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    spammers

    I'll be monitoring spammers and perhaps changing the registration process a bit to make it harder for spammers to register.

    I changed from question/answer verification to CAPTCHA and CAPTCHA is perhaps even worse.

    Anyway, moderators you can ban users by clicking 'Mod' at the very very bottom right of the page and then go into the ban section.

    Another way to enter the mod screen is to click a username on any post and then 'View Profile' and then click the edit icon which looks like a pencil. Although right now mods don't have permission to change the profile (I think I add that soon) but the ban section is there.
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    If captcha doesn't work, try using a moderator approval process or time limit before new posts are allowed for all newly registered members.
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    man that is bad
    well I guess the camaro is staying good project for my kid.

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    ok, so the captcha was a fail.

    I changed the registration question to "What is the name of the U of I mascot" . Herky . I think that will be hard for spammers but easy for Iowans. What do you guys think?
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    Seems good enough. I guess only time will tell.
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    i think almost anyone registering would be able to figure out Herky; and if for some reason they cant, i'm sure a 20 second google search will get it done for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DustinsDuster View Post
    i think almost anyone registering would be able to figure out Herky; and if for some reason they cant, i'm sure a 20 second google search will get it done for them.
    I was thinking the same thing...
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    We've had no spammers since I changed the question to that
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