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Postby conchubhar1 » Sat 18 Jul 2009 9:16 pm

seriously - drop the vicious security precautions and incoveniences to get registered and logged in

a simple button to register and confirmation email is all that is needed
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Re: security

Postby imbecilica » Sun 19 Jul 2009 4:41 am

I think it is appropriate as there would be a lot of spammers etc. However, I do get what you are saying.
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Re: security

Postby Sobekhotep » Sun 19 Jul 2009 6:32 am

imbecilica wrote:I think it is appropriate as there would be a lot of spammers etc.

That's the fear, I get that. But I've been to several forums that use the traditional method for registration and it's not like those forums are crawling with spammers.
Ironically, we've had at least 1 spammer here...
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Re: security

Postby Neqitan » Sun 19 Jul 2009 8:15 pm

I remember this security was posted to use less server space. If it's about spammers, then name a moderator to ban them, problem solved. Not that many spammers visit us...
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Re: security

Postby formiko » Sun 19 Jul 2009 10:56 pm

It's not like people on this forum will actually PAY for stuff :)
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Re: security

Postby Admin » Mon 20 Jul 2009 6:21 pm

A large number of spammers and spambots try to register on this forum - at least 10 a day, which is why I suspended the normal registration.
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Re: security

Postby Sean of the Dead » Mon 20 Jul 2009 9:06 pm

Then use Recaptcha. I'm pretty sure there is no bot that is able to do those. ;)
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Re: security

Postby Sobekhotep » Tue 21 Jul 2009 12:57 am

Simon wrote:A large number of spammers and spambots try to register on this forum - at least 10 a day

I wonder why they target this forum.
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Re: security

Postby Talib » Tue 21 Jul 2009 5:20 am

This forum is rather small, but the Omniglot site itself is a pretty well-known language site.
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Re: security

Postby formiko » Tue 21 Jul 2009 5:21 am

Sean of the Dead wrote:Then use Recaptcha. I'm pretty sure there is no bot that is able to do those. ;)


Ya sure?

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