REGISTRATION now restricted due to spam.

Here is where you can find whats happening on the website, and current, and future updates.
User avatar
ABrownrigg
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 1192
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 4:29 pm
Contact:

REGISTRATION now restricted due to spam.

Post by ABrownrigg »

Okay.. if you want to register, all registrations now must be admin approved.. no email confirms anymore. Just too much spam now..

AB

lupine
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 1871
Joined: Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:35 pm
Custom Title: Lead us Not into Temptation.... I can find the way by myself
Mood: Meh...
Location: Roo Huntin' in Yanchep
Contact:

Post by lupine »

NICE ONE!!! Much needed! It was getting crazy!
Well be, thy one. And wisdom too. And grew, and joyed in my growth. From a word to a word, I was led to a word. From a deed...to another deed.
Image

"I'm the Dude. So that's what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing."

Shadow Wulf
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 7572
Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:17 pm
Location: Zephyrhills, Florida
Contact:

Post by Shadow Wulf »

Good ridden.
Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories. - Thomas Jefferson
Image Image

User avatar
geekboy1500
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 326
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:18 pm
Custom Title: Lover of Life

Post by geekboy1500 »

sorry my above post was redundant :wereduck:


(edit, clarification)
The Think Geek Annoy-o-Tron, insanity in convenient attractive box.

KittyRose
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 1254
Joined: Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:01 pm
Custom Title: The Spotted Feline Writer
Location: Here, There, and Everywhere
Contact:

Post by KittyRose »

Good Idea.
DeviantART
Meez

:wolfpaint: Avatar created by Z

User avatar
Anubis
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 6429
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:57 pm
Custom Title: Eletist Jerk
Gender: Male
Location: Crossroads, ganking a hordie lowbie.
Contact:

Post by Anubis »

Yes! about time!! :howl:  :oo

No more porn!! :D

You made the right choice tony. :thumbsup:
THE GAME

My Armory

White Paw

Re: REGISTRATION now restricted due to spam.

Post by White Paw »

ABrownrigg wrote:Okay.. if you want to register, all registrations now must be admin approved.. no email confirms anymore. Just too much spam now..

AB
*jumps for joy* :D :howl:  :oo

User avatar
ABrownrigg
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 1192
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 4:29 pm
Contact:

Post by ABrownrigg »

and its already working, I've already denied three spammers this evening.

AB

User avatar
Kuro
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 128
Joined: Fri Oct 06, 2006 4:27 pm
Custom Title: La Loba Loca
Gender: Female
Mood: Indifferent
Location: Iowa
Contact:

Post by Kuro »

YEAH!!!! :howl:  :oo
Image

~Kuro

User avatar
Timber-WoIf
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 1726
Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2005 2:55 pm
Location: Louisville, KY (i miss jet noise...)

Post by Timber-WoIf »

XD
Deviantart? Why'd I do this?
I am relentlessly agressive

Image<--- THEY PWN U

White Paw

Post by White Paw »

kick a**!!!!!!! :howl:  :oo 8)

Fenrir
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 4234
Joined: Mon May 16, 2005 8:17 pm
Location: Atlanta
Contact:

Post by Fenrir »

How do you know who is and who isn't a spammer? do they have to write an essay or something?
"Nam Sibyllam quidem Cumis ego ipse oculis meis vidi in ampulla pendere et cul illi pueri dicerent 'Sibylla Ti cupisne' respondebat illa 'Cupio mortere'."

-Satyricon

User avatar
ABrownrigg
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 1192
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 4:29 pm
Contact:

Post by ABrownrigg »

typically the spammers all have the same things in their emails.. etc.. for one, the return emails are false, and I get a false email return sent to me from bots. Secondly, in their profile they list sex, brittany spears, rape, or something of that matter, its usually pretty easy to spot, being as this is a werewolf board.

AB

User avatar
RedEye
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 3400
Joined: Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:45 pm
Custom Title: Master of Meh
Gender: Male
Mood: Meh...
Location: Somewhere between here and Wolf Bend, Montana.
Contact:

Post by RedEye »

Spammers are pretty predictable. I've noticed that they seem to be growing in number, a bad thing. It's too bad that there isn't a way to make the 'bots ignore sites.
Now, THAT would be a 'better mousetrap"...and obsolete in forty-eight hours.
RedEye: The Wulf and writer who might really be a Kitsune...

Figarou
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 13085
Joined: Sun Nov 28, 2004 5:27 am
Custom Title: Executive Producer (Red Victoria)
Gender: Male
Location: Tejas

Post by Figarou »

As a Pack Representative, I have the power to delete the spam bot's account.

I am now getting an e-mail telling me a new account has been activated.

When I see a spam bot, I make a fist!! With a closed fist, you can't shake hands with them!!

