[EMS Discuss] New Linked Forums

Wed Mar 7 17:34:43 PST 2012


InEugene wrote:
> I think you will want to switch that. As it stands making an account 
> is unlocked and anyone can do create one in 30 seconds and have access...
Yes that is exactly the same as the mailing lists, and we haven't had a 
problem with them yet. In fact Rick decided that it was too hard to post 
to the board list so he opened it up to everyone.
> ...to the but all posts are moderated. What you will want to do is 
> make it so all new members have to be approved and posts are 
> unmoderated, otherwise someone will have to constantly be moderating 
> posts.
Yes, perhaps that will become a problem someday, maybe even soon. At 
that time we can easily switch. The forum uses Captcha so at least bots 
can't easily register, and the first N posts of a new user are 
moderated. Right now N is one, so we will probably have to bump that up.

I see someone made a FAKESPAMACCOUNT 
<http://forum.eugenemakerspace.com/index.php?t=usrinfo&id=26&> was that 
you? unfortunately those posts are still in the moderation queue... and 
now they're gone.
> When can you obfuscate the email addresses? You might want to pull 
> your forums back down until that can be done.

> On 3/7/2012 4:10 PM, Mr. Clif wrote:
>> Yes anyone can read the forums, but only registered users can post, 
>> which is the same for the mailing lists.
>> Only emails that came from quoted text in the lists are visible, but 
>> those can be obfuscated in the same way the forum archives are.
>>     Clif
>> You can
>>  wrote:
>>> I'm seeing a rather large problem with this. Correct me if I'm wrong 
>>> but it looks like anyone can access these forums. It also looks like 
>>> everyone's email address is visible here. I'm pretty sure this will 
>>> result in all of our email addresses being harvested for spam and 
>>> phishing attacks.
>>> - Nathan
>>> On 3/7/2012 8:53 AM, Clif Cox wrote:
>>>> Yes, :)
>>>> You log in to the forum using the lost password procedure
>>>> (just the first time) and navigate to the topic of interest.
>>>> Then you select the "Subscribe to topic" link at the top of
>>>> the page. You will probably also want to go to your member
>>>> profile to fine tune some other settings.
>>>> You can also pull down new topics from a forum in an RSS
>>>> feed, though I'm not sure you can just select messages in a
>>>> topic, eg:
>>>> http://forum.eugenemakerspace.com/feed.php?mode=t&l=1&n=10&frm=1&format=rss 
>>>>      Ciao!
>>>>      Clif
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