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How to stop shonky members?

Postby Kramer » Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:12 am

I keep a keen eye on who signs up and it seems that the security on this site is really bad is there anyway we can keep the spammers out?
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Are those volunteer words I hear

Postby Activity_Dept » Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:01 pm

Those sound like volunteer words to me. :D Yes they come in about 2 – 10 a day, I get on to it just about every day but granted take the odd day off. :wink: I have banned the .ru email address, numerous key words and emails but they just keep coming. :?

We do get a lot of genuine people joining but not posting though I noticed, :roll: but I think I get all the bad guys within a day or two. Are you getting any SPAM or anything?


Also we just don't get the volume of traffic to warrant putting someone on full time screening members. I noticed others like the forum you currently have on your profile the outer limits or something does get the traffic, any suggestions on how to build the activity/interest on this forum?
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Postby Kramer » Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:17 am

To get that sort of traffic you might need to get some stickers made up and given away everywhere! I only came accross this site by the link on Ozzy's sig line in outers, if it wasn't for that link I would never know that this forum is here. You are right about genuine people signing up I see that also its just that they don't seem to have any-one posting. Also outerlimits has probably only about 500 (maybe less) members that post regularly.
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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:26 pm

Should I delete Muchachsoser_17 :?: 3 posts consisting of "Oh really" and "Great" x2 :roll: ... can't be genuine can it? I dont wanna mistakenly del a genuine user :lol:
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Postby Kramer » Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:57 pm

Probably not, but U can delete Noelqwert as he seems to be a pharmasist (sp?) and can supply you with some body enhancing drugs without a SPAMMER!

Also outerlimits dosen't allow any-one to sign up with a free email account anymore!
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Shonky Members

Postby Activity_Dept » Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:18 pm

Arrr I just zapped them both. Generally Ozzy, if they are from a .ru, have a website or link that has nothing to do with camping or at least Australia in some form and obviously if they are just trying to sell drugs or porn then I zap them. If they are borderline I give them the benefit of the doubt if they have a .com.au email address.

I generally do get around to clearing them once a day but they do keep coming in, must be a lot of people out there with nothing more to do then post links.

Thanks for the input Kramer and as always thanks for your ongoing support Ozzy, it does not go unnoticed.
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Postby Scolers » Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:46 pm

Is this thread referring to me?

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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:45 pm

Scolers wrote:Is this thread referring to me?

:o
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Scol.


Title reads "how to stop shonky members"

NOT

How to stop padwhores :P :lol:
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Postby Scolers » Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:55 pm

So you and I are ok then ... ;)

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Postby gidgea » Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:35 pm

Is this the spot to introduce myself?
Have been looking at the forum for some little while with good info so thought why not, I might even be able to make some useful contribution in return.
I am very much a bushie (but that name was taken), so I chose gidgea which happens to be my favorite firewood.
Very much of the old school where it comes to living/camping in the outback, nothing flash but everything needs to work and if for whatever reason it dont, then I have to be able to fix it.
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Postby Kramer » Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:12 pm

Welcome gidgea, This forum is slowly becoming something special and I hope you enjoy your stay here. I am sure you will be a valuable member with some bush skills to share.
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Postby Kramer » Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:15 pm

Also just had a look at your profile, interesting your an opal miner! That would be a cool job!
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Postby Scolers » Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:22 pm

Welcome Gidgea,

Hop you enjoy the forums.

Also, congrats to Kramer for becoming a Camping Veteran .. beers all 'round ... ;)


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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:36 pm

Welcom gidgea.


I'm outta ideas for titles, I think 'postwhore' wasn't family friendly Scol :oops: :lol: .... need to think of a new one
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Postby Scolers » Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:55 pm

ozzycamperboy wrote:Welcom gidgea.


I'm outta ideas for titles, I think 'postwhore' wasn't family friendly Scol :oops: :lol: .... need to think of a new one


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


I didn't see the change ... I've been called a lot worse than 'post whore' so didn't give a bugger .

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