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Anti-spam tactic!!! PLEASE READ

 
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Zapatoo_the_Tiger
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:19 am    Post subject: Anti-spam tactic!!! PLEASE READ Reply with quote

Please note that while, for some time, I have been resisting forcing all new registrations to be made active by myself (as moderator and via an email), the recent spate means I have reluctantly decided that I will need to do this from now on - for a while at least.

It has been a regular annoyance and slight embarrassment to me (not the content of what is posted - I'm fairly thick-skinned and catholic about such stuff - but the inappropriate nature and how visitors and members perceive this place) when, every morning and sometimes during the day, I'm having to clear up spam users and dodgy posts.

The downside is, of course, that genuine new members will have to wait till I get to the automatic email before their account is activated and they can start posting.

My apologies for this - I'll see how things go for a while...

Feel free to add any comments in this topic or email / PM me.

Thanks - Zap / Joe
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad but necessary - sometimes I don't look at posts thinking they're spams.
Recently I did not look at Monday Morning Feeling assuming it was one of those posts offering pep pills or whatever, but then when I saw people responding I looked in.
So yes if it keeps them away I'm with you on this Idea
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Zapatoo_the_Tiger
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A quick update,

There have been 31 spam registrations since Thursday 22nd.

Irritating at best.

I deleted them all of course and have also spotted a couple of dodgy-looking IP addresses that I've also banned Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

Given that I'll be working away from home and therefore at a new office from later this week, I have no idea what Internet or forum access I'll have, so I may have to lift this registration / activation barrier a bit before I go...
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