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    "Etiquette friendly" ~ I like that! Thank you for everything you are doing!

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    ((((((Mike))))))

    Thank you for explaining this to me. I understand the importance of this feature now.

    Just concerned about you and don't want you to have a bunch of stress.

    Take care of yourself and thanks again.

    Love & Light,

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    Well thanks to some disgruntled member(s) our host has blocked us from sending out emails.
    I don't understand how a member could do this. Especially without any kind of administrative rights. What kind of criteria would the complaint have to meet to have something like that done without anyone else in the chain being consulted on it?


    Mike what a mess. No issue for me right now cause I don't hardly use it either. They're right, get some rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by houghchrst View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I don't understand how a member could do this. Especially without any kind of administrative rights. What kind of criteria would the complaint have to meet to have something like that done without anyone else in the chain being consulted on it?


    Mike what a mess. No issue for me right now cause I don't hardly use it either. They're right, get some rest.
    Ok the forum sends you a happy birthday email on the date you enter as your birthday (unless you uncheck the "receive email from admins" under "general settings" in your profile). I don't know how many people did this, or who they are (yet) but a group of people submitted those emails as spam to some email spam watchdog groups on the internet. Those watchdog groups (which do a lot of good btw I'm not knocking them) in turn forwarded those reports to our host and threatened to blacklist our hosts mail providers (which is the right way to do this). Well the host doesn't want that to happen so they shut down our outgoing emails.

    It does not matter that the emails are not spam in the hosts eyes. So until I'm done jumping through hoops (which again in the long run is a good thing and eventually I'll be happy I did all of this) we can't send out emails.
    Question: Why can't I post links or pictures?
    Question: Why can't I have a signature, avatar, or profile picture?
    Question: What's wrong with my account?

    Answer: You are in the "registered users" user group. This group is very limited in what it can do. This will annoy spammers to no end Just keep posting once you have been registered for 30 days and have made 11 posts your account will be "unlocked".

    It's really easy to put someone on ignore and it's strongly recommended that you do so with people who's posts you don't like.

    Step 1 - log in
    Step 2 - click on the "settings" link
    Step 3 - click on the "edit ignore list" link on the left side of the screen
    Step 4 - type (or paste if you copied and pasted it) the username of the person you want to ignore
    Step 5 - click the "ok" button on the right of the screen

    Easy peasy and will lower your blood pressure. One important note though, this won't hide quoted posts. It's an oversight on the developers part and it's not an easy thing to "fix." So if someone quotes someone you have ignored, you'll see the quote.

    Alternatively when you click on a person's name and view their profile page, underneath their avatar, there is a option that says, "Ignore this person". Click that link and then click the yes button.

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    Were all of those emails turned in or just a few? You said a group of people so does that mean it is not the work of just one person? Is there a way to tell? I guess it doesn't matter at my end but I do hope you find out who it was.

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    Stuff like that happens with newsletters too. Members sign up to receive them (or don't realize there is a choice) then report the email. Maybe they read them and maybe not. (not a good idea to open mail in your spam folder)

    Mike's situation sounds malicious, though. Somebody mad at you, Mike?!

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    I sure hope it's fixed now by golly

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    I guess we'll soon find out won't we?
    Question: Why can't I post links or pictures?
    Question: Why can't I have a signature, avatar, or profile picture?
    Question: What's wrong with my account?

    Answer: You are in the "registered users" user group. This group is very limited in what it can do. This will annoy spammers to no end Just keep posting once you have been registered for 30 days and have made 11 posts your account will be "unlocked".

    It's really easy to put someone on ignore and it's strongly recommended that you do so with people who's posts you don't like.

    Step 1 - log in
    Step 2 - click on the "settings" link
    Step 3 - click on the "edit ignore list" link on the left side of the screen
    Step 4 - type (or paste if you copied and pasted it) the username of the person you want to ignore
    Step 5 - click the "ok" button on the right of the screen

    Easy peasy and will lower your blood pressure. One important note though, this won't hide quoted posts. It's an oversight on the developers part and it's not an easy thing to "fix." So if someone quotes someone you have ignored, you'll see the quote.

    Alternatively when you click on a person's name and view their profile page, underneath their avatar, there is a option that says, "Ignore this person". Click that link and then click the yes button.

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    Hmmm I didn't get the unsubscribe link yet.

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    Hmmm guess we'll try again.
    Question: Why can't I post links or pictures?
    Question: Why can't I have a signature, avatar, or profile picture?
    Question: What's wrong with my account?

    Answer: You are in the "registered users" user group. This group is very limited in what it can do. This will annoy spammers to no end Just keep posting once you have been registered for 30 days and have made 11 posts your account will be "unlocked".

    It's really easy to put someone on ignore and it's strongly recommended that you do so with people who's posts you don't like.

    Step 1 - log in
    Step 2 - click on the "settings" link
    Step 3 - click on the "edit ignore list" link on the left side of the screen
    Step 4 - type (or paste if you copied and pasted it) the username of the person you want to ignore
    Step 5 - click the "ok" button on the right of the screen

    Easy peasy and will lower your blood pressure. One important note though, this won't hide quoted posts. It's an oversight on the developers part and it's not an easy thing to "fix." So if someone quotes someone you have ignored, you'll see the quote.

    Alternatively when you click on a person's name and view their profile page, underneath their avatar, there is a option that says, "Ignore this person". Click that link and then click the yes button.

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