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  1. #51
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    Yeah - that's fine. We should be able to change the description text.

    On confirmed being mandatory - I have seen some cases where an obviously real user (based on username/ description being background based) didn't have a confirmed email address. There can be lots of reasons that can happen - so I'd rather not make that mandatory.

    A also agree that the spam registrations come in "waves" and things were really heavy in November-early December. Who knows? Fingers crossed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigred View Post
    On confirmed being mandatory - I have seen some cases where an obviously real user (based on username/ description being background based) didn't have a confirmed email address. There can be lots of reasons that can happen - so I'd rather not make that mandatory.
    Yeah same experience here. The Spam Filters does not like the Lexicanum mail.

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    Update guys,

    I just gave the registration updates to the programmer. I will advise when he finishes them.

    1) removing the "other info" field entirely
    2) adding the "biography" field back in with the default 50 word minimum

    This will give us a mandatory writing sample from each registrant.

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    Done, all wikis updated:

    1) removed the "other info" field entirely (there is no way in mediawiki to make filling it out mandatory)
    2) adding the "biography" field back in with a 10 word minimum. It's short as people used to complain about the old 50 word one, but IS mandatory, and enough to give the admins something to go off of. It will be easy to spot legitimate applicants now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigred View Post
    Done, all wikis updated:

    1) removed the "other info" field entirely (there is no way in mediawiki to make filling it out mandatory)
    2) adding the "biography" field back in with a 10 word minimum. It's short as people used to complain about the old 50 word one, but IS mandatory, and enough to give the admins something to go off of. It will be easy to spot legitimate applicants now.
    Putting the minimum at 10 words might be for the best really. I hope that it doesn't hurt newcomers when the split happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigred View Post
    Done, all wikis updated:

    1) removed the "other info" field entirely (there is no way in mediawiki to make filling it out mandatory)
    2) adding the "biography" field back in with a 10 word minimum. It's short as people used to complain about the old 50 word one, but IS mandatory, and enough to give the admins something to go off of. It will be easy to spot legitimate applicants now.
    Sounds good. And THANKS! I have not (yet) seen it myself in action, but from checking the logs it seems there was only one account request since the implementation that got through (and which was rejected by you, Bigred), so I assume it does its job

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    So far works like a charm to me

 

 
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