As I've hinted in various places around the forums, it's time for a change with regards to the R&P forum. The R&P forum will now be a self-moderated and an "opt-in" forum, i.e. it will be hidden to members that haven't explicitly agreed to join the user group. This is largely modeled on the Beyond3D
There are some differences, mainly due to the limitations of the phpBB software when compared to vBulletin. First, joining the user group requires me adding the user manually. I could have made it an open group that anyone can join, but I'd like to retain the ability to kick people out and I don't want people joining the forum just to post in R&P. Secondly, only I will have moderating permissions in the forum (along with the other admins, but I'm the only one who's actually going to read the forum).
To join the forum, hit up this thread
but please, read the intro carefully. If you still want in after reading, then post in that thread. To discuss this change, post here in this thread.
To everyone that currently has quotes from the R&P forum in their signatures, those need to be changed. What happens in R&P is going to stay there.
If after a few months it seems like this isn't working, then we can try something else. But it seems to work well for Beyond3D.
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