SDL Forum Registration FAILS For New People - Please Fix!

Hi,

People are complaining in the IRC FreeNode channel that they can’t register on the SDL forums.
I tried this now and can confirm that is it currently NOT WORKING…

“Sorry, but only users granted special access can post topics in this forum.”

Can someone fix this?
Thanks!------------------------
JeZxLee
JessePalser <AT> GMail <DOT> com
16BitSoft Inc.
Video Game Design Studio
www.16BitSoft.com

I think Sam/Ryan have to approve people, because otherwise the forums get
spammed to shit.On Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 4:50 AM, JeZ-l-Lee < JessePalserMailingLists at gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

People are complaining in the IRC FreeNode channel that they can’t
register on the SDL forums.
I tried this now and can confirm that is it currently NOT WORKING…

“Sorry, but only users granted special access can post topics in this
forum.”

Can someone fix this?
Thanks!


JeZxLee
JessePalser GMail com
16BitSoft Inc.
Video Game Design Studio
www.16BitSoft.com


SDL mailing list
SDL at lists.libsdl.org
http://lists.libsdl.org/listinfo.cgi/sdl-libsdl.org

Hi,

Well ok, I guess…
Forum software has come a long way over the last 10 years.
Would be great if they could make new forums?------------------------
JeZxLee
JessePalser <AT> GMail <DOT> com
16BitSoft Inc.
Video Game Design Studio
www.16BitSoft.com

That’s something you’d have to take up with Ryan or Sam. Personally, I was
just working with another community to upgrade from phpBB. There are two
great options available; MyBB and Vanilla Forums, both of which offer phpBB
migration scripts and have decent security records. But this isn’t just a
simple upgrade. There is some syncing of topics between the forums and
mailing lists that might be custom code or a plugin that isn’t available
everywhere. I also think there was recently (within the last 2 years) work
done on it, but I don’t know to what extent.

So, this is probably a good conversation to have, but in reality, the best
spam deterrent is manual intervention. Even with an upgrade and using
anti-spam plugins, someone has to occasionally go in and clean things up.
The problem here is most of the people in this community do not have that
sort of time to dedicate to an anti-spam war, which is why most of the
white-listing on the forums happens about once a month.

I contribute exclusively via the mailing list, so the forums really don’t
matter to me that much to me. That said, mailing lists are a bit of a
legacy platform, and there might be some value to upgrading. Some of the
issue is that we have a very large and content rich mailing list archive
spanning over two decades, so I don’t think anyone wants to completely
abandon it.

Anyway, that’s my two cents, maybe someone else has a different set of
opinions on it.On Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 7:37 PM, JeZ-l-Lee < JessePalserMailingLists at gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

Well ok, I guess…
Forum software has come a long way over the last 10 years.
Would be great if they could make new forums?


JeZxLee
JessePalser GMail com
16BitSoft Inc.
Video Game Design Studio
www.16BitSoft.com


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