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Shorten the Registration Process

PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 10:13 am
by srothkin
I think it would be easier/more convenient to have all the questions on one page instead of multiple pages.

Re: Shorten Registration Process

PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 10:27 pm
by CJ Greiner
Hi Steve,

You bring up a great point.

Due to the nature of the error checking we perform, some pages are not shown to a registrant depending on their answer provided on a previous page.

However: You're right... 6 pages may be too many.

We'll look at combining some of the information (Name/address/phone/etc.) onto one page where possible, and then perhaps show the optional pages after that if necessary...

I think we should be able to get it down to 3 or 4 pages max!

Re: Shorten the Registration Process

PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 7:08 pm
by hawkjl82
I just signed up and did not find the multiple pages to be annoying or time consuming. You probably could condense some of it however I think it is nice to have the separated areas....not so overwhelming!

Re: Shorten the Registration Process

PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:13 am
by Jumpin' Jeff
Obviously, it wasn't a long enough process to keep Smorseraigree & Fleemyduene
out. :2gunsfiring_v1:

Re: Shorten the Registration Process

PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:05 pm
by Dave Miller
Yeah, well, I try to keep on top of it.

Lately, the spammers post more than the active members. Oy....

Re: Shorten the Registration Process

PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:19 pm
by Jumpin' Jeff
Totally understand that Dave.

I ban more users than I accept at my forums before their first post simply because they don't follow policy when registering.

I still get a couple that do sneak through my net however.

Re: Shorten the Registration Process

PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:54 pm
by CJ Greiner
The registration process is only long for DJs wanting to be listed in the DJGold search engine.

I guess I need to make it harder for just anyone to access the forums. I've been deleting a lot of users and posts recently. It seems like it's the new cool thing for hackers to do...

:2gunsfiring_v1: :dizzy:

Re: Shorten the Registration Process

PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:01 am
by Dave Miller
CJ Greiner wrote:I've been deleting a lot of users and posts recently.
Me too.

Have you been monitoring the Moderator Logs? I've got a lot of recent deletions and a few banned users in there.

Note: You'll also see one banned IP, along with an un-ban the next day. I thought the IP address shown was the user's IP. It turned out to be MY IP. Yesterday, I couldn't access from work. LOL.

Re: Shorten the Registration Process

PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:22 pm
by CJ Greiner
Yes, I permanently delete users & their posts almost every day now. I use the "whois" ip lookup to see where the ip is originating from. If it's from overseas, I ban it. If it's from the USA, I just ban the user. I don't ban USA ip's because every time someone logs in, it's usually from a different ip, so if I ban a bad user one day, a good user could be blocked the next day. It's a pain... hopefully an upgrade that's coming for this board soon will help with some of the issues.

Re: Shorten the Registration Process

PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:13 am
by Dave Miller
Got it. OK. I'll leave the IP ban decisions up to you.

For what it's worth, at work, we have a static IP address. That's what when I tried to get on the next day, I got snagged by the ban.

Most people have dynamic IPs, so there's no easy fix, unless there's a Cookie solution. That's probably true for overseas too, but who cares? Go ahead and ban the guy's neighbors if they're from overseas. LOL.