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#1 Postby Nik - KOTM » Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:41 am

***Edited again slightly to take into account the changes I have made***

I didn't want to do this, but, due to the increasing numbers of spammers hitting this site, I have taken it upon myself, and Sowerby Streaker for the time being to "vet" all new membership applications. So apologies to all new members who will have to wait a few hours to join.

Anybody wishing to join it would help the administration if you put in your location and your interests as we would like members who are genuinely interested in Dartmoor and/or letterboxing, and preferably wanting to contribute to the discussions if only to say hello :)

Also if you are going to present a name as a random mixed set of numbers and letters it won't be favourable in your cause to be a member.

Although it is going to be draconian and a PITA for us, until further notice EVERYONE who joins will have to be cleared through us, if you have friends out there in tinternetland who want to join, ask them to be patient. We will access all applications as required. Anyone requesting a website link will be looked into and if deemed to be "selling" inappropriate rubbish will be deleted.

I know this sounds a little heavy handed and dictatorial but the increasing amount of spam that is hitting our site needs to be nipped in the bud now.
We have a good site here and I, for one, want to keep it that way.
To date the moderators have done a fantastic job in being vigilant and keeping the spam away, but they can only do so much.

There are a few of these accounts on the memberlist that are still "active", and for the time being will be either pruned out or left until they start spamming.

These changes should not affect current members... if they do please contact me on bc_nik@hotmail.com
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#2 Postby Dartymoor » Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:02 am

Good call.

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#3 Postby Freemans of the Moor » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:26 am

Thank you.

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#4 Postby Nik - KOTM » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:25 am

All questions can either be thrown at me or Sowerby Streaker, as we now both have admin status, I had to do this otherwise things could have gone badly wrong if something happened to me.

I am hoping the spam thing has now been resolved
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#5 Postby Gemma » Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:55 pm

Very Good call, but from my experience of Forum admin, it will not have much effect on the amount of spam we get. Hope I have got that wrong though. Good Luck.
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#6 Postby whoisthechallenger » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:55 am

I don't think its heavy handed at all. Its just responsible action, and for the good of the whole forum.
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#7 Postby Nik - KOTM » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:29 pm

Have we had any spam recently? So far so good
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#8 Postby The Sly Fox » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:44 pm

Nik - KOTM wrote:Have we had any spam recently? So far so good


Quite.
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#9 Postby Nik - KOTM » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:54 pm

A little ... but those were already in the system and are being weeded out slowly
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#10 Postby teignmouth trampers » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:23 am

I agree ,makes total sense apologies are not required. Good Luck,I to ran a forum at one time and I know how difficult it is.
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#11 Postby Nik - KOTM » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:37 am

At the moment I am deleting about 5 new application accounts a day, which is on the increase from 2 or 3.
However, if any new person feels they have been unfairly dismissed from the application process to contact me on my email address (which has recently been cleaned up) and I will look into it.

But as I said, the more info that can be given on the application the better chance you will have of getting past the filtration process
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Will be starting Monday :)

#12 Postby Tanyasuzanne » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:11 pm

Been up sharp tor and found a few but going to properly start on Monday, I have been reading a few posts and seen one saying pork hill was the place to start so goin to start there, don't have a stamp of my own yet but that can be worked on, wish me luck :)

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#13 Postby UniS » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:05 pm

all the best for your first outing. Happy hunting and re-hiding.
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#14 Postby Nik - KOTM » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:27 am

Welcome to the site Tanyasuzanne, I hope you can get some benefit from here, and we all hope you can give us something none of us know.
Have a read through some of the post and make yourself at home... we are glad to have you aboard.
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Thank you

#15 Postby Tanyasuzanne » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:47 am

Thank you very much, I don't know if ill have much to share as I'm new to this but you never know! Lol.. Haven't got to pew tor yet, whent to the staples tor on last outing, hoping to go there tomorrow :)


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