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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Gwarg, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. P-K-L

    P-K-L Senior member

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  2. TheloniusDrunk

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    I registered last week and it used to say that my account was inactive, but now it's saying that I specified a username that does not exist - does this mean that they rejected me? If so, how exclusive is this place and how do you get in if all they have to go off is a username?
     
  3. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    The London Lounge is as dull as style forums come, but full of smart info. All you have to do is ask.
     
  4. Periferius

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    The London Lounge.

    It is not a breeze, but a full blown flurry of fresh air.

    And free of Porkers.

    If you don't know what the poem of Sir John Betjeman is, you shouldn't even be here.
     
  5. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    And long may it remain so.
     
  6. David Copeland

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    They don't want what they post showing up on Google. There are many forums who only offer password protected access to their content.

    All my best,

    David
     
  7. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    ? my account at LL from pre lehman still works.

    p.s., david, most forums on older softwares bans direct google acess to servers. huddler seems to doing the opposite but huddler only hosts/manages for the super mega hobbiest sites with good revenue gen.
     
  8. Liquidus

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    As if there was some reason to hide it? It seems like the kind of thinking that is contributing to the decline of tailored menswear. I already have my own account there so no big deal to me.
     
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  9. jrd617

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    Maybe they don't want to attract droves of members writing endlessly about their "new wardrobe for a new job" conundrums :D

    If LL allowed its results in Google, that might be the effect.
     
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  10. chogall

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    LL is not about #tailored #menswear but closer or exclusively bespoke menswear.

    And for those who are curious, Styleforum is always open for new members and new vendors.
     
  11. VRaivio

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    Most forum softwares offer the option of either allowing or declining search bots. I've allowed them on my little Finnish forum as the level of dress up here North is discouraging. English language forums abound and I'm sure The London Lounge keeps a small profile to attract only those who're serious about tailoring. To call them addicts would be naughty, but it really is an addiction of sorts if one won't settle for the modest prices.
     
  12. David Copeland

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    It may be they are no longer accepting new accounts for this month.
     
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    Yes, could be. I registered on the 24th and have yet to receive the 2nd email saying my account is active.
     
  14. David Copeland

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    Any luck?
     
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    Perhaps he's seen the light and decided not to contribute to the owners pension fund.
     
  17. Periferius

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    Perhaps they want to filter out ignorant newbies.

    Or newbies who start seamingly endless topics like

    "what are you wearing today?
    what are you listening to?
    what books have you read?
    do you wear brown shoes by a blue suit?
    where can I buy loafers?
    what car do you drive?"

    And the list is endless.

    In short : skim some forums (including this one), and you'll have your answer in seconds.
     
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    I don't have much affection either for the type of people you describe, but I don't see how they could know for sure if you're a newbie or not when registering. I tried two times to register in the past, but to not avail. I seem to recall I even sent a mail some weeks later to ask politely if registering wasn't the correct way to access the forum. No answer. Too bad as they seemed to have some nice content on fabrics.
     
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    Be careful what you wish for, Alden regularly censors posts that mention mills or merchnats other than his 'cloth club', as well as anything not on his agenda. The continual bemoaning of they don't make anything like they used to, except the 'cloth club' natch rather grates on the nerves after a while.
     
  20. Lear

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    I wanted some LL cloth. Tried to register twice this year, about 6 months apart. No sweat, a little thing like that isn't going to ruffle my feathers (SF = plumes). I simply looked elsewhere.

    Good luck
     
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