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Important security update regarding registering here!

Postby Mr. Natural » Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:22 am

Lately we've had a bit of trouble with trolls... these are real people who register and post all kinds o' porn links, etc. This kind of stuff isn't a free speech issue per se, because the internet's full of stuff like this and anyone who wants it can find it with no trouble at all.

Many of the links that get posted here or in other forums would prolly try to install malicious software on your computer. In the last 24 hours I had 2 trolls get on here and each one posted about 15 links through all the boards before I could stop them. I have to remove each one manually, so it's a pain right in the arse.

What's I've done is set our registration to the next level of security. If someone registers, the program sends me an e-mail telling me to activate the person's registration. This allows me to see their profile before they get on here.

Now for those with privacy concerns, it doesn't tell me who you are or where you live, merely that somone with a Russian email address is trying to register. Of course, if they already have a porn site, etc, in there signature, that's a tip-off too, so I just delete them.

This does not affect anyone who's already registered, and really doesn't affect any new potential Minions, either. Your delay in going active will be very short.

The new software (when it's ready, sorry) will have huge security enhancements.

Thank you for your patience!
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Postby Mama Loca » Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:38 pm

I, for one, understand the PITA aspects of running a message board or Blog.

Thanks for everything you do to keep this place running smooth.
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Postby mscales » Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:09 pm

Thanks once again Jeff, for ALL you do. 8)

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