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New User Registrations Welcome

Post by Shiloch » 16 Sep 2011 06:08 am

Updates to the forum are complete and user registrations are once again welcome.

I apologize for the inconvenience!

Thanks

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Re: New User Registrations Temporarily Disabled

Post by goomba_boy » 16 Sep 2011 09:34 am

I was clearing them out as I discovered them - generally one or two spam accounts per day over the past few months...

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Re: New User Registrations Temporarily Disabled

Post by Shiloch » 16 Sep 2011 12:14 pm

Thanks for the help, Goomba!

I nuked about 1,000 spambot accounts with 0 postcounts. We had at least 2 spambots that were blasting PMs to different people on the forum, that's why I turned off registration. There are some patches available with more effective spambot countermeasures. When I get back in town and I can work at my desk, I'll update the board software with them. After that's completed I'll turn registration back on.

I'll keep you updated because spam will inevitably get through and it takes someone watching -- like you've been doing -- to beat them down with a nerf bat.

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Re: New User Registrations Welcome

Post by Shiloch » 19 Sep 2011 06:42 am

User registrations are enabled again.
Sorry for the delay in getting this going!

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