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jema
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 04 8:38 am    Post subject: A bit of spam user nobbling  Reply with quote    

I have implemented a change that should be unnoticable. If users join but do not post at all, then their web sites links in their profile will not show up.

We have had some suspicious users joining already, for example one with a web site that appears to be a mortgage scam, did not come up properly in Firefox for me to be sure, but this is the sort of link that if you open in an unpatched internet explorer, might well try to install scumware on your system

I think we can all live happier without this sort of thing.

jema

alison
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 04 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I didn't know these things even existed. Thanks for your dilagence Jema.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 04 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Is there anything a user of the site can do? Should this be added to the simple IT userguide thingy?

jema
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 04 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think this one is up to admins/mods and techy staff to be looking after people on.

jema

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 04 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm thinking along the lines of other sites. Once my mum get's used to one site there may be no stopping her.

jema
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 04 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
I'm thinking along the lines of other sites. Once my mum get's used to one site there may be no stopping her.


Don't click on links from 0 posters in members lists!

As an aside we have another suspected spam lamer, just signed up This time a car search site. I could not spot this because the hack, and so have just hacked the hack so that admins on the board can see the links.

we may want to institute a quick ban policy of the b*&rs,

jema

sean
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 04 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I was going to ask whether we just ban silly names which have links but don't post.

tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 04 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

So what do we do, remove the user?

jema
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 04 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Tahir wrote:
So what do we do, remove the user?


Probably should, I don't think in these couple of cases, the chances of them being legit are much better than lottery odds Just want to be sure we give maximum benefit of doubt.

jema

jema
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 04 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

One down one to go, unless anyone knows of any others?

jema

jema
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 04 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just as a point of curiosity this issue seems to have gone away

Unless people are nobbling when i'm not looking.

Wonder why?

jema

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 04 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There's only one called Betty

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