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#1 2011-11-25 05:55:56

pablokal
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Spambots force us to filter registrations

Edit 12-05-2011 Thanks to an update in the forum software we have captcha's now for registering; this should deal with the problem.
All new users who experienced inconvenience due to this temporary solution: sorry again; this is the best we could do....

As you have noticed, we were forced to close direct registration for new forum members due to an unusual activity of spam bots.
We are sorry for the inconvenience.

To become member you will first have to register as new user.
We now have created a new user group which gives the user no posting rights but gives us the change to filter likely spam candidates.
After a daily critical survey new users  get promoted to the group members, after which they can post.
Sorry, for this rather unwelcome method of selecting new members of the forums.
But of course this is in the interest of all forum users.

If you feel it is taking too long for us to let you through and you are dealing with an urgent matter, send an e-mail with your valid question, so we can see we are dealing with a serious person.

Always mention the user name with which you registered.

Sending an email without having registered as new user is useless, since we can't register you.

Do the same when you have been unjustly demoted to the spammer group and have been taken for a spammer. Also in this case  your e-mail should contain an Archbang relevant question.
E-mails that don't meet these criteria will be ignored.

Send your help question to archbangforums at gmail dot com.

Only requests to this email address; requests directed to other addresses will be ignored!

New Users that use the report option to attract attention will be permanently banned.


Please only send questions about real installation or update issues.

So questions that are necessary for you to answer or solve because the problem limits  your functional use of Archbang. Keep back more trivial posts  about looks or more social posts until you are registered. E-mails like that will be ignored.

Thanks for your understanding and support!


Getting your questions answered here at ArchBang Forums
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#2 2011-11-25 09:24:48

ArchVortex
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Re: Spambots force us to filter registrations

Problem solved and we're open for business again!! Hooray!!


You have the capacity to learn from mistakes. You'll learn a lot today.
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#3 2011-11-25 14:38:46

handy
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Registered: 2011-11-03
Posts: 505

Re: Spambots force us to filter registrations

How did you solve the problem pablokal?

At spiralinear.org, we ended up making it an invitation only forum, though that is not really a suitable situation for a support forum such as this.

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#4 2011-11-25 15:03:08

pablokal
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From: Nijmegen, Holland
Registered: 2010-10-12
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Re: Spambots force us to filter registrations

While I didn't solve it but Archvortex did it; he uses a registration that only puts the users in the list but they are not able to post yet.
We then delete all dubious names or e-mail addresses and only keep the one we trust.


Getting your questions answered here at ArchBang Forums
Please! Always give hardware info, if there is a chance that 's relevant: #lspci -vnn
On Arch(bang) and Openbox: http://stillstup.blogspot.com/

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#5 2011-11-25 18:51:26

ArchVortex
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Re: Spambots force us to filter registrations

@Handy,

I created a new user group called "New Users". This group has the same privileges as a guest and can only read posts. After we have checked the user's details in their profile and if all appears okay, then they are promoted to "Member" and have all the privileges of reading and posting. This stops the bots from posting, allows us to clean up the user list of potential spammers, and if need be, we can send an email to a user to validate their registration.


You have the capacity to learn from mistakes. You'll learn a lot today.
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#6 2011-11-27 23:22:50

dano2781
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From: Newburg, PA U.S.A
Registered: 2011-11-23
Posts: 47

Re: Spambots force us to filter registrations

clean here. you guys are awesome.


I started out as a bozo, but, now im a tester of sorts, I use arch and debian.

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#7 2011-11-30 14:15:25

hsngrms
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From: Turkey
Registered: 2011-10-30
Posts: 70
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Re: Spambots force us to filter registrations

Thanks to your work for clean forum for us! smile

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#8 2011-12-01 07:26:24

Codo
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From: São Paulo, Brasil
Registered: 2011-02-08
Posts: 25

Re: Spambots force us to filter registrations

Great work!

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#9 2012-03-11 00:11:51

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Re: Spambots force us to filter registrations

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