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Oh my goodness I have an account here!!!

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Truly I did not ever expect this. Thank you so much to whoever approved me!  :D
 

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thenerdpaul said:
:eek:

Truly I did not ever expect this. Thank you so much to whoever approved me!  :D
Congratulations! You have passed through one of the most intensive and selective screening processes in online forumry. Be assured that your presence here is based on merit and hard work.
 

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Iconodule said:
thenerdpaul said:
:eek:

Truly I did not ever expect this. Thank you so much to whoever approved me!  :D
Congratulations! You have passed through one of the most intensive and selective screening processes in online forumry. Be assured that your presence here is based on merit and hard work.
I'll do my best!  :laugh:
 

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Welcome to the forum.  :)
 

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Iconodule said:
thenerdpaul said:
:eek:

Truly I did not ever expect this. Thank you so much to whoever approved me!  :D
Congratulations! You have passed through one of the most intensive and selective screening processes in online forumry. Be assured that your presence here is based on merit and hard work.
And on our continued mercy and lovingkindness to you, a sinner!
 

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I had the same feeling when this happened to me, welcome!
 

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Welcome to OC.net!
 

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It really is strange how difficult it is to become a member here. I've seen it discussed at multiple other forums. It's like the thing oc.net is known for. Seriously.
 

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It really is strange how difficult it is to become a member here. I've seen it discussed at multiple other forums. It's like the thing oc.net is known for. Seriously.
It is not difficult, but it can be slow, because it's not automated. What those on the outside don't see is that every single newcomer is let in by a human, and humans are notorious for having lives off the interwebz. Shocking, I know.
 

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It's because we're so popular, there's a huge line to get in. 😁
 

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It is not difficult, but it can be slow, because it's not automated. What those on the outside don't see is that every single newcomer is let in by a human, and humans are notorious for having lives off the interwebz. Shocking, I know.
Ooooh, I see I touched a nerve. Good, that was my intent.

At times in the past it's been MONTHS in between when a SINGLE PERSON was approved, even though people were waiting to get in. People on other forums report "I waited months and nothing happened so I moved on" and other people respond "same thing happened to me." You can figure that something is wrong without needing behind-the-scenes access. If you feel called out... that was the point. A response of snark and denial that there's a problem just solidifies that this place is broken and dead and ain't coming back.
 

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I love the title of this thread because that was my thoughts also when I tried to seek answers to my questions as a Roman Catholic becoming an Orthodox catechumen. I signed up, then silence. Then I kept checking. Then I started to feel rejected. I kept checking. I had to move on because it made me feel crappy every time I looked for the golden scepter and found rejection. Then one day some time later after I had joined Orthodox , I randomly tried to join again and found I had an account! It was strange.
 

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Oh my goodness indeed! This post inspired me to find out that *I* have an account here... five years after I applied and never got notified that I'd been approved. Idunno, it does seem very.... Orthodox in a way. I've read about the hoops you have to jump through in order to visit Mt. Athos (they only let in like three people a day or something), and this feels a bit like that.

Soo..... hello? Glory to Jesus Christ?
 

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Oh my goodness indeed! This post inspired me to find out that *I* have an account here... five years after I applied and never got notified that I'd been approved. Idunno, it does seem very.... Orthodox in a way. I've read about the hoops you have to jump through in order to visit Mt. Athos (they only let in like three people a day or something), and this feels a bit like that.

Soo..... hello? Glory to Jesus Christ?
Welcome, chosen one. Remember you have been grafted in and can be cut out much easier. 🦄
 

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Ooooh, I see I touched a nerve. Good, that was my intent.

At times in the past it's been MONTHS in between when a SINGLE PERSON was approved, even though people were waiting to get in. People on other forums report "I waited months and nothing happened so I moved on" and other people respond "same thing happened to me." You can figure that something is wrong without needing behind-the-scenes access. If you feel called out... that was the point. A response of snark and denial that there's a problem just solidifies that this place is broken and dead and ain't coming back.
No one denies there is a problem. There is no solution, though. It's a thankless job (all volunteer work is), and when 99% of the approved people take a peek in and poof away with anything between 0-2 posts, the approval team is unlikely to make it a higher priority.

Forums are slow. People who want fast fixes will do better on social media. You don't have to like it (I certainly don't), but facts is facts.
 

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All ye voyeuristic hidden guests! Quickly! Apply for an account right now and see if you were approved a long time ago!
 

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Oh my goodness indeed! This post inspired me to find out that *I* have an account here... five years after I applied and never got notified that I'd been approved. Idunno, it does seem very.... Orthodox in a way. I've read about the hoops you have to jump through in order to visit Mt. Athos (they only let in like three people a day or something), and this feels a bit like that.

Soo..... hello? Glory to Jesus Christ?
Welcome to the forum! :giggle: Glory to God.
 

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For the record, I think it was 5 weeks for me.
 
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