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Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Do you miss the Wargamers Guild?
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2019, 08:35:27 PM »
Not really, most of the stuff in the 'gallery' I'd already seen on here!

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Offline Ninefingers

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Re: Do you miss the Wargamers Guild?
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2019, 07:30:38 AM »
Same here. Received the auto reply to say a person has to authorise, then nothing.
Beginning to wonder if it is worth bothering.  The old Guild was none too appreciative of those of us who gamed WW2 in 6mm at the best of times.
Or anything which wasn't 20mm WW2...

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Re: Do you miss the Wargamers Guild?
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2019, 07:05:56 PM »
Well I'm no gamebob grumpypants  lol... there was always a welcome for me and being a bit teflon I'd likely miss it if they weren't. I'll give it a go.  ;)

Offline Jemima Fawr

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Re: Do you miss the Wargamers Guild?
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2019, 10:28:40 PM »
Two weeks gone...  ::)
Suffering from insomnia?  Too much excitement in your life?  Jemima Fawr's Miniature Wargames Blog might be just the solution you've been looking for: www.jemimafawr.co.uk

Offline Chris Steadman

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Re: Do you miss the Wargamers Guild?
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2019, 09:37:35 AM »
Hi All

I am one of the admins of 'The Wargamers' Forum'. Thanks for bringing this issue to light.

All applications are dealt with within 24 hours and usually within a couple of hours.

On average we receive c.50 requests a day, and this can rise to 100+. On average one of these, per WEEK, is genuine, the rest being spam.

To deal with the large number of requests quickly, they are rejected if the email address used is associated with forum spam, and/or contains wording that suggests it is related to spam or porn sites.

To ensure that your request for membership is quickly approved, we suggest that your choice of user name is either obviously related to the hobby, or military history, or to a real person.

If your request is not approved within 24 hours please use the 'Contact Us' email link at the bottom of the forum home page, let us know the email address and username you used. Unfortunately, we may have to ask you to resubmit your request.

Hope that helps.

ATB
Chris

Offline Chris Steadman

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Re: Do you miss the Wargamers Guild?
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2019, 11:52:48 AM »
Or anything which wasn't 20mm WW2...

Anyone, gaming any aspect of the hobby, is welcome at 'The Wargamers' Forum'. Any period, in any scale is most welcome and positively encouraged. There is still quite a bit of WW2, 20mm content, as that is the interest of many of the current members, who migrated from the old Guild. As material relating to other time periods and scales is posted, we are hoping to gradual see the balance redressed and be more representative of the broad breadth of this wonderful hobby of ours.

The Forum is still, relatively quiet, compared to the old Guild and to this illustrious place. A the time of posting the stats are showing an average of 38 posts per day. With time, and with more, regular, posters, that will improve and grow.

ATB
Chris (admin 'The Wargamers' Forum)
« Last Edit: September 13, 2019, 12:00:55 PM by Chris Steadman »

Offline Jemima Fawr

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Re: Do you miss the Wargamers Guild?
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2019, 06:28:17 PM »
Hi All

I am one of the admins of 'The Wargamers' Forum'. Thanks for bringing this issue to light.

All applications are dealt with within 24 hours and usually within a couple of hours.

On average we receive c.50 requests a day, and this can rise to 100+. On average one of these, per WEEK, is genuine, the rest being spam.

To deal with the large number of requests quickly, they are rejected if the email address used is associated with forum spam, and/or contains wording that suggests it is related to spam or porn sites.

To ensure that your request for membership is quickly approved, we suggest that your choice of user name is either obviously related to the hobby, or military history, or to a real person.

If your request is not approved within 24 hours please use the 'Contact Us' email link at the bottom of the forum home page, let us know the email address and username you used. Unfortunately, we may have to ask you to resubmit your request.

Hope that helps.

ATB
Chris
Thanks Chris.  I used the 'Jemima Fawr' tag, as it's what I use on several forums and as the title of my blog (it's also directly related to military history - The Battle of Fishguard 1797).  Email address was a Hotmail one, so shouldn't be too suspicious.

Offline Chris Steadman

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Re: Do you miss the Wargamers Guild?
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2019, 06:50:15 PM »
Thanks Chris.  I used the 'Jemima Fawr' tag, as it's what I use on several forums and as the title of my blog (it's also directly related to military history - The Battle of Fishguard 1797).  Email address was a Hotmail one, so shouldn't be too suspicious.

PM sent.

I'll get it sorted for you.

Offline robh

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Re: Do you miss the Wargamers Guild?
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2019, 10:07:59 PM »
....... With time, and with more, regular, posters, that will improve and grow.

Only if you sort out the sign up shambles.

Offline Admiral Hawke

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Re: Do you miss the Wargamers Guild?
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2019, 12:01:40 AM »
Be fair robh.

Part-time volunteers versus full-time, professional spammers is hardly an equal contest. I have a lot of respect and gratitude for anyone who gives up their own time to make a forum like this or any other function well. We should be supporting each other against spammers.

Is there a clever trick to spot the difference between a spammer and a genuine wargamer short of a Turing test or CAPTCHA?

Offline Bravo Six

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Re: Do you miss the Wargamers Guild?
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2019, 02:43:11 AM »
Chris, I'm still waiting for a validation or welcome email myself. Going on over a month at this point.

Offline Bravo Six

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Re: Do you miss the Wargamers Guild?
« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2019, 02:11:35 AM »
Now going on two months, give or take.  :?

Offline robh

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Re: Do you miss the Wargamers Guild?
« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2019, 03:24:43 PM »
Using the "contact us" link as they suggest does not help either.  No-one responds to that either.

Offline Chris Steadman

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Re: Do you miss the Wargamers Guild?
« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2019, 12:49:08 AM »
The 'Contact us' link is monitored at least once every 24 hours. It has been successfully used as recently as today. I will look into it tomorrow (now very late here) and see what if anything can be done to improve the way we use it.

Please feel free to PM me here if you have had any problem registering. We are still experiencing a high number of spam regiistrations,on average c.100 a day with more at the weekends.

I've not had the time to visit this thread, but will now add it to my frequent visit list, which in practise will mean once or twice a week. If you PM me  the email alert will get me on solving your issue more quickly.

ATB
Chris

Offline Chris Steadman

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Re: Do you miss the Wargamers Guild?
« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2019, 02:58:00 PM »
A little update. We have tested the 'Contact Us' link this morning and it is working as intended. However, we have increased the monitoring of it, so that the response to received emails is quicker.

ATB
Chris