1. Please check the announcement in the DOA News section. Broken links to TinyPic were noticed over the weekend, and today we confirmed they've been shutting down over the last month. Since a lot of people appear to have pictures there, be aware that Monday, 9/16/19 appears to be the last day to download your photos.
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Reminder Spamming for Marketplace Access

Sep 28, 2009

    1. The primary goal of Den of Angels is to act as a community for BJD collectors to exchange information and enthusiasm for the hobby. The Marketplace is not the centerpiece of our site, and we don't encourage new members to join simply for Marketplace access. We require new members to make 40 thoughtful posts during their first 60 days in order to gain an understanding of how our forum functions and to become a part of the community first. We want Den of Angels to be a place where we can share our love of the hobby as well as feel safe buying and selling with active members.

      However, we've noticed an increasing trend of people who join DoA, disappear for 60 days and then return to make exactly 40 posts. Such members often go on to make only sales posts or cause problems. We will deny Marketplace applications for members who have been caught spamming.

      As examples (but not limited to these exact scenarios):
      If you decide to wait until just before you apply and make all your posts in a single hurried rush;
      if you slam through all your required posts in 1, 2 or 3 runs in bursts in as many days โ€“ especially if you've been a member for a year or more;
      if you "top off" your last 10โ€“20 or so posts in an hour and then fill out the form โ€“
      You will only delay the approval of MP access, your spam posts may be removed, and you will be requested to return to the application - or submit another one - after a stated time interval.
       
      #1 DoA Mod Squad, Sep 28, 2009
      Last edited by a moderator: Jun 26, 2017
    2. This reminder is just as relevant today as it was when we first posted it. ;)