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Suspected spammer accounts on the forum from November
« on: January 17, 2009, 07:24:22 am »

Noticed an anomaly in the stats. There were an unusual quantity of new members from 11 November to 18 November 2008, bringing it to 193 for the month. about 10 times the normal monthly number of new members. They have zero posts and odd names.

I'm guessing they're spam registrations or something.

You think?


Moderator edit: changing the topic to something a bit more descriptive
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Re: question about the forum, not uqm
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2009, 02:06:34 pm »

Yeah, those are spammer accounts. I had to take special measures to keep them out.
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Re: question about the forum, not uqm
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2009, 04:44:14 am »

Any chance you can delete them all? Their existance bugs me!
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Re: question about the forum, not uqm
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2009, 12:21:13 pm »

I could, but I don't want to risk deleting valid accounts that happened to be created in that time, so I'd have to investigate each new account individually, which just takes too much time.
Maybe when enough time has passed, I could just delete all the accounts from that period which haven't posted.

Also, please use descriptive subjects for new threads.
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