Changes to forum for spam fighting

Started by Oshyan, November 14, 2010, 02:09:35 am

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Hello everyone, we've recently become aware that there are literally hundreds of spam bots registered to our forum, and there are 10 or more new ones registering each day. Although the majority of them don't post, they do all have spam links in their signatures and/or website profile fields. There is also the possibility that these accounts lie dormant intentionally, and would be activated all at once at some point in the future, making it extremely difficult to remove all the spam from the forum.

As a result of all this we're having to make some adjustments to the forum, especially the registration system. Fortunately none of what we're doing should affect normal members. But we wanted to let you all know that some modifications will be made, just in case you do get caught accidentally by an anti-spam system. If that does happen, you can email support AT and let us know about the problem. We'll take care of it ASAP.


- Oshyan