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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:21 pm    Post subject: Fake signups... Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I might thave gone too easy on my medication, but hey.. you guys and gals.. check out the memberlist. Sort it so the newest signups are shown at the top of the list. OK... do you see something interesting?

OK... and their websites links go to places like:
http://www.chopoy.com/Top/Jewelry/Fine_Art/

It seems like there is bot doing this. Am I wrong? If you look down the list.. you will see more of the same kind.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Yeah yeah, the freedom of expression and all that, but you're right, seems like somebody's trying to hijack our forum. I trust the scoundrels will be dealt with.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

...would dememberize be the correct term? Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I had noticed that too but I had not said anything because I thought it was an harmless/stupid behaviour. I do not really understand why someone does anything like that. Anyone can explain it?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Shocked

I reckon we have to ask the omnipotent Mosc for a dismembering fest..

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hmmm... That's not nice. We'll have to deal with this. Where is Trash when you need him? Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

mosc wrote:
Hmmm... That's not nice. We'll have to deal with this. Where is Trash when you need him? Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Actually, Kris probably is pretty undressed right now, but I guess he won´t sell his pot yet though
... don´t ask... Cool

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

The fake signups are now slayed...

There is a system. New signups with no posts, but with an URL can be bot signups. The username often consists of three letters and then 3 numbers... but... not always.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

elektro80 wrote:
There is a system. New signups with no posts, but with an URL can be bot signups. The username often consists of three letters and then 3 numbers... but... not always.


I checked the new signups and didn't spot anything at all. I assume this is because they have been 'dismembered' now!!!

So.... I don't get it? What is the benefit to anyone, whoever is doing it, of bot signups? Can anyone explain because this is new to me....

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Dovdimus Prime wrote:


I checked the new signups and didn't spot anything at all. I assume this is because they have been 'dismembered' now!!!

So.... I don't get it? What is the benefit to anyone, whoever is doing it, of bot signups? Can anyone explain because this is new to me....

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Yes, they were taken out back and disposed of.

You don´t get it? Well, I don´t get it either. Why? There is nothing to be accomplished by fake signups like these. In essence doing this is completely worthless and nonsensical. Shocked
It i probably a matter of doing it because it can be done.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

mosc wrote:
Where is Trash when you need him? Twisted Evil


And what does it have to do with Trash?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Oh. Sorry. I'm slow to get going in the mornings.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Lost in Cyberspace? Try a 'Bot' . . .
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

they are back..... Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I am hitting the italian-charms dude with a baseball bat right now...

But the guy to stop this is Howard. He gotta install a better user verification thingie..

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I'd just like to state that I am in fact a bot and I've just been trying to lull you into a sense of contentment with my posts before I spring the big link to a seemingly innocent site, but which in fact, is a blatant holding spot for all my freely available mp3's... oh wait.
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jkn wrote:
I'd just like to state that I am in fact a bot and I've just been trying to lull you into a sense of contentment with my posts before I spring the big link to a seemingly innocent site, but which in fact, is a blatant holding spot for all my freely available mp3's... oh wait.

watch out Exclamation The OT Sheriff could "dismember" you Shocked

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

*passes out battleaxes made of motherboards*
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hmmmm. This tread is a bit old. We did lock a few accounts and I installed some software that makes it a little more difficult for software bots to register. I think the latter may have done some good.

Thanks elektro80 for keeping such a sharp eye out for the bad guys, and thanks to everyone else for your concern.

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