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Post by Mrs C. » Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:44 am

Has anyone else noticed that there has been a recent spate of "new members" (well, it may be only 2 or 3!) with ITALY in their username?
Someone playing games? Or is it INS forgettting his name and password again?? :D

Not a word from any of "them" of course...... I really don`t understand why people register when the forum can be accessed without the need for registration! (and yes, I know this has been discussed elsewhere!)
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Post by jtaylor » Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:42 pm

Well spotted - yes, it's a bit strange.

None of the accounts have been activated - i.e. it's likely that the email addresses do not exist, and hence they don't receive an activation email.

All of the email addresses are @gawab.com - http://www.gawab.com

If they're not activated after a while, I'll delete the accounts.

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Post by J.R. » Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:12 pm

Isn't that one of Bin Liner's web sites ?
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Post by Scone Lover » Fri Nov 10, 2006 1:42 pm

That looks decidedly dodgy to me, is someone using the forum for "irregular" purposes?

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Post by J.R. » Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:01 pm

Scone Lover wrote:That looks decidedly dodgy to me, is someone using the forum for "irregular" purposes?
... or immoral ???
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Post by Mrs C. » Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:04 pm

I think it`s someone who entered the " when will we get to 1000 members?" competition!!
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Post by sejintenej » Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:49 pm

jtaylor wrote:Well spotted - yes, it's a bit strange.

None of the accounts have been activated - i.e. it's likely that the email addresses do not exist, and hence they don't receive an activation email.

All of the email addresses are @gawab.com - http://www.gawab.com

If they're not activated after a while, I'll delete the accounts.

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Strange that bthe applicants should have used ITALY. Looking at the T & C there is the option to include certain words in the address; they are all related to Islamic countries except South Africa and Zambia. The latest knowledge base is written in arabic script but I haven't bothered with a DNS lookup

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Post by Katharine » Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:53 pm

Another forum I belong to, had problems recently and was closed down for a while. A temporary forum appeared with the same website and we had to re-register. Very quickly there were several strange names and addresses registering unknown to the 'old' members. That time they all had connections with the pharmaceutical industry - the forum is for card makers. None of the new registrants posted anything.
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Post by jtaylor » Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:55 am

See this post:- viewtopic.php?p=46365#46365

Have just removed all of those accounts as part of a tidyup of inactive usernames.

Will keep an eye and see if they return - none were active.

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Post by blondie95 » Sat Nov 11, 2006 8:34 pm

sejintenej wrote:
jtaylor wrote:Well spotted - yes, it's a bit strange.

None of the accounts have been activated - i.e. it's likely that the email addresses do not exist, and hence they don't receive an activation email.

All of the email addresses are @gawab.com - http://www.gawab.com

If they're not activated after a while, I'll delete the accounts.

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Strange that bthe applicants should have used ITALY. Looking at the T & C there is the option to include certain words in the address; they are all related to Islamic countries except South Africa and Zambia. The latest knowledge base is written in arabic script but I haven't bothered with a DNS lookup

in English??????????????

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Post by DavebytheSea » Sat Nov 11, 2006 9:16 pm

.... or even Amyspeak - which I'm learning.
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Post by blondie95 » Sun Nov 12, 2006 4:40 pm

er DBTS that last post was perfect English!!! but im glad your learning!

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