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NOTICE!! Members with no posts or logins being purged.
« on: June 15, 2013, 10:34:13 PM »
We are cleaning out spammer accounts, 99.9% of them are inactive, but occasionally come to life.


Some members who signed up over 45 days ago but never logged in again may get caught up.  The account can be recreated, nothing is lost, since nothing was posted and no one logged in.  We had robots signing up thousands of new accounts each day, and intend to remove as many as possible.

As long as you log in once a month, or if you have at least one post, you will not be affected.

This will be happening slowly over several weeks.

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NOTICE!! Members with no posts or logins being purged.
« on: June 15, 2013, 10:34:13 PM »

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Re: NOTICE!! Members with no posts or logins being purged.
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2013, 05:21:35 AM »
Hi

Has this been done to any existing members as well? I have been rather quiet lately and appear to have had my login details deleted. My previous username was paramike. Is there any way of reinstating this?

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Re: NOTICE!! Members with no posts or logins being purged.
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2013, 07:01:50 AM »
I'm alive! I'm alive!  :o

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Re: NOTICE!! Members with no posts or logins being purged.
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2013, 08:14:14 AM »
I just re registered my same name so no worries. :)

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Re: NOTICE!! Members with no posts or logins being purged.
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2013, 11:30:31 AM »
Hi

Has this been done to any existing members as well? I have been rather quiet lately and appear to have had my login details deleted. My previous username was paramike. Is there any way of reinstating this?

Cheers.

Try signing up with the same name.

Only those with no posts who had not logged in for 45 days or longer were removed.  They can signup again with the same user name.  Some who had not logged in for over 6 months were also removed.

A astounding number of spammers was removed, and I'm very sorry that some valid accounts got removed with them.  Almost 300,000 accounts went away, 99.99% spammers being signed up by robots at the rate of hundreds or even thousands a day.

Our current signup scheme makes it difficult but not impossible for robots to signup, since they can be programmed to find our code.  For that reason, I keep tabs on new members, and occasionally change the code as well as how its shown.

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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2013, 12:59:45 PM »
Ok, thank you. I'll try signing up with my old name again

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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2013, 01:01:43 PM »
oh boy! :o
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2013, 01:01:43 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2013, 01:23:25 PM »
Thank you for the explanation. It explains why I had to re-register. I don't normally post...just like to read what I find interesting. Now I have one post !  :)

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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2013, 01:53:53 PM »
ping ;-)

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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2013, 02:10:55 PM »
 I'm cool with that. 
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2013, 02:26:29 PM »
I'm here!!

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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2013, 02:52:21 PM »
How do you change the camera type under your username?

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Re: NOTICE!! Members with no posts or logins being purged.
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2013, 02:53:32 PM »
I had forgotten my password but account is still alive.

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« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2013, 02:53:32 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2013, 02:54:14 PM »
Don't want to be purged out of the forum.  This is my second post since I joined in April 2013.  My photography skills are way below your level, guys!  I can't post anything worthwhile yet so until then, I will just keep quite and learn from the group. 

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« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2013, 02:55:04 PM »
keep alive post...

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« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2013, 02:55:04 PM »