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Old 11-25-2012, 05:55 PM
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We seem to have gotten a rash of illegitimate membership, some of which have already posted spam.

I'm going to be eliminating what I can and figuring out why this is happening.

Hopefully, I wont delete any legitimate account. If I do, you'll get a notice next time you long in and you can contact me.

Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:02 PM
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ya i noticed one and deleted it. why on a car forum??? stupid lol.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:10 PM
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ya i noticed one and deleted it. why on a car forum??? stupid lol.
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yea the forum I run for the 5th gen v6s (bowtiev6.com) has been getting bombarded with spam accounts too. I ended up eliminating the email authorization by member and set it so only I as the admin can only accept new members. Eliminated my spam posts, just takes time checking the IPs, but still worth not dealing with unneeded spam posts.
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I might have to do something, because it's getting out of hand.

Only a couple have posted anything, but registration is full of them.
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I might have to do something, because it's getting out of hand.

Only a couple have posted anything, but registration is full of them.
are they paid registrations? can we make an extra step in the process? dont you have to manually approve people before they can post. so far i have caught 3 posts lol. if you need any extra help let me know there boss!
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No, I don't have to approve, but folks do need to answer some sort of general car question and enter a CAPCHA (?) code to register. That blocks most bots. Also, I use a registry service of known spammers that blocks registration. But still, we are getting at least one bogus member a day.
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No, I don't have to approve, but folks do need to answer some sort of general car question and enter a CAPCHA (?) code to register. That blocks most bots. Also, I use a registry service of known spammers that blocks registration. But still, we are getting at least one bogus member a day.
So maybe approving personally may be the way to go.
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I don't know about you, but I can't stand when I have to wait on someone to approve me to join a forum.
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