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Today’s birthdays

Sun 20 Jun, 2021 9:39 am

Discrepancy in today’s Birthdays

Quintuplets maybe

BIRTHDAYS
Congratulations to: Lewisdus (45), kristydu11 (37), Konstantusxhp (37), Konstantusldx (37), Konstantusyne (37), Konstantusyow (37), Konstantusvgy (37)

Re: Today’s birthdays

Sun 20 Jun, 2021 10:32 am

These are probably spammers who have sneaked past the filters. I checked a few and there are no posts from them. As with a number of website issues it comes down to competing priorities and limited resources.

Re: Today’s birthdays

Mon 21 Jun, 2021 4:27 pm

A couple more today

BIRTHDAYS
Congratulations to: Eremophila (56), redtag (55), Veronaogf (43), Veronakbz (43), Richiekic (41), Patrickwef (41), Thomasheabs (38), uoaniscevyul (33)

Username:Veronaogf Location:Western SaharaAge:43Occupation:EditorInterests:KnittingGroups: Region:QueenslandGender:Female

Username:Veronakbz Location:Saudi ArabiaAge:43Occupation:EditorInterests:KnittingGroups: Region:Western AustraliaGender:Female

Re: Today’s birthdays

Mon 21 Jun, 2021 4:31 pm

I looked at a few and nearly all are spam. Someone versed in PHP and/or SQL is needed to stop the spammers. My remit runs to COBOL and FORTRAN. It's pretty difficult without punched cards.

Re: Today’s birthdays

Mon 21 Jun, 2021 7:09 pm

Wish I could help you out now I am retired, but I am computer illiterate!

Re: Today’s birthdays

Sat 17 Jul, 2021 10:04 am

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One member that needs deleting
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Re: Today’s birthdays

Sat 17 Jul, 2021 4:41 pm

Overlandman, thanks. Sometimes spammers and scammers sneak past the filters, and this is one of them. I've banned the mongrel but the name will be in the birthday list for today. Ask me in a year if it works. Once they are in the system it's a bit hard to remove them in bulk.

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Re: Today’s birthdays

Mon 13 Sep, 2021 9:57 am

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Very disappointed with today’s birthday list
Wow
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Re: Today’s birthdays

Mon 13 Sep, 2021 5:46 pm

Thanks guys for reporting these.
This has been a helpful way to clear out spammers who have got through the spam filters, but not yet posted.
I have run a query looking for large clusters of birthdays and Lophophaps is kindly waving goodbye to a bunch more.
We have a better system in place now that has reduced dodgy signups -- but still working through the backlog that got through over time.

Re: Today’s birthdays

Tue 12 Oct, 2021 8:36 am

There’s a few in today’s birthday list.
Regards OLM

Re: Today’s birthdays

Fri 15 Oct, 2021 1:48 pm

A few dodgy ones here...

https://bushwalk.com/forum/memberlist.p ... &start=350
Members Evgeny???

https://bushwalk.com/forum/memberlist.p ... &start=700
Members Antonio???

https://bushwalk.com/forum/memberlist.p ... &start=250
Members agrohim???

https://bushwalk.com/forum/memberlist.p ... &start=600
Members Andreas???

https://bushwalk.com/forum/memberlist.p ... start=7650
Konstantus???

https://bushwalk.com/forum/memberlist.p ... start=8850
Maximus???

https://bushwalk.com/forum/memberlist.p ... tart=11750
Ruslan???

https://bushwalk.com/forum/memberlist.p ... tart=13150
Svetlana??? and Svetl???

https://bushwalk.com/forum/memberlist.p ... &start=800
Duglas???

https://bushwalk.com/forum/memberlist.p ... tart=13850
Tolik???

https://bushwalk.com/forum/memberlist.p ... v&start=50
Verona???

https://bushwalk.com/forum/memberlist.p ... tart=14350
Victor???

https://bushwalk.com/forum/memberlist.p ... &start=100
Viktori???


Sorting members alphabetically gives pretty good results to cull out the duplicates.
Also look out for non-Alphanumeric characters in website/location.

With over 300 pages of members it would be a slow process unless you can use wildcards/regex to list and delete bulk entries. Many of the dodgy duplicate ones appear to have a common start to the username followed by three random letters. In most cases there's zero posts.

Re: Today’s birthdays

Sun 08 May, 2022 4:19 pm

Todays birthdays?

