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Forum Registration Temporarily Closed

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:28 pm
by Jon Hodgson
Due to an overwhelming inundation of spam accounts we have temporarily closed new account sign ups at our forums.

Normal service will be resumed in a week or so. Please bear with us, and apologies for the inevitable frustration this will cause. We need to become unattractive to spammers for a little while until they find another target, and we find some better registration options. Thank you.

Re: Forum Registration Temporarily Closed

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:29 pm
by Otaku-sempai
That's unfortunate, but I can see no help for it -- at least in the short-term.

Re: Forum Registration Temporarily Closed

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:23 pm
by Falenthal
In War of the Ring Boardgame terms, "We're using a Character die to Hide the Fellowship again". :D

Re: Forum Registration Temporarily Closed

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:15 pm
by beckett
I cannot believe this thread just got spammed by a sleeper spam agent. Oh, the irony.

Spam Cop is on the case. ;)

Re: Forum Registration Temporarily Closed

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:56 pm
by Rich H
Think this is for the best until a viable solution can be found. I popped back a couple of weeks back and the sheer amount being posted was crazy. Spend ages deleting threads and posts for a good few hours.

Re: Forum Registration Temporarily Closed

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:59 am
by misterharry
Yeah, and it was like that every day for several weeks.

Re: Forum Registration Temporarily Closed

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:17 pm
by Rich H
misterharry wrote:Yeah, and it was like that every day for several weeks.
Crazy stuff, indeed, then.

I noticed last night that I couldn't get onto the forums for about one hour - was getting a bandwidth exceeded, or some such, error. I hope this isn't something to do with the spammers and another strategy/denial of service. Find it really strange that they appear to have targeted an RPG site.

Re: Forum Registration Temporarily Closed

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:07 pm
by Rue
Rich H wrote: I noticed last night that I couldn't get onto the forums for about one hour - was getting a bandwidth exceeded, or some such, error. I hope this isn't something to do with the spammers and another strategy/denial of service. Find it really strange that they appear to have targeted an RPG site.
I had the same problem a day or two ago and assumed the spammers had sent all their forces to discover The One Ring. :o

Re: Forum Registration Temporarily Closed

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:26 pm
by uhu79
Had the same - looked like a DOS attack

Re: Forum Registration Temporarily Closed

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:58 am
by Rich H
Kicked off again this morning; with porn images, which is... not great to say the least.

Are these old IDs or has registration been re-opened today?