I think I will keep running the Qua #writefreely instance on invitation mode for a while. The amount of work to silence spam linkers is just too much.
To give people a chance to sign up without contacting me, I will start posting some invite links; weekly or so.
Here's the first:
Even with such a small instance, there's a remarkable amount of attempts trying to change
the demo username and/or password.
The trigger is a nice solution to this, it let's me use the writefreely 'as is' and it
is a silent ignore on any attempt.
People seemed to be creating accounts just to try things for a bit and move on. This is obviously fine, but leaves accounts lingering and skews the statistics. The demo account is a bit of an experiment, as we all know what typically happens with demo accounts, but let's see what happens.
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