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New user authentication

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:44 pm

So I've changed (again) how new users are able to authenticate, because it's clear that several new users over the last month weren't able to get in. I am hoping the spam gets blocked, but if the spam starts to come back, I'll have to change the process yet again. Fingers crossed.
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Re: New user authentication

Postby MJNL » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:31 pm

And...they're back. The first new user is a bot. Sorry, Brad. :cry:
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Re: New user authentication

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:49 pm

Yeah, that bot wasted no time!

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Re: New user authentication

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:08 pm

Grrrrr, OK, thanks. :x
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Re: New user authentication

Postby test3 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:18 pm

Okay, I installed a new, very different plugin for authentication. I will be shocked if the spambots can figure this new system out.

Test drive worked very well. I like the new plugin a lot. It makes new users think about things a little bit -- something a spam program shouldn't be able to do.

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Re: New user authentication

Postby MJNL » Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:34 am

Found another bot... but I'm not sure if it got in before or after you changed the system again.
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Re: New user authentication

Postby Grayson Morris » Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:42 am

The one I see now signed up at 4:21 am (Amsterdam time, which is 8 hours later than Utah time), though it didn't post until a few minutes ago.
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Re: New user authentication

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:49 am

That one appears to have gotten in before I installed the new authentication plug-in.

We'll see how the weekend goes.

Again, if people have any writing friends they could encourage to test-drive the new system, I'd appreciate it.
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