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    If you wish to subscribe to this Forum.

    Due to the excessive amount of Spam postings, literally hundreds a day, on-line registration to this forum has been stopped by Forum Administration.

    If you wish to join us - and genuine posters are most welcome - please contact us using the 'Contact Us' button at the bottom of the page. Give us salient details as below, and if we are satisfied that the request is genuine we will open an account for you and let you know.

    a) User Name - User names must be recognizable names or nicknames - cdky_fu, or similar will not be accepted.
    b) E-mail Address - Personal email addresses only to be used, Company email addresses, especially those linked to commercial sales sites are not acceptable.

    c) Birth Date - A correct date of birth is to be given. The request to join date is not acceptable. Birth dates may be hidden, if desired, but will be checked for viability.
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    e) Location means what it says. Potential users giving location as 'XXX', when our routine check shows them living in 'YYY' will not be authorised.
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    Last edited by Ken; 02-21-2013 at 04:54 PM. Reason: Clarification.
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    Ridin Dirty dom's Avatar
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    Actually we can make due with just A and B. The rest ya'll can fill out once the account is created. Thanks!

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    No problem, Dom. The majority of the things in my list were to give me the chance to find out whether or not the intending poster was genuine or not. I check on the given 'dwelling' location, the ISP, ISP location and any websites given. It was surprising how often someone saying they were in (say) Nevada turned out to have a Russian ISP, a website based just outside Moscow and a poor understanding of US/UK English. They can run but they can't hide.

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    Ridin Dirty dom's Avatar
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    Thanks Ken.

    I spent about two hours last night going thru server stats/logs and banning network ranges and ip addresses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dom View Post
    Thanks Ken.

    I spent about two hours last night going thru server stats/logs and banning network ranges and ip addresses.
    What we need (for Website Administration use only) is a special button on our keyboards that, when pressed with extreme prejudice, would zap the offending IP Address (PC/Mac/Laptop) with 150,000 volts. Bet they would soon either stick to the rules or give up.

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    Ken,

    That (150,000 volts) could be enlightening to some, but there are some people that can not be reached.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mithrandir View Post
    Ken,

    That (150,000 volts) could be enlightening to some, but there are some people that can not be reached.
    A good, although shocking, point, Anthony. In such cases I would have to invoke a long practised family curse, effective down to the fifth generation, which will turn their daughters into bloated toads and their sons into impotent sea-cucumbers. Mind you, wallowing in their own primaeval ooze, they probably wouldn't notice any difference.

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