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kyrathaba

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Lots of New Members
« on: July 02, 2011, 08:50:40 PM »
I've noticed we've gained in the neighborhood of 20+ new members just in the past 24 hours.  Is this a normal rate, or are we enjoying an unusual influx? 

Welcome, all you newcomers!

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Re: Lots of New Members
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2011, 01:26:08 AM »
I've noticed we've gained in the neighborhood of 20+ new members just in the past 24 hours.  Is this a normal rate, or are we enjoying an unusual influx? 

Welcome, all you newcomers!

Hmmmmmmmm, maybe someone hinted if you signed up you could get an assortment of Cuban Cigars?



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Re: Lots of New Members
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2011, 03:08:19 AM »
We get about 80 new members a day.

(we used to get over twice that a day until i hardened the registration page and stopped the automated bots from registering -- that's a scary thought isn't it?)

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Re: Lots of New Members
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2011, 04:12:24 AM »
Hi,

Thanks for the welcome.

I joined yesterday afternoon and I've got to say it's good news/bad news.  The good news is I found a handy-dandy little tool in Coding Snacks that I've needed for about 2 years...yippee.  The bad news is...I've spent waaaay to much time on the site! All in all, I'm definitely glad to be here, but now I need to get back to work.

Later...

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Re: Lots of New Members
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2011, 07:24:55 AM »
Welcome, Techno!

I know what you mean about spending LOTS of time on the site. It's my online home :D

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Re: Lots of New Members
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2011, 03:58:02 PM »
We get about 80 new members a day.

(we used to get over twice that a day until i hardened the registration page and stopped the automated bots from registering -- that's a scary thought isn't it?)

That's weird.  What's the advantage of registering if you're a bot? Or is it people using those BugMeNot autoregs because they can't be bothered?

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Re: Lots of New Members
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2011, 04:54:30 PM »
Wonderful sp_______m, wonderful sp________m, etc. ?

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Re: Lots of New Members
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2011, 05:19:51 PM »
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What's the advantage of registering if you're a bot?

i suspect that every popular site on the web has bot scripts that try to create as many accounts as possible, every day, to sell to spam bot networks.. the accounts probably stay dormant until needed.  its not surprising that spam bot networks are creating automated accounts to deploy in the future.. it's just surprising how many accounts they are trying to make every day.

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Re: Lots of New Members
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2011, 05:35:10 AM »
I start wondering who of you guys I've been talking to / discussing with are actually just bots :o

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Re: Lots of New Members
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2011, 06:24:21 AM »
Hm, did we talk? ;D

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Re: Lots of New Members
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2011, 06:32:29 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Lots of New Members
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2011, 08:05:55 AM »
Lotsa necroposting lately too! What's up with that?  ;D

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Re: Lots of New Members
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2011, 08:29:28 AM »
Bots are using a new lazar technology!

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Re: Lots of New Members
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2011, 08:40:12 AM »
i don't get it.  :huh:

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Re: Lots of New Members
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2011, 08:48:20 AM »
i don't get it.  :huh:

That's because you're a bot.

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Re: Lots of New Members
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2011, 09:56:58 AM »
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Bots are using a new lazar technology!

i don't get it.  :huh:

That's another one for us bots!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Lots of New Members
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2011, 11:07:07 AM »
i don't get it.  :huh:

(playing off laser) Lazar, as in Lazarus: Popular back-from-the-dead guy in the bible. ;)


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Re: Lots of New Members
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2011, 11:42:46 AM »
(playing off laser) Lazar, as in Lazarus: Popular back-from-the-dead guy in the bible. ;)
You guys really are exceeding yourselves, there's not even an ice cube's chance in hell I'd ever get that one :o

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Re: Lots of New Members
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2011, 11:50:29 AM »
(playing off laser) Lazar, as in Lazarus: Popular back-from-the-dead guy in the bible. ;)
You guys really are exceeding yourselves, there's not even an ice cube's chance in hell I'd ever get that one :o

+1w/jgp

And yeah. Really! In not exacty a slouch when it comes to wordplay, but jeez! ;D


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Re: Lots of New Members
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2011, 12:43:04 PM »
You need to read more Joyce then; that'll learn yer a thinger too..  ;)

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Re: Lots of New Members
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2011, 03:22:04 PM »
i don't get it.  :huh:

(playing off laser) Lazar, as in Lazarus: Popular back-from-the-dead guy in the bible. ;)



I got the reference.  But explaining a joke is kind of like death warmed over. :)

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Re: Lots of New Members
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2011, 06:00:24 PM »
I got the reference.  But explaining a joke is kind of like death warmed over.

But does that count if the joke has been resurrected?

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Re: Lots of New Members
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2011, 06:04:08 PM »
I got the reference.  But explaining a joke is kind of like death warmed over.

But does that count if the joke has been resurrected?

Only if the voting is in Chicago. :)

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Re: Lots of New Members
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2011, 08:17:10 PM »
But does that count if the joke has been resurrected?

Could have been a grave mistake!

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Re: Lots of New Members
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2011, 12:14:25 AM »
Lotsa necroposting lately too! What's up with that?  ;D

It's not always obvious to newcomers that some threads are really old and dead. I did the same thing when I was a DC noob. I later learned to look at the dates before posting. Or maybe I just started using the "Unread Posts" feed so that only recent/active threads came up on my display.