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••• NEW USER REGISTRATIONS • Contact Admin ••• Please read before registering

Posted: 21 May 2015 16:04
by Mac
Unfortunately, spam, and worse, is a big problem on any web board.

New User registrations to this forum are screened by Admin. All genuine registrations are activated.
However, registrations from outtside EU, North America, Australia and New Zealand are automatically deleted. Therefore, new users from outside these countries should please request registration by email to: info421 AT irishpapermoney DOT com, and then register their username using the same email address.

This is the only way to screen for spam registrations, which sometimes happen in floods of hundreds at a time.
Users are welcome from all countries.

Admin

Re: New User Registrations • Please read before registering

Posted: 24 Jun 2015 18:56
by Mac
The new test for humans, features the portrait on an old Irish note. The answer is easy, for a human.
Here's a clue, for those of us who are not collectors.

The second name of the lady on the old Irish Lady Lavery notes is Lavery

Re: ••• New User Registrations • Contact Admin ••• Please read before registering

Posted: 01 Apr 2017 21:43
by Mac
I have closed the admin contact message facility ‘Contact Us’ link at the bottom of all pages as web bots have begun to send it spam, now up to a rate of a bit under a hundred an hour—damned computers! This renders it completely useless as a form of contact. Anyone needing to contact Admin, please use the email address on the top post of this thread.

The board contact facility will remain closed until I can find a way to block the spam :)

If you wish to send large images of banknotes, please send them by www.wetransfer.com which is an excellent free file transfer service.

Re: ••• New User Registrations • Contact Admin ••• Please read before registering

Posted: 05 Feb 2018 16:56
by The Governor
Spam rears its ugly head again :o
Our latest spammer, now not so sadly deceased :lol:, was terminated while he was still making malicious posts.
Not bad going for a Moddy to catch spammers in the act 8-) 8-) , but I was at my desk at the time when the email alert came in :mrgreen:, so, no problemo, as the cyborg said to the human.

I have reactivated the function for new registrations to be activated by Admin. I guess we'll just have to go with that for the time being.
Can't have an open registration process if the board is under attack.

Re: ••• New User Registrations • Contact Admin ••• Please read before registering

Posted: 14 Aug 2018 22:10
by Mac
User registration captcha has been reverted to a simple question.

Potential new registrants should note the details of the first post in this thread.

Re: ••• NEW USER REGISTRATIONS • Contact Admin ••• Please read before registering

Posted: 27 Jul 2019 09:35
by The Governor
219 Spam registrations an hour currently coming in from our friendly spambots in Russia.
I've disabled new registrations for a while until they go away.
If any actual humans wish to join whilst registration is disabled, please send an email and we'll let you through.

Re: ••• NEW USER REGISTRATIONS • Contact Admin ••• Please read before registering

Posted: 27 Jul 2019 12:42
by Mac
Thanks for the effort there.
We might look at improving the captcha, as the bots are clearly getting through without much effort.

Re: ••• NEW USER REGISTRATIONS • Contact Admin ••• Please read before registering

Posted: 06 Aug 2019 16:49
by The Governor
Captcha revamped, new question and answer in second post above.