Yes I just posted a reply there. Why?
Good, you caught one!
Interesting way to put this Matt, nothing turns into something as if by magic. The website will be what you make of it. Use your vision for the website as a guide and eventually, you will achieve your goals.
I don't know if registrants that include a spammy homepage have any affect on BBpro's standing in search engines. There seems to be some disagreement as to whether this is harmful of not. One would hope if only moderators/administrators can access these homepages and we restrain ourselves from clicking on them, they are worthless to the spammer.
I don't believe homepages are visible in members profile pages any longer. Where they are visible is in the profile page in VBulletin's moderator control panel. I often use the control panel to determine if a new member is for real or just a spammer. Since the recent upsurge of new registrants, I have been forced to abandon my efforts to check them all because it simply takes too much time. I spent an entire day and evening doing this one day last week. With some spammers registering at the rate of one every 5 minutes (specifically those using a .pl, @gmail.com and frexmail.co.cc) it is just too much for one person to handle. The last few days, I have limited myself to only dealing with those who actually post spam messages in the forums. I am allowing the frexmail spammers from Netherlands Antilles to post their nonsense posts since they do not include any spam and because you chose to send them welcome messages, I am doing that too....you and I should be consistent, don't you agree?
Is this one of the 19,000 members?
fueday Junior Member
Location Netherlands Antilles
Posts 2 The question is interesting, I too will take part in discussion.
Too bad only about 4 0r 5 of them are contributing something other than spam. However, they do give new meaning to the term members....all those spammers. Do you consider those who post 13 to 15 posts at one time in order to get their links to black market videos included members as well? How about all those junior members who do nothing more than sign up posting a link to their spammy homepage? Are they also members?
The member you welcomed and questioned about their handle is a spammer. Did you think to check and ban them or do you prefer to wait until they actually post spam.
Here is their homepage: http://futbolki-s-nadpisyami-2012.ru/
Check this link, type in their email address and see how often this address was associated with spam: http://www.stopforumspam.com/search
Registrants using emails ending in .pl are registering at the rate of about one per every 5 minutes. They often include a spam web-page link. As best as I can tell these spam bots are coming out of Russia which is interesting because previously those spam bots included a .ru in their spammy website links. The .pl spammers are tricky. Often their handle actually makes sense like a real name or something. I am not sure these spammers are actually posting spam on the forums, but just including the spammy pages in their profile. I have read a few discussions about this on the V-Bulletin forums. It seems the biggest problem with these spammers is that they overload a website with traffic, sometimes causing them to crash. I wish I had a way to stop them in their tracks, but I do not.
Someone using versions of Monena's handle and their email address have a record of posting spam on the Internet. However, I don't know for sure what Monena's particular offense was. If there was a spam post, it has been deleted and I have no way to view deleted posts. Do you suppose I should reinstate Monena and see what happens?
Changed my mind Matt about reinstating Monena. You are the one who banned Monena. Can you explain why?
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