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NEW SPAM POLICY

 
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LadyDragon
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:58 am    Post subject: NEW SPAM POLICY Reply with quote

We're changing spam fighting policy. They come in at a rate of 50+ a day now, it wastes too much time to delete them all, and banning their IPs is useless, they just change it immediately and come back in.

So now we're letting them register. They can't post unless we validate the accounts anyway, so they can't do any harm...

You regular members, just don't be surprised to see all those nonsensical names or porn or pharmaceutical websites... Just ignore them the way we do.
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LadyDragon
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:09 pm    Post subject: TO REAL WOULD-BE NEW MEMBERS Reply with quote

If you're a real person and want to register, post a message in thiis (Walk into my Parlor) sub-forum, giving the username you chose, and the date when you tried to register, so we can find you among the hundreds of spam accounts.

If you turn out to be genuine, or someone we know from elsewhere, we will then validate your account. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:54 pm    Post subject: Spammers galore! Reply with quote

I noticed that in the couple of days where the Admins let the spammers' registration stay there, we are up 100 members already!!

Lucky those members can't post, we'd be flooded with Cialis, Valium, lesbian sex, kiddie porn and the like! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Spammers galore! Reply with quote

Angelina wrote:
I noticed that in the couple of days where the Admins let the spammers' registration stay there, we are up 100 members already!!

Lucky those members can't post, we'd be flooded with Cialis, Valium, lesbian sex, kiddie porn and the like! Rolling Eyes

Yes, we were up 500+ members in 2 weeks. I got enough of it and zapped about a hundred of them. Almost zapped some genuine new members

And I wish people would read these Stickied posts!! They are here for a reason, to let spammers know it does them no good to register, and to tell real new members what to do if they get banned or deleted by mistake. They'd avoid a lot of pointless activity and frustration if they did.

Also, any username that's nonsensical, or has a pharmaceutical name, or "girls galore" or something like that will be zapped forthwith. Names with "sex" or "porn" in them have already been disallowed. So don't waste your time.

And once again, this Walk Into My Parlor is the only subforum where guests can post without registering.

Please keep that in mind.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 12:21 am    Post subject: Posting without registering Reply with quote

LadyDragon wrote:
And once again, this Walk Into My Parlor is the only subforum where guests can post without registering.

Not any more, it seems. bleh
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4Wizards



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:59 pm    Post subject: Open, close, open, close.... Reply with quote

mimosa wrote:
LadyDragon wrote:
And once again, this Walk Into My Parlor is the only subforum where guests can post without registering.

Not any more, it seems. bleh

Looks like it was re-opened to non-registered members but closed again.

I came in today and could only post once I'd logged in.

WF must have changed her mind. What happened, WF, too many spammers came in for you Admins to handle? I sympathize. hug
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