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  Announcements  ~  New registrants - delays in activation

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Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:08 am Reply with quote
Site Admin Joined: 22 Feb 2008 Posts: 34
Spam ruins bulletins boards and drives away genuine posters. We've seen a massive increase in the attempts to post spam on our boards - it is not unusual for us to have upwards of 1,000 attempts in a day!

So we took the decision to change to a manual process to activate new users who register for the forums which prevents the spambots auto-registering and posting spam.

The downside is there can be a delay between a user registering and being activated - but we believe this is the only way to keep our boards spam free.

It also helps if you can register with an organisation email address, rather than a hotmail or gmail address.

We hope you agree, and can be a little patient if your registration is delayed.
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