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Firecracker
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:05 am    Post subject: Sooo many guest users Reply with quote

Hay I was just curious to know if anyone knows why there are so many guest users on today.
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ASA
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:29 am    Post subject: Re: Sooo many guest users Reply with quote

Firecracker wrote:
Hay I was just curious to know if anyone knows why there are so many guest users on today.


Probably bots looking for all the advertising messages that we delete every day.
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Firecracker
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Confused More then 50 at one time. Surprised I'm getting a little scared.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:26 am    Post subject: Re: Sooo many guest users Reply with quote

ASA wrote:
Firecracker wrote:
Hay I was just curious to know if anyone knows why there are so many guest users on today.

Probably bots looking for all the advertising messages that we delete every day.

Yes. We have many spamming attacks on the site due to the generic nature of the phpbb software, although hopefully you don't notice too much thanks in large part to our extremely diligent Spam Assassins (like ASA). Mind you, 50 is awful lot of them. Surprised

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Most users ever online was 158 on Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:39 am

Not sure whether to be proud or worried. Confused

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Firecracker
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out our new high count of most people on line at one time. Most of those were online as guests. Question
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SparkPlug
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the Yahoo bots... they all seem to have different IP's for some reason (unlike the googlebots which all use the same one).
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Titanium22
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SparkPlug wrote:
It's the Yahoo bots... they all seem to have different IP's for some reason (unlike the googlebots which all use the same one).

Yes, and Yahoo is also the e-mail address used by a lot of spammers when they register on the site. Gmail is another bad one, and Hotmail has also become very popular with spammers recently. I've banned at least 20 new registrations using Hotmail addresses in the last few days alone (fortunately before most of them have had a chance to post), and also banned a lot of names which come up regularly in e-mail addresses for people promoting dodgy pharmaceuticals, sex videos and so on.


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