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Has DS now got a JOINING FEE :-o ???????
« on: November 14, 2016, 04:52:39 PM »
Just to keep you all in the loop before those with nothing better to do flap their gums and make it into something it isn't.

Here it is straight from the horses mouth  :o

After a resurgence of spammers, hackers and idiots from the cheap seats registering to hang around waiting for that opportune moment to involve themselves in controversy or unsettle/undermine the forum we have brought in a new method of Identifying trouble before it can happen.

Registration on the forum for new members is done as follows:

They register in the normal way online after reading and ticking the joining statement.

They pay either by Paypal or into a bank account the sum of £5 so that they can be identified.

They are later refunded the £5 either offset against their first dig or if they only want to be able to contribute to discussions on the forum and are not fit enough or have any interest in attending our digs they will be refunded by cheque to their home address which they MUST cash. This guards against spoof name and/or addresses.

This is NOT repeat NOT a joining fee as DS has always been and always will be free to join for dig attendees as well as online contributors. This is merely a ID check.

Its a pity this is necessary at all but apart from various spammers in recent days there hve been incidences of members who have not made so much as an introductory post making a smart assed comment to cause issues just like we experienced in the past therefore ALL new member registrations now are approved by one person. If you have a family member or close friend who wishes to join there's no harm in letting me know or bringing them to a dig as a guest which will allow this check to be omitted in their case.
We will also be weeding out old no longer in use accounts in the very near future and in fact this has already commenced to a certain extent.
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Re: Has DS now got a JOINING FEE :-o ???????
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2016, 05:00:53 PM »
You're always coming up with bright idea's when your bored  ;D
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Re: Has DS now got a JOINING FEE :-o ???????
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2016, 05:04:41 PM »
You're always coming up with bright idea's when your bored  ;D

Yet I never get bored enough to text you  ;) ;D
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Re: Has DS now got a JOINING FEE :-o ???????
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2016, 05:08:21 PM »
Sounds like a smart move mate  :D deleting inactive accounts ....... hope that's not too time consuming  ;)
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Re: Has DS now got a JOINING FEE :-o ???????
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2016, 05:17:45 PM »
Early spring cleaning?  ;D quite right...
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Re: Has DS now got a JOINING FEE :-o ???????
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2016, 05:47:45 PM »
Early spring cleaning?  ;D quite right...

Well I am after all house trained  ;D

Sounds like a smart move mate  :D deleting inactive accounts ....... hope that's not too time consuming  ;)

Nah it's pretty quick to be honest as long as I get the dates right and don't delete myself it'll be fine  :o
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Re: Has DS now got a JOINING FEE :-o ???????
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2016, 08:37:33 PM »
Don't know whats gone on and don't need to.
Retired in North Wales and unlikely to ever attend any digs so far North, I nonetheless enjoy your forum and have occasionally been known to make nice comments and even try and be helpful via your DS site.
Please consider this as my request to remain.
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Re: Has DS now got a JOINING FEE :-o ???????
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2016, 11:46:15 PM »
Sounds like a plan.

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Re: Has DS now got a JOINING FEE :-o ???????
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2016, 09:38:12 AM »
Why do I always miss the fun stuff!?!?  :)

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Re: Has DS now got a JOINING FEE :-o ???????
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2016, 11:35:27 AM »
Great idea Grant this should have been implemented years ago.

"After a resurgence of spammers, hackers and idiots from the cheap  seats"

Well that sums them up perfectly, well written .

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Re: Has DS now got a JOINING FEE :-o ???????
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2016, 05:08:15 PM »
Don't know whats gone on and don't need to.
Retired in North Wales and unlikely to ever attend any digs so far North, I nonetheless enjoy your forum and have occasionally been known to make nice comments and even try and be helpful via your DS site.
Please consider this as my request to remain.
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No-one who actually posts is being deleted pal that's why it doesn't say that.

It's all the old spammer accounts that have been registered in the past and not logged on in several years that need cleaning out as it will speed the forum up for all who do use it.
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Re: Has DS now got a JOINING FEE :-o ???????
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2016, 05:10:05 PM »
Why do I always miss the fun stuff!?!?  :)

If you want to send a £5 I have no issue with that Joe 😂 Call it a down payment on your next dig, then you only need £2  8)
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Re: Has DS now got a JOINING FEE :-o ???????
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2016, 12:47:02 PM »
Cheers Grant,

Been detecting for about 1 year now and finding it really calming and worth while.

If you require proof of address then let me know.

Looking to join one of you digs soon...................

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Re: Has DS now got a JOINING FEE :-o ???????
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2016, 07:47:27 AM »
Good post Grant

As you know we are currently stuck out in the desert 🌵
We will be back eventually and look forward to getting out digging again

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Re: Has DS now got a JOINING FEE :-o ???????
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2016, 04:05:41 PM »
Cheers Grant,

Been detecting for about 1 year now and finding it really calming and worth while.

If you require proof of address then let me know.

Looking to join one of you digs soon...................

No it's just people now joining the forum mate
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