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Changes in user registration

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Philippa

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Post 09 Jan 2011, 22:26

Changes in user registration

Due to the large amount of spam accounts that have recently registered on the forum, I have decided that all new registered members have to be approved by an admin (i.e. me), before their account is activated.
I did not want to do this, but I feel I have been forced to do this, otherwise I would spend my days cleaning up the mess these spam accounts are making of the forum.
So I am apologising in advance if the completion of new members' registration might take a couple of days, but I have no choice.
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Timeless A-Peel

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Post 10 Jan 2011, 00:15

Re: Changes in user registration

I think this is exactly the right decision, and I was about to suggest it. It's unfortunate because it makes genuine fans jump through the proverbial hoops, but the forum seems to have plopped onto some list somewhere, and there are loads of dodgy accounts popping up. You definitely can't sit around all day and ferret them out, and they ruin the general enjoyment of the forum. I think this is a good admin decision. :hug:
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Philippa

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Post 10 Jan 2011, 00:28

Re: Changes in user registration

Thanks :hug:
I've had 2 request for account activation since I installed this, and both were spam account. I'm sure I made the right decision now.
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Timeless A-Peel

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Post 10 Jan 2011, 00:31

Re: Changes in user registration

Philippa wrote:Thanks :hug:
I've had 2 request for account activation since I installed this, and both were spam account. I'm sure I made the right decision now.


Definitely. Annoying it had to come to this, though, isn't it? :doubt:
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Philippa

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Post 10 Jan 2011, 00:41

Re: Changes in user registration

It's happened before. It'll die down eventually, I'm sure.
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Timeless A-Peel

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Post 10 Jan 2011, 00:52

Re: Changes in user registration

Philippa wrote:It's happened before. It'll die down eventually, I'm sure.


I hope so. :yes:
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LunaFive

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Post 10 Jan 2011, 11:09

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I think this is the right decision. If a fan really wants to be a member of this forum he shouldn't mind waiting for an approval.
*Listen to the song of life*
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Philippa

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Post 10 Jan 2011, 11:42

Re: Changes in user registration

The requests for approval come straight into my inbox, which I check several times a day, so it shouldn't take long for people to complete their registration anyway :happy:
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Mara

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Post 10 Jan 2011, 12:13

Re: Changes in user registration

Good decision, only I did just receive about 10 requests which I didn't know what to do with. Perhaps if people want their account to be activated they should include a message in their registration approval or send us an e-mail so that we know it's not spam?
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Philippa

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Post 10 Jan 2011, 14:36

Re: Changes in user registration

You got these emails too? That's weird, because in the control panel when I activated it it said it would send emails to the admin (which is me), and I've been banning all new registered accounts so far because they've all been spam accounts.
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Avengerdan

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Post 10 Jan 2011, 15:41

Re: Changes in user registration

What a nightmare for you. Anyway you're doing the right thing and I'm sure new members will understand.
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Mara

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Post 10 Jan 2011, 17:25

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Philippa wrote:You got these emails too? That's weird, because in the control panel when I activated it it said it would send emails to the admin (which is me), and I've been banning all new registered accounts so far because they've all been spam accounts.


I did - I already figured most of them would be spam accounts so I just deleted the mails. I wish those spammers would just piss off. :doubt:
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Post 22 Jan 2011, 15:10

Re: Changes in user registration

I think that is a very good idea. :yes:

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