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NateR 01-24-2009 03:33 AM

Moderation of ALL new members
The spammers seem to be getting through a little too easily right now, so I've reluctantly had to adjust the forum settings a bit. Now when someone registers, their first posts will go into a moderation queue to be reviewed by an Administrator before they appear on the boards.

The way it worked initially was that there were Guests and then Registered Users. To slow down the spammers, we chose to enable email verifications of all new accounts. So that created a third group called Members Awaiting Email Validation. Well many of the spammers are managing to get through that process and post graphic porn images on the forums before they are caught. So now everyone who signs up from this point on with be put into a fourth group, Users Awaiting Moderation. Which is the next step after email validation.

This means that someone will have to review the details of their account and manually approve them before they will be allowed to post. I didn't want to do this with the forums just starting back up again, but the few spammers have ruined it for the rest of us.

Many people will get approved without having to do anything because I will recognize them from the previous forums; but it's just one more step in the registration process. So I just ask that new members please be patient, if you can't post right away. I make it a point to check the forums every few hours, so you shouldn't have to wait too long, but if it seems that too much time is passing, then email me at and let me know who you are and your username so I can approve your account.

MattHughesRocks 01-24-2009 03:38 AM


jignpig 01-24-2009 03:53 AM

sad that people have to riun it for the true hughes fans.

Bonnie 01-24-2009 04:21 AM

Sorry, y'all have to go through this extra stuff, Nate, after all the hard work you've put in these past couple of weeks, but...

Kick'em to the curb! :punch:

keep'n it clean in MATT'S HOUSE!!! :spin:

VCURamFan 01-24-2009 07:39 AM

Man, like you need another thing on your plate now, Nate! Thanks for being willing to do what's necessary!

adamt 01-24-2009 01:53 PM

i've never seen anything that needed to be deleted so you must really keep on top of things, so i think that is in need of a thnaks and good job.........



Primadawn 01-24-2009 03:14 PM

Geez Louise! What is WRONG with people???

Thanks for all your hard work Nate--sorry you have to do this!

Preach 01-24-2009 03:29 PM

I hate Spam

kyle 01-24-2009 06:20 PM


Your doing an awesome job

Llamafighter 01-24-2009 07:18 PM

Let me know if I can help ya out in any way, Nate! You got enough to take care of.

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