Forum Registrations No Longer Self Serve…
In the past, the Furidion Games Forum has been a solid part of our community. In order to re-enable the freedom of communication that it once provided, we had set it up anew. We changed the software (from SMF to PHPBB) to give us new features that we wanted and kicked it off with a rather snazzy new front end look.
To date, however, there hasn’t been much traffic. But we haven’t yet really let anyone know that we’re back online, so I guess that is fair enough. However it isn’t the humans we are most concerned with. It’s the damn spambots. At last count, we seemed to have a bot population on the forum of 95 or so from a week’s worth of not deleting them. And just be glad you don’t see some of the crap they’re trying to post… 😮
The way we see it, we can dump the forum or lock it down to admin-only account creation (users being prevented from signing up by themselves). We don’t really want to remove the forum just yet (it’s still very useful and we love getting feedback from the community), so we’ll take the second option. Doing this will have some important ramifications for those who wish to sign up to the forum.
Anyone who wishes to sign up to the forum will need to email me (Gaterohnn) at [info at furidion-games dot com] to request an account on the forum. I’ll endeavour to set up your account as quickly as I can to get the conversation started. Make sure that you include your username and the email address that you wish to use to manage your account in the message body.
Apologies if this seems inconvenient. It’s far less frustrating than cleaning out 100+ spam accounts every week. 🙁