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« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2013, 14:47 »
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Feed the squirrel, and you will believe ...
http://www.symbiostock.com/wp-login.php


It does not work when logging into (my) site though - as Philens mentioned it does not work when you first try, only when you get a second sort of error screen


« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2013, 20:11 »
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Feed the squirrel, and you will believe ...
http://www.symbiostock.com/wp-login.php


what is the worry about spammers when you have a 2 step register process that requires a valid email?

i'm also concerned about users who just want to buy a picture -- why do we have to require them ti register?  many people are suspicious of such routines

« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2013, 20:16 »
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Feed the squirrel, and you will believe ...
http://www.symbiostock.com/wp-login.php


what is the worry about spammers when you have a 2 step register process that requires a valid email?

i'm also concerned about users who just want to buy a picture -- why do we have to require them ti register?  many people are suspicious of such routines


You are correct...so how did the spammer register on my site? I never sent them (it, her, him, whatever) an email.

RacePhoto

« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2013, 11:18 »
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Feed the squirrel, and you will believe ...
http://www.symbiostock.com/wp-login.php


Or put catsup on the fries or syrup on the waffles (whatever) It works fine for me and I have all kinds of things blocked on FF.

Where do I get that security plugin? Simple and it works. Next I'll want to add my own, like put the golf ball in the cup?  :)

« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2013, 11:20 »
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The one I have on my site is sweet captcha but I will not be keeping in for, in spite of the blurb it does not work with android

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2013, 12:02 »
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It doesn't work from my PC with chrome either....

Steve

« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2013, 13:22 »
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It doesn't work from my PC with chrome either....

Steve


I couldnt get it to work on my site. The login and register sometimes worked, it didnt work at all in the contact page they provide. I wish it were reliable because i really like it.

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2013, 11:38 »
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Even though I use the SI Captcha plugin, I've noticed I'm getting a couple of registrations a day - almost all of them are probably false - they have strange user names and more recently they have aol email addresses.

Two questions - are others getting this (and if not, what protection plugin do you use?). Any idea what the benefit of someone signing up to an account is believed to be? I guess they can post comments without a captcha each time (although I don't have comments available.)

Can they do any other mischief?

Steve

« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2013, 13:00 »
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Even though I use the SI Captcha plugin, I've noticed I'm getting a couple of registrations a day - almost all of them are probably false - they have strange user names and more recently they have aol email addresses.

Two questions - are others getting this (and if not, what protection plugin do you use?). Any idea what the benefit of someone signing up to an account is believed to be? I guess they can post comments without a captcha each time (although I don't have comments available.)

Can they do any other mischief?

Steve
I've not received any spam registrations -- earlier I was getting spam comments but once I changed to 'comments only from registered users' that stopped.

it seems to cycle -- on my other websites I get occ'l spam responses where I get dozens of replies to buyit now selections for maps - none of which are legit.  cant decide whether it's a bot or just some person who thinks they'll singlehandedly overwhelm my website

« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2013, 15:00 »
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Even though I use the SI Captcha plugin, I've noticed I'm getting a couple of registrations a day - almost all of them are probably false - they have strange user names and more recently they have aol email addresses.

Two questions - are others getting this (and if not, what protection plugin do you use?). Any idea what the benefit of someone signing up to an account is believed to be? I guess they can post comments without a captcha each time (although I don't have comments available.)

Can they do any other mischief?

Steve

I have gotten one. I am waiting to see how big of an issue it is before adding another layer of security.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2013, 15:03 by cclapper »

« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2013, 17:10 »
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Even though I use the SI Captcha plugin, I've noticed I'm getting a couple of registrations a day - almost all of them are probably false - they have strange user names and more recently they have aol email addresses.

Two questions - are others getting this (and if not, what protection plugin do you use?). Any idea what the benefit of someone signing up to an account is believed to be? I guess they can post comments without a captcha each time (although I don't have comments available.)

Can they do any other mischief?

Steve

I have gotten one. I am waiting to see how big of an issue it is before adding another layer of security.

No more spam registrations after install SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam plugin.

« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2013, 17:45 »
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No more spam registrations after install SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam plugin.

We're using SI Captcha, had 7 yesterday, 2 so far today.

« Reply #37 on: April 27, 2013, 20:34 »
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No more spam registrations after install SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam plugin.

We're using SI Captcha, had 7 yesterday, 2 so far today.

My site is not popular.  :'(

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #38 on: April 27, 2013, 22:06 »
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Keep those spam registrations man!

