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DrDeb
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 Posted: Mon May 18th, 2009 09:31 pm
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Dear Forum Folks -- I'm putting in a request today to all Forum users who have registered but who have never posted.

We have never pruned our user list, but because we are getting a spate of bogus registrations from pornographers and sellers of cheap pharmaceuticals, etc., whose web links may be virus-infected, illegal, or in some other ways dangerous, so that for all of our benefit we would like to get rid of them.

However, we cannot always tell who is legit and who is not. Addresses at "gmail.com" are automatically suspect, but there are some legitimate users who might be using this address -- so we can't take 'em out that way. Sometimes there is a hint of the malicious intention in the username -- but again, we can't always tell by that either.

The single best way we've come up with is to just note who posts and who does not, because this tells us who is actually using the Forum. We know that we have at least several thousand people who "lurk" and who never post, and that's just fine -- if you don't want to register, we're not asking you to. You will always be able to read the Forum -- no problem there.

But presumably, if a person goes to the trouble to register for our Forum, they are indicating some desire to post. And people like this are legitimate and welcome here.

SO -- what we're asking is that if you are a registered Forum user BUT you have NEVER posted, or if you have not posted for a very long time (a couple of years) -- then PLEASE just reply to this by posting in this thread. We will then be able to verify that you are a legitimate Forum user.

ALL OTHER NON-POSTING REGISTERED FORUM USERS WILL BE PURGED.

The purge date will be June 1st, to give everybody time to see this notice.

Thanks -- we're hoping this move will streamline the Forum and help to keep it the great place you count on it to be. -- Dr. Deb

kuuinoa
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 Posted: Mon May 18th, 2009 10:52 pm
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Hi, Dr. Deb and Company.

I'm reporting in as requested.  When I again have a horse to ask questions about, I'll be making a pest of myself.  Until that day, I really appreciate all those who do have horses and ask questions, and I must say how great Adam Tille's series on hoof mark-up was.  I will be studying that for some time to come before I fully understand everything being done.  I really appreciate having this site to come to.  The only thing that could make it better would be to find all the contributions that were lost from the old ESI Forum.  What a wealth of knowledge there was there.  Thanks again.

Kuuinoa

DrDeb
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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2009 02:37 am
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Bruce, I'd appreciate two things from you. One, if you would post on the topic that the thread is supposed to be about. And two, not to ask questions merely in hopes that I will personally answer. When you ask a question that matters to me or that is of interest to me, rest assured, then I will answer.

Your previous has been deleted for above reason no. 1. Thanks. -- Dr. Deb

lilly
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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2009 03:49 am
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Replying to this post as requested.  Thank you. 

Lilly.

Jonathan
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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2009 06:51 am
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I would very much like to remain registered, not to post, but in order to be able to see pictures. Thank you. Jonathan

martina
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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2009 08:03 am
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Sorry I answered this post while not being logged in.

I would like to be registered, too. I`ve read this forum from the first page to page six now and found so much useful informations. I`m really looking forward to post remaining questions here when I´ve done more forum/articles/suggested literature reading.

Kat
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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2009 08:10 am
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I'm here to learn and would like to remain registered. Many of the photos are not visible unless I log in. This forum is a valuable resource Dr.Deb! Thank you for making it available.

Kat

 

sammy
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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2009 08:19 am
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I would very much like to remain registered - have not posted for about a year, I think.

Many thanks

Sammy

Takhi
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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2009 08:21 am
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I am a long-time student, have even paid membership fees for a couple of years, but have never posted. Registered to see the images. Please keep me on the user list.
Yours truly,
Takhi

Dorinda
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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2009 12:20 pm
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Hi Dr Deb

 

I haven't been one to post but I love your forum and reading it so please keep me registered.  I will continue to be a member and continue to learn from the wealth of knowledge that comes from the forum.

 

Cheers

Dorinda

learnerdriver
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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2009 12:33 pm
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Hi I'm legit!  I've no horse at the moment, so I don't post.  I registered to see the pictures. Thanks.

Grannyrider
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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2009 12:37 pm
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Yikes, I do not want to be pruned.  Thanks for defending the forum and us against the problem. 

Have not posted for over a couple of years.  Appreciate all the knowledge on the forum and website.

Grannyrider, Sharon 

Kay
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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2009 01:38 pm
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Good Morning -

Love the Forum - please keep me on. I don't remember the last time I posted so I'm responding anyway.  Thanks in advance-
Kay

Sheridan
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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2009 03:29 pm
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I am a lurker, please keep me on the list. I learn so much, thank you!

Shireen Hockensmith

Carr, CO

shireen@artcastings.com

 

Sophia
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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2009 03:42 pm
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Replying as requested.


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