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Sherry
01-24-2007, 10:00 AM
Hi everyone,

I just wanted to make everyone aware of some newly implemented security features of The Stamp Shack website. These changes will really only affect new users (Junior Members).

Because our member profiles contain sensitive data such as full names, addresses and birthdates, profiles will NOT be accessible to Junior members. I know this is an inconvenience to some of you but I think it is important to protect our member's private information as much as possible. If you would like full access to the website, you must have at least 20 posts to our forum and/or gallery.

In light of spammers targeting forums/vbulletin communities in recent weeks, I have decided to install spam protection software. This software will monitor the posts of JUNIOR MEMBERS ONLY and will scan the messages for spam related words (ie. words/links typically used to describe porn, pharmaceutical ads, etc.). If a Junior Member were to post such a message, the message will automatically be sent to the moderation queue and will not be posted to the board. Our moderators can then delete the post without anyone having ever seen the post.

I hope this added security does not offend anyone. I'm just trying to create a safe place for us all to enjoy.

Cheers!

Swanie78
01-24-2007, 10:03 AM
Wow thats pretty cool! I didnt know you could do that! Ive been a DT member/Moderator for a couple of boards and we had to manually do that...lol

spredbirds
01-24-2007, 10:05 AM
That's great ... thanks for always thinking of us and making this board better and better everyday. I appreciate all of the hard work that you and Mark do for us ... I just love this site.
-Chelsea

stampcrazyjulie
01-24-2007, 10:34 AM
Great, Sherry! Thank you for watching out for us! :)

Firecracker
01-24-2007, 01:14 PM
Thanks for taking care of us! You are deeply appreciated. Hugs, Heather

Erin K
01-24-2007, 01:18 PM
Sounds great I love all those features. :)

hbpuppy
01-24-2007, 01:22 PM
Sounds good to me. Thanks Sherry.

toao
01-24-2007, 01:47 PM
Sherry, thanks for protecting our privacy. You're always on top of things.

Mary

Deborah
01-24-2007, 01:50 PM
You are SUCH a techie wizard!!

Canadian, eh
01-24-2007, 03:36 PM
How nice that you are putting so much effort into this site. I truly enjoy being here and thankfully haven't been targeted. It's so nice to know I can be here without info going out to the wrong folks.

CRAFTNMOM
01-24-2007, 04:29 PM
You think of everything Sherry,,,even before we know we need it! You rock!
:)
Catherine

cindi
01-24-2007, 05:38 PM
Your soo good yto us in so many ways, here is just another way you do!!
Thanks
:)

laos348
01-24-2007, 06:07 PM
Sounds great. Its nice to know that the site is safe from that type of activity.

Laura

ccstampin12
01-24-2007, 06:29 PM
This is wonderful to know. I guess there's always a chance our info. could wind up in the wrong hands. Glad you anticipated a problem and took care of it before hand!
You're all wonderful here~:nod:

Paula Carden
01-24-2007, 07:54 PM
Thanks Sherry-

buggainok
01-25-2007, 01:36 PM
Good work! It's hard to keep things nice for the people who want to be here for the right reasons. We appreciate all your efforts to make this a great forum for stampers and cardmakers.

AmyR
01-25-2007, 11:14 PM
I think it's totally fine (and smart!) to install measures like this - there are some very unscrupulous (sp??) ppl out there! :(