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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:52 am    Post subject: Ad-Bots Reply with quote

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that there are many users who have 0 posts. Some of these "users" are actually programs who automatically register in many forums and try to post advertisements.

As registration in this forum requires e-mail validation, it is unlikely that these "Bots" will do any harm here, as they never actually get around to activating their accounts through the e-mail validation. If some do get through somehow and start posting, I will of course delete their accounts.

As a precaution, I have not allowed users to register with an e-mail address extension of ".ru", as many of these bots are indeed based in Russia. If you are a legit Russian user and wish to register, please create a Yahoo or Hotmail or Google or whatever e-mail account that ends with ".com" and you will be fine.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like fighting a losing battle. Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geez I'm away for 10 days and some crazy ad bot managed to leave 26 posts. They're all clear now and the offender has been deleted.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The adbot could have at least said which his favorite Sibelius symphony was...

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi folks, I've purposely kept away from all internet activity for the last few weeks, so that I could focus on some studying. During that time, a grand total of 28 trolls and bots have registered at the forum. Quite a number. Fortunately they could not leave any spam because I have to manually activate all accounts. In this case it was more of a de-activation routine, they're all clear now and I hope to more regular maintenance work from now on.
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