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Alex

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Forum info
« on: December 04, 2008, 05:58:56 PM »
Welcome to the Dyson forum.

This is just a post where I'll dump various forum info.

Captcha
I put the captcha back down to a reasonable level, as people were complaining that they couldn't register as they couldn't read stuff like this:


I mean, come on. Who couldn't read that? Anyway it should be fairly doable now. On the down side, that means we tend to have more...

Spam Bots
I've taken to deleting spam bots before they've even posted anything.

If you register for this forum and find your account mysteriously deleted, that was probably me, sorry. I will delete newly-registered accounts that have meaningless usernames with strings of numbers in with equally stupid email addresses. I don't think I've screwed up yet, but just to let you know :)

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Re: Forum info
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2008, 10:15:05 PM »
Is there any problem using reCaptcha (http://recaptcha.net/)? - it looks easily readable in most cases and AFAIK it is highly reliable against bots.
Spent 15 minutes. I cannot read captcha sample you've posted :)

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Re: Forum info
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2008, 06:13:35 AM »
Thanks, I'll look into it.

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Re: Forum info
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2009, 03:10:36 AM »
I implemented this:
http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... 0&t=776345
Let's see how it goes.

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Re: Forum info
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2009, 03:27:51 PM »
Guess not then.

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Re: Rowdy Reiko swimsuit cosplay
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2009, 05:53:11 AM »
Quote from: "portfot"


See the answerclick here.  Want to seemore pics?

Show yourself  on our forum click here

Recommend:

Sexy Halloween Cosplay

Seung Mina from Soul Calibur 2

Maybe I can get with this kind of spam.

Hmm. Maybe not hehe

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Re: Forum info
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2009, 06:19:52 AM »
I will personally award any forum visitor who engages in Dyson cosplay and can prove it wih pictorial evidence :-D

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Re: Forum info
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2009, 06:22:52 AM »
If you are having trouble registering it's because I've buggered it up at the moment. Please come back in say half an hour when I'll have either given up and reverted it or fixed it :)

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Re: Forum info
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2009, 09:20:49 AM »
Okay, we now have reCAPTCHA installed. Hope it works.

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Re: Forum info
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2009, 04:04:30 PM »
Couple of spam bots registered over night :(

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Re: Forum info
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2009, 05:30:43 PM »
Right, welcome to the new forum! Simple Machines Forum is used by such notable sites as TIGSource and Zombie Cow Studios and they never seem to get spam. So there!

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Re: Rowdy Reiko swimsuit cosplay
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2009, 08:19:50 AM »
Quote from: portfot


See the answerclick here.  Want to seemore pics?

Show yourself  on our forum click here

Recommend:

Sexy Halloween Cosplay

Seung Mina from Soul Calibur 2

Maybe I can get with this kind of spam.

Hmm. Maybe not hehe

Maybe we should let more spam like this in the forum :P

After a second thought, maybe not.

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Re: Forum info
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2010, 09:47:04 PM »
Regarding spambots, I had great success in getting rid of them on an SMF forum I administer by using an addon called Anti Bot: Unrecognisable Form

Maybe it can help here too :>

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Re: Forum info
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2010, 04:45:04 PM »
Can you add a thing so that you can see what you have sent to people in private messages?  I just sent one and I can't remember if I mentioned something in it and wanted to check, but there is no way to do so.

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Re: Forum info
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2010, 06:05:46 PM »
There is - it's just not on by default. When you send a PM, there should be a 'save copy in Outbox' option. click it to save a copy of that message only. You can also set it to always do that in your profile, under 'Personal Messag options'.

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Re: Forum info
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2010, 06:07:50 PM »
As Pilchard says there is an option to do that. Unfortunately I can't see a way in the admin panels to get that on by default. You'll just have to remember to click it each time you send a PM :(

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Re: Forum info
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2010, 06:17:49 PM »
You can set it on-by-default for your own profile.

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Re: Forum info
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2010, 08:14:55 PM »
Sorted :)