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Should the new UTAG web site allow open registration?

September 24, 2011 by
SirGerald
I'm unsure. What does "open registration" mean?
  • May 3, 2012
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firennice
Open would be... create a login and go. I think every one they rolled over from the old database is "approved", New people have to ask and marcupio sends an invite.
More spam and risk of spam with an open registration. However fewer people will go through the effort to create an account.
  • May 7, 2012
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UTAG Webmaster
It has been open registration for a while now. Anybody can register. There is still an approval process that happens usually within a day if not within minutes.

If they are registering from China or India, I delete them. We know that these guys are here to spam our site. I log the IP address of ea...
  • May 7, 2012
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firennice
I thought this was older.... I did not check the date.
  • May 7, 2012
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UTAG Webmaster
It is still good to let everybody know the process. It's all good.
  • May 7, 2012
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UTAG Webmaster
SirGerald, Just so you know. Before we had open registration, a new member had to be invited by an existing member. Everybody else was turned away. During that time, there was minimal growth. Since we have opened it up, we get about 5 new members a week.
  • May 7, 2012
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SpAz3
I am all for open registration, because that's how I got here! The invite by members only could be effective for keeping away spammers, but it could also keep away potential members... I don't know a single other cacher in this state (part of why when I found this I joined), and will use this as a w...
  • May 15, 2012
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firennice
Welcome spaz3
  • May 15, 2012
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ogdenhiker
SpAz3 and I are in complete agreement
  • June 1, 2012
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chadmchris
I like the idea of a question or a few questions that get asked to prevent non-Utahn and muggles from joining.
  • July 14, 2015
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