Been there and tried that Joe. Some people are happy to converse with some people that others arent. So the passworded rooms have just created a "with me or against me" type atmosphere ---- the solution i'm currently running is to have them "ignore" me on their system. But I'd much prefer to not have to have the process where it was up to them to decide if they can see my posts which contains hours of research and hard work. I just hate giving it up to people who never return the mojo. Leeches...... they are everywhere as i'm sure you'll recognise from the forums. The other thing is the frustration of people "not up to speed" with a issue replying to comments which then mislead the "newbies" and you spend half ya day making sure they dont lose their cash from a line of conversation they think you started . Anyway --- if ya could look into a "hide" feature I personally would appreciate it Joe. Thanks.
Will see what I can do.
Just thought I'd bump this thread up to remind everyone that you are only permitted to have 1 account here at ASF. Anybody caught with a second account will have both accounts terminated without warning.
Some people seem to think that we are joking about this rule. I am bumping this thread once more to assure everyone that we are not.
Anyone who is found with multiple ASF accounts (and if you do, we will find out) will have all accounts terminated and will never be allowed to register at ASF again.
We are VERY serious about this particular rule as we feel that multiple accounts threaten the integrity of the whole forum and we will not tolerate any violations of it.
One ASF account per person. No exceptions.
Our house is networked and the missus has her own puta, however we obviously connect to websites from the same ip address. Is having another family member accessing the ASF forum (with their own user name and email address) a problem?
If we feel that someone has been less than honest and has been posting under more than one user name in any thread one of the moderators or I will post in that thread and let people know the details.
Most of the time, those registering a second account do so because they wish to change their user name or no longer wish to post under a particular user name. I should point out that this is still no excuse and is still grounds for being permanently suspended.
If anyone has a problem with their account, please contact me and ask me about it first before registering another account.
another forum I visit keeps a list of suspended users..for all to view....they do have a problem with serial pests...ones who are banned but find a way back in...and my experience with serial pests are they seem to have an extreme view...hence the need to comminicate that view...
ps I see you are cross promoting the property site...good on you...we need more good posters over there
Property Investor in both Commercial and Residential property. I hold for 10 years or the mv reaches my sell figure, whichever comes first.
Joe, just wondering what would happen if another family (household) member forgets to let me know and decides to register without my knowledge. Do you let the original ASF member know before banning them in case they are not aware of it?
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We find that in the vast majority of cases those who register more than one user name with the intention of getting up to no good are flash-in-the pan, fly by night types who have no intention of contributing to the ASF community in any positive or constructive way.
Four more accounts banned this morning for operating multiple ASF accounts.
Please don't open a second ASF account for any reason, and if there is more than one person at the same residence operating separate ASF accounts please let me know about it.
We are very tough when it comes to this rule and will not give second chances.
One ASF account per person. No exceptions.
Joe why don't you create a name and shame thread. If they are up to this stuff it would be nice to know so their post are given the credit they deserve.
"All I Want in Life is an Unfair Advantage"
We usually get them before they get the chance to get up to any mischief and most of them are user names nobody has heard of. We do occasionally make a mistake too and I would hate for someone to get shamed that didn't deserve it.
What I think I would rather do is what we did with the Octaviar thread. Once we became aware that someone was operating more than one account and posting in the one thread under both user names (and were certain of it) we banned them and then mentioned it in the thread in question so people were aware of what was going on. A cleanup of some of their posts might then be necessary.
But generally we get them pretty quickly, sometimes before they even get the chance to make one post.
Scams, hoaxes or phishing coming from ASF database? Sorry, couldn't find any more suitable forum!
It seems to me that just in the last week I have had multiple emails trying to "phish" bank account details and the only account that I have given this particular email address to is this forum. I could be wrong but maybe it is best to be aware and report similar occurrences to this forum.
The registration details of ASF members, including their email addresses, are never shared with any third party. Any email you receive from ASF will be clearly marked as coming from us and is sent personally by me.
Some spammers are known to use software that generate random email addresses targetted at particular well known ISP's. They do not care if most of their emails bounce as long as they hit some genuine accounts, which by the law of averages they inevitably will. Your account may have been one of these but I cannot know for sure.
Am bumping this thread to warn everyone once again about our policy of one ASF account per person.
If you open a second account for any reason all your accounts will be immediately suspended and you will never be allowed to become an active member of ASF again.
There's no reason for anyone to be registering a second user name and we do not accept any excuses - trust me, we hear a lot of them!
I did not know I could not have multiple usernames or accounts?
This is not stipulated anywhere? and if it is it is not very clear?
please re-instate my memebership as I believe I have not done anything wrong?
...and the ASF Posting Guidelines:Each person is entitled to one Aussie Stock Forums account only. If Aussie Stock Forums administrators or moderators suspect that an individual is operating more than one account that person will be permanently barred from the site and all accounts connected with that person will be disabled.
Don't throw away your ability to participate in the discussions here at ASF by doing something as silly as operating more than one ASF account. We have extremely sophisticated technology that detects those who are operating more than one account, and if you do it, you will be caught.10. Each user is only allowed one ASF account. If you register more than one username you will be banned permanently from ASF with no questions asked!
I honestly fail to understand how anyone could think that sort of behaviour is acceptable, especially on a stock market forum.