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Darth Arkas

RC-1138
Joined
Jul 24, 2004
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New registrations have been turned off for security reasons. We have reason to suspect a DDOS attack was made on us, and until we clear it up, new members will need to contact an administrator (myself, Legend Saber, Grave Wisdom, Diabolikal Rapture) in order to have an account created.

Unless it's important or relevant, please do not reply to this thread. I'll delete the post.
 

Omni

<b><font size=4><font color=171717>Sola Fide
Joined
Aug 30, 2006
Messages
1,217
Why were registrations turned off to prevent a DDOS attack? I don't see how that would stop them from doing it.
 

Diabolikal Rapture

MPAA's Nightmare
Joined
Apr 8, 2005
Messages
2,875
Because the DDOS attack was in the form of registrations. They were trying to create so many accounts that it messed with the server, so turning off registrations is the only thing they could do to stop the attack.
 

Omni

<b><font size=4><font color=171717>Sola Fide
Joined
Aug 30, 2006
Messages
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If you install the mod that requires them to answer a randomly generated question, it should be impossible for them to register. I'm guessing whatever you've got now doesn't stop them, but adding to it probably would.
 

Diabolikal Rapture

MPAA's Nightmare
Joined
Apr 8, 2005
Messages
2,875
We already have a thread about installing captcha images on the registrations in the staff board. :D We're working on it.
 

Darth Arkas

RC-1138
Joined
Jul 24, 2004
Messages
2,494
Update:

Registrations are back online. We'll see how things pan out, and adapt accordingly. I'm guessing we're stopping the bots we don't want here, so I doubt we'll have anymoar problems.
 
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