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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 8:51 am Reply with quote
Ken
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This is old news actually, it's been being done for a while but, new accounts require validation by site administrators as opposed to the user themself being able to validate a new account.

This change was made due to a rash of spam, i.e. spammers signing up as users with the hope of posting links to their sites either in the body of posts and/or using said links in their signatures and profiles.

So, if you're new and you sign up but aren't able to post right away, this is what's up with that. It helps to put as much information as you see fit in your profile, it makes it easier to spot the posers.

We usually get right on it and so far to my knowledge we haven't had a problem with spammers since we started doing this.

Ken
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