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Account Registration Changes

Post by admin » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:01 pm

New account registration has been temporarily disabled. It will be reenabled after a suitable period of discouraging spam registration attempts.

Since January 1st, spammer registration attempts have greatly increased. After a couple days of this, all the anti-spambot Q&A registration page questions were changed as a countermeasure. After a couple more days, registration was set to Administrator approval. But it continued and the emails and deletions are just too annoying. The volume of spam registrations indicates there is a preliminary human learning process to it. What can only be folks desperate for income, they earn their money by entering correct anti-bot challenges such as Q&A or CAPTCHA codes into a database for the automated spambots to use. I am sorry for their pathetic lives, but the spammers will have to get their fix somewhere else.

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Re: Account Registration Changes

Post by admin » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:29 pm

Registrations are reenabled as a test to see if any of the spammers have given up here yet. The Q&A has been changed (again) and activation is stil by admin. This could be quite temporary until we implement something more reliable.

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Re: Account Registration Changes

Post by admin » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:22 pm

New registrations were set to user email confirmation coincident with the Open Source announcement to, admittedly, lessen the workload on the overworked admin. It will go back to admin confirmation when either 1) spambots hit registration too hard, or 2) the surge of new registrations diminishes toward the right side of the bell curve.

By the way, although spambots have registered, the incidence is low due to the registration Q&A, and no spambots has ever been able to post here at OpenUru.org.

We're particular proud of this Q&A question that quite likely stumps anyone desperate enough to work in the human spammer sweatshops:
"(Enter this sentence correctly): There going over their for they're ball."

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