User Registration Requires Admin Approval

Discussion in 'Announcements, Support and Feedback' started by Kellen, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. Kellen

    Kellen Owner
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2007
    Messages:
    6,990
    Trophy Points:
    425
    Ratings:
    +5,850
    Due to this ongoing onslaught of Chinese spammers the last couple weeks, I'm going to require all new user accounts to be approved by an admin before being activated.

    I've pretty much exhausted all antispam countermeasures available, and nothing has been able to stop them entirely. I'm almost assuming that at this point there is likely a human behind the spam registrations, and no bot at all due to them only occurring at a certain time of day and the fact that I've never encountered any bots that were this successful at beating the antispam checks.

    So I apologize for the inconvenience. I'll try to approve new user registration requests a few times per day.
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • List
  2. AzImport

    AzImport Living Customs Violation
    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2015
    Messages:
    1,979
    Trophy Points:
    225
    Location:
    City Heights
    Ratings:
    +5,991
    Seems legit to me. Starting to feel a fluency building, and I'm having a hard enough time with my German lol
     
  3. Carterantebi

    Carterantebi Aspiring pirate
    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2016
    Messages:
    4,832
    Trophy Points:
    305
    Location:
    UC Santa Barbara
    Ratings:
    +11,817
    Name:
    Carter
    Boat:
    Spirit of Adventure
    Desperate times call for desperate measures lol. Any idea what they're trying to accomplish exactly other than to be annoying?
     
  4. Kellen

    Kellen Owner
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2007
    Messages:
    6,990
    Trophy Points:
    425
    Ratings:
    +5,850
    They try to post links in some of the messages, but those are automatically filtered out (can't post links when you're a brand new user). Also most of the accounts that they're successfully registering are not making posts. So who knows.

    Its annoying for sure.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Helpful Helpful x 1
    • List
Loading...
Similar Threads - User Registration Requires Forum Date
Saltiga SD Users? Fishing Tackle Jun 15, 2021
Online fly tying classes with Bob Clouser Fly Fishing Mar 10, 2021
Glad you have such proactive users Bay Fishing Oct 10, 2020
Favorite Flies for MB (besides clouser) Fly Fishing Jul 7, 2020
Any Tranx 200 users here Fishing Tackle May 18, 2020

Share This Page