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PSA: Manual registration is currently closed.

Posted: 01 Jun 2016, 18:10
by ividyon
Update 18.02.2018: Registrations have been completely closed. Ask for an account in the Discord chat!

Hi everyone,

as we have been unable to fight the waves of spambots that have been registering at our forums, we've made the decision to manually approve registrations. This means that, after a new account is made, it has to be approved by me first, before posting can begin.

I try to activate legitimate accounts as I see them, but it's not always easy to discern spammers from real people by e-mail and nickname alone.

If you wish to make sure that I process your registration 100%, please send me an email at [email protected], announcing your registration and providing your nickname.

Re: PSA: Registration now requires admin approval.

Posted: 03 Jun 2016, 03:22
by Rubie
Should I do something more ?

Re: PSA: Registration now requires admin approval.

Posted: 03 Jun 2016, 18:17
by ividyon
No, I had approved you right away since you had an e-mail connected to an Unreal website. That made it pretty clear you're not a bot. :)

Re: PSA: Registration now requires admin approval.

Posted: 31 Aug 2016, 07:03
by Jigoku
My friend Solid_Snake1998 joined a while ago and you have not approved him.

Re: PSA: Registration now requires admin approval.

Posted: 09 Sep 2016, 23:56
by UBerserker
Might be probably time for an approval list check?

Re: PSA: Registration now requires admin approval.

Posted: 10 Sep 2016, 09:19
by gopostal
UBerserker wrote:Might be probably time for an approval list check?

I don't approve.

:twisted:

Re: PSA: Registration now requires admin approval.

Posted: 12 Sep 2016, 14:37
by ividyon
As a heads-up, I'm never going to manually check the "approval list" for the following reason:

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A spambot registers on our forums every ~30 minutes. I am not able to browse through the registrations manually; people gotta send me an e-mail as outlined above.

Re: PSA: Registration now requires admin approval.

Posted: 16 Sep 2016, 02:55
by Jigoku
Good grief... How do you even manage that? O.o

Re: PSA: Registration now requires admin approval.

Posted: 16 Sep 2016, 13:20
by Semfry
If the spambot problem has gotten that bad is there any possibility that bringing it up with the website hosts would help? Or can they not do anything?

Re: PSA: Registration now requires admin approval.

Posted: 20 Sep 2016, 18:39
by Rubie
check out your registration settings, could help imo , I started a forum and yes switched it to manual approval and this works the best just need to look ad the bell to see if an approval is needed real easy just check the box and submit it, you can fast see if this is a bot or whatever as you will receive also a mail from it if you forward the email to your E-mail account you use for privet stuff.

Registration now requires admin approval.

Posted: 14 Feb 2018, 11:50
by UBerserker
Visibility bump. Fact we didn't have a real registration since last July is a bit perplexing, so let's point guests to this thread.

If guests still have issues/questions, join the Discord server asap

Re: PSA: Registration now requires admin approval.

Posted: 20 Nov 2018, 19:43
by ividyon
Due to a spambot resurgence even despite continuously changing Q&A checks, the registration block is in place again. Please contact us in the Discord if you'd like to register!

Re: PSA: Registration now requires admin approval.

Posted: 21 Nov 2018, 20:45
by radios
ividyon wrote:Due to a spambot resurgence even despite continuously changing Q&A checks, the registration block is in place again. Please contact us in the Discord if you'd like to register!
the honeypot method mentioned here should work. https://www.gravityforms.com/rip-captcha/