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Tiered Membership System for new members

09-03-2010, 09:54 PM
Hi everyone!

In a fight against spam, since there are spammers that simply register on the site to make posts to sell us Viagra, a donkey, or our own water bottle, we are going to be constituting a change to our membership system.

All new members will have the ability to make posts from the get-go, but many privileges will only come into play after they have successfully demonstrated that they are not a spammer, namely, by not being banned during the following period (pretty simple!):

Have been a member for 10 days AND
Have made 5 posts

The privileges one gets after clearing the above two hurdles are as follows:

Private messaging with other members
Signature below own posts
Custom user title
Post events on the AF Calender (this is new!)
Email other members
Give out reputation points to others for quality posts
Visitor messaging (on others' profiles)

Our regulars will not notice anything during this transition, except of course the new feature - calendar events posting. :smooch:

We will most likely continue to tweak the settings on the newly-registered user-group, but will always make sure that even a new member can take advantage of our vast community's know-how and have the freedom to partake in our various discussions.

Please feel free to ask any questions or make comments.



02-09-2011, 10:15 PM
Is this Thread also part of why I as a new member (first day) cannot post a "New" Thread???

If so... I completely understand, just thought I'd ask to make sure I wasn't doing something wrong that it wouldn't work for me...

02-09-2011, 11:18 PM
Members are able to post as soon as they confirm their email address by following the link in the email they receive after registration.
I see you have done that.

What exactly happens when you try to post a New Thread? There should no issues.

04-12-2011, 02:28 PM
Thanks for the info. even though I've been a member for a few months now.

04-12-2011, 02:29 PM
The user title is right under my username right?

04-13-2011, 08:45 PM
The user title is right under my username right?


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