Making it More Time Consuming to Create an Account.

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by aoxa, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I find there has been a lot of new spam accounts lately. Could there be a way to increase the effort it takes to create an account?

    I'm reporting all the spam threads... Hope this is okay. :/
  2. longlegz86

    longlegz86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2012
    Rutherfordton NC
    They need to have it where you have to enter a Captcha thing before signing up........To weed out the fakes
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    It's been a while since I created my account, so I don't recall the process. I would think this was a given!

    So annoying to see all these fake threads advertising rugby and asking for financial assistance.. :barnie
  4. longlegz86

    longlegz86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2012
    Rutherfordton NC
    LOL Ill take some of the second one myself LOL But yeah.. It gets old seeing spammers.
  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    We're working on a few things, but there are tradeoffs. Every block we put in place to stop spammers also stops legit users. You wouldn't think so, but it really does, so we tread lightly on this.

    Thanks very much for quickly reporting spammers!
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I'll continue to :) I do find it happens mostly on Fridays. I notice weird patterns like that :p
  7. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Just want to add my thanks for reporting the spam!
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I'm glad it's helpful :)

    I always catch it really close to when it is posted as well. :D Thanks for removing it after reported rather quickly!
  9. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

    Mar 4, 2009
    waterville , canada
    Speaking from a web developers point of view.... Adding captcahs is not all ways the best tng to do! I know personally I hate them, while there are some neat new ones coming out I would still not say that they are worth the trade offs. If some one could create a system that stopped spam 100% of the time they would be million airs

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