[Coco] Tandy / Color Computer Forum Access
operator at coco3.com
Fri Mar 25 16:06:04 EDT 2011
At 01:21 PM 3/25/2011, you wrote:
>On Fri, 25 Mar 2011 14:10:57 -0400
>Brian Blake <random.rodder at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 2:01 PM, Wayne Campbell <asa.rand at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Most of them do recommend periodic changes, but leave it up to the user.
> > >
> > > Wayne
> > That's what will end up happening. Though if there is ever an
> instance where
> > there's a security issue, it'll be required... No major biggie...
>Considering the past problems with coco3.com, I don't see it as an
>evil. Maybe a longer time in between being forced to change your
>password would be better?
>Manny <manney at gmail.com>
All it takes is one slip to kill a site. Making everybody change
their passwords periodically really won't make you sleep
better. There will be bots at work while you sleep.
Having a high ranked site means fighting spammers, bots and hackers,
and periodically changing the base system. When the site was new and
not easily found, we didn't have any problems except for the common
spam bot signing up or a person setting up those fake accounts.
You will not get around that battle and run a frequented site at the
same time. There's no easy solution and you, the admin, will take
the heat every time somebody farts out loud in the forums. You'll be
accused of being asleep at the wheel, a no-show, too busy,
unprofessional, inconsiderate, and a bunch of other stuff before you
finally get to the safest system possible of all that you have tried.
Many forums have come and gone but only one has changed shapes 4 or 5
times since 2000 while porting over almost all of the older content
while picking up some other large forums content since 1985. When I
get time I'll tweak the look and feel to what people demand tomorrow
(and who knows what that will be). I also back up the entire hosting
account frequently and automatically which hosts multiple sites of
mine (only 1 gets 99% of the time slice and that's coco3.com), so in
one click and 5 minutes later I have a .zip or .gz file of every
single element in a 26-year historic egg shell.
~ Roger Taylor
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