Strange people creating accounts (amended thread title)

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by BillyNoMates, Sep 14, 2015.

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  1. Over the past few weeks, and being as I am a grave digging shiftworker,
    I have noticed quite a few persons "creating accounts" in the wee small
    hours. They appear to be originating in the US. One has just come up now:-

    (Username = random letters/numbers)
    New member, Male, 28, from Milwaukee
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Trophy Points:
    Managing account details, 2 minutes ago


    There have been quite a few recently...possibly 20+ (mostly female around the 39 yrs of age
    mark) from assorted regions of the U.S.A.
    I have a stack of these account creators on my ignore list but it would appear that NN is
    awfully popular with American females hitting 40. Just wondering what's going on like?

  2. Sceptics? I thought You meant people who doubted that we had a functioning Navy any more...;)
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  3. To be fair, Billy may have served in HMS Septre.
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  4. Billy, you say you have a list of 40ish female Americans..............
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  5. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    Have you tried PMing them Billy?
  6. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    They are spammers.

    Many use proxy IPs from the US but originate from China & Pakistan in particular. Most of their posts are not seen by forum users as they are filtered-out, banned & deleted before they appear on the boards. The majority of them are plugging health supplements, anti-ageing products and other bollix.
  7. :( I'm out.
  8. I thought you would have needed some of their products ;)
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  9. Trainer

    Trainer War Hero Book Reviewer

    Bastard - beat me to that one :rolleyes:
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  10. Nah, I maintain my youthful good looks using a mixture of OM33, XG460 and Satanism :p
  11. Christ, you know how to piss on a party! :)
  12. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    This is true.

    For some reason I don't get invited to many.

    Funny thing is, we actually filter a lot of spammers out, believe it or not.

    If you log-out & click on the "Sign-up" bit as though creating an account, there are a series of random Naval-related questions for those wishing to register. The irony is, your average matelot or Naval enthusiast probably doesn't know some of the answers or couldn't be arsed googling the answers.

    Your determined spammer does. But by the time the nugget has cracked the answer, the question has changed. The good bit is the spammer has an encylopaedic knowledge of Naval history but seldom manages to get past the rest of the spam filters - if they do, they get flagged & banned.

    It's all a bit of a game, but it happens many, many times a day.
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  13. Very interesting N-S but how come BNM is seeing them before the spam jammers?
  14. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Because they have only just registered & have yet to post spam.
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  15. Never mind all that malarkey, what about their return email addresses? A friend was asking..........
  16. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    I'd post their temp email addresses, but suspect PT would get the hump ;)
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  17. Thanks for all that. I watch 'em create accounts and then stick them all on my ignore list.
    Apologies for the spelling of Sceptics....I had been on shift for 2 x 10 hour day shifts +
    4 x 14 hour nights so I was completely shagged out.
    And there was me with visions of hoofing it off to the States to live with a fit 40 yr old divorcee
    Tennessee nympho desperate for a bit of Yorkshire rough.
    Back to reality.

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