Bulletin Board access
This note provides information on changes made to the link to the
V8BB on the homepage of the V8 Website. The change has been necessary
to try and deal with a growing number of false applications for V8BB
access. The illustrated note alongside describes the changes made
to the link to the V8BB on the homepage.
False V8BB applications & freeloaders
About 2 in every 5 applications received use a false Club membership
number - like "12345" or 100000 or
even "1" (so presumably they must have
known Cecil Kimber) and many use a lower case name. The application
process is not automated so false or speculative applications
from freeloaders are rejected.
or speculative applications for V8BB access
They are a regular problem the V8BB Admin has to deal with.
Whilst most false or speculative applications are clear to see,
a few need detailed examination . It's frustrating because Access
to the V8BB is clear - it is available as a membership benefit
only to current members of the MG Car Club who have also registered
an MG V8 with the V8 Register and have been accepted as a V8BB
Registered User. Our volunteer who also has similar problems
with checking applications to join the V8 Register Facebook
to the V8 Website link to the V8BB
What we have done this morning is make a change to the V8 Website
homepage - the link to the V8BB via the grey roll-over button
on the LHS of the strip of buttons across the top of the V8
Website now goes to a V8BB information webpage
setting out the eligibility and application requirements so
that information will be seen by anyone trying to access the
V8BB via the grey roll-over button "V8 Bulletin Board".
To get to the V8BB all registered users will now need to do
is click the blue V8BB logo, or the link below the logo, on
the information webpage. That link goes straight to the V8BB.