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Devine9 11-28-2011 01:16 PM

New Board Registrations Closed
It has been some time since my last post on this board, though Git has been doing a great job of daily moderation. This board is growing daily though with the growth in popularity, we're always constantly dealing with spam, and management of quality within the forums.

Effective about 5 minutes ago, we've decided to try closing new registrations for the board for the next 30 or so days to see how it goes. We may move to an invite only model, or some other hybrid, though we welcome your feedback.

The purpose of this move is to further increase the quality of content on this board for active members, and continue to provide a forum for exchange of information.

I think that temporarily closing new registrations will give us a good glimpse as to whether this is the right move or not.



yogi_saw 11-29-2011 06:56 AM

thankx admin i feel this is right move. Many peoples use rubbish language bad words and when banned register with different username.
Hopefully this wll stop them.

robin1044 11-29-2011 08:20 AM

I am a (selfish) member!
so it is welcome :)

Thank you and GIT and others for maintenance of this forum .

kjms 11-29-2011 10:48 AM

good decision , useless member & post it will be reduced.....

Git 11-29-2011 11:28 AM

To put it in perspective, up until yesterday there were over 12000 users who had not posted in over 2 years, most of who had never posted. We have had a large number of 'users' who join, post spam (which gets deleted) and sit there. We're better at banning those people within hours now but the number of spammers has got out of hand, so we need this break to catch our breath and decide on a better long term way of handling it.

Nobody wants the board to suffer and that will be forefront in any decisions made.


burhanuddinmna 12-01-2011 01:42 AM

good decision admin

Yeadhiri 12-01-2011 10:52 AM

good idea.. keep it up

kao 12-05-2011 06:37 AM

It's an interesting decision but I'm not sure it's the right one. New members were the ones asking interesting questions and exhibiting interesting problems. Af if there are no interesting problems, why would old members stay here? :)

I believe there are 2 problems with the board:
1) automated registrations + spam being sent later;
2) low quality of the new member posts;

To solve #1 you can add some custom fields/JavaScript/Captcha in the registration form, that would defeat 90+% of all spambots.

To solve #2 admins would have to be much more strict against posters that generate useless content.
Example A - repeated crack requests, absolutely no interest to learn:
Example B - trivial questions and/or irrelevant comments

My 2 cents,

Git 12-05-2011 09:01 AM

Much more strict? Are you serious?. You've pointed out 3 that I missed out of the thousands that get zapped. Were human I'm afraid.


kao 12-05-2011 09:45 AM

Yes, I'm serious. But that's only my opinion, based on my experience at Exelab and Wasm. :)

Registration at Exelab requires answering several questions about reversing and about board rules. As a consequence, total newbies and spambots are not able register.
Also they have subforum for newbie questions. Asking such questions outside of that subforum lead to immediate unpleasant consequences. The approach might seem a little radical at first but (in my opinion) that's the reason why they are not swamped with questions that can be answered in 1 minute using Google search.

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