When new members join.

vinylweatherman

You type well loads
Joined
Oct 14, 2004
Location
United Kingdom
When new members join Casinomeister, as well as agreeing to the terms and conditions for the site & forum, how about another box where they have to confirm that they have read and noted all the casinos listed in the Rogue pit.
There should be no choice, they should be taken to the rogue pit page during the process, and have to scroll down to agree to having read and noted it's contents.
 

GGW Laurie

Paleo Meister (means really, really old)
Joined
Jun 16, 2006
Location
In the Beautiful South !!
When new members join Casinomeister, as well as agreeing to the terms and conditions for the site & forum, how about another box where they have to confirm that they have read and noted all the casinos listed in the Rogue pit.
There should be no choice, they should be taken to the rogue pit page during the process, and have to scroll down to agree to having read and noted it's contents.
........people should be able to see this for themselves, those that join here are adults and should be treated as such,c/m has a section for anyone that wishes to look thru it but to not give some one a choice gives off a cult like vibe, you are very lucky that you can play anywhere you want where some of us cant and that is what imo brings alot of people here to casinomeister after getting a royal screwing by a rogue casino, so why dig it in to them alittle more, when they can read for themselves, im sorry vwm but this is prolly the only time i strongly disagree , even though your hearts is in the right place and your one of the best on here imo..................laurie:)
 

Jasminebed

Game old gal
Joined
Mar 13, 2008
Location
Ontario
I think VW's suggestion is a good one. These "adults" are free to ignore CM's advice, and just because you have been suckered by one rogue, does not mean that you are aware of all of them. BTW, I signed up at a few rogues, and this was after some online searches. They were all freebies though, and the worse thing that happened to me was spam.
 

vinylweatherman

You type well loads
Joined
Oct 14, 2004
Location
United Kingdom
........people should be able to see this for themselves, those that join here are adults and should be treated as such,c/m has a section for anyone that wishes to look thru it but to not give some one a choice gives off a cult like vibe, you are very lucky that you can play anywhere you want where some of us cant and that is what imo brings alot of people here to casinomeister after getting a royal screwing by a rogue casino, so why dig it in to them alittle more, when they can read for themselves, im sorry vwm but this is prolly the only time i strongly disagree , even though your hearts is in the right place and your one of the best on here imo..................laurie:)

It seems that many new members come straight to the forum, and have to be reminded that the casino they have tried is in the rogue pit. It should draw their attention to others that are in the pit that they may be receiving invites from, or even seeing advertising or getting offers in the mail. It is not true that just because a casino can offer things in the post, or advertise on local media, that they will be OK to play at.
 

bb28

Meister Member
Joined
Nov 18, 2006
Location
US
I think VW's suggestion is a good one, maybe it should also be required reading that they read the part about PAB's, why? Might save some foot in mouth disease later on. If there is a rep on board here at CM, the first line of contact is to contact the rep, per CM.

I don't know about you guys but I lurked for a long time before I ever posted....I was a little shy. :p
 

chuchu59

gambling addict
PABnonaccred
CAG
Joined
Sep 26, 2004
Location
SOMEWHERE IN ASIA
I am afraid I have to disagree on this one. We should draw their attention to it but not requiring them to tick such a box. To some newbies, this could deter them from signing up as they dont know what it might hold for them. I understand we do feel irritated when time and again some new members who have graced this forum for months and even years dont know the slightest thing about the 'rogues'. However, if ticking such a box is required they might think twice before joining. Just my 2c.
 

USA2112

Dormant account
Joined
Oct 8, 2007
Location
USA
Not required, but suggesting couldn't hurt. Finding websites through a google search doesn't necessarily take you to the home page where you find clear links to the whole site. For those that aren't filmiliar or don't take time to search websites they visit this would probably help.
 

Fleur-De-Lis

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 11, 2007
Location
CY
Alternatively, the link to Rogue Pit list can be referred to in an automated Welcome Message every new member receives... no?
 

suzecat

Dormant account
Joined
Sep 18, 2004
Location
California
It has been quite some time since I joined the forum. I do not recall if a review and acceptance of the forum rules were part of the sign up process. If not already required, I think they should be reviewed and accepted during signup. Since everyone is given a free pass for their first PAB that should be the time they are required to review the rogue pit and acknowledge they have done so. Just my opinion...
 

GGW Laurie

Paleo Meister (means really, really old)
Joined
Jun 16, 2006
Location
In the Beautiful South !!
Not required, but suggesting couldn't hurt. Finding websites through a google search doesn't necessarily take you to the home page where you find clear links to the whole site. For those that aren't filmiliar or don't take time to search websites they visit this would probably help.
..i can live with that, i guess what bothered me most about the vwm post was "there should be no choice". and i agree with what chuchu said in his post about the tick box.i just had a problem with the wording, everyone has a choice were they want to play and its posted right in the main section for all to see, i thought this was a forum, where we try to help players by our past experiances, not make it out to be like a college entrance exam, required reading, no wonder so many people are lurking around:rolleyes:.........................laurie
 

RobWin

closed account
Joined
Apr 24, 2004
Location
A Vault!
Anybody that gives money to a Rogue Casino should be taken out back of the woodshed an beaten with a hickory stick !! :lolup::D:lolup:
 

jetset

RIP Brian
Joined
Feb 22, 2001
Location
Earth
I don't like the concept of compelling a visitor to do something - this website is all about presenting information and encouraging the player to use it for his or her own protection - not enforcing their agreement.

