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Title: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: eigen on May 31, 2019, 09:40:32 AM
So with our first spammer registration today, we’re moving to a new system: all users are probationary until their first post, and the first post must be approved by a moderator.

The forum software doesn’t update until you post, so some of you may get caught in this! We will diligently try to approve posts and get you out of probation as fast as possible.
Title: Re: Spam! First Post Approval Required
Post by: aside on May 31, 2019, 12:19:31 PM
Thanks for your work on this!

A humble suggestion for your thread title:

SPAM:  Starting Post Approval Mandatory
Title: Re: Spam! First Post Approval Required
Post by: much_metta on May 31, 2019, 12:28:19 PM
Thanks for the notice and all the efforts to keep SPAM away!
Title: Re: Spam! First Post Approval Required
Post by: spork on May 31, 2019, 12:37:29 PM
Thank you for this. I was going to ask if the software allowed the prohibition of accounts made from certain ISPs or regional domains, but this method will probably work better.
Title: Re: Spam! First Post Approval Required
Post by: eigen on May 31, 2019, 12:56:45 PM
Thank you for this. I was going to ask if the software allowed the prohibition of accounts made from certain ISPs or regional domains, but this method will probably work better.

It does! I haven’t quite figured it out, though.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: downer on May 31, 2019, 02:58:39 PM
I'm glad I didn't have to pass a spam test.

I already feel like one of the elders of Fora 2.0!
Title: Re: Spam! First Post Approval Required
Post by: Scotia on June 03, 2019, 06:35:43 AM
Thank you for this. I was going to ask if the software allowed the prohibition of accounts made from certain ISPs or regional domains, but this method will probably work better.

It does! I haven’t quite figured it out, though.

I think the approach you are adopting is a more robust approach. Some spammers manage to hijack legitimate systems - I was locked out of some places for a while after a former employer's system was hacked and used for a big spam campaign (one of those idiots who responded to an email claiming they needed to renew their password and "please click and your old password here to update" meant the whole university was blacklisted for a while).

I am a recently redundant moderator from the CHE Forum. I was useful for deleting spam before the US woke up, and many hours of my time would have been saved had a pre-approval system been in operation. It used to amaze me that I would get locked out for too much activity while deleting offers of fake degrees from every university in Australia, Canada, France, Germany while while the spammers were able to continue posts with about fake degrees from  Netherland, Singapore, United Kingdom (I hadn't realised how many universities there are here!) and even the US (for some reason Taiwan comes after the US in the spammer alphabet).
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: mamselle on June 03, 2019, 04:42:29 PM
You're one of the ones to say "thank-you" to, then, too!

(Maybe the US was listed as "States, United" ???)

M.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: InfoPri on June 03, 2019, 08:31:45 PM
Okay, so here's my first post.  Am I approved?  (Nice to see some familiar folks here!)

ETA:  Apparently, no approval was necessary--perhaps the new mandatory-approval-of-first-post system isn't in place yet.  Will we who are here now be vetted once the system is up and running?
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: bioteacher on June 08, 2019, 08:37:50 PM
I'm here!
I finished dragging in the supplies for the hiding thread. Shields are functioning, the refreshment table is loaded, the pillows have been fluffed, and the cuddly animals are all ready.
I'll be napping in the corner. Wake me if something interesting happens?
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: polly_mer on June 08, 2019, 08:56:14 PM
I'm here!
I finished dragging in the supplies for the hiding thread. Shields are functioning, the refreshment table is loaded, the pillows have been fluffed, and the cuddly animals are all ready.
I'll be napping in the corner. Wake me if something interesting happens?

I look forward to a restart of the hiding thread.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: mamselle on June 08, 2019, 09:14:05 PM
I'm here!
I finished dragging in the supplies for the hiding thread. Shields are functioning, the refreshment table is loaded, the pillows have been fluffed, and the cuddly animals are all ready.
I'll be napping in the corner. Wake me if something interesting happens?

I look forward to a restart of the hiding thread.

Me, three.

A puppy to play with would be nice right about now...and fall asleep with.

