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  1. I will be activated SSL in the forums today. This just means that information will be encrypted between your browser and the server. This may cause some issues, so if you encounter any issues, please post the issue in the support section of the forums. Thanks!
  2. I agree, it happens. We often won't remove a blatant cross-post if it garners a lot of postings and attention before we have time to ask the original poster to repost - no point in killing good discussion. However, that's fairly rare, in most cases members who register only to post one unoriginal posting often don't put much effort into the actual posting, which means that the thread doesn't attract much discussion.
  3. Not really, this rule is targeted at people who are blindly posting to multiple forums with little regard to starting discussion - they're usually promoting themselves or something else. It was a standard rule used back in the Usenet days: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossposting This rule is rarely cited, so I'm not sure why it's being brought up no.
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    How to get rid of Norton?

    Norton isn't great, but it's better than not using a antivirus/firewall at all. Here is a related forum post: https://community.norton.com/en/forums/how-do-you-get-rid-safe-search-browser Invest in a Mac or run Linux, and you'll have much fewer problems with security!
  5. We don't want to stifle debate, that isn't the intent of the rule. We just don't want the forums to be cluttered with cross-posts thrown up with little regard to original discussion. Make sense?
  6. We don't discuss suspensions (the reasons for, or the particulars) publicly. The no cross-posting rule is extremely clear and well justified. No one said you have to completely rewrite a post to abide by that specific rule - you just have to make an attempt to stimulate original discussion. You could just as easily posted a brief summary of your original posting (on an external site), along with a link, and then ask for everyone's option. That's well within the rules.
  7. You can add any number of different links to external services, you just have to edit your profile. Select Profile, in the dropdown under your name in the top right hand side of the forums. Then on your profile page, select "Edit Profile" in the profile header image. From there, you can add your website, facebook, twitter, etc. Any further issues, please update this thread.
  8. Greg

    How to breakup a quote?

    The web would be a very different place if we all had to design for touch screens...
  9. The odd piece of spam is just something we have to deal with. It's not a huge issue at this moment, so I'm not going to exert much thought or effort to combat it. We've got an external service that attempts to trap spammers, and if you report any spam, it's removed (along with banning of the member) within a few mins. Thanks
  10. Greg

    New Clubs Feature

    Just PM which threads you want moved, and I will move them into your club. But the threads have to have been started by you - I won't move other's members' threads.
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    New Clubs Feature

    Agreed. I'll look into it right now.
  12. Greg

    New Clubs Feature

    @Argus In terms of the clubs feature, lets just let the chips fall were they may... I've added the clubs feature to provide members with options on how they want to participate. If they want to create a unmoderated (or differently moderated) forum, then they can do that within the MLW community. I want everyone to get a taste of what it's like to be on the other side of the coin - the club leaders and moderators are going to have to make the same decisions the mods and myself make everyday. And I don't mean that in a negative manner either, I believe the clubs feature will allow everyone to find their niche, and have some control and ownership over their niche. And as I said earlier in this thread, lets not shit on this idea before we've given it a chance to work (or not work). If this turns out to be a failure, I'll remove it. There is never any harm in trying something new.
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    New Clubs Feature

    First, add a topic (which will act as topics do in these forums). Then add your first thread by selecting "Add your first topic" And yes, I do realize the confusion, as topic is being used to describe a forum section, and a thread - I'm working on correcting that.
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    New Clubs Feature

    It’s your club, you can do whatever you want! Send me a PM with which ones you want deleted and I will remove them. Yes.