No more spam!! :x

User avatar
Sky
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 66
Joined: Sun Feb 04, 2007 4:01 pm
Location: ontario canada
Contact:

Post by Sky »

With a closed fist, you can't shake hands with them!!
no but you can give them props :wink: i know just bein a smarty pants :D
I eateded spam for breakfast, taste like ducky's yum yum

No but on a more serious note yay!! way to crack down on them pesky technical spoofs great job guys!
-gives every one cookies-
I'm Crazy Deal With It!
Image

Fenrir
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 4234
Joined: Mon May 16, 2005 8:17 pm
Location: Atlanta
Contact:

Post by Fenrir »

Wait, who all is allowed to accept/decline users?
"Nam Sibyllam quidem Cumis ego ipse oculis meis vidi in ampulla pendere et cul illi pueri dicerent 'Sibylla Ti cupisne' respondebat illa 'Cupio mortere'."

-Satyricon

Shadow Wulf
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 7572
Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:17 pm
Location: Zephyrhills, Florida
Contact:

Post by Shadow Wulf »

Thats great to hear that it is already working. I was getting sick and tired of these spambots. :P

Aww, Im not a moderator anymore. :cry: Cmon Fig, I can still be of some use.


I dont like it that PariahPoet and I had our mod position removed without some kind of notice.
Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories. - Thomas Jefferson
Image Image

User avatar
PariahPoet
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 2865
Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2005 4:05 pm
Custom Title: The one and only were-jaguarundi!
Gender: Female
Location: Texas
Contact:

Post by PariahPoet »

Yeah, that wasn't really fair. Of course, that may have been Tony's decision.
Image

BlackWolfDS
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 2266
Joined: Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:30 pm
Custom Title: Lone Wolf and Biologist
Contact:

Post by BlackWolfDS »

Maybe we should make spam bots to spam the spammers...just a thought....

Figarou
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 13085
Joined: Sun Nov 28, 2004 5:27 am
Custom Title: Executive Producer (Red Victoria)
Gender: Male
Location: Tejas

Post by Figarou »

Shadow Wulf wrote:Thats great to hear that it is already working. I was getting sick and tired of these spambots. :P

Aww, Im not a moderator anymore. :cry: Cmon Fig, I can still be of some use.


I dont like it that PariahPoet and I had our mod position removed without some kind of notice.
PariahPoet wrote:Yeah, that wasn't really fair. Of course, that may have been Tony's decision.

Well...you guys wanted to help remove spam. Since no more spam will be on the board...there will be none to remove.

Now...if you want to be a moderator again.....you need to take FULL responsibility of the position. That means if a fight breaks out between members of the Pack...you have to do something about it.

You also need to move threads to its proper location....merge threads....and so on. So if you are willing to do all that...I'll make you guys a mod again.

User avatar
Fullmoonstar
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 2464
Joined: Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:06 pm
Custom Title: ...for science
Gender: Male
Location: Teramar

Post by Fullmoonstar »

I think this are really good news :) i hate all those "spammers" with their links to Pornsites and stuff.
Image
never stop dreaming. Otherwise your dreams will never come true.

User avatar
ABrownrigg
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 1192
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 4:29 pm
Contact:

Post by ABrownrigg »

Ahhh.. Yes, Fig, myself, and Lupin have the ability to block spammers.

as far as pariah and shadow wulf, Fig is in charge of that.. While I wasnt aware of it, I see his point, but Fig in the future, go ahead and give them a heads up before removing their mod status. That way they dont feel like they're 'nixed' for other reasons, and feel bad. Also give em a chance to undestand the full mod reponsabilities. I hate it when my stuff gets shut off when I didn't get at least a warning notice.

Super effecient Fig, no more spam helps a lot. :D

AB

User avatar
outwarddoodles
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 2670
Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:49 am
Custom Title: I'm here! What more do you want?
Gender: Female
Location: Ohio
Contact:

Post by outwarddoodles »

As much as having to wait to be admin confirmed on forums annoys me, I think this was the right choice; I'm very surprised on the high amount of Spam bots that have been finding their way here -- (however they do find us, I have no idea.) I guess all we can do is make what protective measures we can and thank the Admins' diligence.
"We are not always what we seem, and hardly ever what we dream."

Shadow Wulf
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 7572
Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:17 pm
Location: Zephyrhills, Florida
Contact:

Post by Shadow Wulf »

Figarou wrote:
Shadow Wulf wrote:Thats great to hear that it is already working. I was getting sick and tired of these spambots. :P

Aww, Im not a moderator anymore. :cry: Cmon Fig, I can still be of some use.


I dont like it that PariahPoet and I had our mod position removed without some kind of notice.
PariahPoet wrote:Yeah, that wasn't really fair. Of course, that may have been Tony's decision.

Well...you guys wanted to help remove spam. Since no more spam will be on the board...there will be none to remove.

Now...if you want to be a moderator again.....you need to take FULL responsibility of the position. That means if a fight breaks out between members of the Pack...you have to do something about it.

You also need to move threads to its proper location....merge threads....and so on. So if you are willing to do all that...I'll make you guys a mod again.
Well Im willing to take that responsiblitity.
Last edited by Shadow Wulf on Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories. - Thomas Jefferson
Image Image

Post Reply