Videopac / Odyssey2 forum

About this forum. => How to register... => Topic started by: Janzl on September 18, 2012, 07:19:17 PM



Title: So you want to become a member of this forum.
Post by: Janzl on September 18, 2012, 07:19:17 PM
Recently I am getting swamped with new member requests by web-bots. I used to check the IP's, but now I delete any new submission that even looks like a name being generated by some kind of bot. I simply don't have the time to filter them all.

So...

If you want to become a member please send your request through the contactform on our website: http://www.videopac.nl/contact_us/contact_us.php

Clearly state the username you have in mind to go by on this forum. I will create a new account for you and after logging in you can adjust it to your hearts content.

Sorry for the inconvenience but that's the way the cartridge crumbles.

Janzl (Administrator)


Title: Re: So you want to become a member of this forum.
Post by: grgh on September 18, 2012, 08:31:34 PM
I'm having the same problem, but it is from two specific sets of web addresses 61.160.*.* and 60.169.*.* but I cant see if your suffering from the same addresses. Maybe adding those to the ban list would help. Neither of them are successfully registering through the picture matching process though. I'm getting constant registration attempts about every 2 to 3 minutes.


Title: Re: So you want to become a member of this forum.
Post by: ccc--- on September 18, 2012, 08:59:45 PM
I had the same problems with my forum. Turned off new user registrations a few weeks ago. I'll have to look if there are better spam filters.


Title: Re: So you want to become a member of this forum.
Post by: grgh on September 18, 2012, 10:36:31 PM
Back in June last year, Janzl pointed me at this picture matching mod for registrations with SMF:
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=2965

It really has worked a treat for me, and the support from the developer has been first rate.


Title: Re: So you want to become a member of this forum.
Post by: gertk on September 19, 2012, 07:36:14 AM
Back in June last year, Janzl pointed me at this picture matching mod for registrations with SMF:
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=2965

It really has worked a treat for me, and the support from the developer has been first rate.

Seems like this is quite easy to beat, just randomly choose one of the six pictures and it will be right sometimes..


Title: Re: So you want to become a member of this forum.
Post by: ccc--- on September 19, 2012, 07:50:52 AM
I have installed a math question some months ago (for example what is 7 + 5?) - but it seems that doesn't help either.


Title: Re: So you want to become a member of this forum.
Post by: grgh on September 19, 2012, 10:07:31 AM
Back in June last year, Janzl pointed me at this picture matching mod for registrations with SMF:
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=2965

It really has worked a treat for me, and the support from the developer has been first rate.

Seems like this is quite easy to beat, just randomly choose one of the six pictures and it will be right sometimes..

Yeah but the bots aren't programmed to even react to this mod...


Title: Re: So you want to become a member of this forum.
Post by: gertk on September 19, 2012, 07:08:58 PM

Yeah but the bots aren't programmed to even react to this mod...

Yet.. This seems much easier than OCR and such, just try every link on the page in succession.

But what about the system where you need to react to an email sent to the given email-address to confirm registration ? Are the bots responding to these too ?


Title: Re: So you want to become a member of this forum.
Post by: Janzl on September 19, 2012, 07:38:37 PM

But what about the system where you need to react to an email sent to the given email-address to confirm registration ? Are the bots responding to these too ?

I haven't tried and I am not going to because I don't know what kind of damage that might cause.


Title: Re: So you want to become a member of this forum.
Post by: grgh on September 19, 2012, 11:13:08 PM
Yes I believe they do, but actually I don't use that either as I manually then check every registration before approving.


Title: Re: So you want to become a member of this forum.
Post by: Janzl on September 20, 2012, 05:40:12 PM
I have installed a math question some months ago (for example what is 7 + 5?) - but it seems that doesn't help either.

I have done the same now. Made a seperate board with an explanation on how to register. Hopefully people will find it.


Title: Re: So you want to become a member of this forum.
Post by: LS650 on March 20, 2014, 03:16:17 AM
I just saw a post over on AtariAge.com from a new Odyssey 2 owner.
He tried to register but didn't find this thread.

I have pointed it out to him, so hopefully he will find it....


Title: Re: So you want to become a member of this forum.
Post by: Janzl on March 20, 2014, 07:34:56 AM
Hmm, maybe I should change things back to the way they were. Chances are people can't find because it's on the bottom of the page.


Title: Re: So you want to become a member of this forum.
Post by: Rene_G7400 on March 20, 2014, 09:28:43 AM
It would be best if you could change the text that you get when you press "register", now it says: "Sorry, registration is currently disabled."


Title: Re: So you want to become a member of this forum.
Post by: Janzl on March 20, 2014, 10:06:09 AM
I know, but the forum does not allow me to change that text unfortunately.

-edit- I may have found a solution. Gonna change it soon when I have the time.


Title: Re: So you want to become a member of this forum.
Post by: wongojack on March 21, 2014, 12:53:39 AM
I just saw a post over on AtariAge.com from a new Odyssey 2 owner.
He tried to register but didn't find this thread.

I have pointed it out to him, so hopefully he will find it....

I found it!

I didn't really spend much time trying to figure it out before I asked for help on AA.  I probably would have seen this section of the forum eventually, but I appreciate the assist very much.