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Re: New Members
Home away from home
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Urulöké wrote:
Thanks for moderating, Khamul and Trotter! I have been out of the country (adopting my second daughter) for the month, and mostly away from the computer and unable to stay on top of things here. Back now, and should be able to start sharing more news, and working on the site fixing things and clearing out spam bots! Hope to make that process easier as well.

I have not put in a CAPTCHA system yet, because they tend to annoy real people much more than they slow down bots. I will improve the system though, one way or another.


Congratulations with regards to the adoption!

In terms of the CAPTCHA, perhaps an alternative would be some random single word Tolkien questions. Get two out of three correct and your user gets created, if not then bad luck. I imagine the number of fraudulent/bot attempts at new users significantly exceeds the number of legitimate new users (?), plus registration is a one time deal, so a few minutes extra effort at that point beats you guys having to waste time deleting users and dodgy posts down the line, I would have thought.

Posted on: 3/28 23:20:09
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Thanks for moderating, Khamul and Trotter! I have been out of the country (adopting my second daughter) for the month, and mostly away from the computer and unable to stay on top of things here. Back now, and should be able to start sharing more news, and working on the site fixing things and clearing out spam bots! Hope to make that process easier as well.

I have not put in a CAPTCHA system yet, because they tend to annoy real people much more than they slow down bots. I will improve the system though, one way or another.

Posted on: 3/28 22:06:23
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Re: New Members
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ok, no problem

Posted on: 3/28 9:13:46
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Re: New Members
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Lokki,

I have looked at you account, and no problem.

But if you look at Location, Signature and Extra Info fields, yours are empty, you can enter items here, but please enter Tolkien related items in these fields, if not your account will be disabled.

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Posted on: 3/28 6:40:01
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Stu wrote:
Is there no CAPTCHA for setting up new members, hence the bogus new ones and spam?


No, the site does not have CAPTCHA set up.

Spammers need to have their accounts disabled, not deleted Khamûl, Jeremy can then block the IP address, he cannot do this if they are deleted, he no longer has access to the IP address when they are deleted.

Posted on: 3/28 6:19:42
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