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Offline Markus

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Registration policy
« on: July 14, 2012, 08:19:04 am »
Dear Notessomes followers,

we've changed the way we deal with registrations of new members. Unfortunately, this will lead to a bit more spam. We think you ought to know this.

Until now we made a lot of effort about registrations. We deleted all those that were obvious spam. The others received a mail, asking them for a short introduction. Those that replied to that mail within two weeks got approved, the others were finally deleted as well.

That system was wonderful because it really filtered out all the spammers. But it doesn't work anymore because we're getting too many applications now. So what we're doing now is this: Delete all the obvious spammers that are trying to register and approve the possibly real applicants. They can then activate their account and start posting. This way, more spammers get through - but we delete their postings and ban them as soon as we discover them, and this is the only way to deal with > 100 applications per day.

Just so you know. :)

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Offline Persephone

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Re: Registration policy
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2012, 06:27:22 pm »
I have no problem with that I think as long as You delete the spams :)

But tell me one thing, how come that the registration level increased so much suddenly?  :blink:
But then again, who does.

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Re: Registration policy
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2012, 08:25:36 pm »
Hey Kris,

somehow they must have found a way to come through the security measures at the registration. It has been like this for a few months already but it is now that we decided to change the policy. But don't worry, keeping this place free of spammers is still as important to us!

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Re: Registration policy
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2013, 01:46:53 pm »
Is it still working? What the point of spamming the forums anyway? I never understood that.

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Re: Registration policy
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2013, 10:56:34 pm »
Well, the spammers are still coming in but we're pretty good at throwing them out before they can do any damage.

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