Forum registration is now only if you have a callsign or an official SWL number

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VK3KYY
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Forum registration is now only if you have a callsign or an official SWL number

Post by VK3KYY » Thu Dec 14, 2023 10:13 pm

Because of the massive problem we had with thousands of bots registering on the site, we had to manually cull about 2000 bot accounts in September &October 2023.

Following these deletions, all new account names must be people's registered callsign, which are verified against QRZ.com other reputable sources

Any registion which does not pass this test will be automatically deleted.

OpenGD77 is not the only forum which has needed to enforce registration rules, PiStar forum also seems to require callsigns.

I know this limits non-hams who are not a registered SWL from registering on the site, but the site is fully accessible to everyone, unlilke many social media groups which are private.

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