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05-02-2010 01:18

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Mark Tully

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TNT HQ, England

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Hello TB users :)

I would like to apologise for the amount of abuse that has affected these forums over the last year or so. Danny (Nod the Mod) has been doing an awesome job keeping it at bay, but for his sanity and the sake of this forum being of any use, I've had to disable new account creation via the website. People can still get a new account by emailing newreg at tntbasic dot com.

Good to see people still using TB!

Cheers,

Mark

05-03-2010 02:09

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JHVipond

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South Dakota

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Thanks, Mark

Thanks for deleting all of those spam posts for the four P's: porn, pills, poker (as in online gambling) and piracy. I was afraid the forums had become useless. And I suppose approving new accounts by email would be easier than implementing a reCAPTCHA system.

05-04-2010 19:55

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Mark Tully

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TNT HQ, England

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I noticed that there were over 13,000 members on tntbasic.com, the vast majority of which were latent accounts that had never posted. Even after I stopped creation of new accounts, these existing accounts were still being used to post spam, a spam bot must have just made 13,000+ accounts a while back.

I've removed all these 13,000+ accounts that have never posted from the database, sorry if I've removed any genuine users - drop me a mail at newreg at tntbasic dot com and I'll sort you out a new account.

Fingers crossed, that should do it. Unless spam bots start trying to hack real users passwords.... Gulp....

Cheers,

Mark

05-07-2010 06:36

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swagIT

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Great Wet North (Vancouver)

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Thanks Mark!

05-08-2010 10:42

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allnodcoms

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hertfordshire (England)

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Ahhh... Smell that fresh air!

Cheers Mark, it was getting beyond a joke. I've been sweeping the boards for a while now, but as soon as I blitzed one lot it was replaced by more of the same.

Hopefully we've seen an end to the spammers, but it does mean I've got to go back to searching for my own Russian Porn again...

Always a downside :(

Danny (nod the mod)

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