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    I just whacked a bunch of "new users" (mainly from Asia and E. Europe, with user names like dsfhdowkd and stuff like that), and banned a metric boatload of ip addresses. I did approve two actual real live-person users, though . . .

    -filbert

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    Quote Originally Posted by goon View Post
    the active members list is growing at a good pace, still guessing its spammers.
    If you believe there spammers on the board, let the moderators know so we can address it. It's extremely unlikely "active members" includes any spammers. Spammers have a difficult time getting past the singup and approval process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackJD View Post
    If you believe there spammers on the board, let the moderators know so we can address it. It's extremely unlikely "active members" includes any spammers. Spammers have a difficult time getting past the singup and approval process.
    What's the definition of an 'active member'?
    Disclaimer: This post may contain assumptions and/or opinions related to Jackrabbit Athletics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackJD View Post
    If you believe there spammers on the board, let the moderators know so we can address it. It's extremely unlikely "active members" includes any spammers. Spammers have a difficult time getting past the singup and approval process.
    I was just going by the number of active members in the stats section at the bottom. Ususally it hovered around 280 but its up to 320ish in whiched seemed like a short amount of time. Thats why I wasn't sure because some names are not that obvious for knowing its a new shy guy who created an account who just dont post or if its something else. as long as its new people joining, thats surely a good thing.

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    The first page statistics terminology is "active users" which is a combination of Members and Guests who are viewing the board at that time.

    Goon had used the words "active members" when that's actually the "active users" number he was looking at. Ideally, we have no members who are spammers. Once in a while a spammer gets through but not often.

    Lately, there's been a lots of spammers attempting to get through for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackJD View Post
    The first page statistics terminology is "active users" which is a combination of Members and Guests who are viewing the board at that time.

    Goon had used the words "active members" when that's actually the "active users" number he was looking at. Ideally, we have no members who are spammers. Once in a while a spammer gets through but not often.

    Lately, there's been a lots of spammers attempting to get through for some reason.
    well, the stats info says active members so I assumed that meant active members, not just users. I guess Its a little more confusing then I thought. Anways I am impressed there is not much spam ever. Its nice to have a place to not have to put up with that crud. Personally the mods run a pretty good ship here and are fair in judgement IMO, but I am sure a few mav and usd fans would think otherwise. Mods keep up the good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goon View Post
    well, the stats info says active members so I assumed that meant active members, not just users. I guess Its a little more confusing then I thought. Anways I am impressed there is not much spam ever. Its nice to have a place to not have to put up with that crud. Personally the mods run a pretty good ship here and are fair in judgement IMO, but I am sure a few mav and usd fans would think otherwise. Mods keep up the good work.
    You're right...I was mistaken when I said you were looking at the active users number. I didn't pay attention to the "active members" total near the bottom of the stats. I checked the software's manual and member is defined but I did not find a definition for "active member". (I didn't try to do an exhaustive search.) A "member" is a registered user on the board. I assume an "active member" is a registered user who has been "active" either by posting or at least signing on within a certain period of time (e.g. past month?).

    The board has lots of registered users ("members") who aren't very active. Although I suspect many members and regularly read the board but don't sign on or don't post so they may not be listed in the category of "active members".

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    Member Prairiehaas send a PM, notifying the moderators he had received a spam message through the PM system, from "Imantapodotop". We do not have a Member named Imantapodotop. Somehow a spammer has figured out how to PM members of this board. I, too, received the same message and I was one of five addressees to receive that message. Prairiehaas received the same message text but it was sent separately to him and others.

    I recommend those receiving such messages just delete without replying.

    The moderators will look into how a non-member sent a PM and methods for stopping that from happening in the future.

    JackJD

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    Quote Originally Posted by adminhare View Post
    Member Prairiehaas send a PM, notifying the moderators he had received a spam message through the PM system, from "Imantapodotop". We do not have a Member named Imantapodotop. Somehow a spammer has figured out how to PM members of this board. I, too, received the same message and I was one of five addressees to receive that message. Prairiehaas received the same message text but it was sent separately to him and others.

    I recommend those receiving such messages just delete without replying.

    The moderators will look into how a non-member sent a PM and methods for stopping that from happening in the future.

    JackJD
    I also recieved a message from the same named person above as well. I thought maybe it was an intelligent poster though as he ended his private message with GO 'YOTES. (just kidding)

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    Quote Originally Posted by slosho View Post
    What about my name?
    Oh my God. This is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy to easy, so I'll refrain.

    happy New Year

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