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Topic: New members: GMAIL/HOTMAIL accounts are blocked from now on

This topic contains 12 replies, has 1,404 voices, and was last updated by Profile photo of blueczarina blueczarina 8 years, 5 months ago.

On blueczarina wrote:

The last few months we see more and more new members coming in (be welcomed, and have fun here! 8) ), but unfortunately there is also a growth in SPAM users. Around 90% of them use e-mail accounts originated from Google Mail (GMAIL) and HOTMAIL to have their spambots create new accounts on this forum, so for the moment we have blocked GMAIL and HOTMAIL users to become a new member on http://www.SPfreaks.com and its forums. Existing members with GMAIL and HOTMAIL accounts will not be influenced by this decision, of course!

But… Blocked? No, not entirely… If you still want to become a member here with a GMAIL or HOTMAIL account, and you are a real person with serious intentions, you only have to send an email to the address behind the \"Contact\" button on top. We will then create your account manually for you. Just give us your nick you want to use, the password that you would like to use with the nick, and of course the GMAIL or HOTMAIL e-mail address to be used for the confirmation message from this forum.

Sorry for the inconvenience, but it pisses us off big times, deleting 15-20 spam users each day… :evil:

The SPfreaks Team
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On Superlordspamulon wrote:

Are these spam users actually spamming, or are they just created and not posting?

If they’re spamming, then delete. If they’re not spamming, what’s the problem?

So apparently I don't post very often these days
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On blueczarina wrote:

i think its a good plan. we have been getting spammed more it seems. and when the bots have posted- at least lately anyway- its been pretty bad shit :x plus i click on the newest registered user a lot and 9 times out of 10 its a spambot, so i think its a good plan. plus a real person can just email SPfreaks and get an account created so it works. :wink:

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On Arthur wrote:

Exactly… And I want an \"honest\" user count on this forum too.

Billy Corgan, December 2, 2008 : "Not everyone understands our death trip. But you do. And that's what matters."
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On Superlordspamulon wrote:

And I want an "honest" user count on this forum too.[/quote:13xyrt3n]

I can understand why you’d want that, but honestly? It’ll probably reach a point where you can’t control it. The official Mew forum (which I was a member of for a few months, then left because I felt there was a certain level of hostility towards me) has like 12000 members, of those I’d say about 50 are regular posters, the rest spambots/unused accounts.

There’s a chance it may spiral out of control, like that, here too. Just so you’re aware.

So apparently I don't post very often these days
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On blueczarina wrote:

The official Mew forum (which I was a member of for a few months, then left because I felt there was a certain level of hostility towards me) [/quote:2ei6jege]

hostility, huh? :P what did you do? :P

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On Superlordspamulon wrote:

hostility, huh? :P what did you do? :P[/quote:298b1edk]

My first mistake was defending the emo term, or correcting use of it, or something.

After that… it was just coming up with ideas and being flamed for it. For instance, suggesting one song (that was an unused song on one of their albums) could have evolved into another song on another album, and then being flat out told I was wrong. A lot. Somewhat angrily/harshly. Plus, there were quite a few just general dickish regular users on there too.

So apparently I don't post very often these days
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On Marcella wrote:

I think it’s a good idea.

All the other forums I’ve been a part of have crashed after a few months :D.

Fevrale dostat chernil i plakatPisat O Fevrale navsnrydPoka grohochushaya slyakotVesnoyu charnoyu gorit
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On blueczarina wrote:
hostility, huh? :P what did you do? :P[/quote:38jg97dm]

My first mistake was defending the emo term, or correcting use of it, or something.

After that… it was just coming up with ideas and being flamed for it. For instance, suggesting one song (that was an unused song on one of their albums) could have evolved into another song on another album, and then being flat out told I was wrong. A lot. Somewhat angrily/harshly. Plus, there were quite a few just general dickish regular users on there too.[/quote:38jg97dm]

fun :roll: i hate forums like that

Profile photo of Arthur
Moderator
On Arthur wrote:

I think it’s a good idea.

All the other forums I’ve been a part of have crashed after a few months :D.[/quote:16di6y3f]
Stop posting 1,500 times per second, then. Give them a break! :P

Billy Corgan, December 2, 2008 : "Not everyone understands our death trip. But you do. And that's what matters."
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On blueczarina wrote:
I think it’s a good idea.

All the other forums I’ve been a part of have crashed after a few months :D.[/quote:1bgvbf81]
Stop posting 1,500 times per second, then. Give them a break! :P[/quote:1bgvbf81]

speaking of that i’m suprised us SPfreaks haven’t killed this forum due to excessive posting :lol:

Profile photo of Arthur
Moderator
On Arthur wrote:

I noticed it went REALLY quiet with the spambots last few days… Wonderful! :wink:

Billy Corgan, December 2, 2008 : "Not everyone understands our death trip. But you do. And that's what matters."
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On blueczarina wrote:

oh, yeah! kick ass 8)

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