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the best way to kill the bots is to set the username registration filters to filter everything, so no one can register. if someone needs to get on, then just disable the filters and make the name FOR them. that's what we did with the pkmn project.

I gotsta wait for my host guy to get back to enable the website, and I'll do that...

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5/10? Escariot said hundreds. How do you stop the spambots anyway? Put up a password for accessing the signup page? I guess you could, in addition to authorization, could force whoever signs up to click an activation link in a confirmation e-mail, but then the server would be sending e-mails all over the place anyway. One way would be to stop the server from sending e-mails to people until they're authorized, and to have control panel for activating accounts. Rather than an e-mail sent to the administrator every time someone signs up, the admin could log in once every so often and check if any non-random people signed up and need authorization. Or, the admin could create the accounts. Each of these options require a little bit of programming though...

I wonder how OCR does it. This place must be a very popular target for bots of all kinds.

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You're also having spambot problems? I found 15 accounts awaiting authorization this morning. Sucks to run a project when that's where the time goes. How are they getting past the CAPTCHA?

Well, at least we don't get temporarily disabled.

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Well, there are spambots out there that are made to bypass phpbb2's default captcha, since it's just a grid kind of thing. And these forums are the ones that get the most publicity because the link is posted everywhere. And yes, Fishy is low-balling, but remember, it sends 4 emails for every account. One to me, one to Fishy, one to Audix, one to Pockets. In addition to the emails that I get that say "Undelivered Mail", the mail count easily reach 100 on a slow day.

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Everyone read the forums for an important/secret announcement.

Oh, and for the rest of ye:

At some point in the near future, we will be allowing auditions for all tracks not marked as finished if you want to challenge for it.

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Well, there are spambots out there that are made to bypass phpbb2's default captcha, since it's just a grid kind of thing. And these forums are the ones that get the most publicity because the link is posted everywhere. And yes, Fishy is low-balling, but remember, it sends 4 emails for every account. One to me, one to Fishy, one to Audix, one to Pockets. In addition to the emails that I get that say "Undelivered Mail", the mail count easily reach 100 on a slow day.

You're having problems with spam? So was I on a phpbb I have for a game project, until I got a better captcha. iirc this is the one:

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=473222

Since then I've gotten no more spam accounts.

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Ok, Theo, we listened to your tracks and your audition has been accepted. Just let us know what you want your name to be at the SM64 project forums and we'll sign you up.

In other project news, Fishy and I are now collabing on the Bowser Theme and I just put up an almost completed WIP.

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uh, so i want to sub my mix to the olr n64 compo this month.

thots?

From what I've seen in past projects, stuff that's accepted is kept private until the project is done and released. Considering there's a forum for all this that's meant solely for mixers which no one else can access, I can't imagine Fishy and them wanting the project's mixes being passed around for other things. If it's a song for the "extras" section, that might be different. But if it's the one you made for the main project song line up, then I'd wager the project leaders want it to be kept under wraps.

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Well, I would rather you didn't, but I can't really stop you, and I'm not gonna kick an awesome track from the project for it.

I've had a track to be posted for the pokemon project since end of 2006 and surprisingly haven't complained, despite tweek jumping ship in the meantime. :(

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