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DuffMan
post Jan 8 2011, 01:33 PM
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I got 99 donuts cause a bitch ate one.
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Due to the vast amount of spam we've been getting lately I've decided to tighten the boards security features a little bit. This means that new accounts need to first verify their email address, and then be verified by one of the admins through the control panel.

Any accounts that are awaiting validation at the time of this post have been deleted from the database.

If you're having any problems just drop any of us admins an email (our forum username @igrandtheftauto.com) with your username and registered email address and we'll look into it.


Also, just a quick thanks to everyone who has been reporting spam posts. It makes clearing up the mess much easier. Keep it up smile.gif


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DuffMan
post Jan 25 2011, 06:38 PM
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I got 99 donuts cause a bitch ate one.
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Yeah, we have a super secret forum only validating members can see. Spammers post their spam there and real accounts can request to have their accounts validated. I think most spam bots recognise when admin validation is required though so there isn't too much crap posted in there, but anything in there is better than on the main boards.

Just to give you some idea of the scale we're talking about, here are registration stats for the last few weeks. Can you see when the spambots started arriving in big numbers? HINT: we currently have 2314 accounts awaiting validation.



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- DuffMan   Admin validation for new accounts enabled   Jan 8 2011, 01:33 PM
- - Massacre   I'm always happy to snitch for my beloved foru...   Jan 8 2011, 06:43 PM
|- - Marney1   QUOTE (Massacre @ Jan 8 2011, 06:43 PM) I...   Jan 8 2011, 10:57 PM
- - TreeFitty   Hooray! And thanks to anyone who reported po...   Jan 8 2011, 09:01 PM
|- - bOnEs   QUOTE (TreeFitty @ Jan 8 2011, 04:01 PM) ...   Jan 11 2011, 08:46 PM
- - demon   Good to see the spam stop. I almost feel sorry for...   Jan 9 2011, 10:30 AM
- - Stoic Person Eater   I say we tighten security a little more. Keep ou...   Jan 10 2011, 07:19 PM
- - TreeFitty   You don't count.   Jan 11 2011, 10:10 PM
- - DuPz0r   I was also thinking about saying something... I ha...   Jan 12 2011, 10:42 PM
- - demon   Me too. I have reported so many spammers that I th...   Jan 12 2011, 10:55 PM
|- - Marney1   QUOTE (demon @ Jan 12 2011, 10:55 PM) Me ...   Jan 13 2011, 12:59 AM
|- - TreeFitty   QUOTE (demon @ Jan 12 2011, 05:55 PM) Me ...   Jan 24 2011, 08:26 AM
|- - demon   QUOTE (TreeFitty @ Jan 24 2011, 09:26 AM)...   Jan 24 2011, 04:42 PM
|- - Massacre   QUOTE (TreeFitty @ Jan 24 2011, 03:26 AM)...   Jan 24 2011, 07:47 PM
- - King Kenny   QUOTE (Marney1 @ Jan 13 2011, 12:59 AM) Q...   Jan 15 2011, 06:19 PM
- - TreeFitty   It is merely one of many rooms.   Jan 24 2011, 07:58 PM
- - Massacre   Clearly you haven't seen the recent expansions...   Jan 24 2011, 08:06 PM
- - Marney1   I've heard those book shelves revolve, dunno w...   Jan 24 2011, 09:22 PM
|- - Stoic Person Eater   QUOTE (Marney1 @ Jan 24 2011, 04:22 PM) ...   Jan 24 2011, 09:26 PM
- - demon   How many spammers do you turn down every day?   Jan 25 2011, 02:54 AM
- - TreeFitty   Duff has the statistics of new accounts. Not all o...   Jan 25 2011, 03:05 AM
|- - demon   But every new account needs to be validated manual...   Jan 25 2011, 03:31 AM
- - TreeFitty   I know what I said. There's a "newbie...   Jan 25 2011, 06:27 AM
- - DuffMan   Yeah, we have a super secret forum only validating...   Jan 25 2011, 06:38 PM
|- - demon   QUOTE (DuffMan @ Jan 25 2011, 07:38 PM) Y...   Jan 26 2011, 04:12 PM
- - TreeFitty   I think a lot of IPB (and possibly other similar f...   Jan 26 2011, 05:25 PM
- - Marney1   Can you let CanadaVIAGRA through to the forums ple...   Jan 26 2011, 11:34 PM
- - TreeFitty   Should have made friends with injutrutliani since ...   Jan 27 2011, 12:27 AM
|- - Marney1   QUOTE (TreeFitty @ Jan 27 2011, 12:27 AM)...   Jan 27 2011, 01:17 AM
- - Qdeathstar   certainty seems to have done its job   Feb 28 2011, 04:51 AM


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