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skaue
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New players to the forum

Post by skaue » 10 Jan 2013 13:35

I have temporarily changed the registration settings on the forum so only forum admins can accept new users. This is due to a new leak of multiple spambots to the forum again. These PHPBB forums seems to be a frequent target and our countermeasures are not working as expected.

Lately almost 1 out of 20 new registrations are actual players, the rest are spambots. I hate that, and it is less work for me to accept new real players than removing spam accounts and content.

@Ursidae: we should meet and discuss more sophisticated countermeasures. :roll:

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Re: New players to the forum

Post by heivoll » 10 Jan 2013 14:56

Hi there.
I guess this is why I got an email in my inbox about some new player, I see I'm still an admin here. Didn't quite find out how to get myself out of that role, think you could help me with that, skaue?
Btw, cool to see someone's still keeping it up :) Best wishes to eNorway.
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Re: New players to the forum

Post by skaue » 10 Jan 2013 16:06

Hehehe.... Glad I found a way to force you back here, heivoll... xD

I will see if I find it in my heart to remove you as admin.

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Re: New players to the forum

Post by Ursidae Polar » 13 Jan 2013 15:41

Changed a few settings on the registration and anti-bot, we'll adjust until there's a decline in registrations
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Re: New players to the forum

Post by skaue » 19 Jan 2013 16:45

Since we still had up to 10 spambots registration each day for the last weeks, I have installed and configured a new registration captcha based on "KeyCAPTCHA". I have also removed a lot of inactive and not yet accepted accounts. If you know someone who registered during November and December 2012, and they still have no access, please ask them to register again.

Sorry for the inconvenience. Blame the stupid idiots making spambots. They suck donkey balls!!

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Re: New players to the forum

Post by Evleos » 20 Jan 2013 02:24

heivoll wrote:Hi there.
I guess this is why I got an email in my inbox about some new player, I see I'm still an admin here. Didn't quite find out how to get myself out of that role, think you could help me with that, skaue?
Btw, cool to see someone's still keeping it up :) Best wishes to eNorway.
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