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#1 2011-10-09 06:42 PM

ravi.k
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unable to register with mailing group

Hi,

I am unable to register my userid with this mailing group.
It is asking for "Your internet protocol address" when I leave
this blank or put my computers ip address it rejects.
Can any one tell me how can i register ?

Thanks in advance.

Ravi.k

#2 2011-10-10 12:13 PM

i3839
Oddministrator
From: Amsterdam
Registered: 2003-06-07
Posts: 2,230

Re: unable to register with mailing group

Your IP address is 117.192.21.244, what did you fill in?

It seems that too many new users don't know about NAT, which is very sad for a forum like this.

I'll remove that extra check, it seems to stop both bots as well as humans. :-(

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#3 2011-10-10 01:12 PM

ravi.k
Guest

Re: unable to register with mailing group

Thanks.
Could you please let me know how did you get this ip ?

Rgrd,
Ravi

#4 2011-10-10 02:06 PM

ravi.k
Guest

Re: unable to register with mailing group

Hi,

Issue still persists even after giving as 117.192.21.244
err says wrong ip.


thanks.

#5 2011-10-10 02:55 PM

i3839
Oddministrator
From: Amsterdam
Registered: 2003-06-07
Posts: 2,230

Re: unable to register with mailing group

Well, your IP is now 111.93.144.242, so it seems it's changing all the time.

I've changed the registration process to not ask for the IP address anymore,
so we should get a flood of new registrations again, both the good and the
bad.

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#6 2011-10-10 02:59 PM

ravi.k
Guest

Re: unable to register with mailing group

Thanks for the help.
My suggestion is to keep registration subject of approval if possible.

thanks once again.

#7 2011-10-10 03:07 PM

RobSeace
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From: Boston, MA
Registered: 2002-06-12
Posts: 3,829
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Re: unable to register with mailing group

It seems that too many new users don't know about NAT, which is very sad for a forum like this.

We could throw up a link to a site like WhatIsMyIP.com or similar...  If new users can't jump through that one hoop to register, then I'm not sure we need them...

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#8 2011-10-12 05:50 PM

i3839
Oddministrator
From: Amsterdam
Registered: 2003-06-07
Posts: 2,230

Re: unable to register with mailing group

Well, I just removed the IP check. There are too many people paid to register manually
that it didn't stop the ad-accounts much anyway.

I'm going to remove the link to the userlist on the front page for non-members,
and will more actively delete accounts with zero posts. It's just one SQL query
away anyway (which I made bit lost).

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