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Thread: Just joining us? Please read.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2001

    Just joining us? Please read.

    First off, thanks for joining us. We hope you have an enjoyable stay here.

    If you're going to post, please take a few minutes and review our forum rules. Most of these are either common sense or common courtesy, but as a family-friendly forum with a strong emphasis on maintaining a positive environment, we are sometimes stricter than other online forums. Messages that would be no big deal elsewhere can get you banned here.

    A quick perusal of our Frequently-asked-questions thread might also prove worthwhile.

    Please feel free to introduce yourself. The place to do so is our "Introduce Yourself" thread.

    Thanks again, and enjoy....
    Last edited by Swift; 2019-Jan-21 at 06:38 PM. Reason: Updated links
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Due to people joining our forum for purposes not in the best interests of the forum, we've unfortunately had to place some restrictions on what newcomers can do. Until you've posted more than a handful of times, you will not be able to:

    - Add an event to a calendar
    - Send or receive more than 5 private messages or send a private message to more than one recipient at a time
    - Have a signature at the bottom of your messages
    - Edit your own profile

    Additionally, if you put a link or email address in the text of a message, or use certain suspicious keywords, it will be held for moderator review to ensure that it's not spam. So such messages will not seem to post right away; however, we get to them as promptly as we can.

    You will know when these limitations are lifted because your user status (indicated in the line below your username at the top of each post) will go from "Newbie" to "Junior Member."
    Last edited by ToSeek; 2011-Jul-01 at 02:57 AM. Reason: Rewrite to spell out newbie restrictions
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