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The CardboardChristmas.com discussion forum is the internet’s preferred hangout for experienced collectors, crafters, and restorers of cardboard Christmas houses. However, since this forum came online, we have had thousands of fakers try to get into the system for the wrong reasons. Every web site has this problem, but for us it was especially important to keep such folks out of this site, since we have such a wonderful community of crafters and collectors.
In addition we get a lot of unrelated questions through this form, so we have posted a brief "Frequently Asked Questions" list to address the most common questions we get every holiday season.
Frequently Asked Questions
To Apply For Membership in Our Discussion Forum
Please use the following form to apply for membership in our discussion forum. Please answer all required fields. None of your information will ever be made public, but our only defense against a wide range of abuses is for the site owners to know exactly who is posting.
Membership is not automatic. A real person will actually review your form and determine if you are interested in becoming a productive member of the community (don’t laugh, we get hundreds of applications a week from people who just want to get into our system and start trolling or selling unrelated merchandise).
We have also been forced recently to start charging a nominal membership fee, since that keeps scammers, spammers, and trolls out better than anything else we have tried. And, frankly, keeping the creeps out takes so much of our personal time that we don’t even get to read most of the new posts ourselves, much less share new projects.
If you are not already on our free Christmas TimesTM newsletter mailing list, you will be added to that as well.
Both the forums and the newsletter are opt-in only. We have it set up so that you can not get on either list without asking to join.
You do not need to be a member of the forum if you only want to receive the free newsletter. However, we require forum members to receive the newsletter as well, because sometimes we post updates about the forum there.
The following form enables you to apply for membership in the discussion forums at a cost to you of $1 a month. Please review the forums and decide if you want to belong to them. You also need to decide if it's worth a dollar a month to belong.
I will point out that joining officially allows you to join the discussion, to post your own projects and questions. It also makes it easier to spot new postings when you come back to the page (the little icons change).
Consider $1 a month the price you pay for having a safe, moderated place to discuss topics important to you with other likeminded people, knowing that rude behavior will not be tolerated. How many places like that can you find on the Internet, really?
By the way, since I set up this form, several people have tried to enroll using other people's PayPal accounts. I don't want to risk taking money from strangers or letting someone into the forums who is lying to me about who they are. If you have arranged with a friend or relative to pay your fee for you, please tell me that in the comments and give me the e-mail account of the other person so I can check with them.
Note: We get so many fraudulent contacts every day that we automatically delete any form that does not have all of the required fields filled in with real information. This form software sometimes allows incomplete forms to get through, so please doublecheck
your form before you send it. And if your name really is "IgetziggywhenIdance," please explain that in the comments area so we don't delete your mesage automatically along with the thousands of other scams and spams we get every week.
Seriously - the vendor we were using to support this form broke it, so I fixed it, and I started getting spammed in SECONDS.