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Old 05-10-2018, 12:17 PM
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I've created an alternate username by registering 10 days ago and still can't post anything from it. I've used the contact us feature of this website multiple times but haven't gotten a response. I also PM'ed Tom and haven't gotten response in days. Can anyone point me in the right direction on how to get help?

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it takes a while for id's to be approved because Tom doesn't do it that often and he's the only person who has the ability to approve new id's. if you look at the member list and sort by join date, the most recently registered date for any user was 4/25, so any id's registered after 4/25 have not been approved yet.
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why would anyone need an alternate username?
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why would anyone need an alternate username?
yeah, no idea. seems very odd.
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why would anyone need an alternate username?


If you need greater anonymity, create an alt.
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Thanks. I'll wait for Tom to approve then.

Isn't alternate username the same thing as alt? I don't come to this site often so enlighten me if there's a better way than creating a new account.
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Thanks. I'll wait for Tom to approve then.

Isn't alternate username the same thing as alt? I don't come to this site often so enlighten me if there's a better way than creating a new account.
Technically, yes.

But it's the AO. So . . .

As to the latter query, it often helps to have a "solid" presence where you're "well known" and demonstrate a modicum of professionalism and you'll usually get an alt approved without much issue.

It can still take time. Or so I've heard
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Technically, yes.

But it's the AO. So . . .

As to the latter query, it often helps to have a "solid" presence where you're "well known" and demonstrate a modicum of professionalism and you'll usually get an alt approved without much issue.

It can still take time. Or so I've heard
i'm not sure what your middle part means. don't all alts basically get approved for everyone, unless you're permabanned from the site? Tom approves id's in batches.
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it takes a while for id's to be approved because Tom doesn't do it that often and he's the only person who has the ability to approve new id's. if you look at the member list and sort by join date, the most recently registered date for any user was 4/25, so any id's registered after 4/25 have not been approved yet.
I still can't post anything from my new account that I created 2 weeks ago and it gives me this error message...

"Your user account may not be approved yet. If you just recently registered in the past 24 hours, this is more than likely the problem. Please wait for your registration to be approved. You will receive an email once it has been approved."

Which presumes that they used to approve usernames each day. If the new policy is that they approve them in batches, maybe they should update the wording to say 24 days instead of 24 hours. That would be more accurate.
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