M.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: ProfAcct on June 17, 2019, 09:21:04 AM
Where would you like a primary post for approval?

Also, is there a place where doctoral students are hanging out?  I need to find some for a paper I'm writing; preferably drop-outs or re-starts.

Prof Accounting
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: eigen on June 17, 2019, 05:03:36 PM
Where would you like a primary post for approval?

Also, is there a place where doctoral students are hanging out?  I need to find some for a paper I'm writing; preferably drop-outs or re-starts.

Prof Accounting

I’d try starting a thread under the General Academic Discussions forum.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: mamselle on June 17, 2019, 08:54:04 PM
Where would you like a primary post for approval?

Also, is there a place where doctoral students are hanging out?  I need to find some for a paper I'm writing; preferably drop-outs or re-starts.

Prof Accounting

I’d try starting a thread under the General Academic Discussions forum.

This individual is soliciting study participants for their research (they've just come over from starting a thread on the CHE fora.) They were reminded of the rules there, which I believe are the same here, yes?

M.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: eigen on June 18, 2019, 03:04:36 AM
Where would you like a primary post for approval?

Also, is there a place where doctoral students are hanging out?  I need to find some for a paper I'm writing; preferably drop-outs or re-starts.

Prof Accounting

I’d try starting a thread under the General Academic Discussions forum.

This individual is soliciting study participants for their research (they've just come over from starting a thread on the CHE fora.) They were reminded of the rules there, which I believe are the same here, yes?

M.

You are absolutely right, thanks for catching that. To discuss things with grad students is fine, solicitations seem to cross a line to me.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: polly_mer on June 18, 2019, 04:06:05 AM
I agree that solicitations cross the line.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: ProfAcct on June 18, 2019, 05:59:31 AM
Nevermind then. 

Thanks for letting me know before I get slammed with uglies.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: aside on June 18, 2019, 09:25:32 AM
So far, no real uglies on these new fora.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: lulu on June 26, 2019, 05:26:04 PM
First post here! I was mostly a lurker on the old CHE site; I'll try to participate more now!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: namazu on June 26, 2019, 05:41:42 PM
First post here! I was mostly a lurker on the old CHE site; I'll try to participate more now!
Welcome!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: octoprof on July 01, 2019, 07:11:25 AM
First post here! I was mostly a lurker on the old CHE site; I'll try to participate more now!
Welcome!

Hello lulu!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: ScratchSpin on July 01, 2019, 03:17:15 PM
Hello. I am one of you. But I'm not saying who. New start, new name! I haven't been active on the old fora for a few years.

Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: polly_mer on July 01, 2019, 05:00:02 PM
Welcome, ScratchSpin!  Everyone is allowed a new start.  Thanks for joining us.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: InfoPri on July 01, 2019, 09:46:32 PM
First post here! I was mostly a lurker on the old CHE site; I'll try to participate more now!
Welcome!

Hi, namazu!  Nice to see you again after all this time!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: namazu on July 01, 2019, 11:01:55 PM
Hi, namazu!  Nice to see you again after all this time!
Likewise!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: octoprof on July 03, 2019, 01:08:03 AM
We have a spammer on aisle 9, Help & Questions.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: polly_mer on July 03, 2019, 05:06:41 AM
We have a spammer on aisle 9, Help & Questions.

Yep.  That's the only place someone can post without registering so that's a target.  The spam is gone as being not entertaining enough for the people here to play with.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: ArcaMajora on July 05, 2019, 06:20:00 PM
Hello! I've been a somewhat long-term lurker of the old CHE fora. I made an account of the same name on the old site, but it seems I joined at the final months of the fora, right when there were whispers of the transition to a new forum if I remember correctly. However, I immensely enjoyed reading many of the old threads on there, especially the incredibly long and humorous threads as well as the still invaluable advice.

I'll try to participate more as best I can. Looking forward to meeting you all!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: aside on July 05, 2019, 07:10:42 PM
Hello! I've been a somewhat long-term lurker of the old CHE fora. I made an account of the same name on the old site, but it seems I joined at the final months of the fora, right when there were whispers of the transition to a new forum if I remember correctly. However, I immensely enjoyed reading many of the old threads on there, especially the incredibly long and humorous threads as well as the still invaluable advice.

