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Offline Erica McPhee

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Answering security questions for new members
« on: November 22, 2014, 05:54:32 PM »
Recently I had a complaint regarding the number of times security questions must be answered to post for new members. In light of this, I reviewed the policy and reduced the number of posts necessary before the security questions are removed. Coincidently, we had the first spam we have had in months within just a few hours.

So, my apologies to all new members but the increased security questions have been put back in place. I know it is a cumbersome  inconvenience but it is a temporary one and this measure helps keep our forum safe. It won't completely eliminate spammers but it does discourage them.
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Re: Answering security questions for new members
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2014, 07:58:16 PM »
thank you erica for creating and maintaining our safe and happy little nook here!

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Re: Answering security questions for new members
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2014, 08:40:25 PM »
It's nice not to have spammers in here!

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Re: Answering security questions for new members
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2014, 03:05:41 AM »
thank you erica for creating and maintaining our safe and happy little nook here!
I approve :)
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Re: Answering security questions for new members
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2014, 11:03:00 AM »
While its slighly annoying to answer the questions each time it isn't much to ask to keep spam off of here.  It is also nice to know that the questions will go away eventually  :)
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Re: Answering security questions for new members
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2014, 10:07:27 PM »
Oh heyy they do go away after a while of posting  :) I thought the security questions were in place for good, and I was fine with that! It's a perfectly reasonable little inconvenience especially if its just for the first few initial posts

There was one question I kept fumbling...

forum: "calligraphy means the art of beautiful -------"
me: "letters!"
forum: incorrect answer
me: damnit! "-------"?

every time!
« Last Edit: November 27, 2014, 06:19:40 PM by Erica McPhee »

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Re: Answering security questions for new members
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2014, 10:40:25 PM »
Funny, I thought the same at first. But they will go away.

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Re: Answering security questions for new members
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2014, 06:21:48 PM »
LOL ... they're only security questions if you don't give out the answers. I know they are easy to look up but that is the deterrent - having to take the time to look them up. Let's not make it easier for the spammers.  ;)
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Re: Answering security questions for new members
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2014, 07:51:56 PM »
Hee hee, I had the same experience as Karina!  Have been quite proud of myself when I don't have to google the right answers.  ;D

Whatever keeps the spammers and trolls away is a *good thing*.

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Re: Answering security questions for new members
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2014, 09:22:01 PM »
I just can't imagine complaining about this amazing treasure trove of calligraphy awesomeness! I was too busy having my mind blown by the most incredible learning resource, with the kindest and most helpful people, all for free, during the first few posts that I couldn't think about anything else. Answering a few questions were a big ol' NBD for me.

Thank you for all that you do, Erica!
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Re: Answering security questions for new members
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2014, 10:07:36 PM »
Thank you Meredith!  ;)  ;D
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Re: Answering security questions for new members
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2014, 09:17:46 PM »
oh man, why have the spams invaded are beautiful little world  :'(
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Re: Answering security questions for new members
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2014, 09:34:48 PM »
We had a spam attack today...I wasn't on yesterday or today because I have a shoulder injury. But I'm on it now!  :)
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Re: Answering security questions for new members
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2014, 09:46:33 PM »
erica!  i hope you're all right. please take care.  i just thought the spams doubled their effort this weekend haha
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Re: Answering security questions for new members
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2015, 05:17:48 PM »
What's amusing to me is that until I read this post, I had actually forgotten that I used to have to answer security questions!  LOL!!   ;D
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