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Thread: How long do we have to wait for the site monitors to validat or activate our profile

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    How long do we have to wait for the site monitors to validat or activate our profile

    I tried going to my profile page but a message popped up saying:

    you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:
    1. If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.

    I then went to the FAQ's and tried searching for "awaiting activation" but a message popped up saying:

    Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms.

    I understand that websites are trying to cut back on spammers and/or are having new members go through a test phase in order to confirm they are genuinely here for what this site was created for thus seeing if new members are here to just cause trouble or whatever, but I have a big problem with my tractor and I can only post 1 reply at a time because of how long it takes the site's monitor(s) to then approve my reply and allow it to show up in my post thus the other member on here who is helping me can only get 1 reply (or 2 if I'm lucky) from me per day.

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    Re: How long do we have to wait for the site monitors to validat or activate our prof

    Hi, Sorry but you have hit the nail on the head as like everywhere spammers are one of the biggest wastes of time which is a shame for those like yourself. There is a preset number of posts required before newbies can post automatically and also before their Personal Messages become active, again all to try and stop someone joining up and after a couple of innocent posts then running riot.

    Also there may be a the added aggro of the time difference between here and the mid-west.

    Hope you understand

    rgds


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    Re: How long do we have to wait for the site monitors to validat or activate our prof

    Quote Originally Posted by Footsfitter View Post
    Hi, Sorry but you have hit the nail on the head as like everywhere spammers are one of the biggest wastes of time which is a shame for those like yourself. There is a preset number of posts required before newbies can post automatically and also before their Personal Messages become active, again all to try and stop someone joining up and after a couple of innocent posts then running riot.

    Also there may be a the added aggro of the time difference between here and the mid-west.

    Hope you understand

    rgds


    footsfitter
    As one of the moderators of another forum that doesn't have these restrictions, I am removing "spam" posts (mostly porn or Viagra sites) several times a day - I removed 4 just before coming here.

    cheer-up, the preset number isn't very high

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    Re: How long do we have to wait for the site monitors to validat or activate our prof

    When I was admin & moderator on a tractor club site I developed a procedure that significantly reduced spam registrations. Of course you start with the Captcha software that weeds out the elementary rubbish but then I found that if you asked a couple of questions that required a mandatory answer and which were connected with the web site you could weed out 80% - 90% of the chaff.

    I installed two questions, the first one was where was the prospective registrant from. In my case I said that if from the U.K. then it could be county, if from elsewhere then it could be country. This actually helps if the registrant is eventually accepted and goes on to ask questions on the forum because in my case it was a site for a particular tractor manufacturer who exported to most countries in the World and had different specifications according to which country they were going to.

    The second question was along the lines of "what is you particular interest in XYZ make of tractor" If they replied that they had an ABC model then I would let them in. If they said that they "just liked tractors" then I would send a pre-constructed email to them asking for more details and explaining that the question was only being asked to stop scammers. That used to weed a lot out. You can also pick up information from their email address. If it ends in .ru then it's usually Russia and everything else had got to be in order before I would let those in.

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