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Nifelhein
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« on: March 27, 2012, 07:13:04 AM »
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In order to try and prevent spammers from registering to the site (we were having around 100 a day registering and around 1 every two days maanging to post) I have implemented some security questions when an user creates a new account, the answers should be obvious to humans.

Let us hope that the amount of spammers that do manage to get through falls.

I am considering moving to SMF 2.0 which has a lot more security options, but given that we would loose both personalized themes I have been holding that back until I can get a reasonably good theme that fits the site.
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2012, 10:03:44 AM »
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Thanks for all your effort Nif.

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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2012, 04:36:31 PM »
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No registers since I implemented the security questions, it would have had around 30-40 ohterwise. I also believe this has a lot to do with the new host, the one we have now seem to have less blocking on their own.
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2012, 04:58:02 PM »
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It's good to know that we have as dedicated moderator as you on our side.  I'm sure I speak for many of us on here when I say that we truly appreciate all you've done and continue to do for keeping the Against the Shadow site clear of hackers, spammers and other mishaps that have occurred over the years.  Thank you Nifelhein. +1 S.E.
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2012, 05:49:39 PM »
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Seems I made it in just before the new security implementations.  shock

I promise I'm not a spammer. And thanks for all your hard work Nifelhein
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2012, 07:10:17 PM »
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Hehehe I am certain of that Ghostfall!

I haven't been able to breathe much life into the site but I can keep it running, a lot of what you can find here is a result of a love of those involved and I refuse to let that go away, this site has changed my gaming life in more than one way, and I know that is true for many more people.

I appreciate your good words Luiniel, and be sure that I will always do as much as I can for AtS.
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2012, 04:42:48 PM »
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Ok, no spammers at all any more, glad this is working so well. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2012, 09:40:10 PM »
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Well done!
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