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Spec8472
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New User Registrations

Post by Spec8472 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:58 am

In an attempt to combat the rising spam levels I've changed the posting setup for new users.

Newly registered users cannot create NEW topics, but they can reply to existing ones. These replies will go into a moderation queue waiting for approval before they get posted.
Newly registered users cannot use a forum signature either.


Once a moderator has checked that the post is spam-free, it'll be allowed - and regular posting rights will be granted.
We'll see how well this goes.

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DigitalMaestro
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Re: New User Registrations

Post by DigitalMaestro » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:10 am

Thanks Spec! My RSS feed was getting rather crowded....

-DM

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Re: New User Registrations

Post by gnume » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:13 am

ya and i reported around 16 yesterday
it was starting to get on my nerves

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Re: New User Registrations

Post by Spec8472 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:42 pm

Thanks for reporting btw.

No need to email me too, fwiw - had a bunch of people email/message me each time over the last month, and by the time I get to it, one of the other mods has gone and fixed it.
The exclamation marks for the reports show up pretty visibly for the mods, and in the mod control panel. :)

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Re: New User Registrations

Post by gnume » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:56 pm

sorry about that but when i reported it was late evening in Australia so i sent you an email in case the system doesnt

btw. am im the only one that thinks the ranks of the moderators should be expended ? few more people in different time zones so the forum can be well covered

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Fiferguy
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Re: New User Registrations

Post by Fiferguy » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:48 pm

I never noticed the spam... unless it was that one guy posting nonsense... COUGHCOUGHDMCOUGHCOUGH... :twisted:

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Re: New User Registrations

Post by Spec8472 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:51 am

User registrations are disabled, once again while I fight some spam.

Also, anyone subscribed to email notifications for the forum won't be recieving them. Outbound email is disabled.

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Re: New User Registrations

Post by mbeau » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:43 pm

RSS feeds are still active though, right??

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Re: New User Registrations

Post by Spec8472 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:39 am

RSS != email.

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