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Post Posted November 14th, 2012, 8:08 pm

trolly wrote:Well, I assume that they use the account only for one sweep.

Usually yes.

Good thing I went through list anyways as there was a spammer creating multiple accounts under mainly two different variants of user names with several more still waiting in inactive list.

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Post Posted November 14th, 2012, 8:17 pm

If I remember correctly from my playing around deactivating the account wouldn't keep them from coming back -- if it is a human they can simply ask for a reactivation email. May be wrong since it has been a few years.
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Post Posted November 14th, 2012, 9:54 pm

viewtopic.php?p=12482303#p12482303
Can this be stopped please? Next thing he will be recommending formatting the HD
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Post Posted November 14th, 2012, 10:01 pm

Commented and watching. I am trying to figure out who gottabesomebodyelse is....
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Post Posted November 14th, 2012, 10:07 pm

James split it moved it to locked. I hate it when that happens... :)
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Post Posted November 14th, 2012, 10:08 pm

Inarticulate and Idiotic sort of narrows the field down to eight or nine million facebook users :D
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Post Posted November 14th, 2012, 11:03 pm

LoudNoise wrote:Commented and watching. I am trying to figure out who gottabesomebodyelse is....


One of these may help in your search...
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Post Posted November 15th, 2012, 5:30 pm

According to viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2617559 posts made by new users who just registered have to be approved now (it's definitely much more quite here in the spam thread now 8-) ).

Can someone amend the sticky at viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2616449 with that information so that affected users aren't surprised that they don't see they post right away, assuming this policy will stay for a while?

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Post Posted November 15th, 2012, 5:59 pm

That policy has been around for around for at least three months maybe more
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Post Posted November 15th, 2012, 6:04 pm

Interesting, so guest posts were displayed immediately whereas new regular users had to wait for moderator approval?

Anyway, if it's not an issue and that isolated post the exception of the rule, never mind...

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Post Posted November 15th, 2012, 6:11 pm

Guess those spammers heard me :doubt:
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2618009

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Post Posted November 15th, 2012, 6:15 pm

It's pretty standard policy on many boards (and blog comments) that first-time posts/users must be reviewed before being shown. Without a review process there would be no difference between guests and registered users, and spammers would be free to create 500 accounts and post the same garbage in each one. As it is, we still get "trojan" users who create fake questions to try to appear legitimate before unleashing their spammy attack.
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Post Posted November 15th, 2012, 6:19 pm

Ok, thanks for the explanation.

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Post Posted November 15th, 2012, 7:48 pm

rsx11m wrote:According to viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2617559 posts made by new users who just registered have to be approved now (it's definitely much more quite here in the spam thread now 8-) ).

Can someone amend the sticky at viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2616449 with that information so that affected users aren't surprised that they don't see they post right away, assuming this policy will stay for a while?

malliz wrote:That policy has been around for around for at least three months maybe more

This has existed since March 29, 2011 and not about to be discontinued.

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Post Posted November 15th, 2012, 9:46 pm

rsx11m wrote:Can someone amend the sticky at viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2616449 with that information so that affected users aren't surprised that they don't see they post right away, assuming this policy will stay for a while?

Apparently LoudNoise has done so despite that not being news any more, looks good! :roll:

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