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    Welcome to our newest member, sdsdvdvfvf

    Lately, we seem to have many new members that turn out to be bogus accounts.
    I can imagine it's quite easy to slip by the scrutiny of the moderators, but surely some account names should raise an eyebrow (or two) ...
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    Re: Welcome to our newest member, sdsdvdvfvf

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Lately, we seem to have many new members that turn out to be bogus accounts.
    I can imagine it's quite easy to slip by the scrutiny of the moderators, but surely some account names should raise an eyebrow (or two) ...
    Getting old .... these dolts have nothing better to do than spam this forum.

    I wonder if an authentication step ... delay in posting and 4 post per-approval would stop some of this.

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    Re: Welcome to our newest member, sdsdvdvfvf

    Yup, this guy (under many different names) links to sports livestreams, so I guess he's getting 0,001 $ per click or so.
    I usually report them when I see the posts and the mods usually boot him out within an hour, so he gets little joy from his efforts.

    On another forum where I am an administrator the software has the facility to block IP addresses, but I don't know if the GetDPI forum software can do this or that he uses a dynamic IP address so that this doesn't help.

    Having the first 2 or 3 posts of a new member moderator approved will be a big deterrent for this kind of spam, but also a lot more work for the mods if they have to do that for every new member.

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    Re: Welcome to our newest member, sdsdvdvfvf

    Cindy told me that it is a dynamic IP address so he can keep spamming.

    If the first moderated posts had a filter for "vs" or "live feed" the moderators job would be a lot easier.


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    Re: Welcome to our newest member, sdsdvdvfvf

    What I would like to see since when I'm on is when we go ahead and delete a thread a option that has ban user and ban IP address all in one step. Today we have to go into the back end and perform these taskes and frankly a PITA. As it is today on the front end we have a few delete options if we could get a one button bury this guy in the sand option it make my life better.
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    Re: Welcome to our newest member, sdsdvdvfvf

    I'm sorry this turns out to be such a cumbersome task for you moderators, Guy.
    Isn't it so anymore that a new member is only granted permission to the site after approval ?
    Hence my remark regarding account names like the one mentioned as that to me at least suggests a bogus account.
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    Re: Welcome to our newest member, sdsdvdvfvf

    It's processed through the forum software not us . How that all works is Bobs baby. I honestly don't know why we have been on constant attack but I agree it's getting old.maybe if we did a pay like a dollar to join or something like that it will stop. I don't have the answer but yes it's a pain for mods. Cindy nailed 15 today alone.
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    Re: Welcome to our newest member, sdsdvdvfvf

    Or ...


    Pay to post ... I imagine that most of the constructive members here would pay ... $25 a year for "posting privileges."
    New members could listen in and if they found something of value they could decide if the $25 was worth their time.

    I think your friend would disappear quickly ... $25 for every bogus name would get restrictive very soon.

    OK flame me ....


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    Re: Welcome to our newest member, sdsdvdvfvf

    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post
    Or ...


    Pay to post ... I imagine that most of the constructive members here would pay ... $25 a year for "posting privileges."
    New members could listen in and if they found something of value they could decide if the $25 was worth their time.

    I think your friend would disappear quickly ... $25 for every bogus name would get restrictive very soon.

    OK flame me ....


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    Flame on you, Bob

    On a serious note, I never made a contribution to this site ...
    But 25 buckazoids, hey ? As a long time member, can I have a discount ?
    Bart ...

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    Re: Welcome to our newest member, sdsdvdvfvf

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Flame on you, Bob

    On a serious note, I never made a contribution to this site ...
    But 25 buckazoids, hey ? As a long time member, can I have a discount ?
    I have contributed twice ... both for more than that ... reminds me I need
    to do so again.

    There are few web sites that are a better fit for my desires and temperament.

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    Re: Welcome to our newest member, sdsdvdvfvf

    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post
    Or ...


    Pay to post ... I imagine that most of the constructive members here would pay ... $25 a year for "posting privileges."
    New members could listen in and if they found something of value they could decide if the $25 was worth their time.

    I think your friend would disappear quickly ... $25 for every bogus name would get restrictive very soon.

    OK flame me ....


    Bob
    I actually think some form of annual fee would also work not only for discouraging spammers but in some cases keep out those who might be inclined to scam buyers or sellers, especially new lighitimate members.

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