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melba_frilkins
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« Reply #120 on: November 15, 2012, 6:44:53 PM »

I really think there needs to be some kind of verification system for new account creation.

But they're selling fake passports today; a verification system might be child's play for them.

There is a verification system (requires a unique email and to type the scrambled word). Perhaps something stronger would be better.

Problem is, no matter what the system is, spammers can hire real people (at miniscule wages) to go through whatever hurdles and create new accounts.
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« Reply #121 on: November 15, 2012, 9:05:35 PM »

I mean "verify" as in "impose a waiting period and verify the person has some sort of traceable real-world connection to the email address used to create the account."
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« Reply #122 on: November 17, 2012, 9:53:02 AM »

Has it got worse recently, or am I just noticing it more in this time zone?
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« Reply #123 on: November 17, 2012, 9:55:16 AM »

I'm in a time zone where I usually see the worst of it, but yes, it's gotten worse. Two full pages of spam in my unread posts?!?!
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« Reply #124 on: November 17, 2012, 4:27:39 PM »

Any one else also getting spammy PMs?  Got 2... Apparently I will be rich very soon.  Reported, so don't get any ideas.
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« Reply #125 on: November 18, 2012, 8:13:56 AM »

Sigh.  Would it be helpful to have a member mod in the GMT timezone?
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« Reply #126 on: November 18, 2012, 9:40:49 AM »

Sigh.  Would it be helpful to have a member mod in the GMT timezone?

You have at least one. You had two, but one moved to the US.

I admit, some of the member mods are very good, but some seem to have gotten bored with the chore.
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« Reply #127 on: November 18, 2012, 9:57:11 AM »

Sigh.  Would it be helpful to have a member mod in the GMT timezone?

No.

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« Reply #128 on: November 18, 2012, 10:06:36 AM »

Fair enough.  Just asking, since I seem to consistently wake up to vast quantities of it, and it doesn't go anywhere until the US is beginning to wake up.
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« Reply #129 on: November 19, 2012, 10:38:49 AM »

If you want to be a member-moderator, send a PM to moderator.
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« Reply #130 on: November 20, 2012, 8:23:13 AM »

If you want to be a member-moderator, send a PM to moderator.

I'd be happy to take on the task if it would be helpful; apparently it wouldn't.
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« Reply #131 on: November 20, 2012, 12:40:52 PM »

If you want to be a member-moderator, send a PM to moderator.

I'd be happy to take on the task if it would be helpful; apparently it wouldn't.

Send a PM to the moderators, anyway.
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« Reply #132 on: November 20, 2012, 12:50:28 PM »

If you want to be a member-moderator, send a PM to moderator.

I'd be happy to take on the task if it would be helpful; apparently it wouldn't.

Send a PM to the moderators, anyway.

Personally, I think having someone else besides TBA in the Melba-Voxy hole would be useful! Especially for those times when a silly forumite signs a post with her name and can't find anyone around to remove it for her and the regular mods won't be up for hours. Not that I would do something like that.
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« Reply #133 on: November 20, 2012, 4:11:24 PM »

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Is this the one that relates to astrophysics? Or doughnuts?
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« Reply #134 on: November 21, 2012, 4:27:33 PM »

The fake passport spammers--so industrious!--are back again.  I fear it will be a long holiday "weekend."
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