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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Spoiltdiva, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. Billy Evmur

    Billy Evmur Peon

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    #21
    You need points before you can post threads ... some people must die before the points materialise

    My introduction hello got 219 views and one ... ONE reply,
    SEMrush
     
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  2. malky66

    malky66 Acclaimed Member

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    #22
    I got loads of them and I'm still alive.

    What made you think Premium gives you the right to a signature, it specifically tells you it doesn't give you a signature:
    https://www.digitalpoint.com/help/premium
     
    malky66, Aug 18, 2019 IP
  3. malky66

    malky66 Acclaimed Member

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    #23
    Well you can use the marketplace, but you can't have a signature, that's what it says...
     
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  4. Spoiltdiva

    Spoiltdiva Illustrious Member

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    #24
    Not really, a near death experience will suffice.;)
     
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  5. Billy Evmur

    Billy Evmur Peon

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    #25
    :eek: :D
     
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    digitalbrunette Greenhorn

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    #26
    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  7. Spoiltdiva

    Spoiltdiva Illustrious Member

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    #27
    It seems to be happening once again. Today on Spy I believe there were 10 new sign ups in a row.....very odd.
     
    Spoiltdiva, Apr 12, 2020 IP
  8. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #28
    It never stopped
     
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  9. Spoiltdiva

    Spoiltdiva Illustrious Member

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    #29
    Care to hazard a guess based on your experience, as to how many out of the 10 would be legit?
     
    Spoiltdiva, Apr 12, 2020 IP
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    mmerlinn Prominent Member

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    #30
    Based on what I have seen, 99% of all signups with 10 character alpha-numeric names are spammers and somewhere north of 75% of all other signups are legit.
     
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  11. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #31
    10 in a row... I'm guessing the usernames fit a pattern probably first and last name, possibly truncated... if so, nil
     
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  12. Spoiltdiva

    Spoiltdiva Illustrious Member

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    #32
    Others have mentioned this 10 character thing as to fake accounts. I wonder why they go for that? But then again, who can figure out the mindset of a spammer/scammer?
     
    Spoiltdiva, Apr 13, 2020 IP
  13. malky66

    malky66 Acclaimed Member

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    #33
    It's the default setting of whatever spamming software they use, the usernames are auto generated.
     
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    Spoiltdiva Illustrious Member

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    #34
    I just checked *SPY* and there were 14 new members, 13 of them had 10 letters/numbers. "This is curiouser and curiouser"-Alice from Alice in Wonderland.
     
    Spoiltdiva, Apr 14, 2020 IP
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    JoeSpirit Well-Known Member

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    #35
    I remember reading in the forum terms one rule said don't respond to introduction posts just to get your post numbers up. Could be that turns some new members away. Although I do think it's a good idea.
     
    JoeSpirit, Apr 15, 2020 IP
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    jrbiz Acclaimed Member

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    #36
    Kind of a strange rule. If you don't want people to welcome newbies aboard, why have an Introduction section? I admit that I have not been in that section for quite a while, but probably should more often. I can understand a newbie posting there, not getting any replies or welcomes, and then abandoning DP due to its lack of traffic, etc.
     
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    Spoiltdiva Illustrious Member

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    #37
    That rule was instituted when you needed 25 posts in order to be established. A lot of members failed to realize then that posting in *Introductions* did not count towards the 25. Now of course all that has changed and one needs 3 likes in order to get established.
     
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #38
    Intro posts don't count so it's a non issue now but I see replies from somebody who has < 10 posts making out they're lifelong members. Now maybe they've lurked for years but it still looks strange.
     
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    JoeSpirit Well-Known Member

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    #39
    Good to know that the intro posts don't count. I don't remember seeing that when I read the rules.

    I do like that 3-like rule. It urges one to think about his content before actually posting it.
     
    JoeSpirit, Apr 16, 2020 IP
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    Terem123 Greenhorn

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    #40
    I think that the newbies just dont have anything to talk about. There are not so many users on this site but there are a lot of forums. These forum topics are like facebook groups. A facebook group may have 1000 mebers but only 100 like what has been pposted which leave the question. Where are the rest of the 900 people?
     
    Terem123, May 1, 2020 IP
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