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Darby is our newest moderator - check your passwords!

Post by jarkko » Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:24 pm

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Our long-time member in Australia, Andrew (Darby) is our newest moderator!

There has been a lot of spam activity recently, and we try to delete the spammers as soon as possible. It's useful to have one of the moderators in Australia - this helps in making use of the different time zones (most of the spammers come from China and that area).

By the way - everybody make sure your password is a strong one!! Not "Leonard" or something one may easily guess. Use both letters and numbers. Recently some spammers or other saboteurs have tried to log-in using other members's forum names and testing random passwords. Our software is locking the account after three attempts with false passwords. (If the system complains at your log-in that you have entered wrong password too many times, and you have therefore to go through the visual test again, that's the reason. Someone has tried to misuse your forum name but has not found the correct password. So please everybody - make your password stronger if it isn't. Just go to the User control panel and change your PSW!!!
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Post by 199Dan » Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:33 pm

Welcome to our new moderator and thanks for the heads-up on the passwords. Be well.
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Post by musicmania » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:50 pm

jarkko wrote: If the system complains at your log-in that you have entered wrong password too many times, and you have therefore to go through the visual test again, that's the reason. Someone has tried to misuse your forum name but has not found the correct password. So please everybody - make your password stronger if it isn't. Just go to the User control panel and change your PSW!!!
That happened me during the week. Good to know they didn't find the correct one! It isn't Leonard related though. Thanks for the heads up Jarkko and it is good to have a new moderator to deal with the spam! Good luck Darby!
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Post by lizzytysh » Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:09 pm

Welcome, Andrew!
Looking at all the Spam, you're clearly needed at the front line.
It's good to see that you're filling in a space for another time zone and greater coverage.
The look on your face hits the mark... you look like you're already on the hunt!


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Post by MaryB » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:12 pm

Congratulations Andrew!!

You are much needed in your time zone. The bulk of my time on the forum is spent after midnight EST in the US. I do see a ton of spam coming in at those late hours here - how annoying. You think 'yippie more new posts' only to have to report the post - I don't need anymore shoes. At least we (or at least I haven't) haven't seen any porno stuff for quite a while. Having you there should take care of these right away.

Whew! I thought it was a problem with my computer. Then I thought, maybe I'm on the forum too much :lol: as it was showing something like 'you have had too many log ins :lol: :lol: :lol: Will go and change my password now. Thank you Jarkko!

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Post by scubasam » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:20 pm

MaryB wrote:Congratulations Andrew!!

You are much needed in your time zone. The bulk of my time on the forum is spent after midnight EST in the US. I do see a ton of spam coming in at those late hours here - how annoying. You think 'yippie more new posts' only to have to report the post - I don't need anymore shoes. At least we (or at least I haven't) haven't seen any porno stuff for quite a while. Having you there should take care of these right away.

Whew! I thought it was a problem with my computer. Then I thought, maybe I'm on the forum too much :lol: as it was showing something like 'you have had too many log ins :lol: :lol: :lol: Will go and change my password now. Thank you Jarkko!

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:lol: :lol: :lol: I don't think you would be considered a poster who is on the forum too much :D . Glad your account wasn't ripped off...
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Post by MaryB » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:24 pm

scubasam wrote: Glad your account wasn't ripped off...
Thanks Sam - it's quite a relief!
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Post by B4real » Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:22 am

Hi Andrew,

So great to see you appointed to this necessary task and as an Australian representative too :D

As a result of some discussion with other forum members here a few weeks ago the same thing was happening to me. I changed my password then to a much stronger one and am still getting used to it! I wish the spammers would use their powers for good not evil!
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Post by Willy52240 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:59 am

Congrats Darby.

It's slightly off topic but I heard on another forum there was an exploit attempted; a new member was PM'ing people asking that they e-mail them back, (for some lame reason). If one does so, they have a legitimate e-mail address and will use it for mischief. If one get a such a request from a relative newbie i would suggest that they report it or PM a moderator about the request.
Sorry for the interruption, I just heard this elsewhere today.

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Post by Andrew (Darby) » Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:31 pm

Hey thanks folks for the kind congratulatory words. 8)

I hope I can successfully eradicate some spammers with my new found powers - I feel like a super-hero! ;-)

Cheers,
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Post by Cate » Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:51 pm

Congratulations Andrew and thank you for helping keep the board tidy!
MaryB wrote: Whew! I thought it was a problem with my computer. Then I thought, maybe I'm on the forum too much :lol: as it was showing something like 'you have had too many log ins :lol: :lol: :lol:
:lol: that gave me a great laugh - I related well with the thought.
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Post by ladydi » Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:54 pm

Welcome from me too Andrew, and congrats as our newest moderator! You will be much appreciated!

Thanks for the heads up Jarkko on the password. Even though I think mine might be fairly secure, for safety's sake I'll change it to something unintelligeable that I'd better write down for awhile ;-)

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Post by jeanne » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:01 pm

Hi Darby.....welcome

Glad to know that I am not the cause of my password problems...

Thought for sure it was me....lack of computer skills.

Please do not laugh at this, Mary....but where is the spam?

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Post by bridger15 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:13 pm

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You go get 'em, Andrew!

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Post by lizzytysh » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:17 pm

CHARGE!!!

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