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Old 05-25-2015, 06:05 AM   #1
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New members joining - question

I've sent a young Tolkien fan of my acquaintance here as I thought he would enjoy the fellowship and scholarship of the Downs. He 'activated' his account a couple of days ago but his membership is still awaiting moderation. How long, generally, should this limbo period last?
I seem to remember my membership being up and running straight away, back in the Elder Days, but those were happier times, when it was enough to just speak "friend" and enter. I suppose with the coming of the Spambots out of the East, we are living in more suspicious times....
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:38 AM   #2
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Lalaith,

Membership is moderated nowadays to reduce spammers, so new joiners must wait until I manually go through the list to prune the bad guys. I try to do this daily, but I was preoccupied with the three-day holiday weekend and completely forgot to check
it over the last few days. I've found your friend's application and have sent him/her an approval. Thanks for the question.

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Old 05-25-2015, 07:05 AM   #3
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And thank you! Both for bringing the Downs back to life and for going to the trouble of sifting through the membership by hand...must be a real pain.
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Old 05-26-2015, 09:11 AM   #4
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And thank you! Both for bringing the Downs back to life and for going to the trouble of sifting through the membership by hand...must be a real pain.
Hopefully your friend's login name isn't X9J45YSZ!
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Old 05-27-2015, 03:04 PM   #5
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I am hoping that Golden Retriever Val is not a dog breeder advertising...
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Old 05-27-2015, 04:43 PM   #6
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I am hoping that Golden Retriever Val is not a dog breeder advertising...
You know, that could be short for Value.
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