New members forum only for activated users
10-07-2019, 05:13 PM
Post: #1
Exclamation New members forum only for activated users
Over the past few years we had many new members introduce themselves before their accounts were activated. Unfortunately in the past few weeks we had an influx of spam accounts bypassing the spam detection. Some of these users posted (many) spam topics to the new members forum. Not only is this disturbing for our users but also stressful for the moderation team. Angry

This meant that we had to stop our warm welcome and close the new members forum for users awaiting activation. For now if you are awaiting activation you simply have to wait. Confused

1982 - TA60 Carina 4dr sedan - fun cruiser
1983 - AE86 Sprinter Trueno - import project
2013 - Honda Civic sport - daily driver
2004 - AEU86 dot ORG - daily domain

Support our forum, buy from the AEU86 shop:
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - New members forum only for activated users]
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
10-07-2019, 05:48 PM (This post was last modified: 10-07-2019 05:48 PM by Power_uP.)
Post: #2
New members forum only for activated users
Good idea. I kept an eye on the forum last night and I was thinking: "wow, this guy has so much energy, he has to get tired soon". Then I checked the forum again this morning and realised he must be a bot because he was still going.

I've noticed that a lot of other forums make new members wait for activation and while it is obviously frustrating at first, its the only way to stop that type of spam. Maybe you could make new members PM a mod to get the account activated? I can't imagine spambots getting past that type of check easily.
Find all posts by this user
10-07-2019, 11:12 PM
Post: #3
New members forum only for activated users
(10-07-2019 05:48 PM)Power_uP Wrote:  I've noticed that a lot of other forums make new members wait for activation and while it is obviously frustrating at first, its the only way to stop that type of spam. Maybe you could make new members PM a mod to get the account activated? I can't imagine spambots getting past that type of check easily.
I think that's quite a good idea as the user needs to initiate with a mod. Thumbs up!
I'll see how I can make changes to the instructions email.

1982 - TA60 Carina 4dr sedan - fun cruiser
1983 - AE86 Sprinter Trueno - import project
2013 - Honda Civic sport - daily driver
2004 - AEU86 dot ORG - daily domain

Support our forum, buy from the AEU86 shop:
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - New members forum only for activated users]
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
10-07-2019, 11:21 PM
Post: #4
New members forum only for activated users
I was actually waiting for a post like this from you. If I wouldn't be in the middle of completing my thesis for school I would help you out. If you haven't found a solution by the end of the year let me know. I should have more time by then.

AE86 ex-daily
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - New members forum only for activated users]
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  new to this forum richbmxer87 2 1,440 07-01-2009 03:51 PM
Last Post: banpei
  new in the forum 4agze 27 8,836 03-29-2007 06:54 PM
Last Post: 4agze

Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 2 Guest(s)

Contact Us | AEU86 | Return to Top | Return to Content | Lite (Archive) Mode | RSS Syndication