Registration broken

Discussion in 'News and Announcments' started by steven, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. steven

    steven Administrator

    A lot of people are complaining they cant register? Know anything about it Mycal? - or if there is a quick fix?
     
  2. Mycal

    Mycal Staff Member

    I don't know anything about it, but I'll take a look. I may have an idea of what's broken. I'll post here when I figure it out.
     
  3. Mycal

    Mycal Staff Member

    Alright, this should be resolved now. The antibot question was missing from the registration page making it impossible to register. I have added it to this template and changed the question. I just created a test user and it worked fine.
     
  4. steven

    steven Administrator

    We are getting a lot of spam now, I think we need to upgrade our captcha.
     
  5. Mycal

    Mycal Staff Member

    Alright, let's try this. I've removed the old anti-spam question since it was way too easy and added two custom profile options, that are still fairly easy, but should prove at least a little more difficult for a bot.
     
  6. Mycal

    Mycal Staff Member

    So that didn't work. Next try. I changed captcha plugins and blocked a crap ton of robots in robots.txt. Let's see how this works for a little while. I've also added post validation so all posts are checked against Spamhaus. Hopefully that helps to cut down on spam as well.

    I've also pruned all users with 0 posts. Hopefully that will clean up timebomb spammers.
     
  7. Mycal

    Mycal Staff Member

    Alright. Apparently our anti-spam mod was so good, it was preventing anybody from registering ;). This should be fixed now.

    Also, somewhere between December and now, mail from all domains broke. This should also be fixed. If you aren't receiving an e-mail you are expecting, please check your spam filter and if it's not there, re-send the activation via the login page.

    You should be receiving the mail from: webmaster at this domain, or mailuser at this domain.
     

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