I'll try to participate more as best I can. Looking forward to meeting you all!

Welcome!  We'll look forward to hearing more from you.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: oak and ash on July 06, 2019, 09:39:02 PM
First post!  I was mostly lurky on the old fora and will likely be pretty much the same here.  But I'll try to be a bit more active!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: namazu on July 06, 2019, 11:46:41 PM
First post!  I was mostly lurky on the old fora and will likely be pretty much the same here.  But I'll try to be a bit more active!
Welcome, O Arboreous One!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: phi-rabbit on July 08, 2019, 07:28:25 PM
Hi,

I posted a fair bit in the old days (around 2010ish) then dropped into intermittent lurking.  I'm glad this place was created to take over when they shut it down over at the Chronicle.  Too many of the communities I used to enjoy have been shut down in a similar fashion and not all of them managed to make a transition like this.

Anyway, I'll probably not be a very active poster, but I like to be able to check in on teaching advice threads particularly.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: fast_and_bulbous on July 08, 2019, 07:48:42 PM
Hi,

I posted a fair bit in the old days (around 2010ish) then dropped into intermittent lurking.  I'm glad this place was created to take over when they shut it down over at the Chronicle.  Too many of the communities I used to enjoy have been shut down in a similar fashion and not all of them managed to make a transition like this.

Anyway, I'll probably not be a very active poster, but I like to be able to check in on teaching advice threads particularly.

Glad you made the trip!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: wildcollards on July 11, 2019, 04:12:18 PM
My first post to prove I am not spam, a bot, botfly, or anything other than myself.  Thanks for letting me in.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: prof_beardo on July 13, 2019, 02:33:35 PM
First post! I only really lurked on the old forums but want to do a bit more, so here I am!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: polly_mer on July 14, 2019, 06:36:14 AM
Welcome, wild collards and prof_beardo!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: xywei on July 17, 2019, 06:19:52 PM
First post! I am glad to come across this forum. It truly feels like a cozy place to hangout :)
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: eigen on July 17, 2019, 06:21:21 PM
First post! I am glad to come across this forum. It truly feels like a cozy place to hangout :)

That's how we suck you in! Then it's too late....
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: DoohickeyTech on July 20, 2019, 04:31:15 PM
I am a smart spambot, you cannot prove I am not human.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: phattangent on July 22, 2019, 10:31:22 AM
First post! Since everyone else is doing it... This does sound like a good system, however.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: alto_stratus on July 25, 2019, 07:06:46 PM
I definitely had some posts in the early days, but it has been a while...

My life-changing, highly philosophical song lyrics are waiting in the pokey.  As someone who loves instant gratification, this is hard times.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: polly_mer on July 25, 2019, 07:18:12 PM
I definitely had some posts in the early days, but it has been a while...

My life-changing, highly philosophical song lyrics are waiting in the pokey.  As someone who loves instant gratification, this is hard times.

Welcome back!  You're good to go now.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: fast_and_bulbous on July 25, 2019, 08:17:24 PM
I definitely had some posts in the early days, but it has been a while...

My life-changing, highly philosophical song lyrics are waiting in the pokey.  As someone who loves instant gratification, this is hard times.

Good to see you again! I like your moniker. I am, however, partial to cirrocumulus.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: bio-nonymous on July 26, 2019, 07:48:12 AM
First Post: I hope this system weeds out the strange spam we used to get at the CHE site...
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: Tamiam on July 27, 2019, 09:46:44 AM
Hi all - I was active on the old forum long LONG ago (before facebook) and enjoyed the banter and community. Moved away from my involvement in these boards as I preferred the actual connections with actual people I know on other social platforms. I do see the utility of anonymity with regard to our career issues in this truly bizarre field.

