Working on Layout
I am now working on the layout. Specifically, creating a more clear difference between a site, group, and member page.
Sign up and site spam gone
In the last 24 hours, we have had over 3,000 sign ups from spam bots. However, they are not getting to the activation screen. So while they fill out the form for new membership and are sent an email to activate their account, the thing does not activate. I count this as a victory but will come back to figuring out how to prevent the sign up attempt later. For now, working on new menu and commenting system.
Problem with member site themes
There is a problem with the front page of member sites. I will work and fix this tonight.
Spam seems better…
Membership and site creation spam seem all addressed. We have not had one spam user or site creation in about 24 hours. Comment spam continues. The service we are using to address that problem says it takes about a week or two before it subsides. It takes that long for them to learn the pattern of a sites particular spammers. So fingers crossed.
Sites / Membership reset again
I have had to reset the site again, deleting all members and sites in the process. Evidently, google still likes this domain because the moment it was up and running, all the spam bots found us. In the course of an hour, we had over a thousand new users / sites which were all spam. This happened as I watched while i was installing anti spam measures. Kind of a funny thing.
FV system improvements
After much work, the framework of the sites appearance is set. You can now sign up, get a blog, start a blogging, and participate in the community forums / groups.
Update / Progress Report
Sign in, Sign out, Sign up seem to be working fine. Now working on the Lost Password feature.
Bad News – After hours of trying a work around, I have found it necessary to reset the database. I am afraid members will have to sign up again. If they started a blog, I am afraid they are lost.
Working on site big time tonight Nothing will…
Working on site big time tonight. Nothing will work for a bit, then it will kick ass.
Wiccan Blessings in Iowa House of Representatives
“We call this morning to god, goddess, universe, that which is greater than ourselves, to be with us here today.” – The prayer’s opening