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 Reply #30 - Dec 17th, 2011 at 4:24pm
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Re: Forum Spam - Our Solution
Andy, Derek, Jon
Any update on trying to use this type registration procedure? Our forum is still effectively blocked by using it

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 Reply #31 - Dec 22nd, 2011 at 1:05am
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Paul -

I don't think this has been tagged as a bug - I am looking into it.

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 Reply #32 - Dec 28th, 2011 at 7:27pm
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The problem with Adding Required Extended Profiles to registration process, and the outcomes for existing members has been added to 'Bugs'

Sorry for the delay -

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 Reply #33 - Apr 6th, 2012 at 3:02pm
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Great idea. Where do we edit / add new profile fields?
 
 
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 Reply #34 - Apr 6th, 2012 at 5:35pm
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UVT -

I guess you did not read this thread very well.  

If you attempt tp use this tool for an existing board with active members you will break the board.

DO NOT IMPLEMENT THIS IDEA UNTIL A PATCH OR FIX IS DONE>>>

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 Reply #35 - Apr 18th, 2012 at 8:40am
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Whoops! Silly me.  Roll Eyes

I somehow came across the 1st post in this topic, and had forgotten that I had read through this topic before, i.e., that there may be a bug going on with this solution to stop spammers from successfully registering. But more importantly, adding a profile field to the registration page that requires input can break a forum.

Yikes!  Shocked

So just for the heck of it, because I thought this solution was pretty cool since it can be implemented through the Admin Center, I gave it a try.

Luckily, our forum didn't break, BUT ... that may have been because I chose not to include the "Security Check" field to show up anywhere except on the registration page.

In any case, before I read through this topic again to see that there may be a problem with this solution, I deleted the "Security Check" field. After all, I already implemented an effective anti-spam captcha edit to stop spam-bots, and hu-bots are easy enough to deny.

As for including effective anti-spam tools in Admin Center for those of us who need to administer our forums as simply as possible (in a user friendly way), I think that's a great idea.

 
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 Reply #36 - Apr 19th, 2012 at 3:25pm
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Changing or adding a profile field
You probably already know this, but ...

Whenever you make a change to a profile field, or add one, that will change ALL profiles. No biggie, but when you do this you'll notice that a backup of your forum will take longer to do if you have a lot of members.

A fresh backup will of course take some time.

Oh ... if you're not backing up your forum, however you want to do it, I strongly recommend it.  Wink
 
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