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kabfjeijdndjdje79 like accounts

08-09-2013, 12:43 PM
#1
kabfjeijdndjdje79 like accounts

kabfjeijdndjdje79 like accounts

Wow, just noticed that 1/3 of the logged in users are accounts that look like kadhdjjejdjdjd50 type accounts. These accounts are spambots right, or something else?

Just surprised to see so many of these strange looking accounts, especially since 1/3 of logged members now seem to be accounts like them now. Was curious if permabanning these accounts individually helps. Is there no real way to keep these spambots off of TA?
08-09-2013, 12:50 PM
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Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,267,910
It's a delicate balance between keeping spammers out and allowing new members in. We've got things tuned pretty well now, but it's inevitable for any popular forum.

Last edited by arn; 08-11-2013 at 11:19 PM. Reason: testing
08-09-2013, 08:49 PM
#3
Yeah, looks cleaner now, thanks. I see them from time to time, but seeing 1/3 of the current members on as these kind of accounts was strange. Good you guys are keeping on top of it. Thanks.