Re: Today’s birthdays

Sun 26 Jun, 2022 2:51 pm

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One you need to get rid of.
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Re: Today’s birthdays

Sun 26 Jun, 2022 4:04 pm

That person or bot is now gone. Thanks. The filters are being upgraded, but it's a long process.

Re: Today’s birthdays

Mon 11 Jul, 2022 4:57 pm

:shock: THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING. THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING :lol:
Evgeny X 5?

New member?

Re: Today’s birthdays

Tue 12 Jul, 2022 7:14 am

The problem is that the Russians are using a GPS that only works in the northern hemisphere, something to do with the dip in the needle I believe. Also, Russians get confused very easily, and may think that Australia is Austria. The Russian embassy has been advised of the mistake. It is hoped that the Russians will not be bushwalking in Australia or even visit - they tend to bring proscribed items like tanks, the 2S7 Pion, and the SPAAG-M, Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun – Missile. Also, these are not allowed as hand luggage. They tend to sneak around the filters, creating chaos. Defences are being raised but the Russian continue to be sneaky. For now, moderators are doing the best to turn da into nyet. Lamont, thank you for your observation, comrade.

Re: Today’s birthdays

Tue 12 Jul, 2022 2:42 pm

Lophophaps wrote:The problem is that the Russians are using a GPS that only works in the northern hemisphere, something to do with the dip in the needle I believe. Also, Russians get confused very easily, and may think that Australia is Austria. The Russian embassy has been advised of the mistake. It is hoped that the Russians will not be bushwalking in Australia or even visit - they tend to bring proscribed items like tanks, the 2S7 Pion, and the SPAAG-M, Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun – Missile. Also, these are not allowed as hand luggage. They tend to sneak around the filters, creating chaos. Defences are being raised but the Russian continue to be sneaky. For now, moderators are doing the best to turn da into nyet. Lamont, thank you for your observation, comrade.


без проблем

Re: Today’s birthdays

Tue 12 Jul, 2022 7:20 pm

Lophophaps wrote:The problem is that the Russians are using a GPS that only works in the northern hemisphere, something to do with the dip in the needle I believe. Also, Russians get confused very easily, and may think that Australia is Austria. The Russian embassy has been advised of the mistake. It is hoped that the Russians will not be bushwalking in Australia or even visit - they tend to bring proscribed items like tanks, the 2S7 Pion, and the SPAAG-M, Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun – Missile. Also, these are not allowed as hand luggage. They tend to sneak around the filters, creating chaos. Defences are being raised but the Russian continue to be sneaky. For now, moderators are doing the best to turn da into nyet. Lamont, thank you for your observation, comrade.
Is the SPAAG-M anything like Spag Bol?
If so, it would be good in the bush, but a little hard to heat up with a tuna can alcohol stove!

Re: Today’s birthdays

Wed 13 Jul, 2022 6:19 am

A SPAAG-M is a gun. https://military-today.com/artillery/2s ... ya_pvo.htm It has enough firepower to heat up a tin of tuna. The military generally does not allow alcohol to be carried on such guns.

Re: Today’s birthdays

Wed 13 Jul, 2022 3:13 pm

Better stop checking....... :shock:
Newest 'member'...? :lol:

Re: Today’s birthdays

Wed 13 Jul, 2022 5:16 pm

It seems like the admin changes last year slowed the spam bot tide, but there's still plenty of obvious ones in the member list.

The full member list is here: https://bushwalk.com/forum/memberlist.p ... memberlist

The really, really obvious ones have links to porn, viagra, or other similar sites...

Re: Today’s birthdays

Wed 13 Jul, 2022 7:03 pm

Mods are aware of the spam members getting through the filters. Unfortunately the spam members can only be deleted one at a time, and this is a PITA. We're looking at a coding solution, but with a lot of competing priorities it's hard. Any post that is in breach of the rules will be acted on. A spam member with no posts is a nuisance, but as there's little or no harm being done they can stay - for now. That said, I'd really like to delete the lot of them and stop them arriving. Maybe
If "number of posts" = "nil" delete
will work. I'm no longer current in COBOL.

Moderator

Re: Today’s birthdays

Wed 13 Jul, 2022 10:25 pm

Hmm if one could put a fair timeframe on it, nil posts = delete seems a good auto option.

(I did the most basic computer basic course as a kid in the eighties so have no clue otherwise)

Re: Today’s birthdays

Fri 12 Aug, 2022 9:04 am

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Bit of a mess today :roll:
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