Dearest Members and Visitors to our little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie,
As you may all know, several months ago we have moved to manual validation of new member registrations, due to problems with spammers getting through despite the (automated) measures we had taken.
So far, manual validation is going well, even if it takes a bit more time, both from us, and from a time to validation POV (up to a week).
Basically, we do background checks to prevent any spammers from getting through, which works quite well right now.
Secondly, we do checks on validity and usability of provided email addresses, as it is a prerequiste for a successful account validation. This is mentioned in our rules and terms of service. If an email address is invalid, non-existent, disposible, grey-listed or scores below 5 with our tools, we will discard the entire registration.
We recently see that some people re-register over and over with the same low score email address. We will not validate such accounts. We would like to suggest to those who do, and would like to become a contributing or registered member, to obtain a different email address for use with FPN.
HTH, warm regards, WIm
On behalf of the FPN Moderator and Admin Team