Ok, Due to all the Spam that has been happening on the board latley (well, not so much latley, but a couple weeks ago), We have had to make some Changes around here.
The new System im place Will ONLY affect NEW user accounts.
So anyone Reading this that is NOT a Newbie This does Not Affect you, But Please read on so you know whats going on here as well.
All New users are set to Email Verification (which means you have to check your Email, and click a verification link to start useing the site.) Same as Most other sites, and The same as this site has been for the whole time its been run (with the exception of the past 2 weeks)
* the Past 2 weeks has been set to have the Admin approve the new accounts
When you signup and approve your account, we Encourage you to Make a post.. a Post anywhere.. Introduce yourself, get into the topics, and participate. This is how you get Verified
All new acounts are "Un-Verified Newbies" and None of your Posts are visable to anyone on the site (except the moderation team)
Once we verify that your account is a real person, and not a BOT posting links, and porn and such, we will validate your first post.. once that is done, you can now use the site freely without restrictions (well, the only restrictions are you cant do what paid memebrs can do)
Its that simple.. Once you make 1 valid post, we know your not a bot..
If a Bot does happen to get through, well. we have a good moderation team that will get the future posts off the board asap.
The ONLY downfall to this system that i can see rigth now, is if you only make 1 post, lets say its a reply to a post, and that topic gets deleted, your post count will revert back to 0 and the whole process begins again.... although, i dont see that happening too often, as we try not to delete posts around here, rather lock them up, or move them.
If anyone has any Problems, Questions, or Coments please, dont hesitate to ask.