Question about this forum

Discussion in 'This Site' started by Relegation Certs, Dec 4, 2017.

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  1. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    I am just trying to register with the southampton forum to see what the score is with my beloved gabbiadini.

    Anyway, to register you have to sign up, wait for an email, click it, then you are added to a moderator queue to get final approval god knows when. I doubt I'll bother now.

    Is the process to sign up here so laborious? What's the point in making it so difficult to register? This place would be much better with more fans of opposing teams.
  2. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    Be much better with some less home fans too if you ask me.
  3. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    On the Rivals network, when that was around, you'd sign up to one of the club sites (Big Watford Love in our case) and you could post on other fans' site on that network, provided you weren't banned from it (I was banned from Sheffield Wednesday and Millwall's Rivals sites).
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  4. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Yep, that was truly the golden age of the internet.
  5. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Similar but us mods are normally pretty quick in approving a registration request.

    Trust me you wouldn't want it any other way. Some of the stuff still gets through of course but the amount of attacks, fake accounts, spamming etc. that we get now compared to 5 years ago is incredible. A membership of 6000 odd verified people is a valuable target to spammers and there's a lot that goes on in the background people don't see.

    When the site started there wasn't even a need for verifying emails. People could effectively register and post libellous offensive stuff with no recourse. Whilst the forum can not be responsible for posters content we have to been seen to be in control and rapid to react if issues occur, otherwise we'll be closed down.
  6. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Very, very odd in some cases.
  7. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Ah ok that makes sense.. My tiny tech mind doesnt really understand all that stuff, and I thought barriers might have been put up to dissuade outsiders - clearly not the case then. Three hours later and I'm still not approved on the saints board, and it has turned me off posting there.

    Cheers for replying.
  8. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Probably for the best. They wouldn't be able to meet our transfer fee.
  9. Try Everton

    You get on quick, but they are very quick to ban you.

    (3 times in my case - I'm running out of web browsers to sign up with (Chrome, Firefox, Opera already burned!)
  10. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Use a VPN...
  11. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    If there anything like here, registering with a vpn is not likely to get you ratified.
  12. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

  13. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    I'm still not approved on the southampton board. Honestly, **** those tossers. This is infuriating cos I really want info on my dear sweet gabbiadini. What reason could there be to not approve someone for 24hours??? My username is completely innocuous too. *****.
  14. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Have you checked your spam folder in case the verification email went in there?
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  15. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Yep, the initial email you have to click to activate is in there, but there is an extra moderation step at their end apparently. This on top of those annoying hard to read captcha things.

    Oh well, I guess we'll never know if they all think gabbiadini is a load of steaming dog eggs, and think it likely he could leave in january to one of their rivals for mid table mediocrity.
  16. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

  17. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Hello Marco.
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  18. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    I managed to post on the Brighton forum, but it took two days to get my account activated.
    out of interest, this is the message that I posted, and the moderator later approved and added to the thread.

    I hope you Seagulls fans don't mind a Hornets fan posting on your forum.
    I did want to post this on Christmas morning, but I did not get my account activated in time, so now a bit late.

    As It's Christmas, I just thought I would like to pass on seasons greetings to any Brighton fans who might be looking at this thread.
    I think you are not a bad bunch at all, and I think I speak for just about all of us here, when I say that I much prefer Sussex by the Sea, to b****y Glad all Over.
    Hope you stuff Crippled Alice as well as your turkey.
    Merry Christmas.
  19. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Meant to like
  20. Hornet4ever

    Hornet4ever WFC Forums Last Man Standing Winner 2018/2019

    On the members 'on line now' section, what does it mean when it says there are x amount of 'Robots' as opposed to general 'guest'visitors?
  21. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Guests are actual people viewing while not logged in. Bots are automated and trawling the site to catalogue posts for search engines and the like.
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  22. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    I think there's a few robots among the members as well judging by some of the boring and repetitive posts :)
  23. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    These aren't the bots you're looking for
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  24. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    I like big bots and I cannot lie.
  25. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    Uh huh.. and your milkshakes? Thought so.
  26. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    My milkshake brings all the bots to the yard?
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