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Bot Members on the website?

Postby Jorge on Fri May 22, 2009 2:00 pm

Just wondering,

Is anyone filtering through the website's membership and deleting bot's? I just was wondering because over the last few days I noticed the names of the new members on the bottom of the Board Index page, and they seemed fake. Just by flipping through the members, at about page 8 you start noticing people with hyperlinks for viagra and living in places like Fiji, Zimbabwe, Kyrgyzatan, and Poland, just to name a few of the 100 or so names I saw.

The only reason that I bring this up is because it's nice to have a website that works, and it really sucked when the other website went down. This is by far the best place to find out what's going on, and when the site went down last time it made it hard to find out when tourney's were going on and other information.

Also, any way to heighten security to stop these guys from getting on here?

Just a concerned RCF member.
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Re: Bot Members on the website?

Postby Jorge on Wed May 27, 2009 8:12 am

No replies? Nothing as for members has changed, so I guess no one is doing anything about it. Just was trying to help.
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Re: Bot Members on the website?

Postby Chris K on Wed May 27, 2009 9:52 am

Jeff Irwin is the manager and may not know how to deal with this issue. I do not know how time consumming this sort of thing is. There are members who are computer literate and may have the time to add filters or delete false members. Some have volunteered to help in the past. PM Jeff or post here if you know what to do and are willing to do it. I agree that the website needs all the protection we can give it.
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Re: Bot Members on the website?

Postby clanger on Wed May 27, 2009 9:05 pm

I couldn't agree more. We need someone who can do whatever they need to do to protect our site.
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Re: Bot Members on the website?

Postby Jorge on Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:14 pm

Here it goes, started today. I don't know how to fix it, but i have time to delete people or aprove them if anyone needs the help.
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Re: Bot Members on the website?

Postby listen4chains on Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:53 am

Why is there a GOOGLE (BOT) on here?
From the main index page a second ago:

Who is online
In total there are 3 users online :: 2 registered, 0 hidden and 1 guest (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)
Most users ever online was 12 on Wed May 27, 2009 9:03 am

Registered users: Google [Bot], listen4chains
Legend: Administrators, Global moderators




Google [Bot] who are you and what do you want?
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Re: Bot Members on the website?

Postby Jorge on Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:27 am

This needs to be resolved NOW. You have people with hyperlinks like:
http://bad-diarrhoea.in
and others with curse words and young girls $@*&^%! themselves.

The young people in the club on here don't need to see it and this is the 4th or 5th time I am volunteering my time to get rid of these people if someone tells me how to do it.
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Re: Bot Members on the website?

Postby gottagothrow on Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:25 am

I used to be a moderator on the old site, before the trojan horses took over.
I am still willing and able to do so on this site. I have mentioned this to Jeff Irwen a few times.
If he wants help, he has several volunteers to choose from to help out with the Message Board.
The only thing I did, which actually was simple and easy to do, was remove members who have no business being here, such as those listed above, and remove posts that make it onto the site that are obviously spam.
I didn't moderate users back and forth arguing and what not, just the spam posts.
It is up to Jeff to let us help him or not.
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Re: Bot Members on the website?

Postby listen4chains on Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:16 pm

Pick up a telephone and call him. He said he was having issues with the internet a while back. His phone # is listed on here, and thank you if you can help. This is really getting lamer than ever.
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Re: Bot Members on the website?

Postby listen4chains on Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:52 am

Here is the most recent!

Who is online
In total there are 3 users online :: 3 registered, 0 hidden and 0 guests (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)
Most users ever online was 12 on Wed May 27, 2009 9:03 am

Registered users: Google [Bot], listen4chains, tyler23
Legend: Administrators, Global moderators

Statistics
Total posts 3399 • Total topics 419 • Total members 346 • Our newest member AMBINNYGYNC


What is AMBINNYGYNC??? Who are you? GO AWAY IF YOU ARE NOT A DISC GOLFER!!!
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