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Thilindel
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To fix the spammers...

Postby Thilindel » Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:21 am

Turn off the registration.
Make someone actually PLAY and verify IP, etc. w/ingame admin -prior- to receiving a BBS account.
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Re: To fix the spammers...

Postby Corth » Sun May 01, 2011 3:15 am

If the BBS is limited to people who actually play the mud then it'll REALLY be dead.

Ohhhh! :)
Having said all that, the situation has been handled, so this thread is pretty much at an end. -Kossuth

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Re: To fix the spammers...

Postby Corth » Sun May 01, 2011 3:17 am

The true answer to fixing the spam situation is for everyone to post their general topics in the politics forum and just ignore General Discussion. Full circle. :)
Having said all that, the situation has been handled, so this thread is pretty much at an end. -Kossuth



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Re: To fix the spammers...

Postby Glorishan » Mon May 02, 2011 10:12 pm

Corth wrote:If the BBS is limited to people who actually play the mud then it'll REALLY be dead.

Ohhhh! :)


That seems unlikely!
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Re: To fix the spammers...

Postby Teflor Lyorian » Tue May 03, 2011 4:00 am

On the phpBB forums I manage, I've found it particularly helpful to use user registration by admin approval. It's more work to review each registration, but it certainly cuts down on spam.
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Re: To fix the spammers...

Postby Kifle » Tue May 03, 2011 6:03 pm

Teflor Lyorian wrote:On the phpBB forums I manage, I've found it particularly helpful to use user registration by admin approval. It's more work to review each registration, but it certainly cuts down on spam.


And it's not like we have a huge amount of new users. I second this.
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