Hello mods, just getting a fuller picture of how everything works/worked at Crows Town and I was reminded that new user registrations have to be mod-approved.
So first question, is anyone still handling these? There appears to be a backlog and I'd like to clean it out. Also is there any basis upon which the decision is based besides A: do they look like an obvious spam bot and B: are they a duplicate registration? And in the latter case, isn't there a system that handles detection of that anyway?
Which leads to my next question: do we really need to do it this way? As the new overload of Crows Town (
:rolleyes:) it's my inclination to do away with this approach. It uses up moderator time, which I think we all have less of than we'd like these days, and it discourages new membership. Granted it can be a barrier to prevent people from gaming the system, but I think there are other ways to deal with that, and I'd rather see a more thriving community than a more "exclusive" one.
Of course there may well be reasons for this approach that I'm not aware of. I'm new to all this, especially the admin side of this particular site. So I greatly appreciate any history and explanation of the reasoning for this and other things we'll discuss in the future. But I'm also keen on reevaluating old practices to see if they're still the best approach, and I hope you'll all join me in taking an objective look at the site and making judicious changes to improve it as we go along.
P.S. I figure if there is some support for the idea here, even if not unanimous, we should open it for wider discussion among the site members.