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    I've turned off automated registration. All new members have to be approved by a moderator. We are going to do a trial period of this and see how works out.

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    Thanks, Salome! Hopefully that will help cut down on the spam.

    It's unfortunate that this sort of thing is even necessary, but I've come to expect it. There are very few forums nowadays that can automatically accept all new logins, because spam is such a big problem everywhere now.

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    THANKYOU!

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    What an irony, to have spam show up on a thread about the Spam Flood!

    This isn't meant to be a criticism - I know you guys are working hard to deal with it. It just gave me a laugh!
    Last edited by shiradotnet; 01-31-2012 at 07:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiradotnet View Post
    What an irony, to have spam show up on a thread about the Spam Flood!
    I was thinking the same thing. No system is perfect, but wherever the hole is that these guys got through, I'm sure that Salome and the mods will plug it.

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    Whoa, This has just been set up for a few hours and me and Mosaic have already unapproved and deleted around 25 spammers who would have made it onto the board otherwise. So far it's much less work. I hope you will all enjoy the (hopefully) spam-free environment

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    Quote Originally Posted by gisela View Post
    Whoa, This has just been set up for a few hours and me and Mosaic have already unapproved and deleted around 25 spammers who would have made it onto the board otherwise. So far it's much less work. I hope you will all enjoy the (hopefully) spam-free environment
    Glad to hear that the new approach is less work for you guys than the previous one! And again, thank you to all the moderators and to Salome for dealing with this stuff!

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