Forum updates.

xx Website is running again. Apologies to all.
September 19, 2021, 10:01:29 AM by Caesar
Hello peeps,

you may have wondered why you could not access the website in the last week or so.

It turns out that the webhosting renewal fee, which had been paid, had not been processed

correctly, leading to the website being temporarily suspended.

I am pleased to say that we are back on now, and that you should be able to view / post

as normal.

Thanks for your understanding and my apologies for the inconvenience.
xx Members purge.
September 09, 2021, 10:28:30 AM by Caesar
Dear all,

we just purged the site of dormant members
using the criterion of 'no new posts in the last six months':
this has reduced our membership further, from 54 to 37.

If you are reading this and are one of those members, and would like back in, we would be happy to hear from you and reconsider.

xx New members approval: changes implemented from today.
September 05, 2021, 09:13:34 AM by Caesar
Given the constant number of spam/fake accounts signing up as forum 'members'
- often linked to porn sites and probably malware - I made the decision today that

ALL PROSPECTIVE NEW MEMBERS will need to be approved by the site Administrator (that is ...myself).

This will allow me to check out new requests and approve or deny, rather than having to
delete and ban new users once they have already got into the system.

If you are reading this and are a genuine prospective member, do not let it put you off: I will make
sure to respond to your request within a reasonably short time.

I hope that this will further help with keeping spammers, scammers, and cybercriminals off this site.

Thank you.
xx Forum updates: guest viewing limit in place.
August 19, 2021, 02:53:52 PM by Caesar
Hello peeps.

Among a host of updates, there is a new limit imposed on guests:

three views is now the daily limit, after which any guest on the site

will be required to register if he/she wanted to continue viewing this.

We appreciate that this may be counterintuitive but we hope that

this will encourage people to register, which in turn will give them

the chance to like/respond rather than just reading passively.

clip Member privileges change: Hero Members only.
August 19, 2021, 02:50:08 PM by Caesar

From today, it has been decided that you will have extended privileges, including moderation of posts.

Attached are images showing the new privileges (left-hand column with the blue dots).

This is a first step to give forums users more trust in how they can contribute to keeping this

community a safe place for exchanging ideas, and reducing any inappropriate posting.

We hope that you will appreciate this and there will be further changes ahead in this direction.

Many thanks to @Kaitsu  for pointing out this possible change.

If you have any comments, please let me know.
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