View Full Version : Forum Maintenance Upgrades (Advance Notice)

04-29-2017, 03:35 PM
Dear members,

We are undertaking the following in the next two days:

Anti-spam plugin installation and testing
Server migration
SSL certification

As such, please do not be surprised if the forum becomes temporarily inaccessible.

Thanks in advance,

05-22-2017, 03:02 AM
Hi all,

A quick notice to our regulars regarding a change we've recently made that will temporarily affect functionality for some users.

We've installed a plugin which makes life difficult for human spammers. Due to vBulletin's fixed default settings, however, it would have meant that most of our regular registered members (not subscription class!) would have also faced these restrictions (usergroup permissions issue).

As a workaround, existing members will be transitioned to an identical separate usergroup. I've ensured that the process takes place every 10 minutes indefinitely and automatically (the next scheduled transition was two minutes ago actually).

You won't need to make any changes to your account, or liaise with us directly, unless you're experiencing unusual restrictions. In the event this takes place, please contact a member of staff.

We're committed to keeping Anthrogenica free of irritants (spambots or otherwise) and these recent changes are intended to fulfill that purpose. Thank you for your time.

07-04-2017, 11:22 AM
Hello members,

Another security upgrade is taking place within the next 20 minutes. If you have any issues accessing the forum afterwards, please let us know through the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of any page.