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Mickster

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Wow it actually works!

I think the admin should do something about this!

I'm Hero999 by the way.

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This account has been here since 2006 and has 34 posts!

It's also got negative rep!
Not surprising, since any old tool can spam the forum with it.

Nice one Krums for highlighting this abuse.
 

Mickster

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Guess you're going through the list Hero?

Tried the first three and had no success... keep up the good work. :)
 

Hero999

Banned
I only managed to log into the first three and I've randomised all their passwords!

Nigel,
Can you please still ban them anyway?

They could easily be reactivated.

IP banning everyone who's used the offending accounts (apart from me :D) might also be a good idea.
 

House0Fwax

Member
I tried two, and didn't get in. Yay!
Mind you, that's probably because Hero999 had got there first. **respect**
 
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Mickster

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Just been overloadin this tosser's site and got:
"This site has temporarily exceeded its connection limit. Please try again in a few minutes."

:D

Oh, I WILL try again! :)
 

3v0

Coop Build Coordinator
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Weird chat names.

A day or two ago we had a person logged into chat with the name "(brooks)". Since we can not use /nick to change the displayed name it was not that. The characters ( and ) are not allowed in names.

She/he/it did not post anything.

Shortly after that a user named katz logged on but her name showed up as "*katz*". That was stranged too but she joined chat and seemed to be ok.
 

Mikebits

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A day or two ago we had a person logged into chat with the name "(brooks)". Since we can not use /nick to change the displayed name it was not that. The characters ( and ) are not allowed in names.

She/he/it did not post anything.

Shortly after that a user named katz logged on but her name showed up as "*katz*". That was stranged too but she joined chat and seemed to be ok.
This is the sort of thing that prompted me to make this unanswered post.

http://www.electro-tech-online.com/threads/chat-user-name.92365/
 

hv addict

New Member
A day or two ago we had a person logged into chat with the name "(brooks)". Since we can not use /nick to change the displayed name it was not that. The characters ( and ) are not allowed in names.

She/he/it did not post anything.

Shortly after that a user named katz logged on but her name showed up as "*katz*". That was stranged too but she joined chat and seemed to be ok.
That same (brook) is logged into the chat again, i have tried to talk to him but he didn't respond. I am thinking it's a troll or bot.
 

Hero999

Banned
Some might argue that it's perfectly legitimate to use one of these accounts as you don't have to provide any personal information.
 

Sceadwian

Banned
Which would be a valid argument, however you can use a proxy mail server (like mailinator.com) if you want, and an anonymizer to hide your IP address if you want. Browsing of the forums requires no registration, and to have no account control for a forum of this size would be impossible. The spam flood if it were completly open would render it useless inside a few weeks.
 
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