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Re: [CPdB] Account now required to view

Post by hunthunt » 2 years ago

Latest post of the previous page:

Oh sorry, I received the confirmation email in my Spam folder in Gmail.

thanks anyway ;)

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Since some prick has decided to spam the shit out of the CPdB Registration process causing hundreds of accounts to be created in one day, I have disabled registration until further notice. Well done, my friend :thumbsup:
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There are some lowlife dickheads about.

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Post by Motorsportrace » 2 years ago

PTRACER wrote: ↑
2 years ago
Since some prick has decided to spam the shit out of the CPdB Registration process causing hundreds of accounts to be created in one day, I have disabled registration until further notice. Well done, my friend :thumbsup:
I was wondering...
What if someone hacks ourout database and deletes all the images/entries/etc?
You never know...
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Post by Sedre » 2 years ago

Well, it turned out to be easier than you can imagine with these hundreds of accounts: https://www.reddit.com/r/formula1/comme ... after_his/

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Post by Rombom » 2 years ago

I don’t think it’s spam but reddit r/formula1 has found out about this forum πŸ˜‚

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Everso Biggyballies wrote: ↑
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There are some lowlife dickheads about.
Apologies.... I appear to have jumped the gun.@PTRACER or @kalswant to delete this and my original post.

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Post by Motorsportrace » 2 years ago

PTRACER wrote: ↑
2 years ago
Since some prick has decided to spam the shit out of the CPdB Registration process causing hundreds of accounts to be created in one day, I have disabled registration until further notice. Well done, my friend :thumbsup:
Thinking about this... isn't that what we wanted? :mrgreen:
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Post by PTRACER » 2 years ago

Motorsportrace wrote: ↑
2 years ago
PTRACER wrote: ↑
2 years ago
Since some prick has decided to spam the shit out of the CPdB Registration process causing hundreds of accounts to be created in one day, I have disabled registration until further notice. Well done, my friend :thumbsup:
Thinking about this... isn't that what we wanted? :mrgreen:
Well I didn't imagine it was real people, I thought it was all spam bots. Anyway, the server can't handle that many registrations all in one go I don't think, almost all registration emails were bouncing back with "Email address can't be reached"
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Post by Motorsportrace » 2 years ago

PTRACER wrote: ↑
2 years ago
Motorsportrace wrote: ↑
2 years ago
PTRACER wrote: ↑
2 years ago
Since some prick has decided to spam the shit out of the CPdB Registration process causing hundreds of accounts to be created in one day, I have disabled registration until further notice. Well done, my friend :thumbsup:
Thinking about this... isn't that what we wanted? :mrgreen:
Well I didn't imagine it was real people, I thought it was all spam bots. Anyway, the server can't handle that many registrations all in one go I don't think, almost all registration emails were bouncing back with "Email address can't be reached"
I understand.
What should we do?
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Post by PTRACER » 2 years ago

Motorsportrace wrote: ↑
2 years ago
PTRACER wrote: ↑
2 years ago
Motorsportrace wrote: ↑
2 years ago
PTRACER wrote: ↑
2 years ago
Since some prick has decided to spam the shit out of the CPdB Registration process causing hundreds of accounts to be created in one day, I have disabled registration until further notice. Well done, my friend :thumbsup:
Thinking about this... isn't that what we wanted? :mrgreen:
Well I didn't imagine it was real people, I thought it was all spam bots. Anyway, the server can't handle that many registrations all in one go I don't think, almost all registration emails were bouncing back with "Email address can't be reached"
I understand.
What should we do?
Not sure, I disabled registration for the time being. We have lots of 'real' spam accounts joining us now - people who probably don't intend to use the forum, who think it'll get them access to the CPdB (it won't! :wink: ).

(Or perhaps I should just allow 'free' access to the CPdB again :suspicious: )
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Post by Motorsportrace » 2 years ago

PTRACER wrote: ↑
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Not sure, I disabled registration for the time being. We have lots of 'real' spam accounts joining us now - people who probably don't intend to use the forum, who think it'll get them access to the CPdB (it won't! :wink: ).
That's a good thing. :mrgreen:
PTRACER wrote: ↑
2 years ago
(Or perhaps I should just allow 'free' access to the CPdB again :suspicious: )
I was thinking the same...
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Post by Sen » 2 years ago

Oh, well, that's sad. I had been using the database last year, then found out about it again. The news of the registrations being disabled was a surprise. I assume there is no current plans of allowing it back, due to server stress?
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Post by PTRACER » 2 years ago

Sen wrote: ↑
2 years ago
Oh, well, that's sad. I had been using the database last year, then found out about it again. The news of the registrations being disabled was a surprise. I assume there is no current plans of allowing it back, due to server stress?
As suggested above, I may just make the database completely public shortly - no user accounts required. The email server can't handle the number of registrations we're having. Does anyone disagree?

EDIT: Furthermore, the Crash Photos section is also available to all and it has considerably more photos than our database right now:
viewforum.php?f=26
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Post by beardedboob » 2 years ago

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Users will now need to register/login in order to browse the Crash Photos Database.

You can register here: http://www.the-fastlane.co.uk/cpdb/register.php
This link gives an error. Registered and activated account via forumpage, but still can't access de CPdB. Says "Invalid login".

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Post by hollie3sa » 2 years ago

PTRACER wrote: ↑
2 years ago
Sen wrote: ↑
2 years ago
Oh, well, that's sad. I had been using the database last year, then found out about it again. The news of the registrations being disabled was a surprise. I assume there is no current plans of allowing it back, due to server stress?
As suggested above, I may just make the database completely public shortly - no user accounts required. The email server can't handle the number of registrations we're having. Does anyone disagree?

EDIT: Furthermore, the Crash Photos section is also available to all and it has considerably more photos than our database right now:
viewforum.php?f=26
I liked your initial idea behind the login-necessity.

But judging by the many registrations over the last 24/48 hours, I'm assuming we're gonna end up with a large number of "dead" accounts that solely follow the purpose of leeching photos without contributing anything to the forum.

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