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Offline Papaw

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Likely spammers
« on: September 26, 2018, 10:15:49 AM »
We have seen a few new members that have made incoherent replies to threads, and I have been banning them immediately. The last one MAY be legitimate, but I have sent that person a message like this- "Please respond to this message with reasons why we should accept you as a member, rather than think you are a spammer or robot."

I will send the same message to any new ones I see.
Depending on the response, or lack thereof, I will admit them or ban them.
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Re: Likely spammers
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2018, 11:42:39 AM »
Thank you
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Re: Likely spammers
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2018, 01:01:23 PM »
My wife says I am often incoherent. 
Was it me?
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Re: Likely spammers
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2018, 01:06:21 PM »
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My wife says I am often incoherent. 

Might be me as well ! :grin:

No. It wasn't you ! :cheesy:
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Re: Likely spammers
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2018, 03:14:08 PM »
Thanks for doing the tough job.  What motivates people to do this stuff.

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Re: Likely spammers
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2018, 03:55:46 PM »
They want you to click on their name or address to get your info, or as "Click Bait".
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Re: Likely spammers
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2018, 09:13:09 PM »
Thanks for keeping this site running tip top
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where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
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Re: Likely spammers
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2018, 04:55:52 PM »
Glad I got by without getting caught! ;-)
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Re: Likely spammers
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2018, 05:25:15 PM »
Thanks Papaw.