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New User Moderation

Postby boswellbaxter » Wed October 1st, 2008, 10:54 pm

Because of a deluge of spammers earlier today, some of whose posts linked to very offensive sites, we have enabled the option that allows us to approve new members before they post. Because the admins frequently check the site, we do not anticipate that anyone will have to wait for an unreasonably long time to be approved.

New members continue to be welcome, of course. If you are a new member awaiting moderation and have questions, please contact us at admin@historicalfictiononline.com.
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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed October 1st, 2008, 11:47 pm

How many were there? I tried to look for banned members in the members list, but none are listed there.

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Susan
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Postby Susan » Wed October 1st, 2008, 11:54 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:How many were there? I tried to look for banned members in the members list, but none are listed there.


There are tons of spammers on discussion forums. In the past couple of hours I banned 13 from the royalty forum I help moderate.
~Susan~
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Postby diamondlil » Thu October 2nd, 2008, 12:03 am

We've banned about 10 in the last 12 hours.
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Susan
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Postby Susan » Thu October 2nd, 2008, 12:11 am

"diamondlil" wrote:We've banned about 10 in the last 12 hours.


I wouldn't be surprised if we banned the same people!
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Grasshopper
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Postby Grasshopper » Thu October 2nd, 2008, 12:41 am

I'm a super-mod on an automotive forum site. Unfortunately, the owner of the site doesn't see fit to upgrade the vBulletin software to the latest patches. grr...

So yeah, I'm familiar with spam users on forums...Sometimes up to 100 a day...I feel your pain.

You are very right in putting up an extra step in the registration. No one can gripe to you about it because it's essential to keeping the site running smoothly.

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu October 2nd, 2008, 1:15 am

What happens when one is banned? Besides not being able to post?

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Books Read In 2014: 109 - June: 17 (May: 17)
Full List Here: http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=114965

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Thu October 2nd, 2008, 2:32 am

Yeah I saw a whole bunch of porn links today and was like yikes!

I'm glad you're approving members.
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Thu October 2nd, 2008, 3:30 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:What happens when one is banned? Besides not being able to post?

SM


Just that I guess. What else is there to do?
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All things Historical Fiction - Historical Tapestry





There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.



Edith Wharton

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LCW
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Postby LCW » Thu October 2nd, 2008, 3:35 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:What happens when one is banned? Besides not being able to post?

SM


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