Anything to do with site administration
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Postby Collin » Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:01 am

Can you delete the last 2 on the memberlist. I keep getting membership admittance emails from totally absurd user names and have no Idea whether it is real or just a commercial site trying to access info. Is there any way I can check on membership applications to verify it is someone from the trainz community rather than pests?

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Postby Pencil » Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:45 am

Yep, no problem!
We're getting hit with a bunch of spam members right now, which is why I set the board to activate new members only by an admin. I'm sorry for the additional spam it causes :(
a couple of methods I use:
Match language to location - a lot of bots don't set the language field, which defaults to Albanian (I think).
Check the website url - a lot of these bots are registering to get links to their website in more places to increase their Google rank or something.
Also, check the interests field - those are often filled with spam, as well.

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