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my forum getting tons of members ... from unrelated sources

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by hitboy, Aug 6, 2007.

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    So I noticed lately im getting tons of signups and they all seem to be russian. they all have email addresses from mail.ru? They dont seem to be spamming so I think they may be real members. Anyone have any idea why this would be happening as my site is completely english and not related to anything russian..
    SEMrush
     
    hitboy, Aug 6, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. ahnonamis

    ahnonamis Peon

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    Maybe check where your visitors are coming from? A Russian site may have linked to the forums...

    Either that, or The Invasion has begun, and I need to find shelter.
     
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    Matts Berserker

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    Hi Hitboy!
    Those .ru addresses are spammers. They're not verifying because 1) they are getting blocked because you are requiring email verification and the emails are bogus or 2) they simply want back links out of your member lists.

    So to stop 1) ban .ru emails and cashette.com emails. To stop 2) don't show the member list or at least don't show sigs and websites columns in the member list.

    THT

    Matt
     
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  4. hitboy

    hitboy Well-Known Member

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    oh ok thanks for letting me know ill see what i can do haha
     
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    Yes they are spammers who are not completing the signup process.. ban their IP's to stop more coming in.
     
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    hitboy Well-Known Member

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    well i guess its not really hurting my forums right i mean there not posting at least lol
     
    hitboy, Aug 6, 2007 IP