Qhimm.com Forums

Read this first! => Announcements and site development => Topic started by: EQ2Alyza on 2012-12-20 20:24:32

Title: New Users Can't Register
Post by: EQ2Alyza on 2012-12-20 20:24:32
I'm getting several reports on YT that when people try to register here, they are getting errors and it doesn't allow them. I don't know anymore specifics than this, but perhaps it has to do with the new filtering system from all the bot names we did a week or two ago? Let me know if anything can be done about this, and I'll relay the message to those trying to register.
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: sl1982 on 2012-12-22 17:50:07
Most likely their email or username has been flagged by the spam monitors we use. I would need more information about these users and what types of email addresses they are using to determine if I can do anything about it.
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: EQ2Alyza on 2012-12-22 18:45:10
Ok, thanks. I'll inform them and PM the emails to you once I hear back.
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: EQ2Alyza on 2012-12-26 19:08:31
I heard back from them. The emails used were @mail.com and @sailormoon.com addresses. Those are rather unorthodox, but they definitely aren't bots judging from the conversations we've held. Let me know what you think.
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: sl1982 on 2012-12-26 20:21:21
Yeah I cannot see any reason why they are being blocked. Have them try again and let me know what the error is, if anything.
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: EQ2Alyza on 2012-12-28 04:47:35
I am reporting another user who contacted me about an @home.nl address.
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: sl1982 on 2012-12-28 16:00:30
Perhaps you could give me a link to the thread?
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: EQ2Alyza on 2012-12-28 19:05:13
Well they can't register, so there is no thread  8) They message me on YT. I can PM you the messages if need be.
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: sl1982 on 2012-12-29 12:28:12
Please do
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: sl1982 on 2012-12-29 17:07:00
Well i dont know, i can see no reason why they would be blocked. Only suggestion is open up a gmail account or something and use that. I am not removing the spam blockers.
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: EQ2Alyza on 2012-12-29 17:50:21
Mkay, I'll let them know. Thanks for looking into it.
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: Dracconis69 on 2013-04-21 16:27:43
Just wanted to let you all know that for some reason the @yahoo.com email address is also being blocked it seem.  I have tried for almost a week to get registered waiting on the email to activate my account.  Not until I finally found this thread was I able to create an account, get registered, activate the account, and log in.
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: sen on 2013-05-18 17:26:11
The forgot password option email thing doesn't seem to work properly, im still logged in here on my pc luckily but when i tried logging in my phone on this site it seems i forgot the password so tried resetting it and the changing password email never seems to come i tried it twice now for the past days ah if im logged out here too im finished lol
Edit:
Oops silly me never mind it seems it was in my spam folderr xD
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: yoyow218 on 2013-06-21 02:26:03
Hello everyone, I am new member. Nice to meet you! My name is YOYO :-D

R4 (http://www.r4ifr.com/)R4 (http://www.r4r4.fr/)R4 3DS (http://www.r4i3d.fr/)
[/size]
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: Iros on 2013-07-11 17:58:07
Hi all,

Just registered today, and it seems that the captcha on the registration page is a bit broken - I couldn't view it at all (no image was displayed). Tried to refresh, and tried in a different browser, but didn't show up at all.

Luckily the audio 'listen to the letters' worked so I was able to complete the form, but it did seem like something wasn't working.
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: xLostWingx on 2013-07-11 21:29:30
Hi all,

Just registered today, and it seems that the captcha on the registration page is a bit broken - I couldn't view it at all (no image was displayed). Tried to refresh, and tried in a different browser, but didn't show up at all.

Luckily the audio 'listen to the letters' worked so I was able to complete the form, but it did seem like something wasn't working.

You guys see there are a few different people mentioning this?
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: sl1982 on 2013-07-12 21:02:09
Captcha is disabled for now until i can implement something that works. Added a few more verification questions to try and fool the spam bots.
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: RayofSpeed on 2013-07-25 15:49:00
It would be really cool if the registration page actually mentioned which e-mail providers would result in an automated banning of your IP. My tower now appears to be IP banned as I initially attempted to register with a mailinator address rather than my actual hotmail address (as I am not anticipating recieving more e-mails from this board), which is quite frustrating.
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: Template on 2013-07-25 16:20:28
Quote from: the mailinator site
Give out a Mailinator address any time you need an email address but don't want to get spammed!
Were you trying to intentionally keep from getting any mail from the forum? It looks suspicious to the system (which is probably constantly under attack from spamBOTS) and I'm guessing the mods can unban your IP if they get a PM about it. The twist is you have to spam the forum at least 5 times before you can make a PM.
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: RayofSpeed on 2013-07-25 16:35:47
It's not really an issue since I can just use my laptop. I use Mailinator for things I don't anticipate recieving e-mail from - mostly forums, as I've never seen a forum e-mail a user actual information (rather than e-mailing a notification). Since I don't want that clogging up my actual e-mail, it's handy to use mailinator, as I can just dip in for the activation e-mail and then ignore it entirely.
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: EQ2Alyza on 2013-07-27 18:40:50
Is registration currently disabled? I'm getting reports that attempting to register gives an error saying, "Sorry, registration is currently disabled." They tried with yahoo and hotmail accounts over several days with the same results.
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: sl1982 on 2013-07-27 19:23:43
Not as far as i am aware. I will check when i get home.