Looking forward to reconnecting with anonymous "friends" old and new!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: mouseman on July 27, 2019, 01:51:34 PM
Hi all - I was active on the old forum long LONG ago (before facebook) and enjoyed the banter and community. Moved away from my involvement in these boards as I preferred the actual connections with actual people I know on other social platforms. I do see the utility of anonymity with regard to our career issues in this truly bizarre field.

Looking forward to reconnecting with anonymous "friends" old and new!

It has been a long time, and I'm very happy to see you again - welcome back!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: namazu on July 27, 2019, 05:17:21 PM
Welcome/welcome back, ArcaMajora, phi-rabbit, wildcollards, prof_beardo, xywei, DoohickeyTech (you clever robot, you!), phattangent, alto_stratus, bio-nonymous, and Tamiam!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: InfoPri on July 30, 2019, 04:37:46 PM
Howdy, Tamiam!  I remember you from long ago...
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: craftyprof on August 03, 2019, 02:45:52 PM
craftyprof here, reporting for spam check.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: polly_mer on August 03, 2019, 09:23:23 PM
craftyprof here, reporting for spam check.

You want eggs with that spam?  Toast?

Good to see you here, craftyprof!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: vitanuova on August 05, 2019, 10:39:26 AM
Spam check time! I was a dedicated lurker on the previous site but hoping to be more active here.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: mamselle on August 05, 2019, 12:33:48 PM
Welcome, and enjoy your new life here!

M.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: sylvie on August 25, 2019, 07:27:10 PM
Making my mandatory first post. I was a heavy lurker and rare poster in the Chronicle forums, but I exchanged a few quips with Pry back in the day, among others. I enjoy sitting alone in the fora cafeteria watching the popular kids interact, ha ha.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: polly_mer on August 25, 2019, 07:36:31 PM
Good to see you, sylvie!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: mytiaraisaskew on October 07, 2019, 12:21:12 PM
Hi gang!  Finally found the new fora and am forthwith posting for spam check.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: eigen on October 07, 2019, 12:32:36 PM
Hi gang!  Finally found the new fora and am forthwith posting for spam check.

Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: mamselle on October 07, 2019, 04:12:09 PM
It's  Charlie in the 'MTA' ! (I always wanted to say that before...)

Welcome, it's good to see your moniker again.

M.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: formerly_the_fiver on October 21, 2019, 11:19:22 AM
Greetings! I was never a super-active poster, and rarely even lurked in the last years of the Fora, but I’ve found many of the threads helpful, and enjoyed feeling like a (peripheral) part of this community. I probably won’t post too much here either, but I would like to have the potential to do so.

May I join you?
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: polly_mer on October 21, 2019, 06:01:34 PM
May I join you?
Sure!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: Academic_cog on November 04, 2019, 06:02:47 PM
Whoa! When did all THIS happen? _gestures around at the move and new digs_
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: polly_mer on November 04, 2019, 06:29:24 PM
Whoa! When did all THIS happen? _gestures around at the move and new digs_

Glad to see you made the transition!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: fast_and_bulbous on November 04, 2019, 06:34:05 PM
Whoa! When did all THIS happen? _gestures around at the move and new digs_
I know - still a new carpet smell around here.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: aside on November 05, 2019, 04:52:05 AM
Whoa! When did all THIS happen? _gestures around at the move and new digs_
I know - still a new carpet smell around here.
Yes, but the new paint smell is finally gone!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: Alectia on November 05, 2019, 07:25:40 PM
First post! I came here from the old forum :)
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: aside on November 05, 2019, 07:28:56 PM
First post! I came here from the old forum :)

Glad you've joined us.  Welcome!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: fast_and_bulbous on November 05, 2019, 07:55:40 PM
I'm glad folks from the old forum are still finding there way here. Pull up a chair, have a drink!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: Promovenda on November 14, 2019, 04:14:51 AM
Gosh, all I did was oversleep a little, and then I found that you had all moved house!!!

Thanks for leaving the bread crumb trail. Looks nice here so far. :)
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: polly_mer on November 14, 2019, 05:20:15 AM
Gosh, all I did was oversleep a little, and then I found that you had all moved house!!!

