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So you are not confused with a spammer, please make sure your intro addresses these three things:

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As one of our ministers (Ian Freeman) who normally handles the elevating of new user posting privileges has been kidnapped and is currently being persecuted by terrorists calling themselves the federal government we’re asking new users or anyone else for that matter to email chris at thinkpenguin dot com whenever a new user joins the shire forum. Sending an email will likely greatly speed up the elevating of your posting privileges.

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You can no longer reply to this thread. Please post a new thread answering these questions.


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Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the user preferences here. Click your user icon in the top right, then select the gear icon. Here, in addition to setting basic profile information and photo you can also:

  1. Set various notifications, including watching for all new posts in a given forum here. Scroll down to “Categories - Watched” and type in the forums you want to watch for new posts.

  2. If there are participants you’d prefer to not hear from, you can “mute” them and not receive any notices about their posts. Scroll down to “Users - Muted”.

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