The drop in "registered users"

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The drop in "registered users"

Postby Nat Fairbanks » Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:05 pm

Some of you may have noticed that there was a significant decrease in the displayed number of registered users earlier today. I added a software modification to remove users who had not been "activated" from the memberlist. This resulted in ~160 accounts "disappearing". The vast majority of these accounts were created by automated scripts designed to create user profiles with links to certain websites (usually porn and scams) in order to increase their ranking with search engines. For awhile I had been deleting the bad links by hand but this is much easier.

-Nat (as admin)
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