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Old April 14th, 2014, 03:29 PM   #1
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Default For Those Trying To Register

Hopefully, I'm not overstepping here but given how I almost gave up trying to get an account I thought I'd post something here for people who, like me until a week ago, want to post something but can't figure out how to get an account to do so. Getting in is kind of a process:

1. As you've probably discovered, the registration link has been disabled.
2. There's a link that tells you to e-mail the admins with your info in order to get an account.
3. Wait
4. Wait some more
5. Check Twitter
6. Check Facebook
7. Wait
8. Wonder if the site is even accepting new members
9. Wait more
10. E-mail with membership arrives
11. Start posting all those things you've been waiting to post for the past 3-4 weeks.

If you're like me, you probably only tried to register because you had something you wanted to post. Save it and be prepared to wait.
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Old April 15th, 2014, 01:07 AM   #2
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Perfectly good post. Passing on pertinent info. Nothing wrong with that.

Getting onto SkateLog: You really gotta want it.
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Old April 15th, 2014, 04:13 AM   #3
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Getting onto SkateLog: You really gotta want it.
Patience is required.
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Old April 15th, 2014, 11:30 AM   #4
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Patience is required.
Registration E-mail sent on Fri, Jul 20, 2012 4:50 PM EDT
Registration completed on Wed, Aug 8, 2012 9:17 PM EDT

19 days after my E-mail.
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Old April 16th, 2014, 10:08 PM   #5
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First email sent: 4/11/2013

A couple months later tried on Facebook

Someone said they saw new members and suggested emailing again, second email: 11/25/2013

Accepted on 12/1/2013
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Old April 16th, 2014, 10:31 PM   #6
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First email sent: 4/11/2013

A couple months later tried on Facebook

Someone said they saw new members and suggested emailing again, second email: 11/25/2013

Accepted on 12/1/2013
And one would wonder why there is a lack of new traffic.
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Old April 21st, 2014, 07:47 AM   #7
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Smile I really didn't have to wait that long. It only took a couple of days.

Remember there are quite a few questions asked when you register.

1) Out of courtesy to the administrator I think you should take the time to answer them honestly and completely showing that you truly love the sport, that you will be courteous and polite poster and will not be one of those people that will antagonize or infuriate new or other posters with malicious argumentative comments.

2) This forum is setup to be a family website with all the good will and intentions possible. Again it cost you nothing and you can and will be asked to leave if the owners feel you are not in the right spirit or content of the sport.

Sincerely,

Larry Otani

P.S. I have been banned from one website that I truly loved. And it was all because people took what I said the wrong way and got mad. So be polite and sympathetic when you post. Error on the side of caution and being nice instead of nasty.
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Old April 23rd, 2014, 02:25 AM   #8
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We get to the registration requests as quickly as possible. Take into consideration that we have regular jobs, families, etc.. You have the choice of a forum full of spam, or waiting a few days to get an account here. Which would you prefer?
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Old April 23rd, 2014, 10:33 PM   #9
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Hi Jessica - definitely prefer the no spam option although it seems like the wait is more often a matter of weeks as opposed to days. For me it wasn't so much a matter of waiting but not knowing if I was going to get an account at all. Given the lack of activity on Facebook/Twitter/etc plus all the comments from people trying to get in, I wasn't sure if the forum had been abandoned or not. My intent in starting this thread was to catch the eye of people who are having difficulties getting registered. To let them know that it's not an automated process and that they need to be patient - they will eventually get an account.

We've been discussing the issue in a different thread and there might be upgrades to vbulletin that might make it hard(er) for spammers to get in. However, I'm sure that upgrading the forum would be a time consuming effort.

In lieu of that, would you and Kathie be open to offloading some admin/mod duties to one of the long time regular members?

Anyway, this is the most active skate related forum I've found. Just hate to see potential members get confused/discouraged (like I did) and go elsewhere. Thanks.
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Old April 24th, 2014, 09:23 PM   #10
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If we missed your registration by that long of a period, it was likely an oversight. It usually only takes 1-3 days at the most to get registration activated. I apologize about your unusual delay and I hope you're enjoying the forum
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Old April 27th, 2014, 11:18 PM   #11
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Default My experience...sort of

I recently had someone contact me via Facebook saying they thought SLF was defunct.

They found my name on Facebook and asked me a number of questions about mounting.

I did inform them that as far as I knew SLF was still alive and kicking.
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Old April 28th, 2014, 02:46 AM   #12
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I recently had someone contact me via Facebook saying they thought SLF was defunct.

They found my name on Facebook and asked me a number of questions about mounting.

I did inform them that as far as I knew SLF was still alive and kicking.
I have found that when people get in good discussions about products, and there are negative comments made from actual use of the products, those threads get eaten and tossed, or posts get deleted.

This happened before with at least 2 companies I can recall, the last being Luigino because SHE didn't want people talking bad about her stuff. If people give honest feedback about the use of a product, I think it should be allowed in discussion. But when treads go missing, what's the point of even discussing?
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