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Block/Prevent new users from registering

  • Avatar of Mike Pratt
    Mike Pratt
    Participant

    @mikepratt

    In 7 moths and 500 users I am surprised I am just coming across this problem. I have some evil folks continually registering on my site using a *@mail.ru address. They even make it past re-Captcha. I tried adding “mail.ru” as a banned email domain on the Options section in Admin but no dice. Any ideas how to keep this dude from registering? His email bounces when BP tries to send a verification email. If it wasn’t for reCaptcha, I’d be sure it was just a bot but now I’m not sure.

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  • Avatar of Mike Pratt
    Mike Pratt
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    @mikepratt

    ipstenu – well thx for the suggestion. so far no go. What is see mr “mail.ru” dude doing is back door registering for the bbPress forum section. He then shows up as a new user in BP having bypassed the normal process. Looking for ban plugins for that if avail.

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    Mike Pratt
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    @mikepratt

    just noticed you commented on this thread:

    http://bbpress.org/forums/topic/howto-disable-registration

    Do I understand that it doesn’t prevent new users, it just prevents registering from the mysite/forums/registration.php process and still allows auto joining via the BP process?

    just noticed you commented on this thread:

    http://bbpress.org/forums/topic/howto-disable-registration

    Do I understand that it doesn’t prevent new users, it just prevents registering from the mysite/forums/registration.php process and still allows auto joining via the BP process?

    Sorry, I was away camping! Yes, that’s exactly what it does.

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    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    Simon’s plugin works great! Thanks for the link ipstenu!

    I admit, I use the htaccess redirect trick most of the time, since I have this ‘as few plugins as I can possibly use’ thing going on… But Yeah, Simon’s plugin rocks :)

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    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    What are you using in your bbPress .htaccess, ipstenu?

    I wouldn’t mind checking that out as well!

    In my forum’s .htaccess:

    Redirect /forums/register.php http://mysite.com/wpmu/wp-signup.php
    Redirect /forums/bb-reset-password.php http://mysite.com/wpmu/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword

    While I like the plugin, this forced registration stuff around to where I wanted it ‘seamlessly’. User was just plunked over without a choice.

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    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    Ahh okay gotcha, ipstenu! I thought you were using some elaborate .htaccess RewriteRules! ;)

    Might want to use “Redirect 301″ on those redirects!

    Thanks!

    Why reinvent the wheel when it rolls just fine on it’s own? ;) (And I do have 301s on mine, they got ‘et somehow when posting … o.O )

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