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« on: 28/07/2009 11:03:13 »
Is it just me or has anyone else noticed the LARGE amount of registers lately?
Previously, the average registerations per day was somewhere around 5.1-5.2, now it is 6.4!! That is BIG jump.
I don't think they are interested in posting anything...

Their names say it all





 

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« Reply #1 on: 28/07/2009 11:09:36 »
Well, if they spam us we'll ban them and blacklist their sites, so I don't think we should worry too much.  I may even blacklist some spammy stuff in advance, so they won't even be able to post them in the first place...
 

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« Reply #2 on: 28/07/2009 11:14:34 »
Thank you for reassuring me Mr. Valsler.
Did you know that there has been 473 registrations in the last 10 day?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 28/07/2009 11:18:04 »
I knew that !
 

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« Reply #4 on: 28/07/2009 11:23:04 »
It's good to know I'm not the only one.
Well, now I can sleep easy tonight.
Good night everybody. 
 

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« Reply #5 on: 28/07/2009 11:30:32 »
goodnight C4me....what is ?..about midnight 30 where ewe are ?

sleep well
 

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« Reply #6 on: 28/07/2009 11:33:53 »
Lots of them are from one email domain, and other fora have experienced a flood of spam from them - domain now banned...
 

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« Reply #7 on: 28/07/2009 21:51:38 »
Is it just me or has anyone else noticed the LARGE amount of registers lately?
Previously, the average registerations per day was somewhere around 5.1-5.2, now it is 6.4!! That is BIG jump.
I don't think they are interested in posting anything...

Their names say it all




Yes that Doctor Beaver looks very dodgey!
 

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« Reply #8 on: 29/07/2009 05:13:04 »
Yes, here he is again! Just prowling around, waiting to post spam things!

 

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« Reply #9 on: 29/07/2009 06:26:20 »
LOL...LOL...Yep then theres me...!
 

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« Reply #10 on: 02/08/2009 11:13:02 »
Are any of you aware that this forum was recently featured on Fark.com? This is how I found it and I would consider myself a legit poster. Fark has a lot of traffic so it would explain the increase.
« Last Edit: 02/08/2009 11:15:29 by Chelsie »
 

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« Reply #11 on: 02/08/2009 11:42:12 »
I didn't know we'd been 'farked'!  I checked the profiles of many of the new folks - and quite a few had very similar links - london taxis, airport transfers, coach hire etc.  Sadly, I think many of them intended to spam us.

What did Fark have to say about us?
 

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« Reply #12 on: 02/08/2009 20:16:58 »
I have not seen anything!
 

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« Reply #13 on: 03/08/2009 03:50:53 »
Well fark me, have we been screwed over?
 

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« Reply #14 on: 03/08/2009 07:36:14 »
I didn't know we'd been 'farked'!  I checked the profiles of many of the new folks - and quite a few had very similar links - london taxis, airport transfers, coach hire etc.  Sadly, I think many of them intended to spam us.

What did Fark have to say about us?

Someone posted a direct link to one of the forum topics. The headline was:

"Very smart people talking about very complicated subjects. I feel smarter, yet infinitely stupider for having visited" Under the "Interesting" tag.

Here is the link to the Fark forum discussing Naked Scientist: http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=4518194 [nofollow]
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« Reply #15 on: 03/08/2009 07:55:48 »
Some of the posters there appear to be taking the mickey. :D
 

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« Reply #16 on: 03/08/2009 10:15:04 »
I had never heard of Fark until now...I feel quite innocent! ::)
 

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« Reply #17 on: 03/08/2009 11:33:30 »
I had never heard of Fark until now...I feel quite innocent! ::)

Fark is one of my favorite sites for time wasting when I'm in a lab waiting for my tests to finish running, or when I'm sitting at home with nothing else to do. I have read so many articles that I would not have come across otherwise. Try it out sometime :)
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« Reply #18 on: 03/08/2009 12:49:26 »
I had never heard of Fark until now...I feel quite innocent! ::)

Fark is one of my favorite sites for time wasting when I'm in a lab waiting for my tests to finish running, or when I'm sitting at home with nothing else to do. I have read so many articles that I would not have come across otherwise. Try it out sometime :)

I will do thanks :)
 

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« Reply #19 on: 04/08/2009 18:51:24 »
I too am a farking virgin but it sounds intriguing. Is it a site where stupid people talk about very uncomplicated subjects? I,m sure I'll feel Stupider, yet infinitely smarter for having visited.

Well they started it!!!!!!
 

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« Reply #20 on: 05/08/2009 08:45:02 »
I too am a farking virgin but it sounds intriguing. Is it a site where stupid people talk about very uncomplicated subjects? I,m sure I'll feel Stupider, yet infinitely smarter for having visited.

Well they started it!!!!!!

You get your mix of idiots and intelligent people. Basically, each day 50 odd, amusing, and interesting news articles from around the world are posted and the community of fakers discuss them.
 

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