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    Default Member clean up

    Howdy folks

    Some of you may have noticed that our "Members" count at the bottom of the forum index has dropped quite a bit. The reason being is that I went and banned a lot of "sleeping spammers". These are people that registered with known spammer emails or other known spammer traits. I have taken other steps as well to clean up our member list a bit.

    All in all about 7K members were affected by these changes. If any legitimate member was affected send me a private message, or post in the Moderator Connection forum and I will get back to you ASAP
    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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    Distinguished Community Member Earth Mother 2 Angels's Avatar
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    Smile Thanks Mike!

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

    Thanks for keeping it clean!

    I was wondering, since you have nothing else to do, would it be possible for us to have a Valentine-themed skin? I really enjoyed the Christmas, Autumn, and Halloween skins. If it's a chore, please don't bother.



    Love & Light,

    Rose
    Mom to Jon, 48, (seizure disorder; Gtube; trache; colostomy; osteoporosis; hypothyroid; enlarged prostate; lymphedema, assorted mysteries) and Michael, 32, (intractable seizures; Gtube), who were born with an undiagnosed progressive neuromuscular disease and courageous spirits. Our Angel Michael received his wings in 2003 and now resides in Heaven. Our Angel Jon lives at home with me and Jim, the world's most wonderful dad.

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

    Thanks for keeping it clean!

    I was wondering, since you have nothing else to do, would it be possible for us to have a Valentine-themed skin? I really enjoyed the Christmas, Autumn, and Halloween skins. If it's a chore, please don't bother.



    Love & Light,

    Rose
    Hahahaha hi Rose

    I will look to see if there is one already made for vBulletin that works. I don't think I'll have enough time to make one though (at least not in time for Valentine's day).
    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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    ((((((Mike))))))



    Thanks for checking into it. I hope vBulletin has one, but if not, perhaps we can try again next February!

    It just makes for a nice change for us to have those skins. Kinda dresses up the place a little. Adds a little flair!

    Thanks for all you do for us, Mike. I really appreciate you!



    Love & Light,

    Rose
    Mom to Jon, 48, (seizure disorder; Gtube; trache; colostomy; osteoporosis; hypothyroid; enlarged prostate; lymphedema, assorted mysteries) and Michael, 32, (intractable seizures; Gtube), who were born with an undiagnosed progressive neuromuscular disease and courageous spirits. Our Angel Michael received his wings in 2003 and now resides in Heaven. Our Angel Jon lives at home with me and Jim, the world's most wonderful dad.

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    I really appreciate the member cleanup. Visitors who might join will no longer get the idea that this place has dozens of inactive members with strange spammy user names.
    MS diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2002-2005. Copaxone 6/07 - 5/10.
    Member of this MS board since 2001.

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