Okay, steps are being taken. Once we figure out what they are and how to execute them, we’ll stop this sort of stuff in the future.
And, pending the outcome of last minute talks, it looks like we might require registration to post and a valid email for the registration of new accounts. So all you anonymous posters, start picking your pseudonyms and setting up your hotmail accounts!
Yeah, I don’t think the hotmail thing would work all that well. Other than on this board, I use my hotmail account to sign up for everything. Just makes it so that I don’t flood my own email address with potential spam.
We’re fumbling around with how to do this even now, but our thinking is that we still want it to be very easy to post anonymously or even under multiple accounts. We don’t want to discourage our regulars from their creative personas such as Mr. Koontz, Mr. Freeberg, and Mr. _K. So fake email accounts such as hotmail will be allowed.
Guys like foofighter will still be able to get in if they want to go through minimal trouble, but it’ll be easy to shut them down.
I don’t know how easy it’ll be since, when it comes to tech stuff like this, Mark and I is a couple of 'tards. Bear with us. Odds are you’ll all be locked out of the forum for hours at a time while we flip random switches to figure it out… :)