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Allhallowsday
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« on: July 30, 2020, 05:39:07 AM »

When I come here I notice lots of members "logged in" who don't seem to have ever posted anything...
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claws
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 05:57:09 AM »

"Who's Online" is showing these "new members" posting something, but they never do. Seems like quite a few signed up on July 16th.
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 05:59:21 AM »

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DavinMix    11:58:10 AM    Posting a new topic in Off Topic Discussion.
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Keganhype    11:59:59 AM    Posting a new topic in Off Topic Discussion.
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2020, 07:45:10 AM »

Yep. As long as they don't successfully post spam, we just ignore them. Since you have to have 10 posts to post a link, a lot of them just try to post spam but are automatically blocked. They rarely get through the automated defenses.
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2020, 12:08:51 PM »

We are the Robots!

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Allhallowsday
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2020, 04:43:51 PM »

Yep. As long as they don't successfully post spam, we just ignore them. Since you have to have 10 posts to post a link, a lot of them just try to post spam but are automatically blocked. They rarely get through the automated defenses.
Maybe they should be banned? 
I always look at who is online when I come to this forum.  It is now another feature that no longer works.
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2020, 05:38:40 PM »

Yep. As long as they don't successfully post spam, we just ignore them. Since you have to have 10 posts to post a link, a lot of them just try to post spam but are automatically blocked. They rarely get through the automated defenses.
Maybe they should be banned? 
I always look at who is online when I come to this forum.  It is now another feature that no longer works.

I don't want to spend my free time banning annoyance bots. Ban one, another registers tomorrow. It may be possible to ban registrations from certain problematic ips or email domains, however. There probably aren't any legitimate users here using "mail.ru" addresses. I'll look into it.
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2020, 05:46:51 PM »

I tried a filter that may keep a large number (not all) from registering.
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2020, 11:16:41 PM »

I haven't seen several "members" unknown to me as "active" ever before until just recently.  "Members" as it turned out aren't "active" at all.  I understand the state of things and felt I should report it.  Thanks, Rev!   Thumbup
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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2020, 02:22:07 AM »

There's quite a few bots that come on as being online here: I even messaged one a while back, no reply though.
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2020, 11:29:59 PM »

I did a double-take when I thought I saw one of the bots had my son's name.
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