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Sigh... moving to Administrator Accept registration

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:18 pm
by Andy
Getting hit by too many spambots. So I'm moving over to Administrator Accept registration. Meaning if you make an account, I have to confirm it before you can post. It's inconvenient, but necessary. The alternative is an endless stream of Russian Spam posts.

Re: Sigh... moving to Administrator Accept registration

PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:10 am
by triqui
Another thing is the forum software seems a little outdated and could be vulnerable to phpBB exploits.

Re: Sigh... moving to Administrator Accept registration

PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:44 am
by Andy
It's the latest version. And I'll keep it up to date.

Re: Sigh... moving to Administrator Accept registration

PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:53 am
by triqui
Andy wrote:It's the latest version. And I'll keep it up to date.


Cool. Tougth there was a phpBB release after 2007. Maybe its just the footer that needs updating
Thanks for your work

Re: Sigh... moving to Administrator Accept registration

PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:31 am
by Andy
Yeah, I don't know why the copyright is so out of date. But it's definitely the latest version. I learned that lesson the hard way on the last forum I ran.

Re: Sigh... moving to Administrator Accept registration

PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 12:02 pm
by lfucker
Are there no CAPTCHA options for signup, or did you use one but it got circumvented (e.g. by cheap labor)?

Re: Sigh... moving to Administrator Accept registration

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 4:31 am
by Andy
Yeah I think spammers now just have people reading and typing in capchas.

Re: Sigh... moving to Administrator Accept registration

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 3:54 pm
by lfucker
Perhaps you can reinstate the registration page, only to have it fail after submission with a contact-the-admin message. Presumably, if everything's automatic, you can get spam lords to pay people to help digitise books?

Also, can you register me up another account so I can agree with myself?

Re: Sigh... moving to Administrator Accept registration

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 2:59 pm
by Casey
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-c.

Re: Sigh... moving to Administrator Accept registration

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:52 am
by lfucker
can we get an off topic board ploz?

and while you're at it, can you move this post there? i don't think it makes too much sense right here.