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#1 Sparky_NY

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 11:14 PM

I visit the forum daily, often much more.    In the last week or so, I have noticed users listed as logged in that just joined within a day, LOTS of them !      I am guessing its a bot automatically registering new users under fake names.    

 

I am also betting Dave has seen it also and zaps them.



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Posted 30 January 2018 - 02:31 AM

Theres been a bunch of new sign ups. No one posts though....



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Posted 30 January 2018 - 04:38 AM

Theres been a bunch of new sign ups. No one posts though....

It sure appears to be signups by automatic Bots.   Pretty common these days.   First the bots make multiple accounts, then later flood the various forums with advertising posts and garbage.   

 

Its pretty obvious when that many "people" sign up in a few days, especially when the normal is lucky to see one a month.    Also no posts, gender, age etc.  are good hints.

 

Watch for coming attacks.  (spam posts by the hundreds)



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Posted 31 January 2018 - 09:53 AM

None of them can post. Everyone that signs up has to be approved by me






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