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    Spammers!

    John Michael and the Admins.,

    Your probably all over this already but I notice that each day there is a group of new members registering just about all day. It started with the letter "A" and now their up to "M" today. Tomorrow will likely be "N". Just guessing.

    When you go into "Currently Active Users" and see what people are doing/looking at, there are always five or so people registering at the same time. First it was a bunch of people with the first letter A in their screen name, then B, then C, etc, etc. Now M today.

    Again, maybe you're all over this and it's old new. Just wanted to give you and the new admins. a head's up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSE
    John Michael and the Admins.,

    Your probably all over this already but I notice that each day there is a group of new members registering just about all day. It started with the letter "A" and now their up to "M" today. Tomorrow will likely be "N". Just guessing.

    When you go into "Currently Active Users" and see what people are doing/looking at, there are always five or so people registering at the same time. First it was a bunch of people with the first letter A in their screen name, then B, then C, etc, etc. Now M today.

    Again, maybe you're all over this and it's old new. Just wanted to give you and the new admins. a head's up.


    JSE thanks and Bobsticks also brought this too my attention and I had noticed it. I e-mailed atomicAdam over my concerns that they might be using the site in a way that could cause problems. He is going to have an engineer make sure our system is safe. I belong to another site that was violated but I think AR is better designed. It could be a certain member with even more personalities. We may all turn red by morning.
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    Today is brought to us by the letter Q.

    Can you say Quackheads?
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    Hah, today the "N's" are at it! Go figure. I knew something was amuck yesterday when I saw all those "M's" and the first name I saw was............................................Mar kw!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMichael
    Can you say Quackheads?
    Quackheads. How'd I do?

    Just one more reason why this site is so lacking on security features. I'm not going to repeat here what I posted in another thread about joining The Home Theater Shack's forums... suffice to say it's way too easy to gain access to this site's Forums section.

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    Are you suggesting that we all go out an hang in a "Shack" somewhere?


    (BTW: Those Western Union ads are really annoying.That's a great way to make people participate...)

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    Some idiot named markok has sent me spam, for some porn site!
    Shoot him please!

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    Originally posted July 29, which was what, 2 weeks ago, and what did we have yesterday?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnMichael
    ...I e-mailed atomicAdam over my concerns that they might be using the site in a way that could cause problems. He is going to have an engineer make sure our system is safe.
    "Engineer" must be on vacation.
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    I belong to another site that was violated but I think AR is better designed.
    Laughable at best IMO. I belong to quite a few other sites, and like I said, it's much more difficult for spammers to get past the new member registration forms on those forums.
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    I just got a porn-o-matic message from a "mini22" who, interestingly enough, has exactly zero posts to his/her name.

    I guess this is the wild west where someone can join and immediately spam to their heart's content and thn leave, never to be heard from again.

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    WOW!!! Look at that! First post with 5 links to other websites!

    Did I say WOW?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markw
    I just got a porn-o-matic message from a "mini22" who, interestingly enough, has exactly zero posts to his/her name.

    I guess this is the wild west where someone can join and immediately spam to their heart's content and thn leave, never to be heard from again.
    I got the same thing. It was from "lion52" though.

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    One of our friendly new members PM'd me highly recommending a site called PornTube. Any of you hardlegs tried it? Is it free?

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    I guess the private message I was just notified about is probably spam too - I don't know, because when I tried to view it, the system told me I wasn't authorized to read my own private messages !

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    Quote Originally Posted by dean_martin
    One of our friendly new members PM'd me highly recommending a site called PornTube. Any of you hardlegs tried it? Is it free?
    I heard from a guy I know who knows some dude that it's "ok" as far as those sites go. Mainly hosted by people who rip the free previews of other pay sites. He doesn't remember if there is a fee, and can't check because he is at work.

    There are far better sites for sure, but for free he says thats for you to judge.

    Not that I have ever visited those sites myself. Except for research.
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    It's okay. No more, no less.

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    I knew a couple of you guys, R-n-T no doubt and GB, would come through for me. Thanks, fellas. What sites would you guys recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dean_martin
    I knew a couple of you guys, R-n-T no doubt and GB, would come through for me. Thanks, fellas. What sites would you guys recommend?
    Depends on how freaky you want. PM me if you want a couple. This is a PG board.
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    PM me if you want a link that no married man would ever consider.

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    I just got a PM from tio777. I don't know if it's spam becuase I cannot get to my PM. I haven't posted in years. If it's spam I wanted to report it, but I have no way of knowing.

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    Same here. Mine's from waldop. Probably spam, I figure.

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    hhhhmmmnnn...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich-n-Texas
    PM me if you want a link that no married man would ever consider.

    You know, the way you phrased that...it makes me uncomfortable with the general direction this thread has taken.

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