Registration Agreement

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Our registration policy requires that you additionally validate your registration by sending a  verification email to us with answers to three questions listed below. Failure to do this will  result in your registration being rejected.
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When you click the accept button below, you will be  presented with a screen where you specify your desired user id, password, email and asked to answer some 5 security questions. Bear in mind that you will require a valid working email address.

But before you click on this button, take note of the questions below. After you register your account, we need you to email the answers of these three questions to admin@ep-forum.com using the same email address you used in the registration.

1) Why are you joining this forum?
2) What is a Rhodes piano?
3) What is the capital city of the Republic of Ireland?


Once we receive your verification email, we will match this to your newly created account and go from there in terms of approving the registration.

So just to clarify this again.. you need to do three things now:

  • Take note of the three questions above
  • Click the agreement button below and create an account (you will be asked 5 separate security questions)
  • Send an email to admin@ep-forum.com with answers to the above three questions. Make sure you do not email us the answers to the security questions. Just the answers to the above three questions.

Your registration will be approved once we are convinced that you are a real person. We will reject your registration if the verification email is not received within 2 hours of the registration. We may equally reject your registration if your email and/or IP address is a known originator for forum spam.

The first two questions should be fairly obvious to most. The last is very quickly solved by searching for "Republic of Ireland capital city" in your favourite search engine.

When your account is approved, you will receive another email instructing you to click on a link to activate your account. You have then 2 days to activate the account. Accounts that remain inactivated after 2 days will be deleted. Also note that over time, we will purge accounts that have never been used to post messages and where no login has occurred for some time.  So its best advised to only create an account when you wish to post your first message.

We sincerely apologise for such draconian steps and we realise that its very very annoying to have to go through this but unfortunately this is the only way to beat the bots and keep the forum spam-free.

We often get hundreds of spam bots trying to register accounts daily. Those clever automated bots even get past the security questions. But they usually don't read the agreement and send us the verification email. This is the only way to avoid this problem and its for everybody's benefit to keep things as secure as possible.

Please bear in mind that we are human and will get things wrong occasionally. So if you never receive the approval email or get rejected and feel we were in error, please contact us via admin@ep-forum.com and we will attend to the issue ASAP.

Note: It is possible that the notification emails from our servers may get flagged as spam/Junk by your email provider. If you do not receive emails from us after registering, then check your Spam/Junk folders in case the messages are there. For users of email services from Yahoo, Google, Hotmail/MSN etc,  you may need to login to your email via the web to access these Junk/Spam email folders.

After your registration is approved and activated, please read through this post. It details rules on using this forum..
http://ep-forum.com/smf/index.php?topic=6149.0

MAKE SURE YOU TOOK NOTE OF THE ABOVE QUESTIONS.. YOU NEED TO EMAIL ANSWERS OF THOSE QUESTIONS TO US FOR VALIDATION.