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 Post subject: Spam accounts
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 12:50 pm 
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Hi everyone,

We are being hit with a huge number of spam accounts at the moment. Because of that we have started a manual account approval process for all new accounts. Sadly the number of accounts is getting insane, 30+ per day.

To make sure your new account is handled as quickly and easily as possible, please make sure that your username looks like it might have been created by a person or be related to Star Wars or some other genre, eg Andrew.Walker or JediKnight rather than Stevie321 or prj&gfhsui. Also try to use a meaningful looking email address, eg andrew.walker@gmail.com rather than 897hsvnsd@spammail.net

Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Spam accounts
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:43 am 
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Good news! After a change to our captcha usage, we have drastically reduced the number of spam accounts from 150ish per day to 2 or 3. For that reason we are now removing the need to have your account approved before you get access :)

That means a LOT less work for the admins and also faster and more reliable access for new users but with the risk for more spam appearing.

If a tonne of spam starts flooding in then we will reintroduce the manual approval process.


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