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Re: Membership Experimenting

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:29 am
by Sean_Caranna
so many new member request notifications from spammers! LOL

Re: Membership Experimenting

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:20 pm
by planecrazzzy
Hi Sean,
It's still a pain in the butt going through them...

BUT... The Forum is staying clean...
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I "Have" let some members through...

Some I write , If the Name and Email look questionable..... asking If they Fly or Build
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If I don't get a reply.... They don't get through...
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Gotta Fly...
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Re: Membership Experimenting

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:33 pm
by Sean_Caranna
I ran an upgrade today and purged out a bunch of inactive users. I may add some additional countermeasures soon if I can get the templates fixed first.

Re: Membership Experimenting

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:53 pm
by planecrazzzy
By countermeasures...

You mean We go and SPAM THEM !!!!!!
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HA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Gotta Fly...
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Re: Membership Experimenting

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:17 pm
by Sean_Caranna
planecrazzzy wrote:By countermeasures...

You mean We go and SPAM THEM !!!!!!
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HA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I like the way you think!

Re: Membership Experimenting

PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 1:02 pm
by Sean_Caranna
We're back to open membership but mods have to approve new member's first few posts. That will make registration easier and let us keep the site as spam free as possible.

I've also removed some of the multiple posting speed bumps and other limitations.

Re: Membership Experimenting

PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 1:05 pm
by Sean_Caranna
Oh, and the banner ads are back. Sorry - Got to pay for this all somehow.

Re: Membership Experimenting

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:15 pm
by rexxhead
So..... how often do you review posts? My first post is now several days old. It took me five weeks to get approved and only because I happen to have a back channel to SeanC.

Re: Membership Experimenting

PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:29 pm
by Sean_Caranna
Additional countermeasures deployed. We still have to approve first posts by a new user for now but the new system should help trip up the spam bots. If it works well for over 30 days, I'll remove the first post approval.

Re: Membership Experimenting

PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:48 am
by Sean_Caranna
planecrazzzy wrote:There was about 600 members ( Spammers in waiting ) I got rid of....

Took HOURS to do it....

Last time I cleaned it up , We had about 850 members....

After I got rid of 600 this time..... We have 899 members....

Sounds about right...
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I sure hope this next change keeps the rush from storming the site...
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Gotta Fly...


THANK YOU!