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xchris

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What is going on here?
« on: 2011.02.24, 11:15:42 »
Since a couple of minutes ago, I could not login anymore to this forum.
it seems my account was deleted, as I re-register again using the same username.

I am curious to be informed WHAT I did and you deleted my account.
I am not very happy about this kind of ban/deletion without any reason.

update:

as I see now, my old account was marked as 'guest' ....
ok, if you like to ban people without any reason... "congratulations"
« Last Edit: 2011.02.24, 11:20:07 by xchris »

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Re: What is going on here?
« Reply #1 on: 2011.02.24, 12:26:39 »
Hi xChris,

I can assure you that there was no intentional work carried out on your forum account!
We are experiencing a lot of attempts by spambots to exploit flaws in the Joomla/SMF-bridge (the forum integration component). In order to fix these vulnerabilities, the more savvy admins (I'm a n00b in that regard) are trying to shut down specific parts of the system that deal with authorization checks. I can't tell if/how that impacted your account because it *should* only affect new users signing up.
Of course, before going live with the changes, we did some tests to see if/how existing and new users will be impacted by the changes to the authorization and -sigh, sorry- everthing looked OK.

We apologize for any inconveniende and will further investigate what happened.
Let me assure you again that there was no intention behind this, we're really sorry!

FYI - in case you got locked out from the forum drop us an email at siteadmin /at\ os2world /dot\ com

Cheers,
Thomas
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By definition, there are already enough people to do that"
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Re: What is going on here?
« Reply #2 on: 2011.02.24, 14:39:31 »
Hi xChris.

I'm really sorry about this. We are having a lot of problems with spam bots that get created daily on the forum.

I had notified this procedure we where doing on Feb 8.
http://www.os2world.com/content/view/20538/81/

I'm sorry that your account got deleted by mistake.

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Re: What is going on here?
« Reply #3 on: 2011.02.24, 16:01:15 »
hi,

thank you for the replies.

Is it possible to link my old posts with my current account? (posted all as xchris).

Rgrds

Chris