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New User Registration

Taking effect immediately, all new users will have to be manually approved by the Admin team. This is to stem the flow of bots that where trying to over take the website.

We will try our best to approve new accounts as soon as possible, but please give us 24 hours to do so. As well, please do not try to make duplicate accounts. The system is not broken, we are just changing it to help the community a bit.


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Old 11-19-2012, 12:37 PM
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Great idea guys. SKYNET WILL FALL!!!!!!!
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:59 PM
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If there is a level of permissions that is not mod, but could approve new accounts; you could promote a few more people to that level and take some of the burden off of you guys.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:40 PM
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What about making a new section that requires newly registered members to post a quick introduction about themselves and essentially confirming them human? Once they have confirmed it their posting limits can be lifted and they can have free posting power through the rest of the forum.

Then, the bots will only be able to post in that section as well. Leaving the cleanup process to be easier as well as finding out who they are fairly quickly to get rid of them as well.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:42 PM
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Doesn't really solve the problem, Spetz. The bots would then just access that section and post in it. Then, we'd have to go in, delete their posts, and ban their account.

Much easier to hit accept/decline.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:27 PM
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This is really the best way over all, at least for the moment.

There may be a slight delay for new users, but I don't think it will be too bad.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:54 PM
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Thanks for the fix guys, I really appreciate what the mods do the site. Keep up the good work!
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:44 PM
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Are you sure some of the bots aren't Miyagi?
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Search for him, this is not the thread for it.
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Oh yea, Miyagi. I remember reading about him when I first joined...
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:43 PM
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Who's Miyagi?
When you're opening a bag of chips, thinking its full of tasty and delicious chips, but, you find the bag only about 1/4 full, that air you thought was chips - that's Miyagi.

When you're driving down a dark road and a deer runs out just as you pass it, but it still makes you swerve - that's Miyagi.

When you're all alone, by yourself at night, and you start to doubt yourself - that's Miyagi.

When you're about to make it with a hawt chick, and she asks if she can shave off the scabs first - that's Miyagi.

Miyagi takes many forms and endless possibilities of getting your hopes up, only to dash them, leaving you angry, confused, and disappointed.

That's Miyagi...
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http://www.airsoftohio.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=45811 seems like they've gotten through.
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When you're opening a bag of chips, thinking its full of tasty and delicious chips, but, you find the bag only about 1/4 full, that air you thought was chips - that's Miyagi.

When you're driving down a dark road and a deer runs out just as you pass it, but it still makes you swerve - that's Miyagi.

When you're all alone, by yourself at night, and you start to doubt yourself - that's Miyagi.

When you're about to make it with a hawt chick, and she asks if she can shave off the scabs first - that's Miyagi.

Miyagi takes many forms and endless possibilities of getting your hopes up, only to dash them, leaving you angry, confused, and disappointed.

That's Miyagi...
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I already see flaws in new users being admitted. A few have already come through. How are you able to distinguish between a bot registering and a human registering?

Edit: Just realized that the past 4 or 5 have put their name as 123456 or something of the sort.
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never mind what i said about the new bot

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Old 11-20-2012, 03:38 PM
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They are not new approved users. They are bots that made accounts before this was implemented. They will take time to weed out, but the vast majority are gone. I have not approved any new users yet today, so I can tell you that.
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You may still get some from sleeper accounts they created farther back. Hopefully the IP bans will take care of those as well.
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We are trying to clean up all the sleeper accounts. I.e. bots that are not banned and have active accounts that were made before 11/19/12 at roughly noon. Which is when we implemented the new system.

I've so far, probably deleted close to 250 bot accounts using the new system. Where as, I've only approved 2 real users. And that's in about 48 hours.

So that should give you a clue at how many 'sleeper' bots there still might be hanging around. They will pop up now and again, but please - don't report the thread. We are dealing with them as fast as possible, in the best possible way.


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We've been deleting almost 200 bots a day. So far, so good.

Still some sleepers here and there, but we've thinned them out.
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