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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:06 pm 
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Hi all

Firstly, apologies for not looking at this sooner. As noted on another thread I rarely get to browse the forum now with new job commitments. I should do I know but I have always put my trust in a good group of mods! I am very sorry!

Onto the problem. For now I have just set the forum so all accounts need to be activated by me. I am now going to try to add even more anti-spam bits on the registration form. As soon as I get the number of registrations down to what I believe to be 'proper' users I will then open the registration back to be activated by the end user via their email address.

I have no idea what happened at the back end of last week but I see there were lots of registrations/spams and also a massive amount of 'people' on at the same time. I assume some auto script somewhere got tuned but again this is my fault and I should keep up to date more with the spammers.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:19 pm 
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i have no idea what all that means but well done.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:34 pm 
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been splatting what we can, even managed to work out how to block delete loads of threads. not sure if the banning/ip banning works or not, fairly sure there were some i banned who then posted a couple more threads/times. any way to open up the account activating to mods, or is it only open to "god" accounts?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:36 pm 
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oh, and hais BM, you all good?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:44 pm 
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Yeah cheers all good here. Just hectic now with 2 young uns!

The checking for newly registered users is only a temporary measure just so I can check to see whether the spam signups slow down.

Changing the spam question an adding a further element already seems to have had an impact :clap:

I will leave it as it is for a day or two and then put it back as it was assuming only good registrations are being added.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:19 pm 
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Also, just did a bit of housekeeping and updated to the latest version of the forum software.

You probably won't see many changes, it looks like mostly bug fixes.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:25 pm 
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Err :rolleyes:

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:00 am 
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Hey BM, nice to see you on here!

I like all the things you've done, except it looks as though its not working. Balls...

Let us know if we can help.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:15 am 
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They're all pre 2nd Dec registrations. Just keep banning & should stop eventually.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:01 am 
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Cloudy is correct.

Unfortunately they all registered before the change and can still post.
If they are banned when the posts are added it should slow down and stop soon enough (I hope!!)


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bluemoon wrote:
Cloudy is correct



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:22 pm 
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OH Qulle surprise!

cloudy the pinko is calling for a strike!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:09 pm 
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I thought this was sorted.
i think the odd name that got through originally are still lurking about..
ill sort the twat out mate..

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Bert Trautmanns neck brace wrote:
I thought this was sorted.


Cloudy O'Rabia wrote:
They're all pre 2nd Dec registrations. Just keep banning & should stop eventually.


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i was racing with you then to delete them.. ;)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:47 pm 
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Like Bert says, sort it out for fucksake Mods. :mad:

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