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Heretic
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:49 pm    Post subject: posting now restricted to registered usersq Reply with quote

it seems noone has ever felt the desire to post here as a guest other than to spam.
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Heretic
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

god damnit. it's nice to see i don't have to waste my time here anymore, deleting spam on a daily basis.

i'm sad noone ever took advantage of the 'non-registration' ability to comment here...i don't know about you, but i always hated having to go through ANY hoops just to add a comment...seems noone shared my proclivity
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've just instituted admin level authorization for registration. Spammers have always attempted to place website linking stuff to auto registrations.

The admin email is to my active email at home which is tied to my MSN. I check it at least twice daily so the delay will be minimal.

I know this is a total switch from the way it's been. Mainly because 99% of the people who took advantage of the open public nature of unregistered forums were spammers. Unavoidable, yes, i just thought the percentage would be much less. Like say 95%. heh.

to compensate i think i'll add a new forum for guest entries. that'll make it super easy to moderate out all the spam. yeah.

except i gotta head to work. *poof*
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lowered the activation key from admin to user level. The previous attempt using 'admin' failed to do what i hoped it would: prevent spammers from adding their spam message to the memberlist.

not to mention a few of you even LOOKED like spammers at first glance. lol
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, now the memberlist is chock full of spammers registering their websites. wish i could get motivated to set up a better filter to stop that shit.
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