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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:40 am 
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I'm sorry Plook, but the shit has changed. I tried joining up as a newbie a short while ago and it has become ridiculous. I eventually got in, but you have to be able to put up with hitting submit on your posts but then not actually seeing them appear in the thread and waiting several days for them to be vetted by somebody. There are no clear instructions to indicate that there are two sub forums that you can post in immediately. Some newbies find them by trial and error, others give up.

Seriously, let's not beat around the bush, the join up process here is a fucking joke. I've joined other forums with very strict rules and their join up procedures have generally been very transparent. It's not rocket science.

Yes, it's become much harder to join this forum. Judging by the time on the mails he sent me, the moderator spent about four minutes on Saturday approving a few of my posts. There are still a number of posts that he hasn't looked at since I joined up on Thursday. And when I wanted to edit one for typos, that post suddenly disappeared again. This didn't happen three years ago. Future members of this forum will have to be very patient people... Luckily, patience is (sometimes) one of my virtues... The good thing is that this procedure probably prevents some spammers, although we have seen some from time to time. How they manage to come through is beyond me.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:37 pm 
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The fact is that it has made it harder for new people while not making it harder for spammers.

The moderators only check posts for the main forums. Posts to "Activation", "Zappa Forum Announcements" and "Frequently Asked Questions" go straight through. Which is important, because it's the only way new members can ask questions while they wait for full enrolment. Even if they only allowed posts in the "Activation" thread, the nastier spammers can just flood that. The point is that they all show up in the "View new posts" list.

Their current system is crap, there are no two ways about it. They need to get some advice from other forums who have found successful ways of dealing with this. It's not rocket science.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:58 am 
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A short summary --

I joined last Thursday, and have made some posts in the FAQ subforum that come up immediately. The moderator has approved four posts/topics elsewhere. One post/topic disappeared when I edited it to correct typos. 3 or 4 posts from last week are still in limbo - about Yoko Ono, Trout Mask Replica and Waters/Gilmour. It'll be interesting to see if they suddenly appear when I reach the 10 post limit, but I doubt it. The moderator will probably have to approve them manually. So far I have seen him at work for 4 minutes last Saturday. As I said - future members will have to be very patient people, indeed. It'll be interesting to see how that influences the climate of the forum.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:17 pm 
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One week and many unpublished posts since I joined, my guess is that THEY DON'T REALLY WANT NEW MEMBERS on this forum.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:10 pm 
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At least you are now over 11, you're now a worthy member. Congratulations!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:10 pm 
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BBP wrote:
At least you are now over 11, you're now a worthy member. Congratulations!

It's not that easy, actually - on the other subforums I still get the message that the moderator has to approve. And he hasn't approved any of my posts since Saturday... Hence this stupid chronicle of the membership process. Thanks anyway, BBP!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:11 am 
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Galoot update: I'm in! It seems that I can post immediately in the other subforums now :mrgreen:

Meanwhile I have only one last question about the stuff I submitted while in limbo --

ok whats happened to my posts

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:29 pm 
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It's fixed now - thanks, admin 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:47 pm 
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I'm in!
So why are you reinventing yourself in the first place?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:20 pm 
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DC Boogie wrote:
I'm in!
So why are you reinventing yourself in the first place?

Dark Clothes used to fit me, but the name's just an invention. When the persona seems too fixed, I feel the need to move on. I as a person outside the forum am not reinventing myself, but wanted to create a persona more in tune with how I feel. A less serious, more flippant commentator perhaps. In addition to that, the old DC had to break an understood alliance with a certain poster, and this was the final impetus to change. But I keep the old moniker at zappateers, and feel comfortable with the difference.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:54 pm 
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Well, this is fun. I'll try to be patient. I'd like to post once in a while, but I usually only want to post if I have something relevant to add so it could take a while to get to 10. In the meantime my posts could very well be irrelevant by the time they're approved...


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:11 pm 
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Well, this is fun. I'll try to be patient. I'd like to post once in a while, but I usually only want to post if I have something relevant to add so it could take a while to get to 10. In the meantime my posts could very well be irrelevant by the time they're approved...



Feel fre topost for the sake of posting a lot of folks here like the sound of their own voice... :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:28 pm 
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matt wrote:
In the meantime my posts could very well be irrelevant by the time they're approved...


Ha! My last post waiting to be approved about the iTunes Baby Snakes soundtrack being official release #95 has already been made irrelevant in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=24687&start=25


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 6:38 pm 
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Hope this isn't a problem, but I'm just trying to get to 10 posts.


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 6:39 pm 
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Before I have 10, the posts have to be approved by a moderator...


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 6:40 pm 
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which means when I try to make a real post...


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it gets stuck in limbo...


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and may very well be irrelevant before it finally shows up...


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10. Thanks.


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Just don't try and sell me a kitchen :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 12:23 am 
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matt wrote:
10. Thanks.


Even after 10 posts you can't post anything anywhere (except here) untill they upgrade your account... no idea how long that will take, been waiting for a while as well =/

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:14 am 
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I am going through the posting, hoping, waiting, and wondering bangpow as we speak.
10 posts and I'll be "in" huh? Fair enough. I just hope the 1 post I keep trying to submit
doesn't show up out of the blue 4 or 5 times in a row.

I want the key to the city, but I do not want to trip over my own feet en route to the locks.


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