November 21, 2018, 05:01:02 PM

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Offline Naughty Alien

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..168 members so far..
« on: July 08, 2018, 05:22:12 AM »
..is this number constant or gradually going up ?? I was under impression that we have had more members or no? I did expected a bit higher number than this one. How many users were on old BB site ?

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Re: ..168 members so far..
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2018, 07:13:30 AM »
Hello, I find the data here:
https://www.syntaxbomb.com/index.php?action=stats

Under the title "Forum History (using forum time offset)",

New members of 2018 is 1401 and new members of 2017 is 512. Therefore, total number of user of this forum should be 1913.




Offline Derron

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Re: ..168 members so far..
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2018, 07:49:02 AM »
User count differs as scripts/Qube remove bots/spam-accounts once in a while.


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Offline Naughty Alien

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Re: ..168 members so far..
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2018, 08:01:10 AM »
..board stats shows 168, thats why im asking, as it seems a bit low, or my expectations were high...

Offline chalky

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Re: ..168 members so far..
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2018, 10:22:31 AM »
Is that 168 members who have posted rather than total number of members?

Offline MikeHart

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Re: ..168 members so far..
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2018, 10:27:16 AM »
Its 168 members. I am not surprised that the user id number is much higher. Anyone who has maintained a forum before knows how many spam bot signups you will get.

Offline Qube

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Re: ..168 members so far..
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2018, 04:49:38 PM »
Its 168 members. I am not surprised that the user id number is much higher. Anyone who has maintained a forum before knows how many spam bot signups you will get.
That's pretty much it :)

I usually have to delete about 10 - 20 spam topics and post per day. Some days it's nearing 50+. Subsequently the spammers account is banned and then deleted.
Until the next time...

Offline meems

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Re: ..168 members so far..
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2018, 07:15:17 PM »
i thought anti spam sign up procedures effectively prevent spamming these days. I've not had a single spam account on my forum for 6 years.

Offline Qube

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Re: ..168 members so far..
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2018, 07:59:06 PM »
i thought anti spam sign up procedures effectively prevent spamming these days. I've not had a single spam account on my forum for 6 years.
I wish they did but unfortunately it doesn't stop real people signing up to post spam or stop every spam bot from signing up.
Until the next time...

Offline MikeHart

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Re: ..168 members so far..
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2018, 06:07:00 AM »
With us and the forum software we use, there is a functionality that flags a new user if they are known ss spammers and i delete and ban them right away. I think we had 2 or 3 getting through which posted spam in one year.

Offline Naughty Alien

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Re: ..168 members so far..
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2018, 07:26:20 AM »
..now im wondering, how much bandwidth and resources spam actually takes..i guess, damage is more than just annoying forums and what not..

Offline Derron

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Re: ..168 members so far..
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2018, 08:14:17 AM »
I wrote that multiple times:
In my forum I have up to no bot or human spammer registration

- no external links allowed (except for whitelisted domains - as in Germany were was a time of getting sued for linking to AnyDVD or so)
- for registration or guest postings I use a manual captacha: asking questions regarding to our domain/website

Means for this community here you can ask some simple stuff to keep out (very very) noobs or spammers:

What is the output of: print("syntaxbomb");
etc.


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Offline Matty

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Re: ..168 members so far..
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2018, 09:18:20 PM »
It's 167 now on my screen....someone banned?

Offline Qube

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Re: ..168 members so far..
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2018, 10:41:06 PM »
It's 167 now on my screen....someone banned?
Only another spam account :)
Until the next time...