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Re: PLEASE READ !!!User registration temporarily disabled

Postby Feralidragon » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:56 am

Jack is right, however I checked this forum, and perhaps about 75% of the bots are russian, but the others are from the most diversified and different places (didn't found any chinese one).

A mandatory question seems to be a better solution indeed, but now it's up to Shade do something since he's the guy with full powers over the whole forum (even if we banned a small range of russian IPs, there's the other 25% of bots which are from elsewhere, and Shade has to woke up and do something, after all it would be quite simple for him to fix this I believe).
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Re: PLEASE READ !!!User registration temporarily disabled

Postby GenMoKai » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:10 pm

Well, i dont care of those bots are russian/chinese/USA/Netherlands or whatever country they come from. Spambots are spambots, they do there work spamming... its just most annoying

In other wods i dont get it why there is a problem with russians...
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Re: PLEASE READ !!!User registration temporarily disabled

Postby Creavion » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:17 pm

If I consider it just mosty intended as an announcement. I did not expect such a lively discussion. As long Shade won`t lift a finger the situation will not change for a while.
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Re: PLEASE READ !!!User registration temporarily disabled

Postby Metalfist » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:08 pm

Why doesn't Shade appoint some extra administrators to handle the forum?
If something happens (like this) we're al dependable on 1 administrator (who isn't around all the time) and in worse cases everything could just collapse/disappear, because it's hanging on a thin line of 1 admin.
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Re: PLEASE READ !!!User registration temporarily disabled

Postby Shade » Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:31 pm

First of all, I'm not the only admin here. I'm just the only person who has access to the serverfiles.
@Ferali: About reCaptcha... it's shit. :P Spambots are good enough to break it.

I changed the Captcha Settings and ENABLED the registration again!

My words: Inspect and adapt! It's the best way to handle such situations. Better than overreacting. ;)

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Re: User registration enabled again [EDIT by Shade]

Postby Metalfist » Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:51 pm

Idk how the permissions here are, but only an administrator can acces the ACP in standard values so... and I only see you in the administrator list and the rest are moderators :)
Anyway good that you fixed it ^^ :gj:
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Re: User registration enabled again [EDIT by Shade]

Postby Shade » Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:10 pm

Metalfist wrote:Idk how the permissions here are, but only an administrator can acces the ACP in standard values so... and I only see you in the administrator list and the rest are moderators :)
Anyway good that you fixed it ^^ :gj:


Because they have the moderator group as their standard group. But as you maybe know, you can be in multiple groups. :)
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Re: User registration enabled again [EDIT by Shade]

Postby editor Dave » Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:36 pm

Error:
You are not authorised to read this forum.

The link in the first post does not work. But it's good to hear that the possibility to register is enabled again.
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Re: User registration enabled again [EDIT by Shade]

Postby Shade » Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:50 pm

editor Dave wrote:Error:
You are not authorised to read this forum.

The link in the first post does not work. But it's good to hear that the possibility to register is enabled again.


Weird. It's just the Permalink to my post.
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Re: User registration enabled again [EDIT by Shade]

Postby Qwerty » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:20 pm

wow same issues on my forums. Nothing works Questions etc just nothing works.. I think real ppl are actually registering then the bot auto posts
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Re: User registration enabled again [EDIT by Shade]

Postby Hook » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:43 pm

I KNOW that many times these are Real people. (think internet jobs)
I have had some heated e-mails back and forth with these spammers! :?
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Re: User registration enabled again [EDIT by Shade]

Postby n][c][o » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:30 pm

Qwerty wrote:Nothing works Questions etc just nothing works.. I think real ppl are actually registering then the bot auto posts

Sure, bots are not cool anymore. :)
I've recently read some article (in my language, sry) about the captcha bypass. The article was focused on unblockable way of spamming - on the people. I've read, that you can (on this site for example) just hire a few hundreds of poorly paid people from India and they will read the captchas for you. That costs just about 2 USD for a thousand of captchas!
There is no way to avoid the spam. :?
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