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Admin account approval no longer required
« on: December 04, 2013, 01:25:26 PM »
Good news -- I've (after much pain and suffering) got us set up with an SMF plugin that will check the IP address, username and e-mail address of new members against the Stop Forum Spam database of spammers. If it finds a match, then admin approval is required; for everyone else, they can get in with only e-mail confirmation from them. I've also turned down the difficulty of the captcha on signup, as it was hard to read sometimes.

I'll keep Lord Dave as admin for the time being, as I don't know how effective this is going to be. We may have to roll back to admin approval for all accounts if this plugin doesn't catch everything we need it to, but I have high hopes.

Oh, and because SMF is horribly broken, this verification won't work for IPv6 clients. If you're on IPv6, your account will still need admin approval regardless.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2013, 03:48:20 PM by Parsifal »
Besides by you claiming FES isn't associated with anything out in the real you have shown any growth 

Re: Admin account approval no longer required
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2013, 03:33:51 PM »
Language?..............Reported.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2013, 04:37:43 PM by Parsifal »
My I.Q. is 85......or was it 58.

I am the stupiderist person on the FES.

THORK IS TERRIBLE.

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Re: Admin account approval no longer required
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2013, 03:39:53 PM »
Language?..............Reported.

drink arse
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Re: Admin account approval no longer required
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2013, 03:48:44 PM »
Language?..............Reported.

Edited. I was a little ticked off at SMF at the time.
Besides by you claiming FES isn't associated with anything out in the real you have shown any growth 

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Re: Admin account approval no longer required
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2013, 05:44:42 PM »
We were all highly offended by your language, thank goodness you edited that out.
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Re: Admin account approval no longer required
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2013, 11:08:34 AM »
I thought it was my duty to castigate an administrator. He did the right thing though and didn't ban himself.
My I.Q. is 85......or was it 58.

I am the stupiderist person on the FES.

THORK IS TERRIBLE.