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Post by Jim Berquist » Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:50 pm

So now you have to activate all new members! That could be cool....They don't come in that fast anyways......

I don't think that will deter the ones that really want in, do you?????

I think that will deter most bots and bone heads.........Jim
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Post by Mark » Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:19 am

[quote="Mike Everman"]I have changed the sign up to admin activation. I recieved about 20 requests last night, all spam bots.
This may work.

Blessedly.
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Post by Mike Everman » Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:25 am

Yep, this is the way to go. It's very simple to tell the spammers before they can get in. they can't be troubled with making believable profiles for every forum they're hitting.
This is by far less work than dealing with the messages.
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Post by tufty » Sun Dec 31, 2006 10:33 am

You'll probably find that the amount of requests will drop off rapidly too, once the spamming fucktards realise their automated signup bots can't get in they should remove us from their lists, which just leaves the new ones that discover us.

Well done, anyway; I hope this reduces your workload.

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Post by JetSet » Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:03 am

Please continue applying spam reducing mods to the forum, like captcha & question/text captcha etc. trust me, having a spammer realise the only thing they can do is add new members isnt a good thing ;)

A forum we hosted for someone had around 200,000 signups in under a day from multiple places around the world. This could very easily have been 2,000,000. Either way it made a mess of the user approval mailbox.

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Post by Jim Berquist » Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:37 pm

Mike:

Here are two for you:

Off Topic:

Heat Recovery for :

Baking:

Offender: Aesebunjo55


None of the links posted within the post are working for me! Is it me or are the locked out some way????

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Post by Mike Everman » Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:34 pm

Jim, Thanks, but surely you don't mean that you are clicking the spam links????
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Post by Jim Berquist » Sun Dec 31, 2006 10:17 pm

Mike: Not the spam links............Other posted links would not work for me.........We are at WAR with the slammers,,,,,,I do not fraternize with the enemy......Ha....


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Post by Mike Everman » Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:16 am

Jim, I looked at your profile, and you have html on, so how about pointing out one that doesn't work for you?
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Post by Jim Berquist » Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:03 pm

offtopic: marks, Natures Children last two post. It worked the last time I tried. I was running ICQ instant MSG at the first few times. I don't know it they conflicted or what. I later could not post a photo to a post I did on the ram jet challenge. I will try again in a few minutes...

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Post by Jim Berquist » Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:28 pm

Mike: The links are working for me know. It could had been my being on ICQ at the same time...????

How can I turn on the Smiles for my post???

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Post by Jim Berquist » Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:31 pm

Mike:

It seems that I am not able to post photo's to the forum if I am running ICQ! The forum closes the link and request I log back in..

That may have been the problem with the links I tried to access!!!

When I disable The ICQ, Problems go's away........I am on a Toshiba 105 lap top and dial up! Band width may be the problem...Or could be ICQ that I just signed up with to talk to my old friend in England...

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Post by Al Belli » Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:35 am

HI Administrators,

Can You go to the memberlist and eliminate all of the idiots with "0" posts.
There are pages and pages of these " members " who obviously have nothing to contribute to the forum !!!!!!

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Post by Jim Berquist » Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:17 am

AlBelli:

Yes winnie the chaft. There are those who care and the touch and bounce.... If they don't at least post a Hello! Idea, thought or some real thing Kill it....How would you Police it?

Think of the Hard Drive Saved:

Mike: Rereading my one post, I see why you asked that question Sounded bad on my part... Sounded like I was looking at the enemies sites.....Sorry, I will try to not be self incriminating next time...I do not go there , intentionally...I have once.

I saw a video link and just clicked on it. Realized what I had done and backed out. Damage Done........

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Post by Eric » Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:31 am

Yea I love when my optical mouse spazes out and the pointer flys half way across the screen and I click on things I dont want to. I say get rid of the long time 0 posters.
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Talking like a pirate does not qualify as experience, this should be common sense, as pirates have little real life experience in anything other than smelling bad, and contracting venereal diseases

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