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jefflewis



Joined: 21 Nov 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:16 am    Post subject: New users, or spam? Reply with quote

I just noticed a number of new user accounts that were sent to my email address to be verified, but they all ended up in my spam box so I hadn't seen them before. If you are a new user, and you have been wondering why it took so long for your account to be verified and activated this is why!
However, it's possible that all these new user accounts ARE just spam-robots? Hard to tell for sure! Some of the user names seem like they could be real, others seem like they could be fake.
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lauragek



Joined: 26 May 2009
Posts: 121

PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whelp looks like there was definitely one bot in there... But also 1 new member, yay! Welcome tulipa!
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misshelenc



Joined: 23 Nov 2007
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Location: Cardiff, Wales, UK

PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome from me too! May have to have a bit of a deleting session with the other one!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll check that asap
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misshelenc



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're a star, thank you x
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

new account using yandex email adress are spam bots, but some bots are using gmail also, kinda hard to spot them, sometimes the names are weird so you can be pretty sure it's bot too.
i've tried my best to clean it up.
And yeah 'im quite surprise that we have new real users from time to time.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like to think of this place as one of the unknown gems of the internet, that you can read all day, the posts go back years. x
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