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Robyn
Posted: Dec 3 2008, 11:41 AM


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In order to block SPAM, I have made a major change to the forum. All new members must first post here. I will get a message that you have posted. Once I approve the post, you will be upgraded to a full member. If the post is not legitimate but is instead SPAM or porn, you will be deleted. Those messages will never be on the forum.

In order to weed out bad members, I am asking all existing members to first post here. I will then approve your message, and you'll be upgraded. I have already upgraded all the moderators and anyone with more than a few posts who has posted in the last two days (the regulars).

Please be patient for your post to appear. Once it is up, I will move it to the appropriate category.

If you were already a member, I am sorry but you are now a "new member" until you are approved (with the exception of the few I have already promoted to full members).

Thanks!

P.S. Do not post a reply to this thread. Go back a level and post a "new topic." That makes it easier for me to move it to the main forum.


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Robyn, Analytical Chemist, Zone 6/7, Maryland
Servant to 5 cats, 2 rabbits, 3 guinea pigs, 3 chickens, 1 redbellied turtle, 3 freshwater aquariums (65, 50, & 20 gallons), 2 saltwater aquariums (6 and 12 gallon nano cube reefs), 7 outdoor ponds (1800, 153, 50, 30, 20, 20, & 12 gallons), 1 indoor pond (50 gallons, winter only), crickets, mealworms, 2 six-spotted roaches, and hundreds of fish (of about 18+ species), amphibians, snails, shrimp, corals, crabs, worms, and so on in those aquariums and ponds. A mostly full list of my current animals is at http://www.fishpondinfo.com/animals/animallist.htm

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tlc
Posted: Dec 3 2008, 11:52 AM


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Posts: 2,953
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Joined: 21-May 07



Should I post here or start a new thread?
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KoiKrazy
Posted: Dec 3 2008, 12:04 PM


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Posts: 2,049
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Joined: 16-September 07



Thanks Robyn,

This should really help cut down on the nasties we have been getting lately. Thanks for taking the time to do this and I hope it doesn't create too much extra work for you! It's a great idea smile.gif
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Robyn
Posted: Dec 3 2008, 01:22 PM


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I wanted to clarify some things. Some of these are repetitions. This is part of the letter I'm sending to the moderators.

I have gotten a lot of complaints lately about SPAM specifically porn in the pond section. I asked Invision Free what, if anything, I could do. There is no way for me to have to approve the first post directly of a new member. They gave me three suggestions, two of which I am already doing (members only can post and e-mail validation for membership). The third suggestion I implemented today.

There are now two member groups. One is the new members (who have already verified their e-mails. New members can only post in the new members section. For now, everyone who was a regular member is now a new member except for the moderators (I upgraded you guys) as well as a few of the regulars like Wayne. I moved 14 members so far. All new members (which for now includes all old members except those 14) must post in the new members section first. I get an e-mail about the post and have to approve it. If it's good, it's then on the board, and they are automatically moved up to the full members group. The next time I go to the forum, I would move the topic to the correct location. If it's bad, that member is deleted. Once that initial post is approved, they join the full members group which is what the old regular members group was like.

I also just realized that it's set now to moderate only new topics in this section. I changed it to moderate replies as well. We don't want new "members" sneaking in SPAM as a reply, do we?

To those of you who want to join the forum, there are now three basic steps.
1. Fill out the join forum information.
2. Reply to the e-mail sent to you to verify your e-mail.
3. Post a topic in this section. I will then okay it, and you're in.

To those who are spammers and think they will find a home here, think again. It won't be worth your time. Even if you lie to get in to the full members section, after your first bad post, your e-mail and IP address will be blocked. Hum, that sounds like a lot of work for you. Perhaps you'd like to try rec.ponds, I hear there is still one legitimate post in there per 1000 SPAM messages.


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Robyn, Analytical Chemist, Zone 6/7, Maryland
Servant to 5 cats, 2 rabbits, 3 guinea pigs, 3 chickens, 1 redbellied turtle, 3 freshwater aquariums (65, 50, & 20 gallons), 2 saltwater aquariums (6 and 12 gallon nano cube reefs), 7 outdoor ponds (1800, 153, 50, 30, 20, 20, & 12 gallons), 1 indoor pond (50 gallons, winter only), crickets, mealworms, 2 six-spotted roaches, and hundreds of fish (of about 18+ species), amphibians, snails, shrimp, corals, crabs, worms, and so on in those aquariums and ponds. A mostly full list of my current animals is at http://www.fishpondinfo.com/animals/animallist.htm

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http://www.fishpondinfo.com
http://www.pondshowcase.com
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Painteds4life
Posted: Dec 3 2008, 01:39 PM


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Joined: 19-March 08



One Shall Stand..... One Shall Fall...
~Optimus Prime~

Spammers Shall Fall


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Robyn
Posted: Dec 3 2008, 01:57 PM


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I went back further. If you have posted within the last 20 days and have a total of 10 or more posts, you are now a full member. There are now 28 of you.


