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tomprescott

posted on 7/6/13 at 07:45 PM Reply With Quote
New members?

Has anyone noticed that there are loads of new members with 0 posts who have recently joined and the user names seem to be random letters and numbers?

Could this be a robot issue?





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Aaron_n_Sim

posted on 7/6/13 at 07:56 PM Reply With Quote
Keep wondering if they're scouting profiles to gather personal info I.e. emails for spamming





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adithorp

posted on 7/6/13 at 10:01 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Aaron_n_Sim
Keep wondering if they're scouting profiles to gather personal info I.e. emails for spamming


You can always hide your e-mail address in you profile if it worries you.





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Aaron_n_Sim

posted on 7/6/13 at 10:07 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by adithorp
quote:
Originally posted by Aaron_n_Sim
Keep wondering if they're scouting profiles to gather personal info I.e. emails for spamming


You can always hide your e-mail address in you profile if it worries you.


I know, to be honest not that worried, have good spam filters, just have to wonder why there are about 3,000 new users in the past couple of months with senseless i.d's that don't seem to get involved!

Aaron





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MakeEverything

posted on 8/6/13 at 08:07 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Aaron_n_Sim
quote:
Originally posted by adithorp
quote:
Originally posted by Aaron_n_Sim
Keep wondering if they're scouting profiles to gather personal info I.e. emails for spamming


You can always hide your e-mail address in you profile if it worries you.


I know, to be honest not that worried, have good spam filters, just have to wonder why there are about 3,000 new users in the past couple of months with senseless i.d's that don't seem to get involved!

Aaron


Unless of course, more 'members' (and more membership) makes it easier to sell the website for a larger fee, if it were being sold...





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ReMan

posted on 8/6/13 at 08:07 AM Reply With Quote
Is there not a authorisation process? I thoultght you had to get email confiramtion to register.
If not perhaps there should be. Else as has been mute before, enforce a join up fee, even if its only a 1





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Litemoth

posted on 8/6/13 at 10:26 AM Reply With Quote
Piles of em..... for example:


http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/misc.php?action=list&ord er=regdate&page=1502

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scimjim

posted on 8/6/13 at 11:55 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MakeEverything
quote:
Originally posted by Aaron_n_Sim
quote:
Originally posted by adithorp
quote:
Originally posted by Aaron_n_Sim
Keep wondering if they're scouting profiles to gather personal info I.e. emails for spamming


You can always hide your e-mail address in you profile if it worries you.


I know, to be honest not that worried, have good spam filters, just have to wonder why there are about 3,000 new users in the past couple of months with senseless i.d's that don't seem to get involved!

Aaron


Unless of course, more 'members' (and more membership) makes it easier to sell the website for a larger fee, if it were being sold...



The membership has quadrupled (mainly with spammers) since "Daywithapornstar priya", "Colored Contacts", "Alternative to Viagra", "Sildenafil citrate 100 mg", "Get discount viagra onlin", "Direct cash advance lende", "Spandexporn.Com", "Buy cheap viagra", "Pest Control East London", "Best Spas in London", "Breast actives better bust", "Triactol Breast Enlargeme", "Bond Casino" and "Provacyle for muscle grow" all joined on 1st Jan 2013!!!!

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iank

posted on 8/6/13 at 12:41 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ReMan
Is there not a authorisation process? I thoultght you had to get email confiramtion to register.
If not perhaps there should be. Else as has been mute before, enforce a join up fee, even if its only a 1


There was until the server move. I guess the equipment used to do it remains at ChrisW's old company.





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