By all means draw attention to the Rogue Section in a welcome message (I like that idea, perhaps with a direct link to the Rogues section in the message or any other "should read" section for the player's well-being)
 

GrandMaster

Dormant account
Joined
Jan 21, 2004
Location
UK
When new members join Casinomeister, as well as agreeing to the terms and conditions for the site & forum, how about another box where they have to confirm that they have read and noted all the casinos listed in the Rogue pit.
There should be no choice, they should be taken to the rogue pit page during the process, and have to scroll down to agree to having read and noted it's contents.
Why stop there? Make everybody read the rogue list at least once a month (like some casinos make you agree to read the T&C monthly when you sign up), charge dormancy fee if you don't log on for six months, ban people from Denmark, the possibilities are endless. :)
 

zebedy

No!!!! Im Spartacus
Joined
Jun 1, 2007
Location
Up a Tree
it may work,
but sometimes a player may have deposited and been ripped off by a rogue casino before he has signed up to CM,
then when they come to CM for help the signing up to reading the rogue section might put people off trying to get help
 

Casinomeister

Forum Cheermeister
Staff member
Joined
Jun 30, 1998
Location
Bierland
Hi all,

Actually, when new members sign up - they are PMd by Vortran who gives them the following:

I am Vortran007 and I am programmed to welcome you. Please be advised of the following:

Complaints can only be posted Complaints Section. If you have a complaint concerning online casinos or poker rooms, please refer to our guidelines: Link Outdated / Removed. You may also "Pitch a Bitch" here: Link Outdated / Removed

You may contact the casino representative directly. There are many listed here: Casino Representatives

We encourage you to become an active member of this community. Please start off by posting an introduction about yourself in the "Introduce Yourself" forum. Please start a new thread and begin: Link Outdated / Removed

If you have come here primarily to post spam ads in Casinomeister's forum, or to act as a shill, be advised that all spammers' and shills' email and IP addresses are posted for public viewing. I would suggest not spamming this board if this is your intention. Also, affiliate managers of spammers will be contacted. BE ADVISED: your affiliate account may be closed for spamming this message board.

Are you an I-Gaming Industry Representative?
Do not forget to request membership in the Public Usergroups. You should also subscribe to the Meister Blatt, Casinomeister's newsletter for I-Gaming Industry Representatives only. More information here

Finally, do not forget that Casinomeister is much more than a message board. There are many places to peruse and collect information, and to experience jovial jocularities. Here are a few reference points:

Accredited Casino Section

Essential Online Casino FAQ

How to Spot a Rogue Casino

News Section

Casinomeister's Webcast

My Section

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Best and Worst of 2007

And please do not forget to join our newsletter here. This is a requirement to stay updated on what is happening in Casinomeisterland.

Finally, I welcome you to our community at Casinomeister. I am delighted you have joined us.

Mechanically yours,

Vortran007
Casinomeister Robot - Security Administrator

You can leada horse to water, but you can't make him drink. All of the information anyone needs to know is available. Members should be compelled - not required - to read the information based on their need for knowledge. Many people play at roguish casinos regardless of how many times they are warned anyway :p
 

Casinomeister

Forum Cheermeister
Staff member
Joined
Jun 30, 1998
Location
Bierland
Side note - it's amazing how many new members don't even follow the advice and instructions laid out here by Vortran. Especially when it comes to posting their first complaint post. 99% of the time they are oblivious to the fact that there are reps readily available in the forum. Amazing. :rolleyes:

Which may give you an idea why Max and I get frustrated with the complaints' section sometimes...:p
 
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NASHVEGAS

Banned User - flamming, disrespecting admin,
Joined
Dec 10, 2006
Location
MERS
Side note - it's amazing how many new members don't even follow the advice and instructions laid out here by Vortran. Especially when it comes to posting their first complaint post. 99% of the time they are oblivious to the fact that there are reps readily available in the forum. Amazing. :rolleyes

"You can't teach that. It's a learned behavior" -- Solomon Wilcotts....:D
 
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maxd

Complaints (PAB) Manager
Staff member
Joined
Jan 20, 2004
Location
Saltirelandia
One thing I've noticed that seems consistent through all the years I've been doing the moderating thing: anything you show to a new member _while_ they are working their way through the registration process will be ignored.

I swear you could promise people free beer and chocolate for the rest of their lives if they'd just read the "Welcome" message, etc and 99.99% of the people would never have a clue that you'd made the offer. They just want to blow through the pre-amble and get registered.

Folks is funny. :what:
 

zebedy

No!!!! Im Spartacus
Joined
Jun 1, 2007
Location
Up a Tree
would a 6 monthly follow up email or pm be any good, im sure it could be set up so it could get sent automatically ?????
 
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