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bjaskols

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iconnumber posted 04-10-2019 11:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bjaskols     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I do struggle with how hard it is to actually meet these guidlines:

Consistently respect and abide by the SSF Guidelines.
Actively and regularly participate.
Properly post photos.

not because i dont want to, but through the inability to. It is particularly hard to actively and regularly participate, when whenever i go to participate or make a comment (that abides by the ssf guidlines) i cannot. The topics in the new members area rarely has anything to comment on. Usually it is someone asking for item or maker ID for selling purposes and they are quickly shut down by Scott.

This inability to actually participate has resulted in me actually spending less and less time in the forum.

Is it possible that a change could be made. Perhaps let us participate and comment but have those comments reviewed by a moderator before actually allowing posting?

(also i no longer get emails from the forum and i look through all my junk/spam before i clear the folder)

Just a thought,
Brian

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 04-10-2019 01:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Guidelines need to be completely read and then abided by.

In the New Members Forum, New Members may post/comment on any of the posts anywhere in the Forums. If the moderators think it should be added to another other forum they will move/add it.

Email notifications is working. Please check with your email provider.

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June Martin
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iconnumber posted 04-10-2019 02:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Brian. We've made a recent tweak to the guidelines in an attempt to be clearer about how to gain the ability to post in the other forums. Please give the guidelines another read and see if that helps. Thanks for your input.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 04-10-2019 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Only the thread you start is when you may elect to get email notification. You have to "opt in" when you start the post. Its this way to conform to anti-spam conventions.

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bjaskols

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iconnumber posted 04-11-2019 02:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bjaskols     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott,

Thank you! I do like it, and I will be requesting full access in the near future.

Also in my next post I will be sure that that box is checked. One question, I know that box is checked on my post 'Interesting Gorham Cast figural' but I stopped getting emails.

Can you check my post 'interesting J Wendt Pattern' to see if I checked it?

The reason i ask is that Microsoft has a habit of determining that certain domains are junk and filtering them even before they get to the end user. It then takes an act of god to be reinstated.

Best,
Brian

just a thought....what about a like button or Icon?

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 04-11-2019 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Whitelist the addresses:
  • SilverSalonForums@SMPub.com
  • smpub@cambridge.boscomp.net

Different mail services do whitelisting in various ways...... for most its just a matter of adding the address to your online address book.

Better and more communicative than an "like button" is to use the Smilies (click here)

smile frown redface tongue cool rolleyes mad eek

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bjaskols

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mk209

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iconnumber posted 04-19-2019 02:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mk209     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I’ve also been very vocal on this subject and to see Scott’s post that the rules must be be abided with no room for movement is a shame. There are many of us who contribute lots in other places on the web even to the point of hours and hours of research to find answers yet unable to easily pass this strictly enforced ‘newbies are not to be trusted’ mentality.

I’m very sorry Scott for others who have abused the forum and your knowledge but not all of us take, take, take. I myself like to help others to find answers too and I’m sure the OP is the same.

It would be nice to see some trust but it seems this forum is determined to keep it’s firewall in place.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 04-20-2019 10:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We have learned (the hard way) that people say they have read the Guidelines that they agree to follow and abide by...... but really haven't. Please give the Guidelines a thorough read.

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mk209

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iconnumber posted 04-28-2019 03:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mk209     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I’ll refrain from the stronger thoughts on your extremely unwelcoming forum and attitude but I will say this....

New members and nurturing interest in a forum is extremely important in this day as most forums are struggling since the rise of social media. Newbies are often the ones who most get a buzz from finding something interesting and it goes a long way to show interest and for them to get some kind of recognition in the mainstream alongside experienced members.

New people often have the drive to find new unknown information and answers.

Why is it so hard for you to moderate say the first 15 newbie posts? That’s the most effective way of allowing newbies to get involved and not feel firewalled.

The current way is off-putting and quite honestly screams elitist.....

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 04-28-2019 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Seriously, please read the Guidelines. It is very apparent that you haven't.

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mk209

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iconnumber posted 05-04-2019 03:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mk209     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Seriously.....please delete my account and stop being so rude and unwelcoming. I have read your rules but I disagree with the way in which you implement your ridiculous newbie firewall.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 05-04-2019 09:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And again it is very apparent you haven't bothered to read the Guidelines.

Members established the Guidelines. It is important that all new members understand and agree to follow the same set of Guidelines that the rest of us follow.

We also are very understanding that there are times when a member in good standing might have a legitimate reason to occasionally stray outside or slightly bend the Guidelines. It is unfortunate you didn't first become a member in good standing.

We don't need to delete your registration...... If you are unwilling to read and follow the Guidelines then please don't participate until you are willing to read and follow the Guidelines.

You are welcome here as long you play nice and follow the Guidelines.


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