After a week and one hour I have de-activated Daniel's account. I think I left it open too long so apologies if some were fed up and getting annoyed with me.
So what to do with Daniels posts and threads? Shall I just delete them all including everyone's replies? Would everyone be OK with this? If not then please post either way with suggestions otherwise I will start deleting them tomorrow morning.
A warm welcome to anyone that is looking at the forum for the first time or to those returning again and again. The site is coming up for five years old on the 1st April 2014. There is a wealth of information given here for all to use so please have a look around and enjoy and if possible if you get inspired to have a go at making any of the models then please post your efforts for others to see. There is a search button to help with finding that certain something that you are looking to make, so good luck and a very happy twisting.
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It seems we have a technical problem with no pictures being able to be uploaded, I have tried a few things that I normally do and this has not sorted the problem so I have sent an email to my web hosting people who also look after my websites and forum. Hopefully we can get this sorted ASAP.
a P.S. It maybe a problem with the hosting people as one of my email sites is down as well, off to email from my other account.
Just a reminder that some members have a lot of pictures on their album portfolio button with many more models to view. A little nudge to some members who are still to set up an album button, this can be done in the UserCP button underneath the balloon chat logo when you are logged in. Another reason for non members to join up, my pictures are on my other account under Graham Lee.
Hello to all lurkers welcome to the forum. At the moment guests and non members can only view approx 15/20% of the site. By joining the forum all topics are available, the site is completely free to use so please join up and join in as we are a really friendly forum, hope to see you soon.
I have just de-activated Daniel's account, just got fed up to be honest. The posts just go on and on and on and on and............about, well nothing really. I did delete about 6 posts from him today which were all of the usual nonesense and yet again he called me again today to say how unfairly everyone was treating him.
I was also informed that the post about Martin making an abusive call to him was made up, he wanted to get his own back for the thread Martin started. He has alo threatened myself and the forum with legal action, I have sent Daniel an email about my decision and have said I would re-consider when or if he sends me some pictures of his work. Apologies to all who thought I should have dealt with this sooner, but like life in general it's all a bit of a learning curve.
Just a little warning that I will start deleting members who have not posted from today, I will start from page one of the members list and hopefully do a page a day, there are 47 pages of members. I will email the newer members to remind them to post but some of the older members have joined the site and that is the last time they looked at the site as well, so please if you have no posts as yet then please say hello in the welcome section, welcome.html
Can I ask people to not load any pictures tonight 20th Jan or tomorrow morning 21st Jan as we are having the new forum updates loaded onto the site and there is a chance that one or two images may be lost. THANK YOU
We do try and encourage everyone to join in and make this forum as active as possible. Can I ask all new members to please make a post within 7 days of joining other wise your account may be deleted. Many Thanks.
Due to spammers and some ******************* Please insert your own words here, I have had to dis-arm the automatic joining to the forum. I think I have had to delete six new members this afternoon. You can still join the forum but I have to confirm and authorise your membership, hopefully they will go away again and I can put it back to normal. We do have security and anti spam filters but unfortunately if people manually sign up there is nothing we can do. I also think that possibly members 979,980,981 are spammers.