Account Approvals and Validations

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HMFIC of this Shit
Staff member
Online Training Access
Apr 12, 2001
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Base of the Rockies
www.snipershide.com
We manually approve accounts periodically throughout the day. Once you have registered your account will be approved within 24 hours depending on our access to do so.

Please be patient at this stage of the process, it is for your protection and the protection of our members to prevent spam and malicious activity

Email addresses such as Hotmail and Yahoo have an issue without domain and will not work. So if you are not getting emails from the system look to your email provider.

If we mark an account as spam, the only recourse is to personally send an email verifying your personhood.

You cannot post until the accounts are approved.
 

Tucker301

Groundskeeper
Staff member
Belligerents
Feb 13, 2015
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19,925
219
Southern VA
We're seeing more and more members trying to get on through proxy servers. Many of which have been flagged for SPAM activities.

For those who don't know, there are typically just a few reasons a proxy server would be employed.

1. You are using a computer infected by virus/malware that is using a proxy server to misdirect you on the web without your knowing.
2. You are trying to get back on after being banned and you're masking your IP address so that it doesn't get flagged as matching a banned member.
3. You are knowingly using the proxy server for spamming or scamming.
3. You have knowingly chosen to use a proxy server in order to maintain a higher level of privacy on the web.

Regardless of the reason, we have little choice other than to err on the side of caution and look at the use of proxy servers as suspicious and worthy of scrutiny.
As a result, your account may not be approved if a proxy server is in use when you sign up.
Keep in mind that you are using the tools typically associated with the dishonest and that a proxy server can misdirect you and log your activities for others to use.
There are some reputable proxies, but getting on as a new member remains a low possibility through them.

https://whatismyipaddress.com/proxy-risks
 

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HMFIC of this Shit
Staff member
Online Training Access
Apr 12, 2001
29,321
10,674
219
Base of the Rockies
www.snipershide.com
For those looking,

We block or reject accounts for a variety of reasons, most of which are automated,

Proxy Account Usage,

Network Sharing Services

IP Addresses that are on Blacklists

IP Address Locations for Known Suspected Regions

All these are reasons we block account

if you give me attitude, you will remain rejected