changes with sigs and html

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changes with sigs and html

Unread postby pshp » Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:37 pm

there's been this problem i've been having for the past several months, involving a person or persons who register on this site and then link to bad websites. i get at least 2...sometimes 4 bogus new user accounts that must be deleted on a daily basis. it's usually links to cheap drugs, insurance, porn (i'm talkin' like...incest sites and shit like that), etc.

because of this, i am going turn off the ability to use html and signatures on this site. my plan is to set it up so that anyone can email me and request to have it turned back on. hopefully i can get this set up in the very near future.

sorry for the inconvenience and general irritation. if anyone has any comments or suggestions, i'd love to hear them. thanks.

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Unread postby nat » Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:16 am

sounds like this is a spam-bot type thing. you might try adding a visual confirmation to the registration process to prevent automated signups:

http://www.phpbb.com/kb/article.php?article_id=227
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Unread postby pshp » Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:26 pm

that is AWESOME! i'll get this done today. thank you SO MUCH for finding this! i'm reasonably sure that this will do the trick and i'll turn the sigs and html back on.

you've just made my day, NAT! :D
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