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Lots of accounts deleted

April 25, 2008

I just deleted over a hundred ‘Pending Accounts’ and some current accounts which appeared to be from spam domains.  However, my mouse hand is not steady and it is not always easy to tell,  so if I accidentally deleted your legitimate account, please accept my abject apology and re-create your account.  Thanks!

By the way, registering an account is like a VIP card when you make comments – log in and you don’t have to wrestle with that “captcha” thing.  The other advantage of registering is that your blog URL is embedded in your nickname, which elevates your Google ranking!  I do not use the account information for any other purpose and your email does not display on the page.

UPDATE: I just found out that the ExpressionEngine system sent out a nastygram with the non-approval.  I didn’t know it would do that, but thanks to one of my accidental deletions for letting me know.  I just found that template and changed it to something nicer (and inviting correction) but my apologies to anyone who received one from the EE system.

Categories: Blogging, Geeky
  1. April 27, 2008 at 08:36 | #1

    I am not using accounts on my blog, but this reminds me that I need to comb through my blogroll. I recently realized I had links to a couple that disappeared into the ether long ago, and where there is smoke there is likely to be a lot of smoke.

    There is a problem I’ve been meaning to mention… If I compose a comment and then click Preview, it will not allow me to Submit, giving an error that I must enter the captcha thingy secret woid, which I had already done on the composition page and which does not exist on the Preview page. It’s a dead end…

  2. April 27, 2008 at 09:03 | #2

    Sorry about that – the last thing i want to do is make it more difficult for anyone to comment, especially those who take the care to “Preview”!

    You can skip the captcha by registering an account here.  I’ll take another crack at the templates and see if I can figure it out.

  3. April 27, 2008 at 10:11 | #3

    1. Here is a test comment to see if the captcha works in the preview screen.  I have edited the “Preview” template.

    I am not logged in so this should simulate the conditions of a non-member leaving a comment (I hope)

    2. Now looking at preview screen, noting that captcha does appear, though of course it is a different ‘word’ than before.  Entering word and clicking “submit”…

  4. April 27, 2008 at 10:12 | #4

    Would you please give it a try now Winston?  I think I have it fixed but won’t know until the attempt is made.  Thanks

  5. Lucas
    April 27, 2008 at 21:18 | #5

    I have been contacted by the nigerian prince of eductaion for the purpose of insisting that your help be obtained.  Please email me at princemagdef@nigerianspammers.com for more information.  Thankyou, Prince Magdef of Nigerian education

  6. April 29, 2008 at 04:47 | #6

    Yep, works as advertised now. Thanks…

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