Re: IMPORTANT - HamSpots.net changes from 2300utc (14-May)
- Laurie VK3AMA,
Good move and the right one too...I remember breaking 100 ops using the HamSpots page at the same time was maybe on the weekends and the normal was from 60 to 120 ops on the pages. Now I see the norm is around 150 to 200 ops using the HamSpot pages and just the other day/night highest count I noticed was almost 300 so great to see the increase of users (main increase are those WJST and JT65HF users due to the great add-on program of JT-Alert).
Great job of it and I signed up with no issues and see many following your spot pages - keep up the great work!
Don KB9UMT 30MDG#0001
ps. also have the JT-Alert and X-Alert running FB too...great tool!
Those that use WSJT or JT65HF that have not tried this please do..go here:
--- In 30MDG@yahoogroups.com, "Laurie, VK3AMA" <groups05@...> wrote:
> Due to recent abuse of HamSpots.net with people signing in using the
> Callsigns of other users and posting inappropriate spots, other
> malicious activity and hiding behind changing IP addresses provided by
> anonymous proxy servers. I will be introducing Callsign/Password
> Rather than the current honour system of Callsign only to access the
> chat/spotting features of the site. Users will need to register their
> Callsign with a password and email address verification if they wish to
> participate in chats, local spotting and view the lists of their
> callsign spotted and sent spots.
> It wont be mandatory to register your Callsign, as read-only access will
> still be available without any chatting or spotting facilities like the
> current system when not signed in.
> When registering your callsign, a valid email address is needed as that
> will receive an email allowing you to activate your account. There will
> be options for resending activation emails and password recovery.
> I was reluctant to do this and HamSpots has been running without issue
> for several years but recent events has forced this change.
> Laurie, VK3AMA