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Re: NEW USERS

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 1:17 pm
by whiskeypete
WARNING: I have a couple friends who have been trying to sign up for this forum for awhile. Maybe the admin should look through the names more carefully. Just a suggestions.
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Re: NEW USERS

PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:21 am
by cactusman
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Re: NEW USERS

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:27 pm
by admin
I just deleted over 2000 spam account requests. There could possibly have been some legit accounts in there too, but I'm not going to try to weed through 2000 account requests in order to find a few legit ones! Sorry. That's why I created the two step account request procedure described in the first post to this thread.

Re: NEW USERS

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:16 am
by tronagirl
Most likely two of my friends had account requests in that batch. I told them to email you, but I don't think they understood. Obviously there's no way you can sift through 2000 accounts and identify the good ones unless you know what usernames to look for. I'll get back to them and hopefully they'll get back to you.

Re: NEW USERS

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:24 am
by surfsteve
I had the same problem years ago on my own forum. I think someone has written a script to sign up fake users and is using it on this forum. I doubt people are that bent on signing up with fake names.

Re: NEW USERS

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:30 am
by surfsteve
Maybe there is a fix for it. I wonder if it's possible to add one of those boxes that pop up where you have to copy the word in a picture to prove you aren't a bot when you sign up.

Re: NEW USERS

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:45 am
by surfsteve
Check this out! Here is a thread on a mod you can install that asks a question you have to answer properly before it will let you register. The guy also has an interesting story of what he's gone through and finally said he switched to vBulletin, a paid software.

He blames the problem on the Chinese.

Maybe it's the Russians! :smack:

https://www.appthemes.com/blog/how-to-p ... tion-spam/

Re: NEW USERS

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:16 am
by dilbert
No new users for awhile. Maybe it's too hard to sign up. A couple people I know have expressed interest. I don't know if they've tried signing up, but the extra steps are a hassle.

Re: NEW USERS

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:01 am
by surfsteve
Would it be a good idea to have users request to join the forum by emailing or would that just result in a bunch of phony emails as well?

Re: NEW USERS

PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 8:24 am
by cactuspete
surfsteve: The first post in this thread lists info at tronanews.us for that very purpose. I haven't heard any complaints from the admin regarding phony emails on that account.