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Old September 28th, 2007, 10:19   #16
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Even though I hate how long this is taking, its a volunteer service so what should I expect.

Between family, work, and age verification duties, the volunteers might want to get some airsoft in their schedule sometime.
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Old September 28th, 2007, 10:24   #17
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haha, I'm a profit motivated small business, I deal with alot of ASrs of all stripes. I have personally met and spoken to several of the other age verifiers MODS and ADMINS, including LISA. Because I take a different approach to this "community' than the MOD/admin, I ask them why they do it?
and they keep telling me its for the community and the love of the game.
Seems it's not about rep being the problem but about once everything is done, the person(s) pushing the 'Age Verified' button isn't available.
Time for some changes IMHO.
well yes...
but it's not like it's sooo hard to type a few names in.
1 year of waiting makes it look like East-German administration - before the wall fell.
if the verifiers really hate doing that, why don't they just pass the task to someone else ?
Or learn a new way to contribute, instead of running a million post count & upgrade you attitude
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Old September 28th, 2007, 10:50   #18
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Or learn a new way to contribute, instead of running a million post count & upgrade you attitude
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Well, my contribution comes in the form of a suggestion. I'm pretty sure it would be fairly easy to implement an automation of the activation of accounts. It would be the initial setup that would take time, but once it's done, it's done.

Look at how certain forums have automated verification via e-mail to gain full access. This could be tweaked so that only age verifiers have access to a page where they can input the name of a user they just verified and the system would add the 'age verified' tag to that account. It would also be easy to track abuse of this should any occur, as IPs and usernames are logged. I'm not sure how the secured page would be set up, either as part of the forum, linked to age verifier's accounts, or indenpendantly, with a whole new set of usernames and passwords. The latter would probably be more secure but probably a little more difficult to set up and track though.

This would take the burden off the admins and speed up the whole process, benefitting the community. The benefits would be for people looking to buy / sell guns obviously. More verified people would mean a greater pool of used items as well as having the additional people who are looking for said items making it possibly easier and faster to sell your goods.

That's the way I see it could be done and I think it would be something worth exploring. There would be a lot less complaining overall and more satisfied users.

I might even start looking into how this could be done during my spare time, so if I find anything, I'll certainly pass that information along.
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Old September 28th, 2007, 14:05   #19
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Meh. I've lost interest in this verification crap.

In order for a system like this to work, you need capable people, who aren't at work 24/7, or an the asylum (and need to escape in order to verify).

I'm pretty sure Brian of TTAC3 can verify you too..
Agreed, i had fully intended to get age verified but fuck it, it'll take too long and isn't worth the trouble currently
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Like seriously dude. The incredible lack of common sense in the question could be scientifically investigated for evidence of a black hole.
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Old September 28th, 2007, 14:05   #20
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Agreed, i had fully intended to get age verified but fuck it, it'll take too long and isn't worth the trouble currently
LOL. Getting verified tonight (I hope!). So, I guess I sold out
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Old September 28th, 2007, 14:46   #21
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Not going to take the time to quote everyone so....

First, yes, I'm well aware no one owes anything to anyone around here. However, when people are going to act because this is what the majority of the hobby now dictates, shouldn't those making the rules take care to uphold their end?? I'm lucky, I only had to drive 20 odd minutes to the edge of the city to get mine "done" but what about those in the west? 10 hours is already a sizable investment in what someone on an internet forum says you ahve to do.

Second, I fully volunteer anything I can do to speed up the process. Seriously, I don't think it could be that bad to collect names and since my life is pretty stationary at the moment, I've at least got time to click a few buttons. Just saying is all....

Third, I like how the "senior" players here like to bark about age and responsibility, then when we take the first step, we are shit on and told to shut the fuck up about it.

Fourth, I have been in airsoft for 4 years now so my participation is not riding on this at all. But for others, it most surely is. How many fucking times have I seen a new play get the shit answer "get verified and view the classifieds." Real great fucking answer when it means waiting over a month or more. If they were serious about it you say? Be realistic. When you're new to anything, especially when it begins through the internet, you want to be welcomed with open arms.

Fifth, I did notice Lisa was "on vacation" and I assumed she was head of it but I thought to myself "there's no way they just have one person that's going to take off without anything being posted or even the reps being notified"....but this now actually seems to be the case. Again, if a person is needed, I gladly volunteer.

It's real simple if you are already verified to tell us to shut the fuck up and wait, but when you got yours done, it took all of 2 weeks at most I bet. We are also familiar with the internet and computers. They're pretty fast I can't imagine it taking more that 20-30 minutes a week to add what I think would be a large (like 20-30 people maybe?) list to the roster.
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Thanks Phalanx for acknowledging the issue.
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Old September 28th, 2007, 15:11   #22
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