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How to register for this site as of August 12, 2018

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:03 pm
by John Whitling
Hello Alliance Millsoft customers! Our support forum has been getting overwhelmed with bot attacks to register for our forum nearly weekly for a few months. It's not unusual for us to get 700 or more "new registrations" in a matter of hours. This site is setup to require an administrative approval of all new accounts though so the site itself is fine and it will remain that way.

In order for your own new registration to be approved out of all these hacks we get please email me at john.whitling@alliancemillsoft.com to let me know about it. Your approval will be quickly approved if you do this. Otherwise it's likely to be lost in a sea of hacker entries created by bots.

So why would someone create a bunch of fake user accounts on a support forum? It's usually so that they can plant links for various Internet scams from stores to porn to who knows what. Some of these are also backdoor attempts to control the site.

I am sorry for the inconvenience but I think that you'll agree that it's vastly more important to ensure the stability of the forum than it is to allow these bots to infiltrate the site.

Thank you for your understanding.