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Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:30 am

FYI, I've deleted all accounts with a zero-post history, which should eliminate the last of the residual spambot accounts.

Hopefully any lurkers who had their accounts deleted in the process, will re-signup and join the conversation!

(nudge, nudge)

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Re: All zero-post users have been deleted

Postby soulmirror » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:14 pm

Brad R. Torgersen wrote:I've deleted all accounts with a zero-post history


I feel like I dodged a bullet there! :)

Seriously now ... You already know how much we all appreciate your on-going improvements of the forum, Brad! The place gets shiny-er everyday thanks to you!
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:01 pm

soulmirror wrote:
Brad R. Torgersen wrote:I've deleted all accounts with a zero-post history


I feel like I dodged a bullet there! :)



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Postby MJNL » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:05 pm

I second that thank you. :D
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Re: All zero-post users have been deleted

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:47 pm

Much appreciated, all. Hopefully life is easier than ever for people who want to sign up, while the spam blight is finally terminated permanently.

8)
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:48 pm

Brad R. Torgersen wrote:Much appreciated, all. Hopefully life is easier than ever for people who want to sign up, while the spam blight is finally terminated permanently.

8)


Hey, Brad, have you heard about the latest spammer trick? They hire low wage workers -- possibly the same sort of international workers who gold farm for money -- and pay them to create accounts where human action is necessary to register.

The spam blight is kudzu. It's never really defeated.
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Postby JoeyJordan » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:01 pm

Now I feel like making a little robot out of spam cans.... :D
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Re: All zero-post users have been deleted

Postby Jess » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:31 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
Brad R. Torgersen wrote:Much appreciated, all. Hopefully life is easier than ever for people who want to sign up, while the spam blight is finally terminated permanently.

8)


Hey, Brad, have you heard about the latest spammer trick? They hire low wage workers -- possibly the same sort of international workers who gold farm for money -- and pay them to create accounts where human action is necessary to register.

The spam blight is kudzu. It's never really defeated.

I hope I'm not a spammer.

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I can see it now: pretty soon forum registrations will require a credit card swipe and ID confirmation.
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Re: All zero-post users have been deleted

Postby kyle » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:09 pm

Incidentally, Brad, the hold time between posts may be a smidge long. I tend to open new posts in tabs, read everything I haven't read yet, and then respond en masse. But I'm having a problem in that I apparently look like a spammer for doing so.

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Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:53 pm

Kyle, I reduced the clock time on the mandatory wait. Let me know if that doesn't make life a little easier for yah.
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Re: All zero-post users have been deleted

Postby kyle » Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:08 pm

Thanks! And, don't worry. I'll definitely holler if I continue having issues. :lol:


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