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Sign up - new members

Postby s4turn » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:39 am

you guys need to have something a bit more restrictive in place to stop spammers from joining

Such as email confirmation? not sure if thats already in place?

or first post has to be approved?

or have it, so an administrator has to approve the new memberships

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Re: Sign up - new members

Postby Red_Baron77 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:53 am

Yeah I agree with s4turn a new member must be approved by admin or account should be activated first by admin before they can post...
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Postby Gravitron » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:53 pm

How about a CAPTCHA system to at lest prove they are human and keep out the bots.
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Re: Sign up - new members

Postby s4turn » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:20 pm

i did use that when i was setting up my own forums

people did complain about them though :P

as you can adjust different levels. However I still found bots signing up
it did stop alot of spam bots though

the ultimate is to approve a member, but it requires more manual work from the admins :(

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Re: Sign up - new members

Postby jiptravolta » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:33 pm

who is has admin perks atm - seeing every subforum spammed doesnt look good
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Re: Sign up - new members

Postby s4turn » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:38 pm

seems its only
Dracs, Jim and SSNZ :(

unless theres other moderators? under different group names

the spammers are going increase their visits here now :(

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Re: Sign up - new members

Postby Starscream NZ » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:50 pm

Seems this has happened as we've been moving our servers, hopefully now that the move is seeemingly finished we will see the end of this, but I will get an CAPTCHA system implemented. Though I did think that we had one already, perhaps I forgot.


edit: Yes, we do have a system in place, however the spam address are all @gmail address so they're 'legit' addresses that're spamming us. I will be doing a major overhaul of TFNZ and may have to reshuffle the TFNZ staff.

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Re: Sign up - new members

Postby s4turn » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:00 am

do you guys need help with anything with tfsnz? as more and more spammers are joining up?

assuming if you are too busy etc?

there might be a members here that could help clean posts up for now?

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Re: Sign up - new members

Postby JimCamel » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:18 pm

Unfortunately there's no quick fix for this. The board does have captcha in place, unfortunately to get around that spammers actually employ people to just sign up for boards, so anything a person can do the spammers can too.

As far as admin authentication goes, we tried that once, it's just such a massive amount of work. The best way seems to just be to keep an eye on it. From memory through the control panel you can delete a user and all their posts in one click.
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Re: Sign up - new members

Postby s4turn » Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:19 am

there is an option to approve the first post

maybe need to have that in place, may help?

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Re: Sign up - new members

Postby Subria » Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:38 am

Shame we can't settle it with a Admin or Moderator first post approval. There's more then enough Mods about to approve it, and those that really do want to post can wait a few hours before a mod arrives.
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Re: Sign up - new members

Postby Zippo » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:11 am

Now that Soundblaster is a mod, he has plenty of time to approve or reject

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