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Spam on the forum
« on: November 11, 2008, 01:06:19 PM »

Over the past 24 hours we have had a number of bogus new members,  one of which has succeeded in posting a spam item.  I've removed the spam, and banned the suspicious members.   

As a temporary measure I've altered the registration process so that new members now have to be approved by an Admin.  I'll monitor this and change things back when the spammers get bored and go somewhere else. 
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Re: Spam on the forum
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2010, 03:09:55 PM »

The spam members are still trying to join, so the manual approval of membership remains in place.

If any genuine applicant finds themselves banned please contact me through the usual channels.

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Re: Spam on the forum
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2011, 11:01:29 AM »

Thank you to all the spam spotters who reported this mornings porky postings.  And thank you to Clive who cleaned things up.
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Re: Spam on the forum
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2011, 09:41:31 AM »

11 new members this morning  (:) all with track records of spamming forums  >:(

Fortunately all caught before their membership was confirmed.
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Re: Spam on the forum
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2011, 03:09:54 PM »

We have received 63 membership applications in the past 24 hours, most of these are spammers.  I have temporarily turned off new member registration to give me some breathing space to try and devise a strategy to deal with this.    If any real people want to join in the mean time please contact my by email via the contact form on The Box Place Website.  There is a link in my sig.
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Re: Spam on the forum
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2011, 01:09:34 PM »

We have introduced some new anti-spam measures today.   If this causes difficulty please let me know.
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