Thanks for leaving the bread crumb trail. Looks nice here so far. :)

Good to see you, Promovenda!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: Promovenda on December 01, 2019, 10:37:13 AM
Thanks, Polly! :)
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: mamselle on December 01, 2019, 11:15:32 AM
Welcome.

Like your sig. line.

If I ever want to get lost in more libraries, I'll know who to look for...

M.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: ururur on December 13, 2019, 09:28:52 AM
First post here, great to know about this place!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on December 19, 2019, 06:32:22 PM
Hi.

I'm  a lurker from the old forums and I decided to jump in and register.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: polly_mer on December 19, 2019, 06:56:56 PM
Hi.

I'm  a lurker from the old forums and I decided to jump in and register.

Welcome!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on December 19, 2019, 07:01:14 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: engineer_adrift on December 22, 2019, 08:14:38 PM
First post,aye.

Engineer_adrift
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: polly_mer on December 23, 2019, 05:48:18 AM
First post,aye.

Engineer_adrift

Good to see you, sir!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: Cand.Mag on January 03, 2020, 02:49:34 PM
Because first posts are so difficult to write, I’ll keep it short..
Hi!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: aside on January 05, 2020, 12:02:39 PM
Because first posts are so difficult to write, I’ll keep it short..
Hi!

Back at you.  And welcome!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: titania on January 15, 2020, 08:35:39 AM
I have been reading here for awhile but don't believe I have posted yet, so here is my first post for approval.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: mamselle on January 15, 2020, 12:30:50 PM
Welcome!

Are you the one who's good at herding donkeys? (Intertextual reference....)

We have one in the Clubhouse who's eating us out of house and home, and upsetting the Hamster Emeritus (a.k.a. HE) something awful....and Polly's away and I'm the only other member at the moment.....so, doubly welcome, if so!

M.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: MrPlow on February 21, 2020, 10:00:32 AM
First post, checking in.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: VirtualAnimal on February 21, 2020, 10:09:57 AM
I have been reading here for awhile but don't believe I have posted yet, so here is my first post for approval.

Same here, hello! (I think this is my first here...)
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: mamselle on February 22, 2020, 07:59:33 PM
Welcome!

M.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: gnilwobneerg on March 10, 2020, 06:25:05 AM
FIRST POST
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: pchemqueen on March 27, 2020, 11:36:35 AM
First post. Glad to be back.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: mamselle on March 27, 2020, 12:01:20 PM
Welcome to both of you!

M.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: Larimar on March 30, 2020, 05:41:21 AM
Hello, I'm a long-time lurker who has now finally registered. I have always appreciated the wisdom and enjoy the laughs on these fora. I'll be heading for the cat-herding thread soon; hope to see you there.

Larimar
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: polly_mer on March 30, 2020, 05:58:30 AM
Welcome, Larimar!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: EquineUlcers on April 13, 2020, 07:40:35 AM
Been a lurker, decided to register as well.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: aside on April 22, 2020, 06:23:57 PM
Welcome, EquineUlcers.  (That does not sound as good as it should.)
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: bdoggw on April 27, 2020, 08:13:12 PM
First post!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: polly_mer on April 28, 2020, 05:07:21 AM
Welcome, bdoggw!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: galactic_hedgehog on April 28, 2020, 05:46:08 AM
So, what is this place, exactly?
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: polly_mer on April 28, 2020, 08:17:52 AM
So, what is this place, exactly?

Just a big ol' faculty meeting in which the same discussions are had repeatedly, the usual know-it-alls state their pieces at length even after attempts to hush by those who are tired, and the clowns in the back of the room pretend they aren't really part of it and it's just an accident that they happen to have ended up here.

How've you been?
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: tumnusethic on April 28, 2020, 12:20:56 PM
Greetings!
I'm a new, late arrival from the old fora. Generally only mildly active.
Thanks to all for everything you do to make this community work.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: polly_mer on April 29, 2020, 05:45:53 AM
Better late than never, tumnusethic!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: galactic_hedgehog on April 29, 2020, 06:11:03 PM
So, what is this place, exactly?

