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    Registration and banned free emails

    I invited a fellow to join TFF and he told me he couldn't, because the registration process wouldn't accept his hotmail account.

    I remember I had the same problem. Does the platform still act like this? I think it kinda bars lots of new registrations.

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    Re: Registration and banned free emails

    That's up to admin ultimately, but as a moderator I can tell you that places like hotmail allowed literally thousands of porn/advert bots to flood this site and we were spending all of our moderator time scouring that stuff. We do have a verification process now that doesn't allow immediate access with any email address until approved by admin, but the bot-programmers had gotten good enough to make the bots seem like real people until that first post.

    I realize there's a downside if folks opt not to use more reputable email servers, but "free" isn't the issue. Many current and newer members of TFF use email services that are free but not nearly as sketchy as hotmail. Just my two cents. I certainly hope we can find a way to get your friend aboard!

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    Re: Registration and banned free emails

    Thanks for the feedback, pc!

    You know, you're right about the spammers.. Anyway I think it would be cool to display some kind of instructions on the registration form, so that people would understand how it works and not give up.

    It's really good for the board when new blood joins in!

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    Re: Registration and banned free emails

    Actually, "hotmail" hasn't been banned since I took over as Admin. There's really no reason that I can think of, as to why it's not accepting it. In fact, we've recently had a few new users who are using hotmail accounts, (the most recent was 10-09-2016).

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    Re: Registration and banned free emails

    COULD location make a difference.........or internet speeds????

    Some new attempted users MIGHT be from far off countries of DOWN UNDER origin???? Could this be a problem???

    LIke their internet flows counter clockwise or something
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    Re: Registration and banned free emails

    Yes, it's your Aussie bikerish friend we're talking about.

    I have't given up on bringing him in yet.

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    Re: Registration and banned free emails

    Quote Originally Posted by Sérgio View Post
    Yes, it's your Aussie bikerish friend we're talking about.

    I have't given up on bringing him in yet.
    Is it LoneRider that we're talking about?

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    Damn Dirty Bikers ---we just stink up the joint.........wait----who has a JOINT?????
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    Re: Registration and banned free emails

    Quote Originally Posted by Volumeknob View Post
    Damn Dirty Bikers ---we just stink up the joint.........wait----who has a JOINT?????

    "...put aside the alienation, get on with the fascination, the real relation, the underlying theme."
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    Re: Registration and banned free emails

    Quote Originally Posted by KennyF View Post
    Is it LoneRider that we're talking about?


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