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Auntie Prism
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01/01/11 03:58 PM
Yay! User Registration Fixed! [re: ]  

Heh. Not really. Don't be silly.

It's been 3 years, 1 month since registration broke, viz. the 'work around' method of claiming that you 'forgot' your password. Registration proper broke well before that.

For a time I thought that having a 'closed community' was actually a good thing, since it prevented the nutters and Dogz spin-offs infecting our space. But the special volume of crap that Dogz produced was the product of a very ill mind; TW worked pretty well before that.

Evan, ever beneficent and ever merciful, appears generous enough to keep TW running for the sake of its users, as a place where they can occasionally reunite. However, there becomes a point where board activity is so low that the frequency of users' visits diminishes: if there are no incentives for people to return, they naturally move on. In other words, to keep TW alive as a meeting place, it may be necessary to open its doors again.

As it stands, the board languishes in a kind of Terri Schiavo-vegetation, neither quite alive nor dead, with the promise of a similar seven-year court case, in which Dogz wrangles for the ownership rights.

A couple of practical concerns:

1) Evan is a very busy man with big responsibilities: the reports of numerous superhuman feats of his rescuing of babies from blazing car wreckages, etc. are well-documented on the board. I know nothing of the mechanics of TW's registration process, but I guess it would require a couple of hours work at the most. This level of attention over a three year period isn't that demanding.

2) Much generic message board software nowadays uses Captcha or similar to prevent spammers infiltrating the forum. I am not sure, however, if this would be a concern for TW because a) I think the particular board software TW uses is not that popular (IIRC), b) board registration is bizarrely interlinked with the main site. I don't know if these points would deflect spammers or not. If not, obviously much more work would be involved and I understand the reluctance to fix it.

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Subject  Posted byPosted on
*Yay! User Registration Fixed!  Auntie Prism01/01/11 03:58 PM
.*SoB  Auntie Prism01/04/12 07:42 PM
.*Re: SoB  Emil01/15/12 02:45 PM
.*Re: Yay! User Registration Fixed!  KAdministrator01/13/11 03:53 PM
.*We are the dead  Auntie Prism01/13/11 07:37 PM
.*Re: We are the dead  KAdministrator01/15/11 03:15 PM
.*Re: We are the dead  KAdministrator01/22/11 03:07 PM
.*Anon is legion  Auntie Prism01/22/11 07:44 PM
.*You'll have to swing it  Auntie Prism01/24/11 06:28 PM
.*Oops!  Marquis01/24/11 06:30 PM
.*Save As fapfapfapFAP  Auntie Prism01/25/11 03:22 PM
.*We Are TW  EJ01/20/11 07:17 AM
.*Re: We Are TW  Emil01/20/11 09:10 AM
.*Re: We Are TW  ziggfried01/20/11 05:20 PM
.*Re: We Are TW  Quills01/20/11 05:41 PM
.*Re: We are the dead  Patches01/15/11 07:04 PM
.*Re: We are the dead  schizophrenic01/17/11 11:02 AM
.*Re: We are the dead  Patches01/17/11 04:50 PM
.*Re: We are the dead  Quills01/17/11 01:50 PM
.*Re: We are the dead  ziggfried01/16/11 00:26 AM
.*Re: We are the dead  Patches01/16/11 09:04 AM
.*Re: Yay! User Registration Fixed!  Patches01/12/11 09:30 AM
.*I can't answer any of these questions.  Auntie Prism01/12/11 03:27 PM
.*Re: I can't answer any of these questions.  Patches01/12/11 05:27 PM
.*Re: I can't answer any of these questions.  KAdministrator01/13/11 05:12 AM
.*Re: I can't answer any of these questions.  Patches01/13/11 08:13 AM
.*Re: Yay! User Registration Fixed!  Quills01/12/11 10:25 AM
.*Something Up With My Banter Chaps?  Marquis01/13/11 02:16 PM
.*Re: Yay! User Registration Fixed!  Patches01/12/11 12:04 PM
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