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    User Registration DISABLED INDEFINITELY

    In the last 48 hours, we've had close to 300 spammers signing up.

    For that reason we will temporarily be suspending the online user registration, until further notice.

    For those who are interested in becoming a member, feel free to contact any of the staff, or the admins [AT] theoutpostforum.com, in which case we can still manually sign you up.



    ADMIN NOTICE 4 MARCH 2014

    USER REGISTRATIONS HAVE BEEN DISABLED INDEFINITELY.

    IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN, PLEASE SEND A MAIL TO ONE OF THE STAFF.
    An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it.
    - Jef Mallett

    Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
    - Charles Darwin

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    We installed all the latest security patches and hope that solves the problem with the spammers signing up.

    User registrations are possible again!
    An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it.
    - Jef Mallett

    Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
    - Charles Darwin

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    The database we are using to check whether an IP address or email address of somebody who signs up is registered as a spammer is offline at the moment.

    As a result, we were being inundated by spammers trying to sign up.
    (At present, we're at an average of close to 500 a day who are trying to sign up).

    We've temporarily disabled new registrations.
    An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it.
    - Jef Mallett

    Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
    - Charles Darwin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garuda View Post
    The database we are using to check whether an IP address or email address of somebody who signs up is registered as a spammer is offline at the moment.

    As a result, we were being inundated by spammers trying to sign up.
    (At present, we're at an average of close to 500 a day who are trying to sign up).

    We've temporarily disabled new registrations.
    As the database is back online, I'm opening registrations again, and see how it will go.
    An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it.
    - Jef Mallett

    Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
    - Charles Darwin

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    In the last 24 hours we had over 1 000 spammers who tried to sign up.

    Some minutes ago, we had over 100 simultaneous attempts to register!

    For that reason, we will temporarily be suspending the online user registration again, until further notice.

    For those who are interested in becoming a member, feel free to contact any of the staff, or the admins [AT] theoutpostforum.com, in which case we can still manually sign you up.
    An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it.
    - Jef Mallett

    Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
    - Charles Darwin

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    We're allowing user registration again, and will see how things evolve.
    An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it.
    - Jef Mallett

    Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
    - Charles Darwin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garuda View Post
    In the last 24 hours we had over 1 000 spammers who tried to sign up.

    Some minutes ago, we had over 100 simultaneous attempts to register!

    For that reason, we will temporarily be suspending the online user registration again, until further notice.

    For those who are interested in becoming a member, feel free to contact any of the staff, or the admins [AT] theoutpostforum.com, in which case we can still manually sign you up.
    History repeats itself...

    We are again experiencing over 100 simultaneous sign-up attempts by spammers.
    An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it.
    - Jef Mallett

    Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
    - Charles Darwin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garuda View Post
    For those who are interested in becoming a member, feel free to contact any of the staff, or the admins [AT] theoutpostforum.com, in which case we can still manually sign you up.
    Just a reminder that even with online user registration suspended, genuine signups are welcome and we will process your request as quickly as possible.

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    User registrations are possible again.
    An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it.
    - Jef Mallett

    Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
    - Charles Darwin

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    We are, again, experiencing an onslaught of spammers trying to sign up, with more than 150 simultaneous attempts at the moment.

    User registrations through the form have therefore been disabled again.

    Genuine sign-ups are of course welcome! You'll find our contact information on this page.
    An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it.
    - Jef Mallett

    Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
    - Charles Darwin

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