Registered: Jan 15, 2008
| Posted Jan 31, 2010 at 06:20 PM||Reply with quote #1 |
|In order to address the trolling and spamming we have been subjected to on the board, we have decided to trial implementing user groups to try and combat the problem.|
As existing members you may have noticed that you now have "Registered User" under your usernames in the forum. This doesn't affect your posting ability and you may carry on as you have been.
New registrations however, will be subject to the new system. All new registrants will have to have their accounts approved before they can post.
Once they have been approved they will be moved to the "Newbie" user group. As a newbie, their posts will (currently) have to be approved so please bear with us if it takes time for new members posts to appear.
We will not be censoring new members posts. We will however be checking that their posts do not contravene the forum rules. Once we are satisfied that they are here to participate and not merely to cause friction in an otherwise harmonious board, they will be 'upgraded' to "Registered Users" and able to post normally.
NB: Please note, that this system will also apply to previous members who have deleted their accounts and re-registered merely for the sake of consistency.
Our apologies if it seems we are turning this board into a police state but we believe that, long-term, it has the potential to make the forum more pleasant for all members so please be patient. It may be proven an unworkable solution, in which case we will rethink the strategy.
Thank you for your co-operation.
*Shell's Big Sis*
"Sambora's face is a mask of joyous disbelief, as if previously unaware of his ability to play the instrument at all.
Reaching the last fistful of notes, he does a fair impression of a man who is actually ejaculating into his jet black flares."
"I think our fans get to exorcise their pains through the music we write. There is comfort in knowing they're not alone.
They're feeling the gravity of the lyrics and it's accessible in their lives.
When you go through something and someone else is feeling the same way you are, that's magic." - RS
June 2006 - Manchester, Hull; June 2008 - Manchester, Coventry; April 2010 - AAC; May 2010 - Mecca; June 2010 - O2; June 2011 - Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin