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Post by Spawn » Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:11 pm

I've decided once again that the new member registration has to be disabled,
the reason is some spambots that keeps posting a lot of crap and registers
fake members on the forum.

Sorry, but if you like to become a member here you'll have to send me or
one of the moderators a PM in another known nolf forum..
A fix for this is on its way!
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Post by sonic goo » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:13 pm

Pssst... wanna buy some \/14gR4? ;
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Post by Spawn » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:14 pm

What kind of car is that??
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Post by Belladonna » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:40 pm

Car? Hee hee hee. :grin:

The spambots are a pain, aren't they? It seems like they're invading all the forums everywhere lately. Bunch of slimeballs. :angry:
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Post by SparedLife » Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:24 am

I'm sure I mentioned this before but I'll re-iterate

With the board I use it has a setting in the Security/Policy section for setting new user validations. I have it set to Admin which means anyone can apply for membership and they get a validating status that shows them as a new member but does not allow them to post until I manually validate them.

New registration email validation?
Make admin manually preview all new accounts

The options are:
email validation
Admin validation
No validation (auto accepts membership)

No validation can work also if you set up a new group that only allows them to post in one forum. You can create a forum called new members. In this forum you can create one thread. You can then give the new member posting rights but only to this forum and disallow starting new threads. Then make the forum only visible to you and new members. This way if it's a valid member you can change the members group to the usual group.

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Post by Spawn » Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:26 pm

- The Email validation is on
- And you'll have to type a 6 digit number to register

Thanks for the ideas spared.. What I'm working on is a way to ask the ones who
registers a simple nolf related question or two before they're allowed to continue
to the register function :)
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