American Welding Society Forum
How do I get on the new forum? I'm tired of seeing all these birthdays and "members" who have absolutely nothing to do with welding. This forum is a watered down version of what was once a great, great forum. What a waste.
Please message me with details.
I guess I need to check in over there too at some point...I have no clue what my username and PW is to log in over there. I still like this one the best judging from the few times that I logged in over there when it was first started. The filing system/thread makes absolutely no sense over there.
I keep thinking that I will sit down and delete out all of those old spam accounts to thin out the huge list of birthdays, but time is never on my side and I'm a scaredy cat...that purge feature can delete way too much stuff if not used correctly. I don't want to grab a bunch of accounts and delete the wrong ones by accident. I need to figure out how to list out the entire banned members list and match it to the accounts and then delete those. The file is HUGE!
AWS Membership is required then I imagine you could call them for some help.
Just wondering how the new forum is working out for you. Has it gotten any easier to get around over there or is it still a jumbled up mess?
From my understanding, an AWS membership is required, which I don't have, so I've never been on it.
Mandatory membership makes it a useless forum to the average person looking for some help with welding. I suppose it does keep out the spam and riff-raff that I spend loads of time removing. I have spent more than 10 hrs over the past few days going through reviewing accounts with zero posts, at the most have spent 2-5 minutes logged in on the same day as they registered and have links in their profiles to viagra, breast enlargement, real estate purchasing, and various other non-welding related things.
It's not quite as bad as it first was but it is still a far cry from this one. IMHO of course.
At least over here the forums are fairly comprehensible, the last time I visited over there threads seemed to be organized in the time period when they were created or replied to....postings were in no sensible order or filing structure. If you were to search for something, you needed to know when the last time the thread was accessed and replied to. I gave up and just stay over here.
That's all true...
But you can cut and paste weld pictures and drawings right into the little box !!!!!
I scan the new forum every day... I can't help myself
It is a good bit more busy than this forum these days... And there are a lot of interesting things to read....
I give it a qualified thumbs up because I enjoy it, even though all the organizational problems you all have mentioned are very true.
If this had a "like" button, I would push it.
John, can you provide the link to the viagra you mentioned? (asking for a friend) :)
LOL, I haven't been through all 1500 pages of the user names and accounts yet...I'm pretty certain if you look through the forum user's profiles you will find several links that I haven't cleaned out yet
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