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Offline Grinnen Baeritt

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Restricted Access Announcement
« on: February 17, 2020, 11:54:47 AM »
Due to the large volumes of spam a/c's being generated, and no apparent way to prevent auto-acceptance of such, I have taken the decision to block any automation involved in registering to the site.

I have informed Ictus, regarding this matter, hopefully, he will be able to find a way to restore functionality of the system.


What this means is that the ONLY way new members can register is in-directly via recommendation via existing members.

Please PM me directly if you wish to introduce a new member.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Offline Jaeru

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Re: Restricted Access Announcement
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 08:04:33 AM »
Is the forum open again? It’s starting to get a bit quiet around here. would love to have some new “blood” so to speak to keep the games running

Offline Grinnen Baeritt

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Re: Restricted Access Announcement
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2020, 07:08:18 AM »
No. Currently it isn't open... as it is, I'm waiting on Ictus to update the security protocols. ATM it's just auto-accepting new "members" after 7 days....which I do not seem to be able to change. Since we were getting 2-300 HUNDRED applications each week I was finding it a little tiresome (to say the least) individually trying to ensure that spammers, spambots or worse still potentials hackers, weren't let in.

In the 6+ months I've been going through the requests, perhaps only 1-2 new members. It didn't seem a good use of my time. :(

However, it is still possible to invite new members and then accept them individually.. unfortunately, that does create a bottleneck, but I feel it's better than being buried under a deluge of spam.


Offline Jaeru

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Re: Restricted Access Announcement
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2020, 10:47:55 AM »
I can imagine! Let’s hope this can be fixed soon.

Thanks for the update

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Re: Restricted Access Announcement
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2020, 01:39:57 PM »
Grinnen,

Are you on Facebook so we can send interested parties your direction to set up accounts?
"Do what you know, yet know what you do."

Offline Grinnen Baeritt

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Re: Restricted Access Announcement
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2020, 03:50:17 PM »
Yep. The name the same as my e-mail ;)  (My FB picture is Peter Cushing though... ;) )

I'm now also a member of the FB group for us...

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Re: Restricted Access Announcement
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2020, 02:16:52 PM »
ok.... I'm looking at it now....
Visit the welcome section of the forums and click on the VOTE link,
so you can vote for us and move us up the rankings at the gateway :)


Please vote once every 24 hours for best results

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Re: Restricted Access Announcement
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2020, 02:42:00 PM »
I've opened up registration but added 'stop spam registration' this should slow them down a bit
Visit the welcome section of the forums and click on the VOTE link,
so you can vote for us and move us up the rankings at the gateway :)


Please vote once every 24 hours for best results

Offline Grinnen Baeritt

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Re: Restricted Access Announcement
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2020, 10:50:15 AM »
Hi, thanks. All the one's waiting for activation this morning were bots/spammers. All ditched. ;)
 

 

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