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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:53 pm 
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due to the influx of spammers,
You MUST fill in your profile when create a new account
accounts will not be activated until I've had time to review them.

blank or questionable accounts will simply be deleted, anyone appearing to be a spammer will be banned.

AOL accounts will not be activated.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:47 pm 
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I would like to change my username from SRD_Don to D25002011. I made a couple times a new username, but kept deleted by the admin :(

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Is that the reason you didnt aprove me at first i thought it was my name choice im no spamer just a new happy owner of a geo.....im reading alot of old post in here so i dont ask dumb questions dont worry but i still have a few that i havent found yet.... :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:22 pm 
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RICE-R wrote:
Is that the reason you didnt aprove me at first



Thats probably why. Anything that looks remotely off or has an incomplete profile is axed.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:54 am 
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Is that the reason you didnt aprove me at first

Thats probably why. Anything that looks remotely off or has an incomplete profile is axed.

how anyone named Ricer got approved is beyond me...
basically with hundreds of spammers attempting to sign up every day & the fact that most of us have real lives, we don't spend a whole lot of time fine combing the applications to dig out legitimate users.
fill in your complete profile w/ legit information & don't bother trying to register from any AOL affiliated email accounts or .ru, .cc, or other such spam affiliated domains.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:26 pm 
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how anyone named Ricer got approved is beyond me...
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lol im not rice-r my look fast go slow geo is rice-r my real car is a neon just bought this geo as a beater and daily driver but project rice-r is turnning some heads tho


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:16 pm 
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Good stuff N1tro!
Filling in all the info on location should be mandatory, that way when new members post we can help direct some of their questions more local for them.
Some of us get tired of asking noobs to fill out the location.
And we appreciate all your personal time you put into this site, as well as the mods.

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Knuckles wrote:
Good stuff N1tro!
Filling in all the info on location should be mandatory



It is mandatory. If the location isn't filled they don't get approved. The more they fill out the better there chances are of getting approved quickly.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:55 am 
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n1tr0 wrote:
m wrote:
RICE-R wrote:
Is that the reason you didnt aprove me at first

Thats probably why. Anything that looks remotely off or has an incomplete profile is axed.

how anyone named Ricer got approved is beyond me...
basically with hundreds of spammers attempting to sign up every day & the fact that most of us have real lives, we don't spend a whole lot of time fine combing the applications to dig out legitimate users.
fill in your complete profile w/ legit information & don't bother trying to register from any AOL affiliated email accounts or .ru, .cc, or other such spam affiliated domains.


stop deleting my new account and activate it! :( I had filled everything in, even my email.. it was a @teamXI.nl, but ok :P

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Hallo D25002011,

Your account on "TeamSwift" has been removed by a administrator, this is done according to the site account policy
probably due to inactivity.


I will register again, then activate it :P

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SRD_Don wrote:
stop deleting my new account and activate it! :(

Maybe n1tr0 can just change the name of your current account? :?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:29 am 
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actually, no duplicate accounts, if you're caught making dupe accounts, we'll just delete them all.
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with hundreds of spammers trying to sign on every day, I'm not wasting my time with BS accounts, & I'm not even going to look at stupid usernames like awerish or anything else taht looks like it was a mash of the keyboard.

less then 3% of the new accounts created are even possibly legitimate.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:09 pm 
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n1tr0 wrote:
less then 3% of the new accounts created are even possibly legitimate.



Actualy its been less than 3% lately :(

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A message to people having trouble registering:
All AOL addresses are blocked due to spam reporting problems by stupid AOL users. If you register with an AOL address, you will NOT get a confirmation message. More info here:

http://www.teamswift.net/viewtopic.php?t=32594

Due to spammers defeating CAPTCHA with either smarter bots or bored, desperate people, we've disabled all automatic registrations. All new registrations are now individually screened for approval. If you don't fill in your profile beforehand to distinguish yourself from the massive volume of spam registrations, your new account will likely be deleted.

This is what a typical spammer account looks like:
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Please take the time to fill in the fields. Location is manditory. Putting in some info about your car into the Interests field will help speed things up. If you account looks anything similar to the one above, it will get deleted. We get dozens of registrations just like the one above every single day.

We're also busy people. Account approvals may take some time.

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 Post subject: i'm just passing this on
PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:06 pm 
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email that i got. if it's for real ,can someone help this guy out? if it's a spammer please let me know ?
thanks
larry


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From: ArdB@aol.com
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Sent: Fri 12/14/07 12:22 PM
To: larryn2o@hotmail.com

Hi,

I have been trying to get on the site for over a month. I have filled out the info w/ name and password. I get an e-mail back stating name and pass word and a reminder that I will get an e-mail from an administrator notifying me of activation.

