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Re: Registration Problems

Postby bluedonkey99 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 19:20

Peter,

I added the reCAPTCHA mechinism to the forum registration process, this did not seem enough to stop either simple spamBOTS, or even I now think possibly some of the more sophisticated bots that added other features such a avatars etc. Interestingly reCAPTCHA is now a google service!?

I suspect that reCPATCH is more secure than the phpBB code, and therefore the vunerability is underlaying somewhere within phpBB. The phpBB forums backed up the experiences here that just before Christmans the spammers seemed to have breached some of the safeguards in phpBB and most phpBB3 forums had the same onslaught of spamming that I was getting behind the scenes.

Curiously, I have now added additional simple questions (but unique to KG144) that the user has to enter to register. It is this act that appears to thwart the scripted spamBOTS.

If you sign-out and click on the forum, then 'register' you can see the captcha and questions at work...

'fingers crossed' with the new countermeasures the spamming has stopped.....

I just hope anyone caught in the crossfire will see reapply if they have had issues?

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Re: Registration Problems - solved

Postby bluedonkey99 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:41

Registration appears to have be resolved.

If you have been waiting for the approval of your registration, please reapply.
Apologies.


I have also made changes to the mailing facilities so that
a) new joiners now get the proper notification
b) existing board members can now email from within the board without launching thier email client.
c) Note: do check your spam bin on occasion as some mail may end up as spam unless your register it with your spam filter.

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Re: Registration Problems

Postby nils » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:40

A friend of mine wants to join the forum, but he cant find the registration form?
Ive checked but there is no register button.
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Re: Registration Problems

Postby mtcc75 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:41

Hey Martin,

see my PM about this , I think Nils is correct - there is no way to join the group ?

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Re: Registration Problems

Postby glehn » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:37

Hi Martin

A friend of mine from Brazil is also trying to join the forum but cannot find how. Any instructions that I can pass along?

Thanks and best regards
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Re: Registration Problems

Postby bluedonkey99 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 23:25

Hi Luis

Ah, at the moments it broken :oops:

Following the forum move we appear to have lost the ability to add new members (even manually), i'm hoping that when i upgrade the software it will fix it.

Realistically its will be the Christmas period when i can get a few days without out work etc to devote to fixing.....
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