09-18-2010 until 10-19-2020
ATTN: NEW MEMBERS!!
In an effort to reduce spam in the forums by new members who only register in order to post spam, restrictions have been imposed on all new registrations.
1) The first 2 (two) posts that a new member makes are put into a moderation queue before being posted in the open forums. A CPF moderator or administrator then reviews the post and the user account for validity and suitability. If the post is nothing but spam, the account is immediately banned and the post never sees the light of day in the forums. If the post is not spam, it is approved and shows up where it was intended to be posted. After 2 posts have been approved by a member of the CPF staff, the 3rd post will not need moderation and the user account is "promoted" to full posting privileges.
2) Until a new user account has been approved and vetted in the above manner, the account has NO private message privileges. Again, this is due to new users registering for spamming purposes only. They use the PM system without ever making a post in the forums. As with above, once the new member has posted 2 posts and the account has been approved and vetted, full board privileges are instated.
This new policy has also been applied to CPFMarketPlace and CPFGreen.
All CPF forums (CandlePowerForums, CPFMarketPlace, CPFUnderground, CPFGreen) require seperate registration!! If you register on one forum, it WILL NOT carry over to the other forums. You MUST register seperately on each forum if you wish to participate!
Hasn't it been nice browsing the forums and not worrying about what kind of garbage is going to pop up on your screen? I know that I like it... and it's worth the time it takes to moderate the new member's posts. Not to mention how much fun it has turned out to be to zap these spamming jerks before they get to pollute our community with their filth....