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Lots of 'members' online

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1. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 5y

I see currently there are over 50 members online, of which like half have suspicious names: mostly a full name followed by a number.

Probably schools in the USA have started again as well, and they think TP is again their place to be for school projects.

I don't hope we are going to allow those teenagers again to upload photos which are not theirs right? It bugs me!

Cheers
Mike

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 5y

Was curious about this myself when I saw 63 members online a few minutes ago and almost as many yesterday at this same early morning time slot. (Though, it is 8:25 on the east coast and mid-afternoon in Europe.) The usernames definitely point to a class of students or one hell of a lot of spammers.

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 5y

They aren't school kids no. It's a spambot trying to post spammy blog entries. We've blocked their ability to post those blog entries by requiring email verification before setting up a blog. But we are still allowing fairly easy signup.

If they don't slow down on this script, I'll have to add a captcha image to the signup process tomorrow. That will probably halt them well enough. Not really that fond of blocking signup like that, but so be it.