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Hopefull
11-04-2011, 06:48 PM
There are a truck load of newly registered forumers who are just Viewing User Control Panel/Viewing User Profile..who are these ppl who are just interested in this and not participating. Just curious?

Naka
11-04-2011, 07:16 PM
These are robots.............

Dervish
11-04-2011, 07:35 PM
There are a truck load of newly registered forumers who are just Viewing User Control Panel/Viewing User Profile..who are these ppl who are just interested in this and not participating. Just curious?
Really? :eek: :eek: ~~~ This is spooky.

Dervish
11-04-2011, 07:45 PM
There are a truck load of newly registered forumers who are just Viewing User Control Panel/Viewing User Profile..who are these ppl who are just interested in this and not participating. Just curious?
Gosh! :eek: I just checked. You are right! :eek:

kwchang
11-04-2011, 10:48 PM
for those of you who are not aware, spammers now use computer programs to register all over the world, trying by chance to populate as members to places like our Forum which allow the freedom to post online. These are the "robots".

For your info, our Forum site receives at least 300 registrations for membership per day ! I know because I had counted a few times and that is the average. Now, that is not 300 individuals... since robots are involved, we get multiple registrations from the same source.

Robot registrations are very scary - the moment their registrations are approved, the computers will immediately send spam over and the forum site can be filled with links to pornographic websites (with porn pictures in the post as well) almost immediately.

You may ask why we are free of such spam? That is because we shut off the auto-registration that we used to have. Now all registrants are put on a queue and I will check the queue when I am free to accept the registrations from what I guess to be real people. Sometimes I am too busy, so registrants may even have to wait a week before they can go on the Forum.

So what about all those 'zombies' hanging around "Viewing User Control Panel/Viewing User Profile"? They are registrants but still in the queue and not yet approved. So long as I do not approve their registration, they cannot participate and post to the Forum. So we are safe. I will remove them later

kuma
11-04-2011, 10:51 PM
Really? :eek: :eek: ~~~ This is spooky.

Big Brother Is Watching You :eek:


Just Kidding :D

Any idea when this started?...This is most likely what this is all about....

Someone in the Internet Marketing industry has discovered that this Forum allows 'Profile Links' and has promoted us to their list, or another probability is that we are currently well positioned in a search in for 'Forum Profile Links'....or even in a Bot search in some software that provides the service of searching for links.

Plus...these days Google wants links to websites that show diversity in IP address as like from around the world....it is as if your site has people who like it from across the globe. :rolleyes:

These links are valuable for marketers as it helps their sites move up in the Search engines...considering that USJ Forum has a Page-rank 4 :)

Signature links are better, but then Mods keep an eye out on them and may request removal....Profile links often go ignored :D

Sheesh...how did I miss it....sometimes we just cant "see the trees from the woods" ;)

Edit:
Chang beat me by a few minutes to the post :) ....there you have it....he explained whats happening...mine has the reason why it happens.

cupofcoffee
12-04-2011, 10:24 AM
That explains why a few of us parents have to ask "currymee" via emails to help us get registered as forum members :) We got caught in the queue.

tupai
12-04-2011, 11:20 AM
Syabas! Keep up the good work Mode Chang! I tabik u! :) :)

Yang Amat Berhargaii sama lu xlatotupai :p

cskok8
12-04-2011, 12:32 PM
Whew! I thought the SB is targetting us.

kwchang
12-04-2011, 01:02 PM
Whew! I thought the SB is targetting us.
HaHaHa, I assure you the funny zombie IDs that you see registering and changing their profiles (but inactive) are all from some foreign country. To be on the safe side, I would only accept local registrations although I had accepted those from this region which include Singapore and Brunei.

We need to remember that it is not necessary to register to the Forum to read the contents - anyone can do so on the web ... so we have a lot of "guests". The only setback for guests is that they are unable to participate in the Forum. If the SB wants to watch the activities and comments here, they can do so without registering. By the way, there are also a lot of registered members who do not participate (zero posts to the forum). Hence, we are still being "watched" all the time, regardless.

Hopefull
12-04-2011, 01:20 PM
So long as I do not approve their registration, they cannot participate and post to the Forum. So we are safe. I will remove them later


Thanks for your detailed explanation. Mr Mod now i can continue my postings thot i was been watched.

So why arent the rest of registered forumers not contibuting anything, are they afraid or what?
Dont just depend on few of us for your reading pleasure.

tupai
12-04-2011, 02:06 PM
pardon moi ignorance. I beg the question:

"Why are we thinking ourselves so damn important that we have every1 and their grandmothers plus special branch to najib to restauranteurs to mad dogs, crazy pussies and their neighbours are all watching us?" Puhlis!

