New User Registration Enabled, Comms Issue & Site Updates

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New User Registration Enabled, Comms Issue & Site Updates

Postby John » Thu May 10, 2018 2:43 pm

New user registrations are now enabled. E-mail verification using a valid e-mail address is required to activate new accounts, if your activation e-mail does not arrive please check your spam folder and if you encounter any problems please feel free to Contact me.

The main antispam precaution on the forum was reCAPTCHA v1, this became mostly ineffective in early 2017 so an additional spam check was added in the background that checked new registration attempts against a known spammer database. Unfortunately this combination also eventually ended in failure and registration was disabled. reCAPTCHA v1 became depreciated and was fully deactivated by Google in March 2018, this week I have installed a modification to replace it with the I'm not a robot test - reCAPTCHA v2.

I have also been made aware of some difficulty in contacting me, this has now hopefully been resolved and the Contact page should now be working as normal. I've tracked down my old site backups and will be starting to populate the downloads..... if I don't get it done in time for the 20th Anniversary of the games release then someone can throw something heavy at me :D but the plan is to get it done in the next few weeks.

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