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Zapatoo_the_Tiger
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:18 pm    Post subject: hotmail.com accounts banned (temporarily)!!! Reply with quote

Pete (Half Soldier) has pointed out a flood of new users signing up very recently.

I'd been checking a small number of new users (I sometimes check to see if, say, a website addres looks "dodgy"), but haven't done since mid last week.

This announcement is just to say that I plan to summarily delete all these users, unless anyone can tell me why I shouldn't.

I'll have some time tomorrow (Tue 16-Oct) and will make a start then.

"Real" new users, speak now or be blatted!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a huge number of newbies! Shocked

Have they seen something on Facebook or the main Trojan site that has lead them here, or is it something completely different?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charlie Chalk wrote:
...something completely different?
Given the pattern and (paradoxically) the randomness of names and locations, it s the above.

Problem is, there might be a genuine user or two in there...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It might be an idea if a ruling was made that people signing up introduced themselves in the SAY HELLO topic within say 3 or 4 days or they were deleted. If it was possible to set this up as an automatic thing it would also save you a lot of time with these regular culls you do Joe.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe true Brian, but which would give me more satisfaction (the black dove of cynicism is sitting on my left shoulder just now)?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's bleedin' slow work Mad
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And another 34 have joined today. So far ... Confused

I notice there was none joining on 20/10 and 21/10, so whatever is adding them presumably has the weekends off.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Half Soldier wrote:
And another 34 have joined today. So far ... Confused

I notice there was none joining on 20/10 and 21/10, so whatever is adding them presumably has the weekends off.

So is someone buggering about whilst at work?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charlie Chalk wrote:

So is someone buggering about whilst at work?


There are some right nutters about (no names mentioned Wink ...)
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's some kind of automated "bot", judging by the randomness of the email addresses, names, locations and websites.

I'm canning them all, but it's gonna take a couple of weeks.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could shoot the people who set these things up to automatically add users....
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

300 deleted - another 600-700 to go...

...plus cleaning up new ones that get added - these seemed to have slowed down a bit. Either the perpetrator is getting bored or my banning of email addresses is "biting".

Hope it's both Exclamation

Mad
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've changed the title of this topic - to stop the continuing influx of spam accounts, I'm going to ban all new accounts using hotmail.com as the email address.

I hope this will be temporary.

Just hope that I don't get locked out (I have a hotmail.com email address)...

Thinks...I think I'd better change it for a short while...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a hotmail acount please don't kick me out!!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll not be hoyed out, Hans - I think it just prevents new users having a Hotmail account.

Sorry I didn't reply sooner, our Internet connection was down in our area for about 7 hours today Mad
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