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#1 Micah

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 07:32 PM

I apologize to any real human who registered in the last 40 days, but I deleted all new member registrations for that time period because 98% of the last 900 registered accounts were spam bots. From here I'll be monitoring each new registration so rest assured that if you re-register your account, you can be confident it will not be arbitrarily deleted again :)

#2 Darkhomb

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 03:25 PM

I haven't checked if its enabled, but can you throw a captcha on there?

(Yes I know it was Jan, I've been gone. Doesn't mean we can't keep the forum updated)

Edited by Darkhomb, 20 May 2011 - 03:25 PM.


#3 Micah

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 01:25 AM

All the captchas available to IB forums are easily circumvented by bots.

I've gone a step further than what the opening post mentions... now I manually approve every registration :(

#4 Fomka

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 12:29 PM

X-COM/UFO2000 forums are under bot attack.
Russian forum's administrator seems to found out a solution. He set up text confirmation upon registration. 4 days without new bots up to this moment (http://www.xcomrus.c...hp?p=3117#p3117). Visual confirmation does not work.

#5 Micah

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 01:52 PM

Yep, soon as I quit being lazy, a text question seems the way to go.



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