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    Banned Dave (in MA)'s Avatar
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    Optional but Required

    "A required field called Real Name is missing or has an invalid value."
    "A required field called Music Interests is missing or has an invalid value."

    Both of these Profile fields were formerly allowed to be blank. Real Name still explicitly says it's optional, but you can't leave it blank.

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    Moderator Duncan Glenday's Avatar
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    I'll change the wording.

    That information IS now required because we require new members joining to complete that field.

    It's just one of many parts of the filter system we use to block spammers coming in.
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    Moderator Duncan Glenday's Avatar
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    Change made. "Real Name" no longer says "Optional".

    The system does not have the option to make these fields required at registration, but not when profiles are being updated.
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    Duncan

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    Banned Dave (in MA)'s Avatar
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    I wasn't really complaining. I just found it funny. Thanks

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    Moderator Duncan Glenday's Avatar
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    NP.

    But the need to filter out at least half a dozen spammers DAILY hits a nerve

    So 'scuze me for being a bit over-sensitive
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    "Optional But Required"

    Added to my list of potential song names
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    Moderator Duncan Glenday's Avatar
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    Regards,

    Duncan

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