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Post by izzynewman on December 9th 2012, 4:39 am

For some reason, every name that tries to register, they are notified that "that name has been taken" and there is only the admin there so far. But; if they register with a funny name (like tableleg for example) that isn't a real name, it will accept that one. But it won't accept something simple like Linda, Mary, Bill, etc. etc.

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Post by lustromlingmech on December 9th 2012, 4:53 am

This is very strange. Do you have any censored usernames?

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Post by izzynewman on December 9th 2012, 5:03 am

No, I just opened yesterday and I wanted my friend to be second to joining. I don't even have the categories set up yet. I just wanted to get her in. She registered under many tries, but had to use a stupid name, couldn't use her own.

I can't wrap my brain around this one as I have had many forums in the past and never seen anything like this.

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Post by lustromlingmech on December 9th 2012, 5:09 am

What version of your forum is this? And what is your link to your forum? I would like to try and see what's wrong. Oh wait, I know, it's punBB, right?

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Post by Sanket on December 9th 2012, 5:26 am

General>Forum>Security
Unauthorize subscriptions made with the most commonly used spam usernames. :No
Save.

Please note turning this off will open a gateway for bots to register spam accounts on your forum.
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Post by lustromlingmech on December 9th 2012, 5:36 am

When I first made my forum, that option wasn't set to no, it was set to yes. But my version was phpbb 2

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Post by izzynewman on December 9th 2012, 5:04 pm

Yes, it is punBB.

And I just looked there right now and I see a bot on there. Is that a good thing or a bad thing. I don't know what a bot is.

SanketI just followed your instructions and it worked. I am so happy. Thank you so much for your prompt reply. You are the greatest.

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Post by Base on December 9th 2012, 5:10 pm

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