PMs, signatures, friends and linking

Discussion in 'Forum Feedback' started by Peter, Apr 23, 2013.

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  1. Peter

    Peter Administrator

    In effort to combat spam, new members will not be able to do the following until they have lost their newbie dot (5 posts):

    • Contact other users through e-mail/PM/visitor message
    • Post links
    • Set a signature
    • Add friends
    Hopefully it'll work.
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 24, 2013
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  2. SoulAngel

    SoulAngel Active Member

    Congrats Peter...good measures to test out, and I'm with you...I hope it helps/works!
  3. db1986

    db1986 Super Moderator

    Awesome job, let's see if that helps :) And welcome back by the way :)
  4. Peter

    Peter Administrator

    Yeah, at first I was surprised we were getting so many but then when I saw how many were getting rejected at registration, not so much:


    Thanks :) You've racked up quite a post count! I feel bad you've surpassed the "Epic Member" title by about 1500 posts. Feel feel to PM me if you want a custom rank.
  5. db1986

    db1986 Super Moderator

    So all of the 4,000+ people are all the spammers? Wow, far more than I thought. If that's the case it seems to be working well :)
    Although I suppose some are the same person; just several bots (and probably redundant e-mail addresses) created to try and get in, I guess.

    Haha yeah, you could say I was slightly addicted to the forum, still am really :razz: I shall be expecting you at the next party/tournament/gathering :fangs:

    Well now you mention it, if I could choose one "Super Moderator" would be a great idea :wink:
    Haha, I joke, I'm not sure what to have. I'm quite happy with the epicness still though, but if I think of one, I'll hold you to that :biggrin:
    Honestly though, it's good to have you back :)
  6. Peter

    Peter Administrator

    Each row represents a failed registration attempt and each page has 30 rows so the 4000+ is the number of pages, so the number of failed attempts is ~120,000.

    I guess the spam comes from infected computers on a botnet.

    I'll keep an eye out :razz:

    Haha, I swear you've been offered a couple of times in the past?

    Maybe you could have a different colour and "Events Manager" or something if that sounds attractive to you. I'll let you think about it anyway :p

    Haha, thanks :) Nice to see you're still here and organising meets! I'm going to lock this now as we've got a bit off-topic!
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