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Apple



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:30 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Hate to dampen things a bit but there is also the possibility that some are not just friendly guests looking in...

Can't help wondering after the spamming thing that happened a few months or so ago


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Gul Darr



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Big Read for Lent was recently launched to encourage people to read Matthew's gospel. Maybe people are browsing this site when they are actually looking for the Lent one?


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Jen M



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that's odd!
I've been browsing the board on and off while doing other things for about an hour.  But I am not showing as a user, and I am able to post.  How very strange.



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Apple



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jen - That happens to me no end I'm here able to post and everything but not showing up I put down to one of the quirks of the site.  Smile

On a related subject - last night at stupid o clock when I happened to look in I was the only registered user logged in (no surprises there!) but there were 26 guests looking in. It does make you wonder who they are.


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Evie
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have it happen to me too - it is odd.  And as for the guests - I agree!  One time recently there were 50 guests at one time...very strange.  Nothing seems to be going amiss at the moment, so fingers crossed that it's nothing to worry about!


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Evie
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

53 just now.  Then it went down to 44, and then 30 of those left all at once - weird.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to say, in relation to all of this, that we have been having lots of spammers join the site - mostly, it seems, people with websites offering essays to students, and as a university lecturer this is something I am particularly sensitive about, so I am having no qualms in deleting their membership!  I have also banned one person who persisted in rejoining when I deleted them, using the same email address but a different username each time.

Spamming is not harmful to the site, but is annoying, so I will keep an eye on it all.


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Jen M



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evie wrote:
Just to say, in relation to all of this, that we have been having lots of spammers join the site - mostly, it seems, people with websites offering essays to students, and as a university lecturer this is something I am particularly sensitive about, so I am having no qualms in deleting their membership!  I have also banned one person who persisted in rejoining when I deleted them, using the same email address but a different username each time.

Spamming is not harmful to the site, but is annoying, so I will keep an eye on it all.


I agree with all you say here, Evie - it's a big problem.

I suppose it's useful to know why some of them were "joining" us, but I wouldn't expect they would have many takers for their "trade" from our merry band either.

Keep up the good work!



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Jen - and yes, I don't expect them to drum up any trade here either, but seeing what they were about made me more determined to keep them at bay!  Only joking (ish), of course.


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MikeAlx



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, they're about 23 years too late to be of any use to me!  Laughing




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