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New user registrations change - now admin activated

Postby stubby » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:05 am

Hi everybody - we've had a major upswing in spambot activity over the last couple of days, so for new user registrations I've switched over to manual admin activation for awhile. It shouldn't affect anybody who's already here unless you're making a bunch of alt accounts or something.
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Re: New user registrations change - now admin activated

Postby sahasrahla » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:45 am

I've always been of the opinion that all forums should have admin-approved registration for this reason

thanks stubbz!
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Re: New user registrations change - now admin activated

Postby AnnoyedZebra » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:17 am

How many alts is a "bunch"?
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Re: New user registrations change - now admin activated

Postby Overwatch_Elite » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:31 am

never too many alts
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Re: New user registrations change - now admin activated

Postby AnnoyedZebra » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:34 am

R  E  I DID NOTHING WRONG
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Re: New user registrations change - now admin activated

Postby stubby » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:47 am

AnnoyedZebra wrote:How many alts is a "bunch"?

Anything more than zero
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Re: New user registrations change - now admin activated

Postby Tzan » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:51 am

I have one, but late last year I was thinking of making another.
But then I realized I needed to get a new email address just for that, I couldn't be bothered.
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Re: New user registrations change - now admin activated

Postby AnnoyedZebra » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:52 am

Shit,  this actually is an alt account!
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Re: New user registrations change - now admin activated

Postby Kommander Ken » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:05 am

Shame, I kind of wanted to make an alt for the QuantumS̴̘̥̦̜̼̪͎͓̲͟t̛͞҉̲̰̫̭̟͔̝̠͔̙a͍̘̻̦̙̙̣͓̼͖͝͞l̵̷̢̳̱̲̬̻̰̞k͚̪͍̘͔̠̱̣͍͙̗̰̖̩͉̭̞̣̹͠e̘̮̝͓͙̙̝͢͡͠͞ͅͅr̴̸͕̰͕̬̬̳̱̪͉̲̭.




For fun lore purposes!
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Re: New user registrations change - now admin activated

Postby Tzan » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:31 am

You can do it.
I wouldnt take what Stubby says too seriously, these are Mike's forums.
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Re: New user registrations change - now admin activated

Postby Zupponn » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:27 am

Do new users get notified that they need to be approved?  It could avoid issues in the future by avoiding confusion from people signing up and thinking that they can now post.
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Re: New user registrations change - now admin activated

Postby stubby » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:25 am

I don't know, I haven't approved anybody yet. So far it's been nothing but ban, ban, ban!
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