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[*] posted on 29-8-2008 at 15:46
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We seem to be acquiring a lot of new members lately.

But click on the member list, select registration date and then click descending and you will find yourself in a whole new world of original offers when you view a members profile and elect to view their website. :D

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[*] posted on 29-8-2008 at 17:43


That's been happening for a very long time. Members who don't log in within two days of registration are deleted because it's probable that they are just spammers.



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[*] posted on 29-8-2008 at 22:54


Do the older junk members get deleted as well? I think it would be good if people who weren't active for more then a year or so were deleted, as well as the junk members. No point in keeping them, right? Of course, I don't know much about forum matters, so my opinion should be taken with a grain of salt, perhaps it would be to difficult.
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[*] posted on 25-1-2009 at 10:07


There are realy plenties of spammers there. Most of their either nicknames, or emails, or websites seem to contain words from some eastern-europen language. That is probably done by one only spam robot, or realy a crazy man.
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[*] posted on 7-4-2009 at 11:34


Quote: Originally posted by kclo4  
Do the older junk members get deleted as well? I think it would be good if people who weren't active for more then a year or so were deleted, as well as the junk members.
I might be such an old junk member :D. I'm not here very often, but I'd hate to lose my account :).

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[*] posted on 7-4-2009 at 17:51


You're definitely no junk member; methinks all the chemistry books you've scanned over the years are more than enough to guarantee your spot here. ;)

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[*] posted on 7-4-2009 at 19:42


I'm not a junk member either!

My problem I must confess is that I had gotten mixed up with that Facebook website! :-)




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[*] posted on 8-4-2009 at 09:50


A member who has not been active for some time certainly need not be a junk member. It is post content which counts, not post frequency or last time of posting. For me, a junk member is a member who just is trolling, posting the obvious kewl-stuff or the obvious cook-stuff and has no desire to learn from other member's feedback. All other members I regard as good members whose accounts certainly should not be deleted!



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[*] posted on 12-4-2009 at 12:45


Terminator was a junk member who went on two crossposting sprees today. Since he didn't get the message after the first spree was halted, I deleted all his posts and locked his account so it can't be used any more. I skimmed his post history and I don't think much was lost by completely deleting it.



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[*] posted on 12-4-2009 at 13:17


Thanks Polverone, it was a well-earned termination.
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[*] posted on 12-4-2009 at 13:58


Do junk members go floating by in small Chinese sail boats with needles sticking in their arms?
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[*] posted on 12-4-2009 at 15:48


Depends... Do you have a boat and a needle? :P




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[*] posted on 12-4-2009 at 23:05


where the hell did Sergei Eisenstein go anyway?



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[*] posted on 13-4-2009 at 02:50


Surprisingly enough, some people actually have a real life and have not yet been transformed into ex-human internet boot machines.

Besides, according to Wikipedia he died in February 11, 1948, way before the internet age. Yeah, I know, Wikipedia is not always reliable...
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[*] posted on 13-4-2009 at 06:02


looks like top secret would like to join the ranks of our beloved junk members. same post in four different forums, so far.

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[*] posted on 13-4-2009 at 06:07


New name, same SoS.

Kids, this is why you don't feed ferrets sugar frosted espresso beans and then let them on the Internet. Repetition over originality, as fast as possible.

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[*] posted on 13-4-2009 at 06:29


I just hope he doesn't sell a single copy of the shitty drivel he's peddling. . .
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[*] posted on 13-4-2009 at 07:02


I've just deleted all this posts.. .I think this calls for an IP ban!



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[*] posted on 13-4-2009 at 07:10


May I suggest editing his extant posts too to delete the links?

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[*] posted on 13-4-2009 at 07:54


Presently those posts are merely Detritused, they have not been deleted, and they still are showing in Today's Posts.


An IP ban is bit a bad idea but can be circymvented, never mind how.




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[*] posted on 15-4-2009 at 07:25


The troll is back under his alias top secret. Another major round of spamming.



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[*] posted on 15-4-2009 at 08:13


This account has been blocked too. The cat-and-mouse game may continue for a while as he is using proxy servers; an IP ban will not work.



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[*] posted on 15-4-2009 at 10:56


What a dork. Why not post that shit over at some place where they may care to read his retarted book?




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[*] posted on 16-4-2009 at 02:21


He strikes again. ANFO-FAE

Are you able to set user registrations to admin approval with this software? This way you can allow a say 48 hour delay before registrations are approved, this will certainly discourage troll activity.
The downside is that it's more chores for admins, unless you can set a permission mask for an elected user to take charge of registration approvals? If you can I would be happy to help out.




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[*] posted on 16-4-2009 at 03:48


You'd think that the futility and counterproductiveness of his approach would have dawned on him by now!
He's shot himself in both feet right from the off. . .
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