WELCOME TO OUR HERITAGE BN MEMBERS - READ THE RULES. Jul 23, 2006 19:44:20 GMT 8 jackwoodhead likes this
Post by exo on Jul 23, 2006 19:44:20 GMT 8
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HEADQUARTERS, HERITAGE BATTALION
HEADQUARTERS, HERITAGE BATTALION
Subject: WELCOME TO OUR FORUM MEMBERS
1. Thanks for joining us. If you haven't joined yet, you will need to know this before you apply: - We have a strict membership requirement that members must be human beings (carbon-based life forms - as distinct from silicon-based life forms.) In order to prove that you are a human being, and not a replicant, I require that you disclose some details about yourself and area of interest in a short note which will appear on the Members Pending page.
During the Membership Pending Registration process, there will be a screen test requiring that you copy type a random message as well as a box that you must complete a REQUEST MESSAGE as part of the PENDING REGISTRATION procedure. Use this message to say something briefly about yourself, perhaps where you're from, and your area of interest. You must complete this message, because if you do not, your application will be rejected.
This information does not appear on a public page, and is not accessible to the general membership. Others have done it before you, so if you don't, I will no longer feel any pangs of regret that your application will be summarily rejected. Heck, if you can't follow Rule 1 on Page 1, Post No.1, what sort of member are you going to be?
This is not my caprice. It is intended to reduce spam bots, and unregistered "lurkers."
I have started to delete member-candidates who have registered with us, but who have not made a single post during their first year of membership. This has resulted in a cull of about 100 members. The board now provides stats of when you have last visited, so if you haven't made a post or even visited in a year, what sort of a candidate are you? Membership isn't free, it comes with an expectation that you will pay your dues by participating in one way or another.
2. There is advertising on the ProBoards site. Sorry, that's because ProBoards controls the hosting and bandwidth, and no one privately sponsors us. Put up with it. There is a 100MB hosting of images by ProBoards, but it's fully utilized, so if you want to include images with your posts, you'd better learn how to get yourself a private web host service.
We don't seek outside advertising on our main group websites, the world has enough distractions. When Corregidor Historic Society and the Heritage Bn were formed, I hoped that memberships would have been sufficient to maintain the site; it didn't, but we're still here, because of good friends, irregular individual donations, the occasional map sale, and because I pay the monthly shortfalls. Your donation helps ensure that we’ll be there on the internet the next time that you are. The average life of non-commercial internet sites is only eight months, and we’ve been going since 1999, the forum since 2006.
3. The website originally known as corregidor.org has grown. We are now:
and this bulletin board/forum. So we are in a state of constant modification (and improvement, I hope) and I am always trying to improve it, and to develop a community of people who are interested in these areas.
4. For that reason, I invite you to write a little introduction about yourself in a form that you can post here. Don't give away too much. Please avoid showing your entire e-mail address, because you don't want it harvested by the dreaded spam-bots. Instead of using "@" use some other character, like $,*, # etc.
5. We encourage communication between members – after all, we’re trying to establish an internet community. All we ask is that you are sparing with the “reply to all” e-mail command, because all of us need our e-mail in-boxes ready for those truly important messages about mail-order university degrees, share offers, time-share offers, Viagra substitutes, manhood enlargements etc.
6. We're interested in a very esoteric aspect of history, one which is not widely known. So there aren't many of us, and there are benefits in us getting known to each other. A number of us have formed little e-mail circles, but these take time - and it can be difficult for new members to get themselves introduced, known and on board. Hence this Board.
7. Membership of the forum is NOT membership of the Corregidor Historic Society. Don't think that by being on the board, you get the kudos that membership of the Society gives you.
(Version June 10, 2013)