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saracidaltendencies 01-01-2012 03:03 PM

Spammers
 
Wow! Has anyone noticed the birthdays today? Looks like lots of spammers used today's date, may be a good way to get rid of a few of them...

Jan in CA 01-01-2012 03:53 PM

Yeah, we see it. It's not as simple as just banning them due to a join date issue. We'll do our best though. I suspect these were one time users just trying to get their links here.

Antares 01-01-2012 07:31 PM

I usually use this date because I don't care to include my real birth date. I'm old enough to be on this forum, if that's what they need to know--otherwise, it tain't none of their business when my real birthday is!!!

Jan in CA 01-01-2012 10:07 PM

Personally I don't care if anyone knows how old I am. It is what it is. The year is optional though and you can hide your birthdate as well.

saracidaltendencies 01-01-2012 11:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Jan in CA (Post 1338206)
Yeah, we see it. It's not as simple as just banning them due to a join date issue. We'll do our best though. I suspect these were one time users just trying to get their links here.

No, I understand that, just thought it would be an easy way to check out suspicious user names and see if they had spam links in their sigs since so many of them were listed right there at the bottom.

wellslipmystitches 01-02-2012 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Jan in CA (Post 1338255)
Personally I don't care if anyone knows how old I am. It is what it is. The year is optional though and you can hide your birthdate as well.

Me too, Jan. Doesn't really make any difference. However, I have been known to answer with just the month and day when asked for my birthdate. Then when I'm asked . . . 'and the year?' I say, "every year" (: ) Or . . . I may steal a line and say, "Honey, I'm so old, when I was born the Dead Sea was just feeling a little bit sick."
Jean

Jan in CA 01-02-2012 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by saracidaltendencies (Post 1338270)
No, I understand that, just thought it would be an easy way to check out suspicious user names and see if they had spam links in their sigs since so many of them were listed right there at the bottom.

You're right and we did do that. I think all but two were spammers. :hair: I was able to go in, change dates, delete links and ban for a few of them.


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