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12-27-2013 10:29 AM
Smier
Re: Plastic Classic Forum...

I have tried registering there twice, with no luck either time. I love reading the threads, and would love to include my projects. I have also noticed lately that a fairly active member there is going thru and deleting all his posts so some of the threads no longer make any sense??? My suspicion is that the site really isn't being managed any longer or that there has been some sort of falling out between members. It's a shame, its a great site that has helped and inspired me a lot.
12-24-2013 11:34 AM
mad_machine
Re: Plastic Classic Forum...

thanks.. it is annoying when you wait and wait and wait and you have -no- way to contact an administrator to see what is going on (because you need to be an active member to do so)
12-24-2013 10:39 AM
Maine Sail
Re: Plastic Classic Forum...

Posted this over on Plastic Classic.

Don't know what is going on there lately but it has been awfully quiet.

Plastic Classic Forum ? View topic - New Members Awaiting Approval
12-24-2013 09:25 AM
TomMaine
Re: Plastic Classic Forum...

I used to be a member there but could not get back in after the new owners took it over a couple years ago. Several messages sent, but to no avail.
12-23-2013 05:49 PM
mad_machine
Re: Plastic Classic Forum...

Anybody else want to help me get registered there too? Been waiting over a week to get my account approved.

Art Haberland is the name I chose there, deciding to get away from mad-machine for a while and get more... "normal"
12-13-2012 11:09 PM
Squidd
Re: Plastic Classic Forum...

Yeah.....but I snuck in past them...
12-13-2012 11:07 PM
Faster
Re: Plastic Classic Forum...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Squidd View Post
I did sign up today with a second name/address and was "approved" within minutes........

Then I'll just have to start posting and argueing with myself to boost traffic
Oh Oh.....
12-13-2012 11:03 PM
SchockT
Re: Plastic Classic Forum...

I am an admin on another sailing site, and we just got through waging war with an onslaught of spam-bots. I spent hours sorting the legit registered users from the bot accounts. The spammers keep finding ways past the counter-measures that are meant to stop them. At one point we resorted to manually approving members by e-mail but we were quickly swamped. Fortunately we had a techie beef up our security by adding screening questions that only a human could answer.

It sounds like the guys running that site were having the same problem keeping the riff-raff out!
12-13-2012 10:47 PM
Squidd
Re: Plastic Classic Forum...

I did sign up today with a second name/address and was "approved" within minutes...probably thanks to Maine...

but still nothing on the first name so I'll use active account to hopefully get first choice approved..

Then I'll just have to start posting and argueing with myself to boost traffic
12-13-2012 09:08 PM
CalebD
Re: Plastic Classic Forum...

Squiddy,
It took me some time a year or two ago to get 'approved' at the PC forum as well. Just checked over there and Maine Sail posted a query for you.
The new owner/moderator of the PC forum responded:

"The past few months I've been getting several hundred registration requests per day, and as you can guess, most are from spammer/scammer types, and I just mow 'em down. I've changed the 'anti-bot' measures to try and make it tougher for auto-registrations now which should make *real* registrations be more obvious, so have the fellow re-register, and I'll get him activated. I don't have memberships on those forums IIRC, so could you pass along that message to him? Many thanks!"

If there is a way to indicate that you are not a spammer or spam bot - do so.

As MS says, the traffic there is pretty light but there are some interesting posts if you're willing to look 'em up.

Try again.
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