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An Explanation of User Ranks and Permissions
October 28, 2012
2:34 pm
Jennie Chancey
South Africa
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Hello!

I apologize for the confusion as we’ve launched this new board. Let me explain how the forum works so that long-time users can jump back in where they left off and new users can get acquainted!

  1. “Guests” are casual visitors who happen upon sensibility.com and stop by the message forum for a look. They are only allowed to see the list of boards in the forum (not what’s posted in them), cannot view member profiles or emails, cannot use the private messaging system, and are only allowed to post an introduction after registering, which makes them…
  2. …ALMOST “New Members!” Posts by newbies are held in moderation until approved by a moderator. Once a newbie’s first post has been approved, the introduction will appear in the “Introduce Yourself” board where others can reply/comment/etc. Newbies still cannot view member profiles or do anything other than view a list of topics in other boards. They cannot post anywhere other than in the Intro board (so replying to comments is encouraged there, newbies!) After five moderator-approved posts, the newly registered guest reaches “New Member” status, which opens up the other boards for reading and replying (with a few hurdles to leap, like a simple math test prior to posting to make extra sure she’s not a spammer after all!). After 25 posts, she becomes…
  3. …a “Junior Member!” This level of membership allows access to all the boards in the forum (reading and replying), but there are still a few limitations in place, including the math test and restrictions on how much of another member’s profile she can view.
  4. Senior Members have posted more than 100 times or have been “upgraded” to this status due to their long-time membership on the original forum. They have full access to all the boards, can use the private messaging system, don’t have to pass the “math test” for new posts, and can pretty much do all the fun things they could do on the old forum.

I hope this helps explain things, but don’t hesitate to post a question if you have one!

Warmly,

Jennie

October 29, 2012
6:45 am
ladydetemps
UK
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October 25, 2012
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Hi is there a rank you have to reach before you can add a profile pic? As I don’t seem to have the option to….also I can’t seem to start a thread on intro page either, only reply to existing one.

"Resign yourself, Catherine! Shops must be visited! Money must be spent! Do you think you could bear it?" - Northanger Abbey Read about my sewing ups 'n' downs on my blog http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co.uk/
October 29, 2012
10:28 am
Jennie Chancey
South Africa
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Hi there! Yep, newbies aren’t allowed to upload profile avatars or any other media. This is to keep yucky spammers from posting junk. If you are an old-timer from the other board, please let me know what your username was over there, and I’ll promote you to a higher rank on this board! :)

October 29, 2012
11:28 am
ladydetemps
UK
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My name on the old board was ladydetemps. ;)

"Resign yourself, Catherine! Shops must be visited! Money must be spent! Do you think you could bear it?" - Northanger Abbey Read about my sewing ups 'n' downs on my blog http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co.uk/
October 29, 2012
5:00 pm
Princess Courtney

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October 26, 2012
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Sounds like quite the setup, I am hopeful the spammers are sent running. :D

October 31, 2012
3:27 pm
jane

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October 31, 2012
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So a person has to reply five times to other intros before being able to post their own intro?

October 31, 2012
4:15 pm
Jennie Chancey
South Africa
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Nope. All newbies can immediately post an intro, but the first five posts are held in moderation until an admin can read and approve. This is the only way to keep out the spammers who take the time to sign up only to post trash.

Thanks for your patience!
Jennie

November 1, 2012
8:40 pm
hiseleni
Pacific Northwest

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October 26, 2012
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So Jennie, I was a senior member after I contacted you, but now my status is saying I’m a new member. However I am not having to do the math test. Is it just some of the quirks the board is going through?

~Eleni

P.S. Just after I posted this (my sixth post) my status said junior member, FYI.

November 2, 2012
4:03 am
ladydetemps
UK
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October 25, 2012
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I’ve just gone from senior to junior too, but not having to do the maths.

"Resign yourself, Catherine! Shops must be visited! Money must be spent! Do you think you could bear it?" - Northanger Abbey Read about my sewing ups 'n' downs on my blog http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co.uk/
November 4, 2012
1:13 pm
Jennie Chancey
South Africa
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Hi, ladies! The forum software doesn’t recognize you as an official “senior” until you’ve posted 100 times. I’ve just created a back-end run-around to force it to give you Senior status anyway, which allows you to use all the forum tools.

Hope that helps!

Warmly,
Jennie

November 4, 2012
7:49 pm
hiseleni
Pacific Northwest

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Thanks! It does, I was just curious but I kind of guessed that sort of thing.wink

~Eleni

November 5, 2012
12:47 pm
Geneece
Texas
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November 5, 2012
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I’m still listed as a “Junior” member.  Does it take time for the “Senior” to take effect once you change it?

http://www.sewmanytreasures.com
November 5, 2012
12:56 pm
vesna
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November 2, 2012
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I’ve read everything here and in my profile details, but I dont understand something.

I’m junior (even I’m a senior member in the old forum) and can not send private message and can not open new tread, not even in introduce yourself section. to pass the first step I need to post 5 times, but I dont think hijacking treads that other opened is the answer.

I’m just really confused of how this is going to work, becouse if we are all same here all ladies have the same problems as I have.

November 5, 2012
2:29 pm
Princess Courtney

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October 26, 2012
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Vesna, send Jennie a message through the contact page on the main Sensibility page. Let her know your username on the old boards with your new one and she can set you to it. It worked for me once I did that.

November 5, 2012
4:05 pm
vesna
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but I dont want to desturb. she is doing all this to prevent spamming and if every old member writes to her she will have to answer and unblock and loose time on every old member.

I just want to know after how many approved replays we’ll be able to post new topics ourself

November 5, 2012
7:25 pm
Geneece
Texas
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November 5, 2012
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Send her a message Vesna.  She’ll be happy to help.

http://www.sewmanytreasures.com
November 6, 2012
6:52 am
Jennie Chancey
South Africa
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Forum Posts: 293
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March 4, 2010
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Vesna, I’m here to help! I just appreciate patience while we all get used to the new forum. ;-) The board has its own user ranks that it applies after a certain number of posts (and after five approved initial posts), but I can also automatically promote someone to Junior or Senior status once I have their old forum name/email address. I will not promote anyone without that information, as we don’t want sneaky spammers trying to wriggle into the board posing as old-timers (believe me, these people will try that!).

Thanks!

Jennie

November 6, 2012
6:59 am
vesna
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November 2, 2012
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no problem :) Jennie.

I just dont want to put more work and presure on you. I dont mind of a rank I have as long as I can post new topics :) and it seems I can do it now :D

so I’m fine now, thanks

November 6, 2012
12:56 pm
Jennie Chancey
South Africa
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Forum Posts: 293
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March 4, 2010
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Yep, I upgraded you to Senior Member status (although the board will still show you as a New Member AND a Senior Member at the same time. Sorry it’s confusing, but once you pass 100 posts, the forum software will award you the Senior rank, too. ;-)

Warmly,
Jennie

November 6, 2012
1:10 pm
vesna
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November 2, 2012
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oh so thats why I was able to post a new topic! thank you!

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