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Title: Attention Prospective New Members: Please Read
Post by: DDGator on May 27, 2017, 11:14:15 PM
Unfortunately, a high volume of spam members attacking the forum has required me to change the approval process so it requires manual approval by me.  So far, this has been 100% effective at stopping spammers, with relatively few problems.

The registration instructions request that you send me an email to ensure your quick approval -- which will usually be within 24 hours.

If you don't follow the instructions and instead send me a nasty email weeks later questioning my work ethic or otherwise expressing your dissatisfaction with the process --- don't expect a gracious welcome.  I'll still approve your membership (probably), but we generally operate on a friendly and professional basis here.  This is not an exclusive club, but you aren't my customer, and membership is by invitation and approval.  Common courtesy, and not being a spammer or troll, is all that is really required.

Sorry if that sounds unwelcoming, that is not my intention.  We want to continue to cultivate a great forum of Rohrbaugh fans!  I hope to hear from all of you.
Title: Re: Attention Prospective New Members: Please Read
Post by: offrdmania on May 28, 2017, 04:17:42 PM
Much needed and if someone doesn't understand the security and doesn't like it then they are most likely up to no good.
Title: Re: Attention Prospective New Members: Please Read
Post by: tracker on May 28, 2017, 07:09:12 PM
Go get 'em, Duane---you 'da man and many thanks for neutralizing the troll invasions on this forum.
Title: Re: Attention Prospective New Members: Please Read
Post by: Brenden on May 28, 2017, 11:15:02 PM
Good luck Duane!!!
If they can't take a joke forget em eh!😎
Your doing a great job,thank you!
Title: Re: Attention Prospective New Members: Please Read
Post by: cargaritaville on May 29, 2017, 11:13:01 AM
Duane: I think that this smart move will finally say "Hasta la vista baby" to the spammers!
Title: Re: Attention Prospective New Members: Please Read
Post by: DDGator on May 29, 2017, 03:48:05 PM
So, far: 100% success is stopping spammers.

I have had two bad results in these past couple months.  One guy's email got lost or missed and he had to email a second time and got immediately approved.  My fault.

Second guy didn't follow instructions and weeks later sent a nasty note saying he didn't want to join if it took 2 months to get approved.  I emailed back, approved him, but admittedly gave him a bit of attitude back.  He probably won't be joining us.  Maybe I handled it poorly, but the initial rude email set me off a bit. 

I'll try to do better!   ;)

Title: Re: Attention Prospective New Members: Please Read
Post by: cargaritaville on May 29, 2017, 04:11:08 PM
Duane: You're lucky that you're not Sicilian. We're not known for being very patient. You, on the other hand, have more patience than Job.
Title: Re: Attention Prospective New Members: Please Read
Post by: ECR on May 29, 2017, 09:16:30 PM
Excellent work as usual Duane.

Spammers!? . . . . We don't need no stinkin' Spammers!   LOL
Title: Re: Attention Prospective New Members: Please Read
Post by: johnny on May 30, 2017, 11:01:33 AM
   I can't add anything new here.You guys said it all.
     Great work Duane!
Title: Re: Attention Prospective New Members: Please Read
Post by: ECR on May 30, 2017, 11:03:28 AM
Ha haa . . . . Johnny. . . . "Kudos" are always welcomed here.   ;-)

Eric R.
Title: Attention Prospective New Members: Please Read
Post by: Richard S on May 31, 2017, 06:39:15 AM
Ha haa . . . . Johnny. . . . "Kudos" are always welcomed here.   ;-)

Eric R.

Kudos to both you and Duane, Eric!

Since the death of my beloved wife, Joyce, I haven't been doing much of anything but missing her and working my way through the various stages of grief - and they are not linear. It is good to see the Forum I joined in its earliest days is still doing so well.

Richard


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Title: Re: Attention Prospective New Members: Please Read
Post by: DDGator on May 31, 2017, 10:00:21 AM

Great to hear from you, Richard.  So sorry for what you are going through.  I can't imagine how hard it must be.  We would love to hear from our "elder statesman" more regularly.   ;)
Title: Re: Attention Prospective New Members: Please Read
Post by: pjames32 on June 01, 2017, 11:47:56 AM
Thanks Duane for everything you do.
Thoughts and prayers for you Richard in your loss!
Title: Re: Attention Prospective New Members: Please Read
Post by: Richard S on June 03, 2017, 06:44:09 AM

Great to hear from you, Richard.  So sorry for what you are going through.  I can't imagine how hard it must be.  We would love to hear from our "elder statesman" more regularly.   ;)

Thank you, Duane. I didn't mean to bare my soul, but God knows I do miss her so terribly. It has been 15 months now since she died and it is not getting any easier.


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Title: Re: Attention Prospective New Members: Please Read
Post by: Richard S on June 03, 2017, 06:45:55 AM
Thanks Duane for everything you do.
Thoughts and prayers for you Richard in your loss!

Thank you, Sir. I am most appreciative.


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Title: Re: Attention Prospective New Members: Please Read
Post by: PhilZ on June 03, 2017, 09:57:40 AM
Richard, sorry about your loss.  Time heals all wounds, unfortunately we all just have a limited amount of it.  Being around friends will help.  You might even try bringing a female friend to an activity that you both enjoy, like going to the range.  No one will ever replace Joyce, but if she was as special as you say, she would want you to be happy now.
Title: Re: Attention Prospective New Members: Please Read
Post by: Richard S on June 06, 2017, 01:02:03 PM
Richard, sorry about your loss.  Time heals all wounds, unfortunately we all just have a limited amount of it.  Being around friends will help.  You might even try bringing a female friend to an activity that you both enjoy, like going to the range.  No one will ever replace Joyce, but if she was as special as you say, she would want you to be happy now.

Thank you, Phil. I appreciate your message.


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