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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 9:45 pm 
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Due to the increased number of spambots auto-posting here, I have de-activated the automated account activation feature of the software. It was getting pretty bad. We were getting a more than 10-1 ratio of spam-bot registrations to legitimate registrations.

If you have just signed up for a new account, you will have to wait until it is approved by a moderator, before you can post here. It shouldn't be more than a day or two.

Already active accounts should see no changes.

If you want to make it really easy to figure out that your account is legit, put something in one of the user fields that identifies you as a real Mac Everquest user. A character name, race, class in the signature field maybe "Everquest" or "Macs" in one of the user interest fields will help me to see that yours is a real account.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:06 am 
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Ok, as lame as it seems, I added another question to the account creation page. Hopefully, this simple addition will make it more difficult for spam-bots to register.

If you are actually reading this, and need a hint...

The sky is generally considered blue. ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:28 am 
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Just an update. Instantaneous, automatic account activation is still disabled. New accounts from free e-mail addresses have a "waiting period" with the idea that spammers do not maintain the accounts longer than required to receive a forum account activation e-mail. Legitimate users should expect to wait at least a couple of days before their new accounts are activated.

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