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New User accounts [message #4799] Wed, 05 April 2006 20:37 Go to next message
barnold is currently offline  barnold
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Registered: January 2005

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Because of new, repeated attempts by spammers to add their trash to the site I've been forced to disable user accounts activation. From now on, ALL NEW USER ACCOUNTS MUST BE APPROVED BY ME.

It may take a day or two before I can approve an account but that's the only way to keep the spammers out.

Bob Arnold
Re: New User accounts [message #71093 is a reply to message #4799] Mon, 07 January 2013 20:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Warren is currently offline  Warren
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Registered: January 2005
Location: Wet wonderful Washington

While Bob is no longer with us. I've been working the approval process.

I'm fairly strict on it. I have a set a guidelines I follow. And if you fail any part of it, I don't approve the account.

I hesitate to disclose just what these checks I use are but generally they don't result in many if any false positives.

Recently I've been asked to explain what these checks are. And I'm not going to. Simply because telling it here gives the spammers the keys to the city.


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Re: New User accounts [message #71107 is a reply to message #71093] Tue, 08 January 2013 03:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Niknokitueu
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Registered: May 2011
Location: Swansea, UK
Heh. "Hey, why don't you just tell us what we need to know in order to get our spam bots registered?"

I would just like to say that I am (and no doubt we all are) very greatful for the effort you put into keeping the site running and clean.

May you all have the best fortune in keeping this free and precious site running.

Have Fun!
Niknokitueu


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Re: New User accounts [message #71117 is a reply to message #4799] Tue, 08 January 2013 12:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tovath is currently offline  Tovath
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Registered: January 2009
Location: Ausin TX
I agree Very Happy

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Re: New User accounts [message #71122 is a reply to message #4799] Tue, 08 January 2013 15:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Laudator is currently offline  Laudator
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Registered: February 2009
Those who mostly admin are also due our thanks for their great (though mostly background) works on our behalf.

Hooray for your work!


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Re: New User accounts [message #74698 is a reply to message #4799] Fri, 29 March 2013 12:57 Go to previous message
Laudator is currently offline  Laudator
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Registered: February 2009
I see a spammer got in. Sad Reported.

Newbies annoy you? Cut them some slack. Communities with no newbies tend to die.
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