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Post by Bokssha on November 2nd 2013, 1:54 am

Hello...  
   Today people cant register on my forum.They get info that nick names are in use, or that pass is too simple,
    or that mail is not valid.
   Friend of my was trying for 20 min to register and after 1000 time he was able to.
   What is going on with it?

     Shocked

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Post by runawayhorses on November 2nd 2013, 2:54 am

You could try going to AP>>General>>Security>>

On that page find "Unauthorize subscriptions made with the most commonly used spam usernames." and tick the box to "No" and save your settings.

I know it is addressing usernames and not invalid emails or passwords, etc, but it could be the root of the problem. Its worked before for people who asked about that with similar registration problems. Try it and see if it works.

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Post by Bokssha on November 2nd 2013, 3:10 am

Thank you,I will try thatflower

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Post by Sanket on November 2nd 2013, 5:45 am

I would suggest you not to turn off that security feature as it can open a gateway for bots to register.

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Post by runawayhorses on November 2nd 2013, 11:03 am

@Bokssha wrote:Thank you,I will try that flower
You're welcome.

I've had that security feature turned off for the past 3 years and never once had a bot register. Its my strong opinion something is very wrong with that feature, and is malfunctioning in a very serious way that effects a major point of having a forum in the first place. It seems to cause unnecessary blocks of ligament people trying to join. Thats an opinion based on the fact when that feature is turned off it fixed registration problems that were unrelated to usernames they were choosing, in fact nothing was wrong with the info the people were entering.

Even if a bot registered tomorrow I would not turn the feature on, because the bot registrations would be too few and far between to ever warrant it. That features bad results outweigh the good in this case. Of course, that ratio can vary depending how popular your forum is, in my case maybe the bots aren't interested in my forum because its small and low-key, and clan based really, so the bots don't want to waste there time. lol
However my forum does have excellent SEO and the posts are all over the internet in search results, and the new topics get posted to facebook and twitter automatically, so perhaps a "spam-bot" would do well to hit my forum, but they never do. Even if they did the posts and the account would be deleted within hours.

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