Thanks to all who applied early for the upcoming Dog Pound, part of the new T-mag forum which will kick off soon.
A few notes: Others will have a chance to apply once the new forum goes up. If you make a post and you’re not a member, you’ll be given application instructions.
We’re starting off with about 50 readers out of the hundreds who applied, plus all T-mag writers and staff have been given passwords. Many great folks applied who were not accepted… for now. Why? Usually because they just haven’t been around long enough to call “vets”. Or maybe they’ve been around, but have lurked more than posted. Those not let in this time around (which is most who applied) may be next time. Just post more on the regular forums so we can get to know you.
Also, several people applied after I sent in the last list to the computer guys, so don’t panic if you haven’t gotten a password yet. You probably will within a week if you met all the criteria.
Oh, and before anyone gripes, some who may not seem like vets were accepted. This is because they had changed their screen names a few times, so they were vets, but not always with the same name. They informed us of this so we’d recognize them. Worked out fine.
Again, no panicking, whining, or tantrums please if you didn’t get in. You probably will soon… unless you throw a big ol’ spittle flyin’, panty wadding tantrum on a thread somewhere, which doesn’t exactly make us want to give you a password next time, now does it?
Just to remind everyone why we started this “private” un-moderated forum (which everyone can read but only a few can post on): We noticed a few of our best forum posters and writers had stopped posting, probably because of too many annoying posts from newbies and troll-like behavior from others. Some readers went elsewhere and formed their own “advanced” T-forum. We thought, hey, why not give them their own forum here? So we did. (See, no big conpsiracy.)
Thanks again to all who sent us an e-mail to apply!