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Post by Tachyon » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:03 am

Today I banned all sign ups that user Gmail Email addresses. The level of spam from Gmail addresses has just gotten out of hand. Let me know if this is a problem for anyone.

NOTE: People already signed up for this message board who have Gmail addresses will be fine.
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Post by Mr March » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:53 am

Glad I got in before the ban :)

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Post by Tachyon » Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:00 am

I realize I'll have to lift the ban at some point but I need better spam fighting tools first.
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Post by Mr March » Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:07 am

Staying current with the latest versions of the message board is always a good way to fight spam. I know from other boards I have frequented for years that the vast majority of problems can be prevented with regular updates to the software. Not sure if that is the case here at gearsonline, but thought I should mention it nonetheless.

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Post by Tachyon » Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:46 pm

Yeah, you're right. I've got a fairly recent version of phpBB but not the latest. Version 3 final release just came out so I'm going to look for some free time to move up to it.
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