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New user registration suspended
Rob Williams
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09/21/2011 - 6:19 pm
Member Since: 09/20/2009
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I have turned off the ability for new users to register because we were getting lots of bogus registrations (spammers).  I will try and turn it on in a few weeks and see what happens.  In the meantime, if you would like to register, send an email to webmaster@trailadvocate.org with the following info:

  • Your Full Name
  • Your email address

And account will be created and a password will be assigned and emailed to you, which you can change it you want.

Rob Williams
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10/12/2011 - 7:05 pm
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I have re-enabled user registration, however now registrations must be approved before they will be active.  Hopefully that will cut down on the spam volume.

Thanks for your patience.

Donovan
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10/13/2011 - 6:11 pm
Member Since: 09/20/2009
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Thank you Rob.

 

Donovan

Rob Williams
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10/13/2011 - 6:40 pm
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Well, the approval step didn't appear to slow down the spam bots (I got 6 fake registrations in a few hours after I re-enabled it), so I added another step – Math.  That seems to slow them down (I hope)……It seems to have worked on theses forums.

Rob Williams
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12/22/2011 - 8:21 pm
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All the steps haven't curbed the spammers and there is about 100:1 spam user requests to real users.  I have turned off new user registrations again since denying all the spam users is getting very tiresome.

If you want a user account here, please send an email to webmaster@trailadvocate.org and one will be setup for you.

Thanks

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