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Robyn, Analytical Chemist, Zone 6/7, Maryland
Servant to 5 cats, 2 rabbits, 3 guinea pigs, 3 chickens, 1 redbellied turtle, 3 freshwater aquariums (65, 50, & 20 gallons), 2 saltwater aquariums (6 and 12 gallon nano cube reefs), 7 outdoor ponds (1800, 153, 50, 30, 20, 20, & 12 gallons), 1 indoor pond (50 gallons, winter only), crickets, mealworms, 2 six-spotted roaches, and hundreds of fish (of about 18+ species), amphibians, snails, shrimp, corals, crabs, worms, and so on in those aquariums and ponds. A mostly full list of my current animals is at http://www.fishpondinfo.com/animals/animallist.htm

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http://www.fishpondinfo.com
http://www.pondshowcase.com
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hombre102
Posted: Dec 4 2008, 12:13 PM


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Group: Full Members
Posts: 64
Member No.: 2,997
Joined: 5-June 08



tongue.gif I think its a great move, most spam are very annoying and downright crude and immoral wink.gif


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1-15yr. old poodle-pom "cricket",1k pond,10 goldfish, 1-tarantula,1- 55 gal,2-30 gal. oct. tanks and enough work in my yard to keep me busy for the rest of my life
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Koigirl
Posted: Dec 10 2008, 10:00 AM


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Joined: 10-December 08



I appreciate this site. I wish I'd known about it sooner. We've had a pond for years and are in the midst of a crisis. My husband will love this. Looking forward to posting our crisis details )-:

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tlc
Posted: Dec 10 2008, 05:08 PM


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Group: Senior Members
Posts: 2,953
Member No.: 1,276
Joined: 21-May 07



QUOTE (Koigirl @ Dec 10 2008, 08:00 AM)
I appreciate this site. I wish I'd known about it sooner. We've had a pond for years and are in the midst of a crisis. My husband will love this. Looking forward to posting our crisis details )-:

Welcome! flowersmile.gif

Tia
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Robyn
Posted: Dec 13 2008, 07:59 PM


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Group: Admin
Posts: 9,761
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Joined: 1-September 03



To the person who posted about shrimp, I moved your post to the aquariums, animals other than fish section.


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Robyn, Analytical Chemist, Zone 6/7, Maryland
Servant to 5 cats, 2 rabbits, 3 guinea pigs, 3 chickens, 1 redbellied turtle, 3 freshwater aquariums (65, 50, & 20 gallons), 2 saltwater aquariums (6 and 12 gallon nano cube reefs), 7 outdoor ponds (1800, 153, 50, 30, 20, 20, & 12 gallons), 1 indoor pond (50 gallons, winter only), crickets, mealworms, 2 six-spotted roaches, and hundreds of fish (of about 18+ species), amphibians, snails, shrimp, corals, crabs, worms, and so on in those aquariums and ponds. A mostly full list of my current animals is at http://www.fishpondinfo.com/animals/animallist.htm

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http://www.fishpondinfo.com
http://www.pondshowcase.com
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JRN
Posted: Jan 29 2009, 09:25 AM


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Group: Full Members
Posts: 48
Member No.: 2,035
Joined: 25-October 07



Have been a member for awhile just a havent been on in awhile. Pond season is just around the corner
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Robyn
Posted: Feb 11 2009, 12:22 PM


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Group: Admin
Posts: 9,761
Member No.: 1
Joined: 1-September 03



Remember, do not post in this thread but start your own thread. I am locking this thread.


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Robyn, Analytical Chemist, Zone 6/7, Maryland
Servant to 5 cats, 2 rabbits, 3 guinea pigs, 3 chickens, 1 redbellied turtle, 3 freshwater aquariums (65, 50, & 20 gallons), 2 saltwater aquariums (6 and 12 gallon nano cube reefs), 7 outdoor ponds (1800, 153, 50, 30, 20, 20, & 12 gallons), 1 indoor pond (50 gallons, winter only), crickets, mealworms, 2 six-spotted roaches, and hundreds of fish (of about 18+ species), amphibians, snails, shrimp, corals, crabs, worms, and so on in those aquariums and ponds. A mostly full list of my current animals is at http://www.fishpondinfo.com/animals/animallist.htm

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http://www.fishpondinfo.com
http://www.pondshowcase.com
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