Heads up - will be deleting inactive users soon

Posted: 9/25/2019 4:14:54 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

We have a large number of registered user accounts that have not logged in over the past 3 years and have never posted comments, forum posts, or photos. I'll be deleting those this weekend.

I'll also be removing the "website" link from personal profiles unless you are a proven non-spam user. Many inactive registered users seem to be using their profile page as a way to generate cross-links to their spam & scam sites.

Hopefully this will make things a bit faster and will be less of an incentive for spammers to create accounts here. Thanks to everyone who has been reporting spam posts in the forums recently!

Posted: 1/15/2020 1:50:09 AM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

Website and Bio now only show up if you're a proven trusted non-spam user. I won't specify exactly how that's determined yet, but hopefully it'll cut down on spam users who just create bios to get their links spread around.

Posted: 1/15/2020 3:35:06 AM
dewster

From: Northern NJ, USA

Joined: 2/17/2012

Jason, thanks!  I don't understand spammers. 

I hate to ask you this here as it is OT, but do you know what might be wrong with the PM system?  I get emails when I get PMs that take me to links that work, but I can't just view all my PMs like I used to be able to when I see the alert on the TW page, the page is blank.

Posted: 1/17/2020 4:22:14 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

Thanks for the report dewster! Would you mind forwarding me one of those emails if you still have it?

Posted: 1/17/2020 6:02:06 PM
dewster

From: Northern NJ, USA

Joined: 2/17/2012

"Thanks for the report dewster! Would you mind forwarding me one of those emails if you still have it?"  - Jason

Hi Jason,

Yesterday I replied to the admin@thereminworld.com address, and that contained a TW PM email sent to me.  Is that the email I should be using to contact you?

Posted: 1/17/2020 6:32:24 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

Best to use jason(at) instead

Posted: 1/18/2020 3:11:24 AM
dewster

From: Northern NJ, USA

Joined: 2/17/2012

Will do!

Posted: 1/21/2020 5:45:08 AM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

I deleted over 8000 inactive users today who had 0 approved forum posts or comments. 

Posted: 1/21/2020 5:35:27 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

This jerk from Bangladesh keeps creating spam user accounts and I keep deleting them. https://ipapi.co/103.89.24.226/ 

Posted: 1/21/2020 5:52:07 PM
dewster

From: Northern NJ, USA

Joined: 2/17/2012

Could be a "Rats and Slaves" kind of thing?

PCs are massively insecure.

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