It has been brought to my attention that a number of new members are posting 10 times without actually contributing anything with their posts, and then not posting again.
We would like all posters here to enjoy their stay and to interact properly with everyone here (especially our hostess - Miss Hybrid). To that end, a new Rank of Probationer is being instated. New users that "rush to 10" may suddenly find themselves as probationers, which will mean that they no longer have access to the Gallery or Emporium, until such time as Miss Hybrid decides that they have made sufficient contributions to the board to warrant the lifting of their probation.
As much as anything else, this new step is to try and eliminate the one and two word meaningless postings that some newbies are apt to make when attempting to get access to the Gallery and Emporium.
Please note - I have had to ban two users recently for posting rubbish - the same post over and over again in various topics.
I have also been deleting some posts where the comment has no relevance to the topic and consists of just one or two words, or in some cases just an attempted smiley. This will normally only be done to those users that have either not yet reached, or have just reached 10 posts. If you want to post short comments, prove yourself first.
I will not hesitate to preserve the integrity of this board for our users, and if that means banning users and deleting posts, I will do it.
I would also suggest reading this > http://misshybridforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=220
See the following for information on rankings > http://misshybridforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=88Web Site links on your Personal Profiles
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omg (Oh my God), btw (by the way) are OK, but more obscure one (idk = I don't know) should be avoided.
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Thank you for your cooperation.