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diapason8



Joined: 31 Mar 2006
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Location: West Somerset, UK

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:55 am    Post subject: New members Reply with quote

We seem to have had a sudden rush of 'new members', all who have, intererestingly , the same format to their username (name and a four-figure number). But no posts from any of them. Is anybody out there?
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Jason Evans



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:48 am    Post subject: Re: New members Reply with quote

diapason8 wrote:
We seem to have had a sudden rush of 'new members', all who have, intererestingly , the same format to their username (name and a four-figure number). But no posts from any of them. Is anybody out there?


Well I'm out there! Seriously, I wouldn't worry about it. Perhaps these new members are just lurking and waiting for the appropriate moment to pounce.

Like myself, I suspect you're a veteran (cf an earlier post of mine) of a more volatile forum elsewhere, but things are quieter here. I've grown to like it, however. As a young man that's just crazy about the Anglican church and all the glory it represents, I have so much appreciated what some of the more level-headed members have contributed.

So diapason8 (cute name, btw) why don't you start some new topics? If I have anything to contribute, well I'll be there. And cheers to you...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:50 pm    Post subject: Re: New members Reply with quote

diapason8 wrote:
We seem to have had a sudden rush of 'new members', all who have, intererestingly , the same format to their username (name and a four-figure number). But no posts from any of them. Is anybody out there?

They are all spam merchants, who register with websites in their signature. Unfortunately for them, I've hacked the forum so that unless you login you can't see the memberlist. This stops Google (et al) from linking to their nefarious websites. I also whiz through the userlist deleting them every so often.

John.
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diapason8



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reassurance, John.

A further thought - is it possible to trace these new members and identify whether their registrations come from a single source?

Regards,

Nigel
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diapason8



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're coming back again!
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admin
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And now they've gone Smile
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diapason8



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, they have returned in force and are now posting offensive nonsense on the forum. Can you fire a virtual broadside from the Trompette en chamade?

Nigel
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Jason Evans



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John... what's going on? Who did that sticky? They're invading our precious forum. No, I'll go better: fire up the en chamades at St. John the Divine in NYC. That'll fix 'em. All 127 centimeters of wind pressure! Bring on the John Cook Fanfare .
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys, if that happens again when I'm not watching, can you send me a PM?

Thanks, John (in admin guise).
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Jason Evans



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

admin wrote:
Guys, if that happens again when I'm not watching, can you send me a PM?

Thanks, John (in admin guise).

But I thought you were always watching! If you might kindly supply us with a schedule, perhaps I could then vent my true feelings vis a vis that glorious instrument in Gloucester Cathedral. Razz Razz Razz
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diapason8



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks John,

Nigel
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eagles



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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a suggestion from a newbie on these forums.

I have had an involvement in Internet Relay Chat channel management for many years, and have a suggestion to offer regarding these particular spam bots.

Can you fix it so that a human eye will always authenticate applications? That would likely prevent this situation from recurring in the present form.

I know that would increase the load on the moderators.

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admin
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eagles wrote:
a human eye will always authenticate applications? That would likely prevent this situation from recurring in the present form.

That is what I have done. Every couple of days it is a mass delete of spam (robot?) users. They are quite easy to spot as the subscription email usually bounces and they usually have a rather obvious "commercial" website listed.

John (as admin).
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Handfield



Joined: 05 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm new (and not spam). Where's my parade? Very Happy
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lancecornea



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Handfield! Another Melbournian...what a bonus. Where do you sing!
Welcome to the forum Very Happy
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