Just a big ol' faculty meeting in which the same discussions are had repeatedly, the usual know-it-alls state their pieces at length even after attempts to hush by those who are tired, and the clowns in the back of the room pretend they aren't really part of it and it's just an accident that they happen to have ended up here.

Clowns, eh?  I'll fit right back in.

Quote
How've you been?

Oh, the usual.  Baking and eating way too many cookies.  Avoiding grading 'til after the last minute.  Trying to avoid any type of committee work.  HP is now a grumpy teenager looking at colleges (she wants to get away from us, that's all she'll tell us).
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: polly_mer on April 30, 2020, 04:59:24 AM

Oh, the usual.  Baking and eating way too many cookies.  Avoiding grading 'til after the last minute.  Trying to avoid any type of committee work.  HP is now a grumpy teenager looking at colleges (she wants to get away from us, that's all she'll tell us).

You gonna share any of those cookies or do I have to stage a raid?

(You can keep the grading.  I don't miss that part of teaching at all.)
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: Penna on April 30, 2020, 10:20:38 AM
Greetings!  I used to lurk the old CHE forums years ago but never made an account.  With all the pandemic uncertainty and anxiety right now, I wanted to join so I can get an "on the ground" sense of how other institutions are handling things and hopefully also find some support.  I look forward to participating :-)
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: Cheerful on April 30, 2020, 11:33:03 AM
Welcome Pensive Penguin!

Waddle on in and post away!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: Penna on April 30, 2020, 11:48:32 AM
Thanks for the welcome, Cheerful!

I'm still somewhat new to forums in general--is there a dedicated thread for new users other than this one?  Or what would anyone suggest as a good thread for just starting out with general socializing/getting to know folks around here a bit?
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: Parasaurolophus on April 30, 2020, 12:01:10 PM
Thanks for the welcome, Cheerful!

I'm still somewhat new to forums in general--is there a dedicated thread for new users other than this one?  Or what would anyone suggest as a good thread for just starting out with general socializing/getting to know folks around here a bit?

Not really. But if you want to start out slow, just start with the more general threads--games, song in your head, venting, herding cats, birds, water cooler, post for stuff, favourite student emails, etc., and slowly expand from there when topics catch your interest.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: Penna on April 30, 2020, 12:40:19 PM
Thanks, Paras.  I will definitely check out some of those lighter threads!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: theblackbox on May 02, 2020, 05:55:12 PM
Hi there. First post on this site, but I used the CHE forums a bit back when I was first on the job market. (Same username.) I'm now tenured and in faculty governance so I'm keen to stay in touch with faculty outside my university and get a broader range of perspectives on our challenges, both shared and unique ones. Thanks!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: Parasaurolophus on May 02, 2020, 05:57:32 PM
Welcome!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: Ahania on May 14, 2020, 08:28:59 AM
Can't think of anything witty to say...so, I'll just say: first post!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: Cheerful on May 14, 2020, 09:03:02 AM
Welcome, Ahania!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: Chmpchupase on May 19, 2020, 08:21:30 AM
First post in search of approval.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: Dimple_Dumpling72 on May 19, 2020, 09:26:50 AM
My first post!  Like many others, I've lurked on both the old fora and this one, especially in "teaching."  Working up the courage to post more.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: polly_mer on May 19, 2020, 10:27:18 AM
Visit some chatty threads if you need courage.  People are usually pretty welcoming on gardening, dinner, and current reading.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: mamselle on May 19, 2020, 11:08:32 AM
And cats. And dogs. And birds. And fauna.

And plants, and dinner, and...Oh, Polly said those already!

Well, anyway....Have fun! Welcome!

M.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: eigen on May 19, 2020, 11:25:16 AM
Welcome to the zoo! Most things don't bite. Much of the time. And when they do, it's usually not too hard.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: Harlow2 on June 29, 2020, 07:20:35 AM
The CHE fora were of great help in understanding how academia worked, or sometimes didn’t, as a grad student  and new professorback in the early 2000’s.  The discussions have provided helpful context for understanding my own.  I’ve tended to post intermittently but lurk continuously, and I look forward to joining you.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: mamselle on June 29, 2020, 10:07:17 AM
Welcome!

