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RD be aware of fake accounts

Discussion in 'Site Feedback & Support' started by Mike Sterckx, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Mike Sterckx

    Mike Sterckx

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    I found it abit strange lately that some users on this forum signed up, made 1 - kind of strange - 'hello' post and then dissapear. So i did some googling on them.

    Username: dhaye
    post title: melissa Ann Dano newbie here..
    link: http://www.racedepartment.com/forum/threads/melissa-ann-dano-newbie-here.53586/
    google link: https://www.google.be/#q=melissa+An....,cf.osb&fp=79ff5e69f7a9d4b0&biw=1667&bih=930


    Username: alzavacky
    post title: Alan Zavacky Community
    link: http://www.racedepartment.com/forum/threads/alan-zavacky-community.52441/
    google link: https://www.google.be/#hl=en&gs_nf=....,cf.osb&fp=79ff5e69f7a9d4b0&biw=1667&bih=930

    These are obviously mallicious accounts and already banned on alot of other forums. Since forum bots are getting it harder to sign up automatically with security questions and captcha, it would seem they now sign up to forums manually, make 1 post and then let the bot do the rest. I would strongly suggest to ban these accounts.;)


     
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  2. Hampus Andersson

    Hampus Andersson

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    I here by present you with the RD Investigative badge of Honor.
    Contact Bram to pick up your badge, you have been a great service to RD.

    No but seriously, this cool that you somehow picked up this, very impressive.
     
  3. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld
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    Please use the "report" button when you see spammy posts and we'll send them to Simberia :)
     
  4. Stuart Pocock

    Stuart Pocock
    I'M BACK... Again :) Premium

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    Oooo, I heard it's RD's hell :)
     
  5. Omer Said

    Omer Said
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    According to some rumors, there are lunatic crashers, frenzied flamers, dirty spammers and hungry trolls. Also very very cold with constant snowing :confused: Some call it Racerkham Asylum!
     
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  6. Scott Webber

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    why not just send them to me? i'll sing to them, that should be enough surely? :D
     
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  7. Hiroshi Awazu

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    Yeah this guy that posts is a frisky little beaver! he posted this morning, i deleted it then he posted again! :mad:

    Ah we'll probably see him again next week.
     
  8. Chronus

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    Nah, he is just checking if you are paying attention. :sneaky:

    I guess that even filtering them out by IP won't solve this - they just find a way to come back.