It was funny - when I launched Symbiostock.com I was literally (not even joking) getting 20/hour. Quite a phenomen for a site which was getting very little traffic.

Maybe you can re-spam them? Make some nice spam images and market them to spammers?

farbled

« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2013, 15:34 »
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Keep those spam registrations man!

It was funny - when I launched Symbiostock.com I was literally (not even joking) getting 20/hour. Quite a phenomen for a site which was getting very little traffic.

Maybe you can re-spam them? Make some nice spam images and market them to spammers?

I get a couple here and there. Meaning I get an email saying someone registered. However they don't appear in my site's backend. Anyone else have that?

« Reply #40 on: April 29, 2013, 19:38 »
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Keep those spam registrations man!

It was funny - when I launched Symbiostock.com I was literally (not even joking) getting 20/hour. Quite a phenomen for a site which was getting very little traffic.

Maybe you can re-spam them? Make some nice spam images and market them to spammers?

I get a couple here and there. Meaning I get an email saying someone registered. However they don't appear in my site's backend. Anyone else have that?

No, the only one I've had so far showed up in All Users.

« Reply #41 on: April 30, 2013, 08:45 »
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I don't want to make it difficult for people to register, which is why I have set up my site to use a facebook registration if they want.

Not sure if and how well it works...not even spammers are registering at my site.... :(

Glenn

farbled

« Reply #42 on: April 30, 2013, 09:47 »
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Hmm, I know one of mine is legitimate after a quick search, however it still doesn't show up in my user list. I hope I'm not losing a potential customer. Can someone do me a favour and register on my site and let me know if they have any issues or leave a comment or something?
http://photominingstock.com/earth/

« Reply #43 on: April 30, 2013, 10:02 »
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Registered and commented, no issues at my end, all went smoothly

farbled

« Reply #44 on: April 30, 2013, 10:11 »
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Registered and commented, no issues at my end, all went smoothly

Thanks! And I saw both the user and comment. Yippee! So it works properly.

BTW, if anyone wants to test sales, just upload a throwaway image and set the price for 10 cents or so, I'll buy it (I have a seperate test paypal account) and let you know if it runs smoothly. Just shoot me an email or PM. If anyone wants to try mine on either site, the image is under search "test" one is a boat, one is a tree. :)

« Reply #45 on: April 30, 2013, 10:48 »
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Not going to test that for you - would probably cost more in conversion fees than anything else :)

farbled

« Reply #46 on: April 30, 2013, 11:04 »
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Not going to test that for you - would probably cost more in conversion fees than anything else :)

Fair enough. :) The offer is there though.

« Reply #47 on: April 30, 2013, 11:19 »
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Registered and commented, no issues at my end, all went smoothly

Thanks! And I saw both the user and comment. Yippee! So it works properly.

BTW, if anyone wants to test sales, just upload a throwaway image and set the price for 10 cents or so, I'll buy it (I have a seperate test paypal account) and let you know if it runs smoothly. Just shoot me an email or PM. If anyone wants to try mine on either site, the image is under search "test" one is a boat, one is a tree. :)


I had issues. I used two different emails and two different usernames and got this both times:
ERROR This username is already registered
ERROR This email is already registered
ERROR unreadable CAPTCHA token file


I know I entered the Captcha correctly. I've gotten two emails, one for each name I registered, with passwords. And I was able to login using the pw supplied. I created username supportCL. Something is wrong, but the registration goes through. Maybe the captcha is hosing it up?

farbled

« Reply #48 on: April 30, 2013, 11:24 »
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Registered and commented, no issues at my end, all went smoothly

Thanks! And I saw both the user and comment. Yippee! So it works properly.

BTW, if anyone wants to test sales, just upload a throwaway image and set the price for 10 cents or so, I'll buy it (I have a seperate test paypal account) and let you know if it runs smoothly. Just shoot me an email or PM. If anyone wants to try mine on either site, the image is under search "test" one is a boat, one is a tree. :)


I had issues. I used two different emails and two different usernames and got this both times:
ERROR This username is already registered
ERROR This email is already registered
ERROR unreadable CAPTCHA token file


I know I entered the Captcha correctly. I've gotten two emails, one for each name I registered, with passwords. And I was able to login using the pw supplied. I created username supportCL. Something is wrong, but the registration goes through. Maybe the captcha is hosing it up?

Maybe, I got both registrations in the backend though. I'll take down the catchpa and see what happens.

« Reply #49 on: April 30, 2013, 17:03 »
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If you delete me, I can try it again.


 

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