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FAQ: NEW TO VDRUMS.COM? READ THIS FIRST!

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  • FAQ: NEW TO VDRUMS.COM? READ THIS FIRST!

    General Membership Information:

    As a new member
    to vdrums.com, there are some things you need to be aware of and understand.
    • Due to overwhelming spam, we require an "initial approval period" to approve your first few posts.
    • Posts are generally approved within 24 hours. (if posted in the proper forum)
    • During your initial approval period, you will not be able to private message other members. (again, due to spam)
    • A minimum of 30 days & 30 posts as a member are required to participate in our classifieds section. (flood posting is prohibited, read our rules)

    Usergroups Explained:
    • Users Awaiting Email Confirmation: Members who have not verified their email address. (if you cannot post or see images, this is why)
    • Registered: Members who have signed up, verified their email, and are subject to the "initial approval period."
    • Approved Member: Members who have completed their "initial approval period", but have not achieved 30 days and 30 posts for classified access.
    • Seasoned Members: Members who have achieved their 30 posts and 30 days criteria. These member may now post to the classified section(s).
    • Moderated Members: On rare occasions, suspected spammers and or members who receive "rule infraction warnings" may be placed in temporary approval probation. (very rare)
    • Memorialized Members: You don't want to end up here, but we all will one day.

    note: server processes usergroup promotions 25 minutes after the hour upon approval of post(s)



    New Member FAQ: "How do I post..."


    Make sure you are INSIDE the proper forum you want to post in, and then look for the "new topic" button on the top left. (you'd be surprised how many people want to try to post on the actual home page)​​​​



    New Member FAQ: "I cannot sign-in, post, see images or reply..."
    1. Have you verified your email address?
    2. Please ensure you have confirmed your email address.
    3. If you did not receive a confirmation email, check your spam folder.
    4. Allow time for the confirmation email to arrive. (usually seconds/minutes)
    5. Allow time for the server to activate your confirmation. (usually minutes/hours)
    6. If you continue to have an issue, clear your browser's cookies and cache and try again.
    7. ONLY AFTER the above has been attempted and allowed time, email us through the "contact us" link at the bottom of this pa


    New Member FAQ: "I can't see my post/reply/topic..."
    1. Are you subject to the "initial approval period" mentioned at the top of the forum? (if you see it, you are subject)
    2. New members' first few posts are subject to approval due to overwhelming spam.
    3. As a new member, you will see the notice at the top of the page until you clear the short approval period and promote to the next usergroup.
    4. Please allow up to 24 hours for posts to be approved. Approvals are not instant.
    5. If you have waited the allotted time and still cannot see your posts, verify you followed forum posting guidelines.
    6. If you did not post correctly, please re-post in the proper forum correctly. (please note forum posting guidelines)
    7. ONLY AFTER the above has been attempted and allowed time, you may contact us through the link at the bottom of the page

    note: also see "Why was my topic deleted?"



    Older members requiring post approval...

    Due to overwhelming spam, we implemented an approval system requiring initial posts be approved by a moderator or admin a few years ago. The server processes back-end promotions hourly (25 minutes after the hour) upon our approval of these new post(s). Older members of the "Registered" usergroup are unfortunately not managed by the server until posts made since the implementation of the promotion have been approved.

    Therefore, even if you have many posts, and have been away for a long time, you may not see your post until it is approved. This is not something we can control, and we ask for your patience as we get to your approval, and the server takes care of your promotion. Once this is done (can take up to 24 hours), you will not encounter further needs for approval. Please do not message a moderator during this time.



    IMPORTANT! Only contact support after reading and following all of the above.
    Alan
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