WPTavern Watering Hole Still Open For Business

This is just a friendly reminder that the WPTavern watering hole also known as the forum, is still open for business. I have kept the forums maintained over the past few weeks and last night, I updated everything to the current version as well as cleaned up a couple of different spots. While the forum is not as active as it was two years ago, there are still new members registering to the forum and every now and then, a good discussion will pop up. If you are looking for a place to hang out and talk WordPress without the fear of being shunned into oblivion, this is the place to do it. I highly encourage you to browse through the archive of the forum as a number of interesting conversations have taken place over the past two years. The archive is a little bit like a WordPress museum.

WPTavern Forum

Registration is free as are the drinks. If you take this opportunity to register, be sure to answer the anti spam question during registration which asks, “Why would you like to join this forum?“. I’m looking for a short response that doesn’t look like spam. Once you register, consider leaving a message in the Tavern chat box located near the top of the forum. Or, introduce yourself to the community via the Forum Lobby.

If you’re already a member of the forum, stop by and check-in. Let us know what you’ve been up to.


4 responses to “WPTavern Watering Hole Still Open For Business”

  1. I like WPTavern, and thought that registering for the forums could be a good way to show support, even potentially be useful.

    My birthday? *Required*? C’mon.

    Ok … providing what appeared to be a valid/legal birth date (I tried the non-legal, blow-it-off version, first), a return message now informs: “Sorry, we are unable to register your account at this time.

    And then there will be the so-called spam filter, which is actually a quiz-question, or maybe a creative-writing contest. Oh goodie.

    I mean, rilly, d’ya want people to sign up for this thing, or not? D’ya think, jus maybe, these kinds of irrelevant intrusions & gratuitous gauntlets could be the teensiest factor in the present need to encourage registration/participation … on what is after all one of the highest-profile WP sites in the universe?

    Could be, imo.

  2. I apologize to Jeffro and the visitors for being a sarcastic smart-mouth. I don’t like it when other people do this, and I like it less when I do it.

    I would rather have said, ‘Registration on websites is a good thing; it is a vote of approval & a sign of support. But registration should not be made the occasion or excuse for demands that we participate in more than “registration”.

    I’m a lot more comfortable if registration is ‘just the facts’, and ‘clean & simple’.

  3. @Ted Clayton – I don’t advertise the forum as often as I should. It’s been a long time since I encouraged anyone to sign up. The reason for the age thing is to comply with COPPA which doesn’t allow anyone under the age of 13 or so to register to the site without written consent from a legal guardian.

    Regarding the quiz question, it’s not so much a quiz question but one that needs to be answered by a human being. This method of approving new accounts has worked well over the past two years. I realize that for some, it’s a pain in the rear to register but on the flip side, it enables me to determine who’s human and who’s not. I have bots browsing and registering to the forum all the time and I had to do something to prevent those accounts from being registered.

    If you can find me a clean and simple and just the facts registration for vBulletin while eliminating all spam accounts from having to suck up my time, I may have to give you a million bucks for the solution.


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