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    I frequently see strange names listed as being on-line.

    Just now there was:

    gapedbaG
    iapedbaG
    papedbaG
    wapedbaG
    gapedkiZ and
    papedkiZ

    All these members seem to have undertaken no activity by way of posts - are they part of the forum function, or is there something more malevolent here?
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    if it looks like spam it is :) easy to check and remove before they start messaging
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    Where do you see these names? At the moment I can see on the front page:

    "There are currently 65 users online. 13 members and 52 guests"

    The 13 members are then listed by name. The 52 guests aren't.
    Perhaps the weird ones are randomly-generated user ids for guest logins.
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    Default Re: Odd-sounding members names

    Quote Originally Posted by ctrollen View Post
    Where do you see these names? At the moment I can see on the front page:

    "There are currently 65 users online. 13 members and 52 guests"

    The 13 members are then listed by name. The 52 guests aren't.
    Perhaps the weird ones are randomly-generated user ids for guest logins.
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    This is what/who I can see.

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    Thanks. I have dealt with all of these.

    Please let me know if you see any other suspicious user names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Scott View Post
    Thanks. I have dealt with all of these.

    Please let me know if you see any other suspicious user names.
    Thank you Robert - eyes peeled from now on!
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    Hi Robert - seems like you may not have caught them all.

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    Thanks. You never catch them all! All we can do is stay vigilant.

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    Default Re: Odd-sounding members names

    A few more

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    Thanks.

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