Registration rules tightened up

James

Chairman
Hi everyone,

Just a quick message for new members out there. We are currently going through a period of increased SPAM attacks, so we've had to implement a slightly stricter-than-usual rule to new members.

When you post your first post/thread, it will have to be approved by a moderator first. Once that post has been approved your account moderation rule will be lifted within an hour and you will be free to post as much as you like!

To any other members having trouble posting:
Users who have been inactive for 3 days are not included in the first mass update of accounts, so your unmoderated posting rights will be re-assigned to you within an hour of you logging in again.​
If this does not happen, please feel free to contact me, however, please wait an hour or so after your first log-in before contacting me with any problems.​
We all know in this day and age that SPAM is a necessary evil, so thanks for your understanding in this matter!

Regards,
James.

Update (06/11/2012): I have noticed a reduction in the amount of spam so I have removed this rule on a trial basis. If we get an influx of spam again, I will re-enable it.
 
I haven't posted anything but am a paid up member. Is that why I can't see the tutorials?
 
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James

Chairman
Being a paid up member should automatically remove you from that group, what link are you having trouble viewing?
 
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James

Chairman
I have noticed a reduction in the amount of spam so I have removed this rule on a trial basis.

If we get an influx of spam again, I will re-enable it.
 

Japi

Site Supporter
Hi!
I´ve got a problem with Photobucket pics. I can´t see them in my blog, I think it´s the firewall of some computers that is messing up. Would that Bronze memberships be the cure to my pic problems. I read that bronze members can load pictures from their own computers, but would this photobucket prob still exist or should I send all photos through my computer.

Thanks for your help! :)
 

Low Rider

Poindexter
Moderator
Club Member
I've been talking to James about this and it is something we are looking into on several levels.
 

frank

Club Member
just ignore them george, they only do it if they get any response, if nobody clicks on the post or link then they will bugger off and spam somewhere else
 

Low Rider

Poindexter
Moderator
Club Member
well, i am not sure how about you, but there is ridiculous amount of spams at the moment
Since the moderator approval has been removed there has been an increase on what is seen on the forum by the general public. The amount of spam in general has gone down but is on the increase again. We just reduced the chances of it being seen by the general public to zero by making new posts subject to moderation. This did however catch a lot of real people in the system.

Given I am an hour ahead of the UK, I am deleting a lot of the spam, (happy to do so too), so I can confirm that it is on the increase again. The methods are however evolving making it harder to deal with.

As forum administrator, only James can advise on how things can be improved technically and if we need to or even can implement alternative solutions to tackle the spam in an efficient manner.
 
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James

Chairman
I have now re-enabled first post moderation while I search for a better SPAM prevention technique.

James.
 
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