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Attention Prospective New Members: Please Read
« 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.
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Re: Attention Prospective New Members: Please Read
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Attention Prospective New Members: Please Read
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Attention Prospective New Members: Please Read
« Reply #3 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!
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Re: Attention Prospective New Members: Please Read
« Reply #4 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!
Having a gun in your hand is much more effective than having the entire police department on the phone!

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Re: Attention Prospective New Members: Please Read
« Reply #5 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!   ;)

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« Reply #6 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.
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2017, 09:16:30 PM »
Excellent work as usual Duane.

Spammers!? . . . . We don't need no stinkin' Spammers!   LOL
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Re: Attention Prospective New Members: Please Read
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2017, 11:01:33 AM »
   I can't add anything new here.You guys said it all.
     Great work Duane!

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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2017, 11:03:28 AM »
Ha haa . . . . Johnny. . . . "Kudos" are always welcomed here.   ;-)

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« Reply #10 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.

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Re: Attention Prospective New Members: Please Read
« Reply #11 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.   ;)
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Re: Attention Prospective New Members: Please Read
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2017, 11:47:56 AM »
Thanks Duane for everything you do.
Thoughts and prayers for you Richard in your loss!

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« Reply #13 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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« Reply #14 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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