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Old 07-05-2017, 02:57 AM
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Thumbs down Fake members

Looks like these fake members are back,the ones trying to sell handbags and stuff,4 of the last people who viewed my profile are fake
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:39 AM
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Have these "fake members" actually posted any ads for handbags etc? If so, can you provide us with a link to the post(s) so we can take action.

Unless someone actually posts spam or infringes in some other way, there is not much we can do. Some of the names of your visitors look rather suspicious, but we can't ban someone just on the basis of their user name.
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:40 PM
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Fake members

If you go to the "about me" section of there profiles,they are advertising there goods,no link though provided, I presume you Google the fake member's name and it takes you to there site .
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Old 07-06-2017, 08:23 AM
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Just to pipe in about these fake accounts...

Except for the occasional individual spammer who manages to get through the manual registration approval system (me) with the sneaky questions that help me weed them out, the fake accounts you mention are not actually full members of the website. They are simply bots or programs designed to register with a vBulletin system (like this one) but don't actually get past the part of the registration where you have to click a link in the email the system sends out when you first register (to prove they are a real person).

While a profile is created with every registration, fake or not, the accounts are in limbo. They have no permissions to do anything other than visit a profile. They are looking for a place where the forum or comment area may allow non-registered members to post. It's not a real person, just a program.

I can't prevent anyone from registering, but I can prune registrations based on certain criteria like... I have just deleted all registrations that have not clicked the link in the registration email that have not logged into the site since December and have zero posts. I have just done so. I will try to do this regularly.

It's not a perfect system and there's always going to be some fake accounts. Just ignore them. You can tell pretty quickly if it's fake as they won't have a profile pic or any info in their profiles other than some crap text in their about me section.
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Thanks for your responds
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