who deleted user vlan_one??
  • avkomp

    who deleted user vlan_one??

    by avkomp » Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:52 am

    as the title says??

    vlan one was werner coertzen,
    a south african photographer who I talked to last night

    his account has been whacked

    whilst at it,
    user hdn177 is missing too,

    I had them flagged as a real user and sent them an email.

    just because the country isnt australia, it doesnt mean they are spammers,
    they mostly are of course, but not always.
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    by Oneputt » Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:07 am

    Steve I might have been resposible for hdn but not the other one (but I cannot be sure). There has been a plethora of porn sites signing up over the past two weeks, they don't even try and hide it.
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    by Oneputt » Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:21 am

    Steve as a thought if we tightened up the information we require from new members, it might make it easier to spot the spammers. Your thoughts?
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    by avkomp » Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:47 am

    actually the way the spambots register these days is that they actually bypass filling out the forms anyhow

    this is a flaw in phpbb software.

    only real people fill out the forms anyhow whereas the spambots just do it automatically.

    this means that the spammers will always get past unless we implement other measures

    is kind of annoying, but we will pretty much always have spammers unless we change the way the board works
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    by avkomp » Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:57 am

    werner has rejoined, vlan_one

    Please leave him alone now!!

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