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Postby John Smith » Sat 14 Dec 2013 11:52 am

Registration on this forum is currently closed.

We're really sorry about this, but we are currently seeing over 100 spammers register on the forum every day and make inappropriate posts; and we are spending far too much time having to deal with them.

I hope to be able to make registration open again soon, once I have strengthened the forum's defences. Of course, being a forum serving a vision-challenged community I can't just make the CAPTCHA pictures harder to read - the spambots will get in eventually, but the risk is that the KCers won't!

In the meantime, if you do need to register, please send me an email and I'll register you manually. (I'm not putting the link here or the spambots will find it, but my address is elsewhere on the site... the obvious clue is that you can get hold of me, the webmaster; and at the same domain as the web site (minus the www).)

All the best,

John
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Re: Registering to post on this forum

Postby space_cadet » Fri 10 Jan 2014 12:57 pm

Can you not include one of those question options on registration MOST other forums use ie "what is 2 + 5" just impliment it on the registration page, on forums I have run in the past it has rapidly and drastically reduced the spammers x
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Re: Registering to post on this forum

Postby John Smith » Sun 23 Feb 2014 8:23 pm

Thanks for the helpful CAPTCHA suggestion, Space_cadet.

In fact we had EXACTLY that system in place before we were completely overrun with spam.

Unfortunately, the spammers are incredibly sophisticated these days, and have pretty much infinite computing power (a.k.a. the human brain). It works like this. They try and register on a forum, and come up with a question, or a picture to decode, or some other CAPTCHA. They then capture that, and present that to a real human who is surfing for free porn. The human then solves the problem, and the spammers use their input to bypass our attempts at spam prevention.

I do have another card to play, and am working on that one now.,,
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Re: Registering to post on this forum

Postby anya » Wed 01 Apr 2015 9:11 pm

Hi john can u help me i think i am on members list i havw KC and if anybody would like to chat their wecome to contact me from anya

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Re: Registering to post on this forum

Postby Anne Klepacz » Thu 02 Apr 2015 8:22 am

Hi Anya and welcome!
You've successfully registered on our forums. The non-KC Chit-Chat forum is where people can chat about things other than KC. And if you'd like to post about your experience of KC, all you need to do is to create a new post on the Discussion Forum (or reply to a post that's already there). Look forward to hearing more from you.
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Re: Registering to post on this forum

Postby anya » Thu 02 Apr 2015 6:24 pm

Thankyou so much Anne,ive actually got here and thankyou for your messages ok kindness..love from anya

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Re: Registering to post on this forum

Postby fluffy385 » Tue 31 May 2016 9:17 pm

Hi team

Could i please register to post on this forum? It would be really helpful for me (KC for 17 years), to gain advice, hints and personal experiences of other people with KC

Thanks

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Re: Registering to post on this forum

Postby Anne Klepacz » Sat 04 Jun 2016 10:14 am

Hi Lesley and welcome!
You are now registered so you can post on any of the forums. The one that's most used by people is the General Discussion forum so post away!

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Re: Registering to post on this forum

Postby Johnson455 » Sun 02 Apr 2017 11:10 am

I finally registered and posted in general discussions I hope I won't be a bother


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