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strange? 4 years 4 months ago #40703

I have noticed, when I visit this forum, that under the new members section at the bottom, there are strange, odd names of people that have supposedly joined but Ihave never ever see their names on the forum. Is this spam? Just wondering...
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strange? 4 years 4 months ago #40704

You are right it is strange. I've just looked in the list of members at the most recent 100 or so names and non of them seem to have posted or have a profile. I also looked at some of the oldest members pages and although there are some who have not used the forum at all they are mixed up with others who do. Is this the latest craze to just add a silly name to groups on the web? :silly: :silly:
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strange? 4 years 4 months ago #40705

They are spammers and hackers. I have to have the registration process really locked down to stop them, their accounts never get activated so they can't 'get in'. Every so often I clear out all the accounts.
All that security makes it difficult for legitimate people to sign up and log in!
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strange? 4 years 4 months ago #40706

Thanks for clearing that up Rob. Not knowing anything about spammers and hackers it makes e wonder why they waste time doing it!
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strange? 4 years 4 months ago #40707

Thanks Rob
Isn't it a pity that these people haven't got anything better to do with their time.
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strange? 4 years 4 months ago #40708

It must be fun to bust things.....pity they have nothing better as WendyS says + yes some of the original members who participated a lot originally no longer comment........it's quiet now compared to three years ago !!
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strange? 4 years 4 months ago #40721

Have to agree that it is all a lot quiter than a few years back. I look in frequently but must admit that I don't log in and post as often as I used to. I guess that it is old age and getting lazy!!! (or perhaps the rascals are calming down and behaving better - touch wood!!!!!) :laugh:
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strange? 4 years 4 months ago #40722

I think there was a lot of contentious stuff posted a few years ago, it seemed people were not allowed an opinion so some of the more active members just left....shame really :(
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strange? 4 years 4 months ago #40725

its funny that the last 663 people who have joined since April 2013 have yet to make a post B)
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