Recently we have had a few isolated incidents with members joining our forum for spamming purposes. To prevent that as well as maintain the integrity of our membership, ACNA staff has decided to implement some limitations for new members. In each case, the limits will be lifted when a member reaches a certain status and is more established.
New membership will become restricted, and new members joining must be approved by staff before posting is allowed. Essentially everyone will be approved (unless known to be a previously banned member), with one requirement - email addresses used for ACNA registration cannot be free internet accounts (common examples are Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo addresses). New member e-mail must be based on Internet Service Provider (ISP), an employer, a school, etc. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of staff, so please contact any of us if you personally know or refer a new ACNA member and wish to request an exception.
The e-mail requirement will only apply until a new member reaches 100 posts. After that, they may change their e-mail address to anything they choose.
This new policy does not apply to existing members with more than 100 posts. Current members with under 100 posts may be asked to change their e-mail address until they meet the new requirements.
New members wanting to join, PLEASE READ THIS! Yahoo, hotmail, gmail etc will not work to register. People are trying daily with these addresses.
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UPDATE for potential new members who may be reading... due to several months (actually just over a year) of non-incidents, we are temporarily dismissing the e-mail requirement. New members may now register with any e-mail address they choose. Accounts will still be screened prior to approval, but the process should be much quicker now since there will be no need to change e-mail addresses around in order to register for forum participation.
There's a slight chance the e-mail requirement could be reenacted in the future, but hopefully we'll have no issues and new members can continue to register with an e-mail address that is most convenient for them.
Last Edit: Jan 27, 2012 8:39:29 GMT -6 by scottydl