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Post by peteleo » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:03 am

Strange that this site tolerates one bogus member ( recent list +250 times ) to invade the registry with graffiti. As it stands no new legitimate members will join.

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Post by Sideways » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:22 pm

Missed that - do you have a name so we can not respond if he/she/it posts?

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Post by peteleo » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:44 pm

He wouldn't dare respond that would blow his cover. This will continue unless James puts a stop to it now.

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Post by Sideways » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:25 pm

peteleo wrote:He wouldn't dare respond that would blow his cover. This will continue unless James puts a stop to it now.
Still confused but I will leave it here.

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Post by Brett Wilkie » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:21 pm

I am not sure who we are talking about here? Can you clarify the reference to the (recent list + 250 times)? Sorry if I seem confused but I am? Did I miss something?
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Post by peteleo » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:57 pm

Check out the memberlist starting with #573 to #759. I'm i the only one that suspects fraudulent activity ?

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Post by Brett Wilkie » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:21 pm

I had to study that for a bit, good sleuthing on your part. Time for a cleansing purge I think.
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Post by stanchfi » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:00 am

Ya, there have been over a hundred "fake" accounts, but I haven't authorized any of them, that I know of, to actually post. If any get through and actually start posting, please message me.

-James

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Post by Brett Wilkie » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:35 am

stanchfi wrote:Ya, there have been over a hundred "fake" accounts, but I haven't authorized any of them, that I know of, to actually post. If any get through and actually start posting, please message me.

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I sent you a PM.
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Post by peteleo » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:51 am

James,

This person will continue to create fake accounts. I would suggest cleaning up 300 bogus activities soon.

Occasionally, i have the same issue on my website and usually is sorted within a day. That will discourage fakers and will look somewhere else to annoy.

Pete

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Post by Sideways » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:05 pm

peteleo wrote:Strange that this site tolerates one bogus member ( recent list +250 times ) to invade the registry with graffiti. As it stands no new legitimate members will join.
Now it has been clarified somewhat ...while these things are a nuisance, why would that prevent others from joining?

Serious question.

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Post by stanchfi » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:39 pm

I think I've got the mess cleaned up now, looks like out of all of them, there were only 2 legit looking accounts. I've made some changes to hopfeully prevent bots from creating accounts again.

-James

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Post by peteleo » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:02 pm

Thanks, James. I know how annoying this can be. It takes some work to keep a website clean.
I follow other websites and occasionally check out other members on the list to see what part of the world they live in plus share similar interests.
If one comes across a site where the last 250 members are bogus it may discourage serious members from joining.

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Post by Sideways » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:47 pm

peteleo wrote:Thanks, James. I know how annoying this can be. It takes some work to keep a website clean.
I follow other websites and occasionally check out other members on the list to see what part of the world they live in plus share similar interests.
If one comes across a site where the last 250 members are bogus it may discourage serious members from joining.
And how do we know someone is bogus?

(I don't scan membership lists.)

Yes it may be annoying for the webmeister but how does it affect everyone else?

Again, a serious question - I must be missing something here :?:

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