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#1 gav240z

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 01:04 AM

Hi guys,
Ran some updates today to the latest version. I need to make some small updates like re-adding the link to users profiles to their image gallery.

Also looking into some anti-spam measures and modifications.

Finally I've also updated some cookie settings based on recent feedback and issues. You may need to login again as a result, but hopefully it will be improved from then on.

Please let me know if you notice any issues as a result of the latest update.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:17 AM

Slight update if you have any trouble with the forum or gallery, please try clearing cache and cookies.

To save me having to type out instructions for each browser, please follow the instructions here:
http://www.google.co...en&answer=32050

You may need to sign in again to the forum after clearing cache and cookies.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 11:41 PM

Well I might be speaking too soon, but looks like the recent change to sign up process has resulted in much less spam bots joining the site. I've not had to delete a single account yet. This doesn't mean it's fool proof, but it should prevent most automated attempts to sign up.

If they are manual attempts (by spammers) this will obviously be harder to prevent, but should be more easily dealt with.

We have had 3 new members in the last 3 days, all of which were genuine. Hooray!




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