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Bill Woodger

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:07 pm    Post subject: Some of the new "members"
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I know that everyone is excited about the 100,000th approaching member, however, is there any need to "pad" the membership with, for instance, some of the recent new "members" from Canada and Ireland.

I thought applicants went through moderators before getting on (my application took so long I'd forgotten I'd done it by the time an e-mail came through)? Perhaps I should have put down some different "skills" :-)

Anyway, if someone with power can ditch these unlikely types, it might prevent the odd bit of unsavoury SPAM arriving.

Thinking about "the odd bit of unsavoury Spam" in the food sense has put me right off my lunch.
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expat

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:50 pm    Post subject:
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Bill, please visit

THIS for real spam icon_lol.gif
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Bill Woodger

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:04 am    Post subject:
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Thanks, reminds me how old I am.

For anyone else who doesn't know the Monty Python Spam sketch, I extend expat's invitation, click above, good, clean, fun.
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Escapa

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:08 am    Post subject:
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expat wrote:
Bill, please visit

THIS for real spam icon_lol.gif

ROTFL.....
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Nic Clouston

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:49 pm    Post subject:
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Just looked at the latest member, Aquawlaccount: company - an email address, Occupation: 'short seller'. WHAT!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:48 pm    Post subject:
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Nic, good spot.

I've asked the admin people to take a look
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mcmillan

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:48 pm    Post subject:
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Just looked at the latest member, Aquawlaccount: company - an email address, Occupation: 'short seller'. WHAT!


They are Spammers. We cant completely stop them from registering but they never get activated.
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mcmillan

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:26 pm    Post subject:
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We have implemented a new Anti-Spam registration check and I hope it works this time.
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