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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought that was how it worked in the first place. Maybe I don't understand the mechanics of it. I'm not really interested in being all exclusive and elitist, either. How does one go about taking applications without being flooded by SPAMbots?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We'll have to look into that...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Find the plugin on the phpBB boards and Glistam will install it...

Unfortunately that plan falls apart between the words "Glistam" and "will".
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only when I delete all my PM's and don't save the PM you sent me the link in.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure if it is spammers trying to gain access or not but I've noticed that every time I check the site today the Guest visitor number is up around 15 or 20. Either the site has suddenly become very popular and no one is registering for some reason or something fishy is going on.

Update: It's at 35 now.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were 23 just now, and they all seem to be yahoo crawler IP addresses. So at least this invasion is just the yahoo search engine indexing us.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How ironic; your face is melting.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I forgot to fix that.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the by...

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Either the site has suddenly become very popular and no one is registering for some reason or something fishy is going on.


Is it possible to register at this time, or are we still in a security impasse?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The newest registered user is ToysSexGamer.

Guess that means the floodgates are open.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the flood has indeed come.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, I've got two questions:

1. When I joined this site, I remember that I had to wait for my account to be activated by Glistam before I could use it. If that's still the case, why do the as-yet-unactivated-accounts show up on the board for all to see? Is that something that can be eliminated?

2. Can an account be auto-deleted if it is not used for the first time within a given period of time? Is that even a good idea?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The account is still created, what I have to give approval for is for that account to use the boards.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could they get interim access to a single thread? Preferably not the intro thread as that one's a bit important. How about one titled "To SPAM or not to SPAM", where we can sort out the humans from the bots and PM you a thumbs up when we find a human?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My initial thought was no, but after thinking of it I'm inclined to think "maybe." I'll look into it.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a new field that a new registrant needs to fill out before their account can go through. This should help cut down some spammers. I also deleted all the ones that were waiting on authorization.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since I implimented the two fixes intended to stop spammers, we have gone from 5-6 spammers registering a day to only 1 having registered at all since then.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I deleted their account.
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