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Created on: 12/11/08 03:11 PM Views: 1220 Replies: 5
Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 3:11 PM

I'm just getting started on our website and I'm concerned that some of the "class clowns" might create a profile for someone who has not already entered their own. Also, I believe anyone just visiting the site could create a profile as a cruel joke.

Is there a way to prevent such pranks? Perhaps having a password sent to their e-mail box. This would also verify that the e-mail address is valid.

Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 3:18 PM - Response #1

See the new Preferences area. Detailed in this forum

Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 3:21 PM - Response #2

I always send a welcome message when someone joins. I usually get a response to that. I have most of the email addresses for people in my class. I usually can tell about the legitimacy of the email address. I have not run into any problems with "hijacking" as of yet. I would hope that, at our age, we would not have to resort to childish things such as that. Best of luck with your site. Tam

Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 3:55 PM - Response #3

We have a lot of jokesters in our class. There have even been a couple that set up bogus profiles on, but none have done so on this site. You can always go back to your class database and see if they were truely a classmate.

Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 4:16 PM - Response #4

A new hijacking security feature is now available. See this thread.

Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 4:38 PM - Response #5

Thanks, Brad.

That is just what I need. I don't anticipate any problems with hijacking but I want everyone to feel assured that there is security. Since my class consists of senior citizens, many are highly suspicious of technology.

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