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Forum Now Requires a Account to Post

Postby Chris Layton » Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:58 pm

Due to the amount of spam starting appear on our forum I have decided to disallow non-registered posts. If you have a compelling reason to allow public posts feel free to email me fluforum@italiancarclub.com and we can talk about your concerns.

I know its a bit more work to sign-in/sign-up but it will help us keep the spam down. I just hope I dont have to start making user accounts be approved before being allowed to post.
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Postby allenlofland » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:07 pm

Great move , nowif I can just remember my account number :blackeye:
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Postby Alan.D » Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:10 am

It's the best way our site has been like that since we oppened
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Postby mbouse » Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:17 am

HOO Ray!

I'm not old enough to buy over the counter drugs anyway.
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Postby janet70 » Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:20 pm

Thank goodness!
Time is precious enough without having to wade through garbage.
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Postby Chris Layton » Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:46 pm

It will add some hassle but I think it will be worth it in the end. We got luck for several months but as we grow so does our exposure to spammers. I remeber the early days of the internet when open forums were the norm sadly these days are long gone.

Problem is spammers will soon be signing up for accounts to spam, thats the day I dread (have been dealing with it for years on another forum I admin that was top of googles list for a while).
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Postby Alan.D » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:53 pm

Chris I only opened my BM site in Aug last year and was getting a regular ammount of new members joining then all of a sudden we had loads of new members join. We have over 500 genuine members now world wide. If you want a full explination i'll post some links but would automatically ban anyone opening an account with the following e-mail addresses....

cashette.com
mail.ru
madol.com
hotpop.com
isonline.com
users.1go.dk
ridiadrug.com
toughguy.net
yandex.ru
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Postby Chris Layton » Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:30 am

Many thanks for the list Alan ! I had some of those already in place but saw some I did not have yet so they are there now =)

You should see my list of banned subnets (including several /8's) in IPTABLES for my mail server (same box as this forum) its at 129 and growing :)

If people start signing up just to spam I am going to start banning peoples ISPs if they are not in the UK or US.

Oh how I long for the good ole days of the internet before spam existed :(
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Postby Alan.D » Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:16 pm

Yep....Admin used to just consist of sitting back & paying the bills with a bit of interaction in between :? Now it's a daily task of removing halfwitts
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Re: Forum Now Requires a Account to Post

Postby PaulB » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:37 am

I'm probably taking too long to edit my posts, but when I hit Submit, I'm asked to log in.
Fair enough, but when returned to the post edit /submit form, it is now empty, and must be re-entered.

This has caught me out before so I have a work-around:
Before I log-in I hit back, and copy my posting, then I manually paste it into the new
empty form after logging in.

My Forum flowchart looks like this:
Log in, Read Forums, Search Topic, New Entry, Typing..., Submit, Login?, Back, Cut, Submit, Login, Paste, Submit

Can this be fixed?
Automagically the body of a post preceeding the login challenge?
Or don't autoclear a post if returning from a login challenge?

Thanks,
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Re: Forum Now Requires a Account to Post

Postby Chris Layton » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:48 pm

Not autoclearing is a bit if a coding issue and one I dont want to do because updates would likely break it.

How long does it take you to get a message in ? If its less than 5 minutes it might be something going on with your client side.

If it started after the new forums open your browser and delete all cookies related to this site or italiancarclub.com in general.

If it happened on the old site as well let me know and I will see if there is something else going on.
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