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Postby TC on 01/11/06, 17:41:31

i've spent a few hours deleting bogus accounts as well as 0-poster accounts. if you were a person (not a bot) and had a valid account that was deleted, this is your queue to participate when you re-register so we know you're real.

this will be an on-going effort until the userlist is tidy, so this announcement applies until further notice.

thanks.
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Postby O-dot on 01/11/06, 18:23:08

I'm gonna miss all them spammers and bots.
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Postby darkness on 01/11/06, 23:56:30

Seems like the spammers have decided boards are the new email. I just had the fun of denying close to 100 new registrations from the last week alone for the dldb. Ether that or there are a lot of russian brides looking for cheap perscriptions who are really into Lynch.
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Postby TC on 02/11/06, 11:35:57

i hear that 3.0 will have more powerful methods of avoiding this shit. maybe one day we'll find out.
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Postby TC on 02/11/06, 12:21:39

ok, as of right now i'm finished. we have 95 actual users, or people that have registered at least.
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Postby Kanuck on 02/11/06, 23:32:52

We've got visual confirmation, so how is it that bots still manage to register?
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Postby TC on 03/11/06, 06:55:35

visual confirmation isn't cryptic enough. there are programs out there that can read characters within images. all we can do is perhaps distort the images more, add more/other colors, etc.
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Postby TC on 23/12/06, 12:32:26

TC wrote:ok, as of right now i'm finished. we have 95 actual users, or people that have registered at least.

damn, back up to almost 300. this sucks. captchas don't work.
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Postby O-dot on 23/12/06, 13:34:06

All your base are belong to us.
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Re: account pruning

Postby Draesk on 18/01/07, 17:36:09

TC wrote:i've spent a few hours deleting bogus accounts as well as 0-poster accounts. if you were a person (not a bot) and had a valid account that was deleted, this is your queue to participate when you re-register so we know you're real.

this will be an on-going effort until the userlist is tidy, so this announcement applies until further notice.

thanks.


I would just like to re-iterate this, as we make a further push against bogus accounts.
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