I never have received the activation notice, unless it comes from an unrecognizable address. A couple of dys later I will get an e-mail stating that my account has been canceled because of inactivity. I have tried to log on and am denied stating I have to register first.

I have tried sending an e-mail by replying to the letter notifying me of my name and password.

I have never received a reply.

Would it be possible for you to get a note to someone at the top giving them my e-mail.

ArdB@aol.com

I would appreciate any help. I just bought an '01 Swift and would like to keep posted as to what others are doing.

Ard


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:39 pm 
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If he read the rules in this thread he would see that there is no AOL accounts approved on this site. If potential members took the time to read this thread bit first they would get approved much sooner.

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i'm up against the same thing, many of the sites won't let me sign up because i have a hotmail address. but it's the only one i've ever had.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:28 pm 
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Well it wasn't always that way with AOL accounts but here's why it happened...

http://www.teamswift.net/viewtopic.php? ... hlight=aol

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I get a lot of those emails.
I send them a link to this post, and I rarely hear back from them.

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 Post subject: whats up?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:14 pm 
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i got another email. is this some new spam?

Hi Larry (and everyone)

My name is Peter, you don't know me but I believe that you are a participating members of the "teamswift" forum and I am having problems with the registration process.

Now comes the fun part, I have tried on 4 different occasions to register and to no avail.

I have sent messages to admin at teamswift dot net and recently started doing some sleuthing about and what I believe to be the admin's (kris/n1tr0) other email address (see below)

Please see the attached emails and pdf's. The emails are pretty straight forward.
The "Welcome" messages are warm and fuzzy, but do not hint that the approval may not come.
The "removed" messages are less than informative.

The pdf's are screen prints of the registration process.



Please go at this from an outsider's point of view, I have read and re-read the registration screens.


Of course I am over 13 in physical years. (my wife and children disagree after the purchase of the vert)

I completed all of the items marked with "*" and submitted my request.

The first time I registered, I thought I would receive an auto-confirmation of my registration and be away to the races (so to speak). Instead, the auto email I received was just an acknowledgement of my registration and I would have to wait for the administrator to confirm my account, which never arrived.

It is mid December and I am still waiting for permission to participate.


Back in October, after the first "auto-deletion", I poked around and found the "faq" "Login and Registration Issues".
I didn't see anything on the faq that would suggest why my application did not come to fruition. I kept poking around, even to see if the forum was still active.

Today I have just found and read the "TeamSwift" thread on "New Users - Account Activation notes".
(I used google's advanced search specifying the site: parameter to find this thread)

Larry, that is how I found your email address, the other address's may not be correct, but came from the membership list.

I do not have a "aol" email address, although I do use gmail, is this the problem ?
(I use gmail for the spam filtering and I can use my pop mail reader or I can read my mail at any internet cafe when I am travelling)

As I said below, is there something I am not doing ?

BTW, I just checked and my profile exists "pab404" but has not been approved ?

I would appreciate any and all assistance you could provide.

Best regards,
Peter






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From: pab404 - gmail
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Sent: Friday, December 14, 2007 3:40 PM
Subject: TeamSwift Forums registration


Hi kris / n1tr0

Are you still the administrator for the Team Swift forums ?

I have been trying for some months to get a registration.

Is there a problem ? 3 registrations and no activation from "admin".

Is there something I am not doing ?


I do have other comments...

Peter


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i got the identical e-mail. my name wasnt larry , so i deleted it. it had files for me to open, but i didnt open them.

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What an ordeal!!! The difficulty getting an account activated here makes it feel like such an exclusive club now that I'm in. Glad to be here!! :D


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I just registered last month

The issue I had was that I got an email saying to wait for activation email, and then a day or so later got an email saying the account was deleted for lack of use.

I'm in now though.... (obviously)


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go-boy wrote:
I just registered last month

The issue I had was that I got an email saying to wait for activation email, and then a day or so later got an email saying the account was deleted for lack of use.

I'm in now though.... (obviously)


lol, i had the same problem. After 2 unsuccessful attempts, i finally had to track down one of the mods via his cardomain page and post a comment letting him know not to delete mine.... lol

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just registered tonight..
and everything seems to work fine..
hope to enjoy this forum..
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will be going rear wheel drive soon on my 89swift


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