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new users can't register, login required to access register mode

Post by Memblers » Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:51 am

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What version of phpBB are you using? phpBB 3.0.10
What is your board's URL? http://forums.nesdev.com/
Who do you host your board with? private server
How did you install your board? Someone else installed my board for me
What is the most recent action performed on your board? Fresh Install
Is registration required to reproduce this issue? No
Do you have any MODs installed? Yes
Do you have any extensions installed? No
What MODs do you have installed? Anti-Spam ACP V1.0.5
What styles do you currently have installed? custom, subsilver
What language(s) is your board currently using? British English
Which database type/version are you using? MySQL 5
What is your level of experience? Comfortable with PHP and phpBB
What actions did you take (updating your board; installing a MOD, style or extension; etc.) prior to this problem becoming noticeable? changed account activation from "by admin" to "by user"
Please describe your problem. new users cannot register. clicking "I agree" on the user agreement gives a login prompt, "Please login in order to access the User Control Panel." with http://forums.nesdev.com/ucp.php?mode=register in the URL bar.
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We had a flood of spam posts on the forum, so I had set account activation to by admin temporarily, a few days. Real and fake accounts continued to be registered. Once the spam was stopped, I changed it back to activation by user. Since then, new users can't join because it's been asking you to login to register. Existing accounts do not seem to be affected.

I've tried purging the cache though the ACP, not sure what else I can try. Any leads would be appreciated, if there's any relevant info I could provide that may be useful, let me know.

A little background on the forum, I selected "Fresh Install" but in fact it was installed in 2004, and had been upgraded multiple times, but not recently.

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Re: new users can't register, login required to access register mode

Post by Froddelaar » Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:32 pm

Your registration url redirects to http://forums.nesdev.com/ucp.php?mode=minion
I never heard of /ucp.php?mode=minion
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Re: new users can't register, login required to access register mode

Post by Memblers » Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:18 am

It seems to be resolved without any action from me, if the server owner fixed it without me knowing I'll at least try to list the solution, if I hear about one.

Thanks for taking a look at it Froddelaar, I think mode=minion may have been a change made years ago to prevent some spam registrations.

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