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Title: Forum closed to new members
Post by: Aussie Carolyn on December 02, 2011, 07:12:12 AM
Hi everyone, Thanks to a constant attack by spammers I have closed the forum to new memberships.

Earlier today I changed it so new members had to be approved and since the change, Angela and I have been swamped with emails. Looking at the names and locations I suspect they are all spammers. I highly doubt a lot of Russians and Ukrainians want to join us  :roll: However, if that was the case and they are real people they would be welcome.

Until the problem is resolved any new members will have to contact us and tell us why they would like to join the forum. I am just letting you all know in case you mention us to friends and they then wonder why we won't accept new members. We will accept new members but we only want humans  :lol:

As soon as I get time I will look into a more secure method we can use to let genuine members join immediately. In the meantime I suspect we may get a few unpleasant posts. I attempted to permanently remove all spammers but there were a few with normal names I was unsure about. Angela, Butterfly, Heather and I are keeping a good eye on the situation and will remove any nasty posts as soon as we see any.
Title: Re: Forum closed to new members
Post by: beeshive on December 02, 2011, 12:52:57 PM
akkkkk just gross!  Exactly what you need to be doing with your extra time! How annoying for you! :o
Title: Re: Forum closed to new members
Post by: anniea on December 02, 2011, 05:36:45 PM
Sorry to hear this.  :(  I get so discouraged with those who have to spoil things. I hope that you are able to resolve it soon!
Title: Re: Forum closed to new members
Post by: Laurianne on December 02, 2011, 06:10:33 PM
I am so sorry for all your trouble with this. This is such a great forum and it's too bad that spammers have to make so much hassle for you.
Title: Re: Forum closed to new members
Post by: sstehman on December 02, 2011, 07:44:36 PM
You are not alone. They are attacking the SCAL forum like crazy, too. It wastes much valuable time keeping it clean.
Title: Re: Forum closed to new members
Post by: Jantien on December 04, 2011, 10:09:12 PM
this is so sad. I hope it will all works out for you
Title: Re: Forum closed to new members
Post by: Aussie Carolyn on December 08, 2011, 07:43:16 AM
Hi, I have changed the security settings and new members can join the forum once again.
Hopefully this time the spammers will have a harder time signing up.
Title: Re: Forum closed to new members
Post by: John Kelly on July 06, 2012, 02:15:58 PM
Does this mean that I am now a fully-fledged member - John K. :roll:  :lol:
Title: Re: Forum closed to new members
Post by: Aussie Carolyn on July 12, 2012, 05:51:03 PM
Quote from: "John Kelly"
Does this mean that I am now a fully-fledged member - John K. :roll:  :lol:

Hi John and welcome. You are most certainly a fully-fledged member.  :lol:
Title: Re: Forum closed to new members
Post by: scud on July 12, 2012, 09:33:04 PM
Sorry to hear this. Some people have too much time.
Hi and welcome John.
Barbara
Title: Re: Forum closed to new members
Post by: Maryt on January 10, 2013, 01:06:46 PM
Assuming you solved this problem cos Im here :D

 ;)
Title: Re: Forum closed to new members
Post by: Aussie Carolyn on January 10, 2013, 02:19:00 PM
LOL, thanks for reminding me I have to remove this post.
I have a lot of repair work to do to the forum but so little time to fix things.
Title: Re: Forum closed to new members
Post by: Maryt on January 10, 2013, 02:21:17 PM
No worries from me Carolyn...Im finding my way around ok and everything is working fine so far :)
No problems and no hiccups

:)