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Post by Ed » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:15 am

Hi Everyone,

sorry, we are being hit by Spam member applications again. About 50 a day or so... and I have got about 1500 rogue registration applications to go through.

This is going to take me a few evenings to get through, so for now, I have disabled new registration applications. I will get it all cleared as soon as I can.

If you have tried to register since the 25th July, then your application will be stuck in the backlog. Hopefully I will find it and activate it for you, but if not, sorry....and you might have to try again as soon as I have cleared them all out.

Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

This only effects newbies, if you are a member already, it won't make any difference at all.

later

eib
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Post by Ed » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:49 pm

Should now be all working again.

I have had to change the spam-filter back to a 'silly' captcha image, but I don't think it can be much worse than our questions which are being worked out so quickly these days.

I found a few genuine applications amongst the 1500 or so spammers, but if anyone is waiting and hasn't been activated yet, then most probably best to have another go at setting up an account and I will activate it as soon as I get the application.

Cheers

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Re: Registrations currently disabled

Post by Ed » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:45 pm

Nope.....the Spammers are getting back in again and creating about 50 bogus account applications a day at the moment.... so ..... for the moment at least, I have had to disable registrations again.

As soon as Neil and I are back from the National Rally, we will look into working out what is the best and most secure way to support new registration applications, without opening the gates to thousands of bleeding spammers.

Bear with us

eib
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Re: Registrations currently disabled

Post by Ed » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:16 pm

I just opened registrations again for 30mins and got hammered with spambots again.....

So..... have new system, which may or may not work.

If you are trying to get in, give it a go and lets see how the spambots get on.

It ain't elegant, and I will return shortly to try and improve, but hopefully it will allow you to register before they crack it again.

Best wishes

eib
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Re: Registrations currently disabled

Post by Ed » Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:34 pm

Everything seems to be sorted now.

I have a new rather strange system for registration authentication, which I am hoping the spambots can't read...

So far one person has got through.....and amazingly no spambots.

If you have any problems getting in, do send an email to me at: e :wink: d<at>cvrda.org

But hopefully that will allow any new members to now register.

Best wishes

EIB
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