Administrative note: registration and forums
on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 (4 comments
I hope it has mostly gone unnoticed to most of you but there has been a rash of attempted attacks by spammers over the past few days.
Registration (which goes through the forums) will now require email confirmation. Your account will not be active until you confirm your email address.
Posts from new members are being moderated. New members can still post a new topic in the forums but posts from new members will not appear until they have been approved.
Topics that have not been commented on for 30 or more days will be closed to comments. Commenting on old topics has been a major tool used by spammers to get their garbage on here.
Largely, the spammers have been trying to do their thing over at the forums. There have been a few attempts on the blogs also but, as of now, those have not gotten through.
In order to combat these attacks, I made a few changes:
I'm sorry for any inconvenience this causes but something has to be done. I'm also sorry if anyone encountered the spam. Hopefully these problems are now behind us.Quote