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IMPORTANT NEW REGISTRATION REQUIRMENT:  ***  YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS FORUM MUST BE ACTIVATED BY THE FORUM ADMINISTRATOR . For that to happen, you MUST send an email directly to the administrator AFTER you register - SCROLL DOWN toward the bottom of this page to find the email address of the forum administrator and how to compose, what to put into the email.  ***

If you are already a member and seeing this page, the terms and conditions have been amended. After reading them, scroll down and click on the "I Agree" button to continue logging in.



You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.  By agreeing to join the forum you submit that you are at least eighteen years of age.

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You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason.  We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.

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***    This requires you to send an email directly to the administrator after you register - read below to locate the email address of the forum administrator  ***

Thank you for your interest in Classic Rotary Phones.  If you would like to become a member so that you can post comments and questions, simply click the "Register" link at the top of the home page.  Once you complete the registration process your request for membership will be e-mailed immediately to me for approval.

Until now we have allowed self-registration.  There has been a huge increase in people joining simply for the purpose of posting links to web sites, or other activity that I refer to as SPAMMER activity.  As a result I have changed the Registration process so that the prospective member must send me an e-mail with a very short description of your intended activity.  I'm not concerned if the member ever makes a post, but I would like to know a little bit about you before I approve the membership.  An example might be.......

Hi, I am interested in old telephones.  I currently own a "so and so" and would like to know more about it... Perhaps a little more information so I know that you have legitimate intent with your membership.  Again, it doesn't matter to me if you ever make a post, but we would love for you to join in the conversation.  MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE THE USER  NAME IN YOUR E-MAIL THAT YOU USED WHEN REGISTERING. And, MAKE SURE YOU ENTERED YOUR CORRECT, WORKING EMAIL ADDRESS AND SEND THE EMAIL FROM THAT ACCOUNT.

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You may send your e-mail to the moderators at

Note:  Registration requests will be approved as quickly as possible.   We get many registration requests from "spammers."  Those are eventually deleted.  With no accompanying e-mail there is no way of knowing that your registration is not spam.

Thank you for your interest in the Classic Rotary Phones forum.  We all look forward to your membership and participation!

Dennis Markham
Forum Administrator
March 12, 2022