Collins, Davis, and Garbo will be along shortly...

M.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: engineer_adrift on July 15, 2020, 10:55:27 AM
Checking to see if I am in the system. E_A
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: mamselle on July 15, 2020, 11:05:19 AM
Hey! I remember that moniker!

Welcome!

M.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: alumbuc on July 21, 2020, 06:37:52 PM
First post to check if everything works well! Hello community!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: aside on July 21, 2020, 06:47:44 PM
Welcome, alumbuc!  Happy posting.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: Langue_doc on August 25, 2020, 05:16:12 PM
First post here, but longtime lurker.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: Parasaurolophus on August 25, 2020, 06:38:04 PM
Welcome! And: nice moniker!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: mamselle on August 25, 2020, 07:01:47 PM
Oui, bienvenu(e)!

Mamselle
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: Heathcliff on September 25, 2020, 11:13:50 AM
Hello, I'm new and this is my first post!  I'm enjoying reading through the research and scholarship discussions.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: mamselle on September 25, 2020, 02:37:50 PM
Welcome.

There's a book thread for those who are interested, too...

;--》

M.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: autumn_leaves on October 19, 2020, 12:06:38 PM
New member and longtime lurker - both here and on CHE. Hopefully this first post works!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: Cheerful on October 19, 2020, 04:33:04 PM
New member and longtime lurker - both here and on CHE. Hopefully this first post works!

Welcome, autumn_leaves.  Please de-lurk and share your colorful brilliance with us.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: babbinacara on October 24, 2020, 06:24:34 AM
Waving at you all. Member on the old fora, first post here!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: mamselle on October 24, 2020, 03:51:35 PM
Welcome...I thought I recognized that moniker!

M.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: grammarmaiden on November 23, 2020, 06:05:06 AM
Hello, all,
I'm a (very) longtime CHE lurker who's finally emerging from the shadows. I've been teaching for the past 14 years, the last 7 at a small, rural CC in an impoverished area. CHE threads were a source of excellent ideas, laughs, and encouragement, not to mention a place where I found camaraderie (and that is sorely lacking among the faculty at my current institution). Looking forward to (re)joining the community here. Be well! :)
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: polly_mer on November 23, 2020, 06:33:14 AM
Welcome, grammarmaiden!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: mamselle on November 23, 2020, 08:48:29 AM
Yes!

Join us on the wordgames and NYT spelling bee threads!

M.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: johnr on February 01, 2021, 05:04:28 PM
Hello,

   As a probationary member, I'm placing my first post on this thread.  I was a moderately active member of the old CHE forum and only recently re-discovered this site.  I recognize many of the usernames! 

Johnr
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: mamselle on February 01, 2021, 05:40:57 PM
Thought I recognized that moniker, too.

Welcome.

Make yourself to home.

M.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: eigen on February 01, 2021, 06:06:19 PM
Hello,

   As a probationary member, I'm placing my first post on this thread.  I was a moderately active member of the old CHE forum and only recently re-discovered this site.  I recognize many of the usernames! 

Johnr

Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: polly_mer on February 01, 2021, 07:11:28 PM
Good to see you, johnr!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: Sieve on March 30, 2021, 05:13:14 PM
I lurk here and on the old CHE forums for several years, intermittently. Figured I'd post just to post a first probationary post. I've appreciated the mixture of entertainment and advice, in no particular order.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: mamselle on March 31, 2021, 12:23:47 AM
Welcome!

M.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: gradytripp on May 25, 2021, 10:51:09 AM
Longtime reader of the old CHE forums, where I made just a few posts under this username. Posting here in case I feel like saying something!
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: mamselle on May 25, 2021, 12:04:06 PM
Go for it!

M.
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: philonomos on July 14, 2021, 08:03:09 AM
My first post, too, though long time lurker
Title: Re: Spam! Starting Mandatory “First Post” Approval
Post by: mamselle on July 14, 2021, 09:38:35 AM
Salve!