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The Robman
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:28 am    Post subject: New accounts now need to be activated by me Reply with quote

Just FYI, as the spam bots are adding new accounts in an increasing number, I have just changed the new accounts setting so they now need to be activated by me.
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vickyg2003
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:30 pm    Post subject: Re: New accounts now need to be activated by me Reply with quote

The Robman wrote:
Just FYI, as the spam bots are adding new accounts in an increasing number, I have just changed the new accounts setting so they now need to be activated by me.


Aww, I was just getting so good at hitting the x to delete them. Wink

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The Robman
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, but here's what I have to do with each spammer:
1) get their IP address
2) get their email address
3) ban both the email and IP address
4) get their userid
5) delete the user
6) delete the thread or post
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course, this doesn't mean that I'm going to spot each spammer before I activate them. Basically, if they have crap in most of the fields, as the recent spammers have had, I'll delete them, likewise if they link to a selling website.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a sad state of affairs, when the spammers out number the real users signing up for the forum. Imagine if it had been that way when the first 10,000 users signed up! Sheesh.
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