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Offline eliyahu

New User Registrations Update
« on: February 09, 2016, 04:01:07 AM »
08 February 2016

For a variety of reasons, and for many months now, new users registering on the site were not getting approved promptly. Earlier today we were able to adjust some site permissions, and I was finally able to start working at long last on the backlog -- which had reached over 1,800 registrations! I have spent several hours going through all of them this evening, and while I've had to reject over 1,000 of them as being probable spambots, as of today, amiga.org is welcoming several hundred new members. So if you see them around, please be sure to make them feel at home. :)

No doubt there may have been a few errors , so if anyone legitimate had their registration denied, please re-apply and send me or any of the other site staff a PM so we can get you sorted. And I may well have approved some "users" that are indeed spambots, so I'll be paying special attention this week to make sure any spam that gets posted is handled as quickly as possible.

But for our new members, many of whom had been waiting over a year to get their registrations at long last approved, our apologies for the delay and a very hearty, if belated, welcome to amiga.org! :)

-- eliyahu
« Last Edit: February 09, 2016, 04:07:05 AM by eliyahu »
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Offline giZmo350

Re: New User Registrations Update
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2016, 04:57:29 AM »
Thanks for sorting this out Eliyahu! :) But also sad! For several months I've been expecting to see a new member, a young fellow, that was very excited to join to specifically learn how to machine code for Amiga. That was about the time there were all the threads asking for new Amiga coders and I was sure he would join after seeing those. He never showed up to the party and I wondered why ever since. Well, now I guess I know. Trouble is, when we parted back then we both had no way to communicate and agreed to do so on Amiga.org thru PM's.

Were you able to send out welcome emails to those in the backlog? If not, I'm just wondering how many won't check back to see if they were approved.

A possible 800 new members would be awesome for our community! That's actually a staggering amount! :laugh1: I just hope they make their way back! We could use some new blood around here! :)

Thanks for the information on this Eliyahu!
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Offline eliyahu

Re: New User Registrations Update
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2016, 05:02:50 AM »
Quote from: gizmo350;803728
Were you able to send out welcome emails to those in the backlog? If not, I'm just wondering how many won't check back to see if they were approved.

A possible 800 new members would be awesome for our community! That's actually a staggering amount! :laugh1: I just hope they make their way back! We could use some new blood around here! :)

Thanks for the information on this Eliyahu!

everyone approved should have had an email sent to the address they registered with. the new members are close to 300, rather than 800, but i didn't keep exact tallies. but, yeah, i'm thrilled to be able to welcome so many folks to the forum. i hope at least some of them return after getting the email and join in.

i hope your friend is among them! :)

-- eliyahu
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Offline Syper

Re: New User Registrations Update
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2016, 05:41:52 AM »
Quote from: eliyahu;803725
08 February 2016

For a variety of reasons, and for many months now, new users registering on the site were not getting approved promptly. Earlier today we were able to adjust some site permissions, and I was finally able to start working at long last on the backlog -- which had reached over 1,800 registrations! I have spent several hours going through all of them this evening, and while I've had to reject over 1,000 of them as being probable spambots, as of today, amiga.org is welcoming several hundred new members. So if you see them around, please be sure to make them feel at home. :)

No doubt there may have been a few errors , so if anyone legitimate had their registration denied, please re-apply and send me or any of the other site staff a PM so we can get you sorted. And I may well have approved some "users" that are indeed spambots, so I'll be paying special attention this week to make sure any spam that gets posted is handled as quickly as possible.

But for our new members, many of whom had been waiting over a year to get their registrations at long last approved, our apologies for the delay and a very hearty, if belated, welcome to amiga.org! :)

-- eliyahu
i'm not a new member but had to create a new one because i no longer able to login to my account..and forget password doesn't work because was my old email..anyway around this?

my old account was "Syperhawk"

thank you for giving me access to post btw :)

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Re: New User Registrations Update
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2016, 11:56:19 AM »
thank you for registering me!
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Offline eliyahu

Re: New User Registrations Update
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2016, 12:41:12 PM »
Quote from: Syper;803730
i'm not a new member but had to create a new one because i no longer able to login to my account..and forget password doesn't work because was my old email..anyway around this?

my old account was "Syperhawk"

no problem. just send me a PM confirming this, and the email address you want assigned to your old ID. i'll then reset your password to a default and email you.

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thank you for registering me!

glad to finally have you able to post! :)

-- eliyahu
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Offline retroPhil

Re: New User Registrations Update
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2016, 12:52:41 PM »
Finally!!! :D
 

Offline Niding

Re: New User Registrations Update
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2016, 02:16:23 PM »
Welcome (back)!
 

Offline Rabbi

Re: New User Registrations Update
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2016, 04:53:50 PM »
Eliyahu,

     Would those spambot preventers, such as having a random picture with a number or string of letters in them that you need to enter to prove that you're a real person help prevent those spambots from registering and cut down on your time to sort through that mess?
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Offline Syper

Re: New User Registrations Update
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2016, 06:55:41 PM »
Quote from: eliyahu;803747
no problem. just send me a PM confirming this, and the email address you want assigned to your old ID. i'll then reset your password to a default and email you.


glad to finally have you able to post! :)

-- eliyahu
Thank You :)

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Offline Syperhawk

Re: New User Registrations Update
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2016, 10:41:07 PM »
Quote from: eliyahu;803725
08 February 2016

For a variety of reasons, and for many months now, new users registering on the site were not getting approved promptly. Earlier today we were able to adjust some site permissions, and I was finally able to start working at long last on the backlog -- which had reached over 1,800 registrations! I have spent several hours going through all of them this evening, and while I've had to reject over 1,000 of them as being probable spambots, as of today, amiga.org is welcoming several hundred new members. So if you see them around, please be sure to make them feel at home. :)

No doubt there may have been a few errors , so if anyone legitimate had their registration denied, please re-apply and send me or any of the other site staff a PM so we can get you sorted. And I may well have approved some "users" that are indeed spambots, so I'll be paying special attention this week to make sure any spam that gets posted is handled as quickly as possible.

But for our new members, many of whom had been waiting over a year to get their registrations at long last approved, our apologies for the delay and a very hearty, if belated, welcome to amiga.org! :)

-- eliyahu
Thanks for my Old Account back  eliyahu:)

good to be back :)

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Offline Jezry

Re: New User Registrations Update
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2016, 12:54:42 AM »
Hi there and thanks:)
 

Offline eliyahu

Re: New User Registrations Update
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2016, 12:56:52 AM »
@retroPhil / @Jezry

great to have you guys here! welcome! :)

-- eliyahu
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Offline jackflash

Re: New User Registrations Update
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2016, 02:20:12 AM »
Quote from: eliyahu;803725
08 February 2016

Earlier today we were able to adjust some site permissions

-- eliyahu

For the past week I've been unable to access the site except the home page, clicking anything gave me a blank page with "forbidden", it's now working again, I think your site permissions might have had something to do with it
 

Offline QuikSanz

Re: New User Registrations Update
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2016, 02:22:45 AM »
Welcome to all new members. Glad you could join the party! Please don't feed the trolls, just ignore them.

Chris