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OldHippie.com requires you to register in order to use all the features of the forum. Being registered gives you an identity on the board, a fixed username on all messages you post and an online public profile.
Registration is free , and offers an extended range of features, including:
- Posting new threads
- Replying to other peoples' threads
- Editing your posts
- Receiving email notification of replies to posts and threads you specify
- Sending private messages to other members
- Creating albums of pictures and comment on others' pictures
- Adding events to the forum calendar
- Setting up a 'contact list' to quickly see which of your friends are online.
How do I register?
You register by clicking on the 'Register' link near the top of the page. You will be asked to choose a user name, password and enter a valid email address. Please be aware of the fact that Yahoo is a terrible free email service, will block virtually everything as spam -- and will do so with a very high percentage of forum activation emails. The very best email address to use is generally going to be the one supplied by your ISP, or one from a personal domain. In addition there will be some other fields to which you will be invited to respond. Some will be mandatory while others are optional. Once this is complete you will have an Activation Email IMMEDIATELY sent to you, and you will have to click on a link in an 'activation email' sent to your email address. Once you have done this you will be registered.
It is strongly suggested that you first white list the domain .conservativeoldhippie.com in your spam filtering application -- or at least the email address of firstname.lastname@example.org, which is the address the email will be sent from.
The purpose of confirming your email address in registration is to reduce the number of spammers and Trolls posting to the board. Your email address will not be lease, sold, given, rented, or Spammed -- we don't play that game. Give your best email address in confidence.
If you are under the age of 13, you will need to wait until you are older before participating on the forum. The Internet can be a dangerous place for children -- and we don't want to be any part of predators using our site to locate children. Sorry.
HUMAN VERIFICATION: Spammers from Russia have created an nasty automatic registration bot program that can even read the little block of twisted and upside down numbers. Once they register, they pummel the site with porn and spam. We are able to block 99% of these by having a small number of easy questions to answer -- and select one to randomly give new registrations. They're very easy questions, like "The last name of the first black President" obama, or "If I had 3 apples and ate 1 -- how many do I have left?" 2, or "the Lone Star State is:" texas, or "The three colors in the American Flag are red, white, and ...." blue. It you miss one -- you'll be asked another.
Note that we only use lower case letters in the answers. By having a number of these questions to randomly give the new registration one, we can stop these spammers 999 times out of 1000. It is sad that we have to take an extra step to avoid assholes with nothing better to do that post spam/porn -- but this is the world we now live in.
What if I don't get a Conformation Email?
Rest assure that it was sent to you immediately after you registered. Look in your Spam folder, and if it is in there you need to add the email address to your Spam Filter's White/Friendly list to avoid the same problems in the future -- then click the click to finish your registration.
If you used a Yahoo address -- you are most likely hosed and will have to change your email address in your UserCP, which will generate a new email with a confirmation link.
If the email is not in your Spam folder, not a Yahoo address, and you've search for emails from email@example.com -- then you need to find where in the process your email is getting deleted. Some ISPs (Internet Service Providers) have an overly aggressive spam filter -- and if you can't white list the firstname.lastname@example.org -- then it is suggested that you sign up with a free email service like www.gmail.com and use that email address. Once your email situation is cleared up -- then you can go into your User CP, update your email address if changed, and request another Activation Email be sent.
If you have tried all of the above and are still having problems then you can email the moderators at email@example.com and detail your problem. Give them your registered handle, and the full details of what you tried and what occurred. They will help walk your though getting registered to post. This isn't rocket science -- so be patient and we'll work through this.
THE NUMBER ONE PROBLEM WITH REGISTERING IS THE MEMBER'S SPAM FILTER BLOCKING EMAIL FROM ADMIN@CONSERVATIVEOLDHIPPIE.COM