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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:00 pm 
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I've already tried to explain the unnecessarily convoluted process of joining up to this place and the above just emphasises this.

Hey, justanotherfanfromLI, new member posts will always show up straight away in this, the "Zappa Forum Announcements" thread and also the "Frequently Asked Questions" thread. It's posts to the main forums that get checked before they appear. At some point, if you have posted 10 posts to either of the two threads mentioned above and have tried a couple to the main ones so that they can be checked by the admin, it shouldn't be too long before you can post anywhere and see it straight away. And after a few days you should get a post from the admin to say that your missing posts have been accepted.

Maybe the admin believe that explaining the process too well will make it easier for spammers, but that's ridiculous. We don't want to put genuine new members off and like Bonny says, only a regularly attending admin will be able to get on top of the truly dedicated spammers.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:44 pm 
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Yeah I can understand why the policy is implemented, but posts shouldn't take so long to approve. I seen that one guy waited like 3 weeks for a post to show up.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:05 am 
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I'm not a very active user, 'cause I only want to write really important things or ask questions to other forummembers, but until now I can't do it! All my posts have to be checked or something, and until then the discussion is over. I'm waiting for a week or so and no one is interested in it anymore!
Slowly all my hopes of being a part of interesting discussions fade away.
Please stop treating new members like idiots!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:00 pm 
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VacuumCleaner wrote:
Please stop treating new members like idiots!
That would be the opposite of what's happening here. If they were treating new members like idiots it would be easy. They're actually treating new members like mutant mind readers.

Can you see a PM button below my post? Just reply here to let me know if you can't, but if you can click it and send me a hello post. I'll reply with some tips to help get past this bullshit.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:55 am 
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polydigm wrote:
VacuumCleaner wrote:
Please stop treating new members like idiots!
That would be the opposite of what's happening here. If they were treating new members like idiots it would be easy. They're actually treating new members like mutant mind readers.

Can you see a PM button below my post? Just reply here to let me know if you can't, but if you can click it and send me a hello post. I'll reply with some tips to help get past this bullshit.


Thanks for trying to help, but I can see only a "profile"-button on the left and the "quote"-button on the right.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:05 am 
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Yeah, this is a bit absurd.

I have heard of micro management but this is ridiculous.

Without exception, this is the only forum I have even seen that requires you to wait this long as your (soon to be irrelevant) posts trickle on to the board.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:06 am 
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Yea ive been waiting so long to get my posts approved.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:38 pm 
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Yaa, I'm new as well with just a few or more at least... attempted posts.

My second post was a thread started asking if there are any musician forum members. I waited almost a week before my post was finally "approved".
Unfortunately I guess as a "newby" everybody just lurked around and read my thread, but nobody replied.
So I guess therefore surprisingly I am the ONLY musician forum member.

I find it frustrating that despite proving you are not a spammer by initially posting in the activation thread, once registered you still apparently for whatever reason have to have your posts "approved" before they appear for a "magic" number of 10 times?

This excessively restrictive policy along with the typical impersonal and inclusive nature perhaps of all web forums makes me already have doubts as to whether I may even continue to attempt to participate here much in the future. Life's to short to wait almost a week to communicate with people, it's the 21st century.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:15 pm 
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Umm...neat picture?

I'd post one in response, but I'm probably not allowed to yet.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:40 pm 
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mutant wrote:
Yaa, I'm new as well with just a few or more at least... attempted posts.

My second post was a thread started asking if there are any musician forum members. I waited almost a week before my post was finally "approved".
Unfortunately I guess as a "newby" everybody just lurked around and read my thread, but nobody replied.
So I guess therefore surprisingly I am the ONLY musician forum member.

I find it frustrating that despite proving you are not a spammer by initially posting in the activation thread, once registered you still apparently for whatever reason have to have your posts "approved" before they appear for a "magic" number of 10 times?

This excessively restrictive policy along with the typical impersonal and inclusive nature perhaps of all web forums makes me already have doubts as to whether I may even continue to attempt to participate here much in the future. Life's to short to wait almost a week to communicate with people, it's the 21st century.



Although I am not a musician there are many, many who have been or still are, I believe that ZPZ band members lurk here also...we have a group of very smart and skilled individuals from every walk of life, some scholars, some proffessionals, and others who have developed their own nitch in the world. Hang in and hang around, you may enjoy it.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:12 pm 
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Want a board where they treat the new guys like crap, check out the primusville board (or Bull Board as we called it back in the day). Not talking smack, but those were the good ol days before Trolling was an internet term lol


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Glad to post a reply that has nothing to say so I can get "initiated". I hate spam too so I guess precautions can be a good thing.


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Well said 2Tuff, it may be totally ridiculous, but it's not that difficult if you really want to post here.

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Hi Ho Silver!


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Hi Ho Silver!

Away!...... and welcome y'all. :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:06 am 
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Thanks! Just a few more posts to go!

"Did you say you want some more?
Well, here's some more..."

anyone? Title please ;)


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I find it confusing.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:56 pm 
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Is this a live post, or one of those first 10 dead ones?


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That answers that. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:27 pm 
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Up until this post, I have 4 posts. Three in this thread, and my activation post. I also made a post and vote in the favorite drummers thread which is waiting approval. I understand that reasoning. But, that post is not counted in my total post count. Otherwise, I would have 5. Does that mean the only way you can get to 10 posts is by whacking off in this thread 10 times? :?


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Ok. So, the posts I have made in other threads that are awaiting approval do not count toward my 10 post initiation. Instead of just post whoring here, I will take the opportunity to introduce myself.

Discovered Frank's music in 1979 at the age of thirteen, with a joint and a brand new vinyl copy of Joe's Garage Act I. Yes, I realize that Frank didn't approve of the joint, but "It Is What It Is". Get it? :mrgreen: My friend and I picked up Acts II & III a couple of months later. Then, we set out on the task of finding Frank's previous material. This was definitely not easy in West TN circa 1980. We made many trips to Nashville and Memphis trying to find the albums. One of my favorite was driving to Memphis to obtain a copy of One Size Fits All. I was so blown away when we came home to listen to it, and it still ranks as one of my favorite Zappa releases. Not trying to downplay the original Mothers. Absolutely Free is in my top 5 releases, but I wasn't around for the early days. So, those albums probably mean more to the fans who were there at the time

Fast forward to now. I am currently trying to replace my Ryko releases with the numbered Zappa Records releases. This is going to take awhile.

I have not preordered Roxy By Proxy. I'll wait for them to figure out a release date. Besides, I just recently purchased the Zappa Records version of Roxy & Elsewhere and A Token Of His Extreme DVD.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:31 pm 
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I was on dweezils page and tried to post a review of the Bristol gig. I was told my username was wrong.
I only joined like an hour ago so from what I can gather I'm not expecting to be posting easily for a while, but as I've had a few vinos, maybe I just forgot my username (although I donnt think I have really).
If so, can I confirm it somehow?
Forgetfully, TT


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Taking up philostophers post...
I was a blues man really for my early to mid teens. On holiday when I was about 17, me and friends met some welsh dudes, who invited us for a toke. One of them, Colin said "once you hear this you wont listen to blues again", and put on zoot allures and absolutely free. Blown away. I stopped playing guitar for a year!
Anyways, still playing blues and Frank. I've got about thirty albums (is that all I hear you say).
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