Sent from my SGH-I747M using Tapatalk 4 Beta

Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: sl1982 on 2013-07-28 21:46:08
Registration is not disabled.
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: zerotacg on 2013-08-11 20:18:59
yey finally on board, was getting the same issue :D
kudos to alyza for helping me out

a short introduction, I'm me :D, a coder and wanted to join qgears :)
I'm already coding on it, but mainly learning Ogre and catching up on stuff

thx again for the help in registration :)
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: EQ2Alyza on 2013-11-03 01:21:27
Is there really no way for us to figure out why visitors are still having issues registering? For several months now, I've received at least one message a week claiming it's disabled when visitors attempt to register. I don't mind sending private messages to admin with information to manually register them, but it's very round-a-about and timely to wait for responses.
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: Thisguyaresick2 on 2013-11-06 00:03:20
Is this problem still happening? I was trying to register for months, and only today I made it.
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: EQ2Alyza on 2013-11-06 01:22:43
Unfortunately  :|
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: sen on 2013-11-06 15:12:47
This forum is filled with problems :-X
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: Johnny_Doe on 2014-01-06 14:36:44
Guys, how can I reach administrators? Our programmer says he's been trying to register for a month but it's useless. He asked me to write here so that his problem could be solved.
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: sl1982 on 2014-01-08 19:14:53
PM me his desired username password and email and I will manually register him

Sent from my SM-N900W8 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: Erdrick The Hero on 2014-02-12 05:26:39
Sorry for the bump, but I'd like to point out that this is still an issue. I have been trying to register for 3 days, on two computers in different locations (in different, albeit neighboring, cities in fact) with different web browsers. I was only able to register today. I don't know if it makes a difference or not, but when I was finally able to register, I did so with my iPad using Chrome for iOS.
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: bluelion on 2014-02-12 14:45:52
The same happened to me, I tried for one week to register with different browsers on different devices, but no way. I used the DSL connection while I was trying to register. A few minutes ago I tried to register over the mobile web of my smart phone and it worked.

@ EQ2Alyza: If you read anytime the message on your youtube channel to register me manually, you can ignore it now.
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: sl1982 on 2014-02-14 01:11:39
Yeah i have no idea what is causing the problem. Also i dont have full access to the servers to see what is going on.
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: Qhimm on 2014-03-06 19:55:26
Anyone who has been having problems registering and getting a "registration is disabled" error has for some reason gotten flagged in BotScout.com (http://botscout.com/)'s spam database (either their email address, or more likely their IP).

Since this anti-spam service seems a bit over-eager, I've disabled these particular IP checks for now, but email addresses are still checked. If you still encounter this error, do check BotScout.com (http://botscout.com/) and if possible try to use a different email address that is not flagged there.

Sorry for the inconvenience of all this, but please do understand that spam bot nets are an absolute scourge these days for anyone running a site. There are hundreds of fake registration attempts per day that would completely flood the forums if they got through, and many of these bots are already clever enough to get past a lot of CAPTCHAs and similar "are you human" tests.
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: EQ2Alyza on 2014-03-07 02:17:16
/wave Qhimm

Thank you. I really appreciate the efforts :)
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2014-03-07 03:30:32
/wave Qhimm

/bow :P :P
Title: Thank you for fixing it
Post by: Sebanisu on 2014-03-10 00:20:34
I've tried to register for a couple weeks. I kept getting that error. I'm glad you figured out what it was.
Title: Re: New Users Can't Register
Post by: Melancholy on 2015-02-15 15:57:44
I have been trying to register for months, always getting the message that registration is disabled. I just assumed it was a closed forum (which would be weird). Finally I read in this topic that people were successfully registering on their phones, so I gave it a try on my iPhone and, well, here I am.

I've been following the Reunion translation topic for 2 years, and now I can finally post in it. ;D