Random number generators on signup?

TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
It seems we've been having a bit of a problem with a program signing up on the boards and spamming us. I was wondering how hard it would be to have one of those numbergenerators you have to key in at the signup process. If this is a horrible idea then I'm sorry.

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  • The CatThe Cat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2004
    Tarranon wrote:
    It seems we've been having a bit of a problem with a program signing up on the boards and spamming us. I was wondering how hard it would be to have one of those numbergenerators you have to key in at the signup process. If this is a horrible idea then I'm sorry.

    It is a horrible idea, and it's also a horrible idea to jump the gun on an incident that happened 10 damn minutes ago, and that I was speculating about.

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited October 2004
    That and the whole thing that it really never happens. That may be the first time in a looooooong time.

    We should ban hotmail/yahoo e-mails though. That would cut down on alts/clones.

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  • TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    edited October 2004
    The Cat wrote:
    Tarranon wrote:
    It seems we've been having a bit of a problem with a program signing up on the boards and spamming us. I was wondering how hard it would be to have one of those numbergenerators you have to key in at the signup process. If this is a horrible idea then I'm sorry.

    It is a horrible idea, and it's also a horrible idea to jump the gun on an incident that happened 10 damn minutes ago, and that I was speculating about.
    :(
    Christ...just trying to help

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  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2004
    Jasconius wrote:
    That and the whole thing that it really never happens. That may be the first time in a looooooong time.

    We should ban hotmail/yahoo e-mails though. That would cut down on members, new and old.

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    And the number generator thing isn't a horrible idea. An unnecessary overreaction to a problem which might not exist maybe, but not a horrible idea.

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  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    edited October 2004
    You'd also have to cut down on netscape, gmail, and dodgeit.com emails.

    Wait, we should really block dodgeit.com emails. No I mean, Alpha, do that in your next update.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2004
    Jasconius wrote:
    That and the whole thing that it really never happens. That may be the first time in a looooooong time.

    We should ban hotmail/yahoo e-mails though. That would cut down on alts/clones.

    I registered for the forums on a hotmail account.

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  • HenroidHenroid Radio Demon Internet HellRegistered User regular
    edited October 2004
    I don't think this will fly. It's unnecessary. A number generator will slow people from joining up in a "raid" or whatever. But that rarely happens, and if ever it happens, registration will just get temporarily shut off.

    I signed up with a hotmail account too, by the way. :wink:

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited October 2004
    Unless something terrible happens, I don't forsee me implementing a number gen system. Users get pruned regularly, so if you dont post in over 6 months and you dont have a postcount of x you will lose your nick here. That coupled with the simple "disable registration" button, seems to do the trick :wink:

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  • KeromeKerome Registered User
    edited October 2004
    Jasconius wrote:
    That and the whole thing that it really never happens. That may be the first time in a looooooong time.

    We should ban hotmail/yahoo e-mails though. That would cut down on alts/clones.

    I registered for the forums on a hotmail account.

    You're a hotmailite?!

    How did you get your modship? Its forbidden! Hotmailites are second class ciitizens by law, may not be promoted, and are forced to stay in AC!

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