

 - Trathor -



EDIT (8/1/11):
We had to put it back the old way, the bots were too much today. 
Basheesh helped me with some automation that should make joining easier for real people.  Please attempt to join (you will have to verify with a legitimate email address and answer a crazy easy question. 

If you have any issues, please email me (per original thread) and I'll get it fixed. 

ISSUES WOULD INCLUDE: not getting an email immediately asking for confirmation.  If it takes more than 3-4 min (and the email is not in your junk/ spam folder), please email me and I will resolve it. 

 - Trathor -


All,

So there are a ton of spam-bots trying to make accounts on the forum right now, so they can post all sorts of posts to trick you into all the things spam bots try to get you go do. 

In an effort to keep them out, but allow "real people" in as easily as I can, I need people who want an account on the forum to do the following:

(1)  Register for an account in the upper left portion of the screen. 

(2)  Email Trathor at my Gmail account.  It's under "dragonconforumadmin" and then of course the @ sign and gmail.com

(2a) Let me know anything briefly that tells me you are a real person who is interested in joining the forum because of your interest in Dragon*Con.  If you like to write a lot, that's fine, I like to talk about Dragon*Con too, but if it's short and sweet, that is fine too. 

(2b) It would help if you let me know your member-name you made when you registered, since there are now hundreds of accounts I have to look through as I week out spammers from real people. 

(3) Wait for me to reply.  I try to do it ASAP, but sometimes I am out of town or something.  If you don't hear from me within a day, please ping me again. 

Thanks for understanding! 

 - Trathor -