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Flynn Jun 17, 2011 04:19 PM

Everyone can read but only donors can post
 
Due to its high "pagerank" the forum has always been an attractive target for spammers, and it is only getting worse by the day.

Due to this write access on the forum is now limited to donors.

That means from now on you can only post if you are a donor. To become a donor donate 5 USD or more. See the donate page at http://forum.bytesforall.com/awcodin...payment&sid=ds (Scroll to the bottom of that page to see the various donor levels)



MANY non-donor questions have been answered here on the forum in the past. That should be proof enough that we are not greedy or something.

Also, there is already a lot of valuable information on the forum by now, and you can still READ without donating.

Flynn Jun 17, 2011 05:14 PM

Themeframe members get the additional usergroup "ThemeFrame Members" now.



There may be some temporary permission issues the new few days, which I will sort out as they occur

Jam Jun 17, 2011 07:28 PM

Good move Flynn.

KatyDigg Jun 19, 2011 06:59 AM

Excellent, thank you, Flynn.

Flynn Jun 21, 2011 06:49 AM

I postponed this change for a couple days until I am back from a journey.

It requires some potentially dangerous SQL queries and I am afraid my internet connection may get interruped in the middle of a SQL query.

Flynn Jun 21, 2011 06:33 PM

This should be active now.

Everyone can read


Only these users can POST:

Greenback Members (USD 5+ donation)
Gold Members (USD 20+ donation)
Diamond Members (USD 100+ donation)
ThemeFrame Members

mdmower Jun 22, 2011 10:08 AM

I foresee fewer bug reports, so problems may go unnoticed by web admins. Is there a chance you could set up an official bug tracker? Maybe Mantis, Bugzilla, or similar. It really would be nice to have a central location for feature requests and bug reports where viewers could see which issues are actively being worked on, and which are low priority.

soluvente Jun 30, 2011 05:56 AM

Thank you,
I'll upgrade my membership probably later ( Greenback currently)

regards,

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flynn (Post 68650)
This should be active now.

Everyone can read


Only these users can POST:

Greenback Members (USD 5+ donation)
Gold Members (USD 20+ donation)
Diamond Members (USD 100+ donation)
ThemeFrame Members


Flynn Aug 10, 2011 09:21 PM

The forum is open again for everyone

Looks like 99% of the spam bots are stopped now

I just put 9,000 accounts that most likely were bot accounts into a special user group that cannot do anything.

Tomorrow another few thousand accounts will be put there and then deleted after a while

Flynn Aug 10, 2011 10:35 PM

16,500 spammers are now in quarantine. Looks like we're getting rid of this after all

I will look into the remaining 3-5,000 tomorrow


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