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New Applying Members Please Read

We have had quite a number of new members applying to join. We have dutifully sent out the 'interview' email and with one exception the emails have never received a reply.

SO if you are a NEW MEMBER applying and you have had your automated verification email, the next step is you will receive a 'please respond' email sent out by me. If you don't receive this then check your Spam filter - if you still haven't received the email then email me on and I will send it out again.

However as all the new applicants have 'free' email addresses . . . and either no blog, or a bogus blog and they nearly all apparently live in India and never respond to the interview email - I suspect that these are bogus applications . . . er WHY? Why do you, whoever you are, want to waste your time doing this? As you can see we have changed our system and simply send out the please respond email instead of the Interview email - this way you are no longer wasting our time.

So AnnTaylor if you do actually exist living out there in India, with your very odd blog last written in 2000 - I have sent you an email to respond to . . I will give you until Monday to respond and then I shall delete your name . . . if you are real please email on and check out your blog address you have got it very wrong.

We are very welcoming of new members as our most recent members will tell you, but have zero tolerance to hoaxers.

Posted at 24th Sep 2010 - 01:00PM   Posted by Westerwitch   New Applying Members Please Read Comments: 9

Jaynebeth's Avatar don't mess with the witch!

Posted by: Jaynebeth on 24th Sep 2010 at 01:12PM

Toady's Avatar Is that a chainsaw I hear revving in the background??

Posted by: Toady on 24th Sep 2010 at 01:27PM

Westerwitch's Avatar RRRrrrrRRrrRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrr Sure is Twisted Evil

Posted by: Westerwitch on 24th Sep 2010 at 02:11PM

Ivy's Avatar HM Headmistress do we need to have a blog, and do we need to write it regularly?Shocked

Posted by: Ivy on 24th Sep 2010 at 04:30PM

Westerwitch's Avatar No, but if you do have an established blog when you are joining it does help to fast track you. Our latest applicant has a very odd blog which hasn't been added to since 2000 and then it was only one very short blog and I suspect that the person is hoaxing us and is using a false blog address, or if it is a real person they have put down their blog address wrongly.

Either way no you don't have to have a blog to join and if you do have a blog it is entirely up to you how much you write in it.

I might have a chainsaw but I'm not THAT bossy Shocked

Posted by: Westerwitch on 24th Sep 2010 at 05:25PM

Ivy's Avatar Okay then I can stop trembling now, and come out of my cornerVery Happy

Posted by: Ivy on 24th Sep 2010 at 09:37PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Of course you can. . . .revs chainsaw Twisted Evil

Posted by: Westerwitch on 24th Sep 2010 at 11:32PM

Mollygolver's Avatar For people to do that is entirely mean, pointless and scary. Purplecoo is a fab site and for the likes of me out on a bit of a limb so to speak, I find all you lovely 'coers such a great supportive bunch and feel angry that those minority of sad people have got nothing better to do!!

Posted by: Mollygolver on 25th Sep 2010 at 09:26PM

CalicoKate's Avatar Hear, hear, MollyG.
Well said Headmistress.

Posted by: CalicoKate on 28th Sep 2010 at 09:53AM

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