Update the forum to prevent spam

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sotarn
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Update the forum to prevent spam

Post by sotarn » Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:15 pm

Seems that spam-bots is beginning to flood this forum as well as many others nowadays. I suggest that the forum administrators tries to act to stop this asap.

There are various forum plugins avaliable that is supposed to make it much harder for the spam-bots to post messages. One popular one incorporates a visual confirmation by entering text shown in a picture into a field at every forum posting. Another thing that presently seems to work, is to setup the forum so that new users must be manually accepted by the administrators.

Over and out...
//Daniel

SWE-19 "Pirat" from 1931

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Re: Update the forum to prevent spam

Post by Webmaster » Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:36 am

sotarn wrote:...new users must be manually accepted by the administrators.
Done !

Mickey Lake
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Thanks very much!

Post by Mickey Lake » Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:46 pm

Thank you for working to get rid of the spammers. I check the forum a couple of times a day for new posts and for news from the IDA. I was getting pretty discouraged about all of the spam, and if I am getting discouraged think about what a new sailor interested in Dragons would think.

Great work, and thanks once again.

Mickey Lake USA149
A disciple of the Norse God of aesthetically pleasing boats, Johan Anker.

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Post by sotarn » Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:36 am

Thanks goes from me too for the quick action. Hope it helps.

Now the only thing to hope for (here in this forum) a bit more active users and lots of interesting discussions!
//Daniel

SWE-19 "Pirat" from 1931

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