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Old 02-08-2010, 09:21 AM
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exactly and there HAS to be a way to stop them
as it really is getting quite irritating
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:30 AM
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I agree, the mods are looking into options to resolve this, takes a bit and $$ as well, I noticed a rash of newbies and right away noted they were repeat hackers promoting garbage or spamming pm's.
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:08 AM
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Excuse my ignorance here. I don't hang out here too much anymore, but am also getting the garbage.

Are these real people or bots getting past the captcha? If they're bots you could replace the captcha with something like this (Sample Below). It drive's 'em nuts. I've done this for a few other forums. The other sites that I do work for were getting close to 100 bot accounts a day. Once I changed to this style of authentication the number dropped to 0. It does require directly editing the forum's code, but worth the effort. If they're real people, the only other thing that can really have an affect is to require an admin approval for new accounts. What a P.I.T.A. that is.

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Old 02-08-2010, 10:27 AM
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^ yeah I like the these type of filters because it tends to stop the auto logins and it does annoy spammers / bots .
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:58 AM
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list updated, if you see any others, pm me, I'll add them to the list, admins can see these easier and get them fixed.
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:22 AM
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I'm nervous to open my inbox. I have 4 inthere 2 from a forum moderator???

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RooTModerators (2 of them)
GafarozzMan

I have not opened any of them, Just deleted them
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:51 PM
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admins 3 new updates, these members are spammers.
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:09 PM
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Add these to the list:

TeamModerators
CuurioussGirl
LadyrootFiX
Symbiosis

Got spams from all of them...currently 11 msgs in my inbox.
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:22 PM
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:06 PM
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had to figure something was up. my last post here was in June 09. How can they tell me I have a virus on my computer with only 4 posts made here and the last one in June of 09. I do weekly virus scans iand my computer is clean

Plus the ones that are sending me this virus wont take a PM back.
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