Activation

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Post by Wally »

Due to suspicious activity when new members sign up and dont post..

Dont you think we should have like an email verification thing? an activation thing. So that we have to go to our emails and activate our accounts ?
So that we dont get clogged up..
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Post by Dogbreath »

Erm, not to burst your bubble, but we already do have one. You can't post without activating your account via e-mail.
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Post by Wally »

But why do we keep getting new people that dont post?
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Post by Dogbreath »

Because they don't feel like it? :huh: If you're really curious why don't you e-mail a few of them and ask?
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Post by Wally »

fair enough Sure will do :)
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Post by wardrich »

if they don't verify their email address, doesn't their name still get added to the list of users?

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Post by Dogbreath »

Yes, but they are unable to post.
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Post by Wally »

is there some way to change this?
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Post by John The Ax »

How about we just don't care?
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Post by Dogbreath »

And "it makes the forum look more active anyhow." ?
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Post by Wally »

well i suppose as the underdogs forum has the same problem as here but have over 30000 members
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We could appoint a new member in Our "War Console". Instead of A mod or an admin. You could be Member Slayer! :devil:

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Post by Wally »

YAY!
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John The Ax wrote:How about we just don't care?
ditto.
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Kazer0 wrote:
John The Ax wrote:How about we just don't care?
ditto.
Yeah. If they don't care about us, why should we care about them?
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Post by John The Ax »

Seriously, I don't see why we should go through the trouble of having people not added to the member list before they activate. We're about to purge some unused accounts anyhow, and the people who haven't activated yet really aren't worth the effort to remove/keep from the member list.
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Re: Activation

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Wally*Won_Kenobie wrote:Due to suspicious activity when new members sign up and dont post..
May I be the first to say:

wtf
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Post by John The Ax »

Good point. What the hell is suspicious about that? Lurkers are allowed, I'm one on quite a few forums.
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Post by Dogbreath »

I lurked on these forums for nearly 6 months before I started posting in 2001-some people just need time to get used to the community before posting. Nothing wrong in that.
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I signed up right away... Needed help w/ the 11th Hour, figrued "what the hell" and I got hooked since then, actally, JTA, I think you were the one that helped me... w/ the link avvie that did the circly-sword thing. Next up was the Ganon one. Travis_LewisX was the second person to converse with me... I think

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