Update: HOW TO REGISTER AT CLUESFORUM

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Update: HOW TO REGISTER AT CLUESFORUM

Postby simonshack on Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:17 pm

Update: HOW TO REGISTER AT CLUESFORUM

UPDATE: November 20, 2018:

Dear prospective Cluesforum members,

Thank you for your interest in joining our research forum. We have had to implement the following procedure for new registrants in order to restrain the all-too-frequent junk/troll/spammer accounts registering here - a most vexing and time-consuming annoyance. Please understand that we are not interested in having as many people as possible registering here. Our ideal new members are those who feel capable and motivated to contribute in an active, knowledgeable, and articulate manner to this forum's discussions.


STEP 1: Send a brief email to both me (scs@cluesforum.info) and Simon (simonshack@libero.it) requesting to be admitted into the “Newly Registered Users” group. Please be sure to include (in the email) the username you wish to use. You may consider sending a backup option in the event your first choice is taken.

STEP 2:. We will notify you via email (likely within 24 hours) with your login credentials. After that, please sign in and locate the heading (fourth link down from “WE AND THE FORUM”) entitled “Initial Introduction By New Registrants”. From there you will need to access the topic entitled “Introduce Yourself to the Administrators.”


Only Administrators and users in the “Newly Registered Users” group will be able to see this link. Moreover, members in the default group “Newly Registered Users” will only be able to post in the topic above until an Administrator changes the default group.

Once you have read my introductory post carefully, feel free to post your “handshake” introduction. We will review it and either change your default group (so you may post elsewhere), or, more likely, you may expect some kind of follow-up from an Administrator prior to having your default group changed. This should (ideally) be more efficient than our previous method.

Please note, this topic (described above) will only be viewable to the Administrators and the “Newly Registered Users.” This means that once a member gets approved, he will no longer be able to view this thread (just like the other members). So, this will give the Administrators a chance to collectively vet our prospective members (in a semi-private manner) before changing the group setting to Member.


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Our 'HAND-SHAKE' introduction:

New members are kindly requested to introduce themselves with some measure of detail as to who they are & where they come from, such as : their nationality, their professional expertise, and their motivations for joining Cluesforum. Please include some description as to the sort of insights/ outlooks/ contributions that you wish to share with our members and readers. We strongly encourage all members to observe a constructive attitude aimed at offering our readership a sharp, reliable resource for information - while sustaining a high standard of educational and civil discourse.

When accessing the forum for the first time, please copy & paste your hand-shake intro (as your first Cluesforum post) into our dedicated introduction-thread:
This, of course, as a way of announcing your arrival to all our regular members. Welcome to Cluesforum!



Thanks for your kind comprehension with regard to our slightly unorthodox registration requirements. It is, after all, a procedure specifically devised to maintain our discussion board as pleasant, troll-free and productive as possible. Lastly, let this be clear: if you decide to join this forum, please make sure that you have a firm grasp of your topics of interest - and that your contributions to our discussion boards be expressed in articulate and eloquent fashion.

Sincerely,

Simon Shack, SacredCowSlayer - and the Cluesforum administrators
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Re: Step 1: HOW TO REGISTER AT CLUESFORUM

Postby simonshack on Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:57 pm

TO ALL NEWLY-REGISTERED FORUM READERS :

In order to have your Cluesforum account activated, please read our above registration requirements. Thanks ! :)
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Re: Update: HOW TO REGISTER AT CLUESFORUM

Postby SacredCowSlayer on Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:54 pm

Dear Prospective Members,

Do to recent disruptions to our board-wide email system, I have been left with no choice (for now) but to change our Registration process yet again, as may be seen above.

It is actually a combination of an e-mail configurations issue, combined with the relatively recent ability of the bots to (seemingly) outperform humans with regard to CAPTCHA.

So, even though the settings I had chosen would still tend to strain the eyes (of some, including mine), the bots were having no trouble whatsoever.

I will try to remain nimble, and open to better solutions. But until then, I appreciate your patience with the process.

Rest assured though, once the email (requesting “newly registered users” access) is sent to me (scs@cluesforum.info) and Simon (simonshack@libero.it), one of us will reply fairly quickly, and the process should be smooth from there.

Sincerely,
scs

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