Getting Access To NB [Wondering Why You Aren't Approved?]
Hello everyone. Alan here. Sadly, Patrick's proposed solution has failed to prevent spammers recently. Due to the wave of spam that has occurred, I have been forced, in my role as Admin, to shut down the auto-approve option. Therefore, you will now rely on your Admins to handle approval of all new accounts. If you wish to be approved, PM me or Jeffro (or both) with an explanation of who you are and where you go to school. We will then personally approve your access by moving you to the registered users group. This will occasion some delay, but I'm hoping it won't be longer than a day or two.
Sadly, this has recently become necessary as the amount of spam was becoming too much for us to handle. Thank you for your understanding.
Hiya guys. In principle, NB is open to absolutely anyone who wants to join. In practice, we were drowning under the tide of spammers a while back, and new user registration was made contingent on moderator or administrator approval. That is still the policy. Unfortunately, moderators and administrators have been fairly lax about actually manually reviewing applications, and it is labor-intensive to pick the 6 probable-good ones out of the batch of 250 (that I just went through).
So, to get you approved easier, here's an option for you: Set your first or last name to be 'Human' when you sign up and you will be automatically approved within 15 minutes.
You can do this easily: after you have clicked the link in the welcome email, you will be signed into the forum but unable to post.
1) Click User CP at the top of the screen.
2) From the left hand side, click Edit Profile.
3) Set your first or last name to be "Human". This is not case sensitive, but leave off the quote marks.
4) Wait 15 minutes. Congratulations, you should now be able to post.
After you have confirmed that you can post, you can set your name to whatever you want it to be.
If your registration is currently pending when I post this, I am canceling it to eliminate the backlog. Sorry. Use the above trick and you'll be posting within 15 minutes.
Patrick "SQL Programming at 3 AM Is Like Warm Milk For Inducing Sleepiness" McKenzie
"Even Dan Brown must live. Preferably not write, but live." -- Salman Rushdie, on issuing fatwas against writers.
Last edited by Alan : 12-14-11 at 09:31 PM.