Are we so important in this world of 6.dunnowatBILLION people? and 100billionand dunnowhowmany websites? Get real ok! :cool:

I m definitely not important and I fear not what U knoweth! AND if u post ebuff here & nthere or even have yr ip address heer & there and if every1 grandma wana know, they can know lah.

Do be a blur blur chicken and be wet-pant afraid of moving shadows. :cool:

Yang Amat Blur T.U.I. xlatotupai :cool:

p/s paranoid breeds green poo! :p

PPS...I am more afraid /actually more annoy of being spammed with '00000 unsolicited junks than being watched~! Q.E.D. :cool:

currymee
12-04-2011, 04:13 PM
pardon moi ignorance. I beg the question:

"Why are we thinking ourselves so damn important that we have every1 and their grandmothers plus special branch to najib to restauranteurs to mad dogs, crazy pussies and their neighbours are all watching us?" Puhlis!

Are we so important in this world of 6.dunnowatBILLION people? and 100billionand dunnowhowmany websites? Get real ok! :cool:

I m definitely not important and I fear not what U knoweth! AND if u post ebuff here & nthere or even have yr ip address heer & there and if every1 grandma wana know, they can know lah.

Do be a blur blur chicken and be wet-pant afraid of moving shadows. :cool:

Yang Amat Blur T.U.I. xlatotupai :cool:

p/s paranoid breeds green poo! :p

PPS...I am more afraid /actually more annoy of being spammed with '00000 unsolicited junks than being watched~! Q.E.D. :cool:

CORRECT 100% :)

zinglicious
13-04-2011, 05:15 AM
for those of you who are not aware, spammers now use computer programs to register all over the world, trying by chance to populate as members to places like our Forum which allow the freedom to post online. These are the "robots".

For your info, our Forum site receives at least 300 registrations for membership per day ! I know because I had counted a few times and that is the average. Now, that is not 300 individuals... since robots are involved, we get multiple registrations from the same source.

Robot registrations are very scary - the moment their registrations are approved, the computers will immediately send spam over and the forum site can be filled with links to pornographic websites (with porn pictures in the post as well) almost immediately.

You may ask why we are free of such spam? That is because we shut off the auto-registration that we used to have. Now all registrants are put on a queue and I will check the queue when I am free to accept the registrations from what I guess to be real people. Sometimes I am too busy, so registrants may even have to wait a week before they can go on the Forum.

So what about all those 'zombies' hanging around "Viewing User Control Panel/Viewing User Profile"? They are registrants but still in the queue and not yet approved. So long as I do not approve their registration, they cannot participate and post to the Forum. So we are safe. I will remove them later

With one EYE, he see zombies,ghosts, or robots. :eek:
When the other eye open - Bananas. :D

jianwei85
14-04-2011, 03:49 AM
Thanks for your detailed explanation. Mr Mod now i can continue my postings thot i was been watched.

So why arent the rest of registered forumers not contibuting anything, are they afraid or what?
Dont just depend on few of us for your reading pleasure.

it depends on the topics la..if not ngam how 2 contribute? u would be a great contributor :)

Hopefull
14-04-2011, 07:43 AM
it depends on the topics la..if not ngam how 2 contribute? u would be a great contributor :)

Actually the forum is getting boring, poor particpation but viewers are many.

currymee
14-04-2011, 07:46 AM
Actually the forum is getting boring, poor particpation but viewers are many.

So how do we "spice things up" ? :confused: :D

Hopefull
14-04-2011, 10:58 AM
So how do we "spice things up" ? :confused: :D


You should know better, you have been long enough here. 9883 posts.
I know 2 topics that Malaysians are interested in FOOD and SEX..not for me though.

zinglicious
14-04-2011, 11:34 PM
Beg to differ.For those active forumers who posted thread are usually on the social eco politico issues which affect us all the Malaysian1. And there are many viewers that keep looking at ther posts with intense interest. Of course on the polical issues, high chnaces of getting the BANANA treat and holidays at the plantation 5 stars resort. :eek:
Sex issues can be intense but usually shortlived and potong within minutes if discovered by the one eye. ;)
Food - There is a whole page devoted for those Wai Sek and those who would thrash those outlets like kopitiam service or issues of over charging or mean chefs who do not leave up to their expectation. :D

cupofcoffee
15-04-2011, 08:31 AM
Different people looks for different things on the forum - personally, my main interest lies in the Cari Makan and SJKC Lick Hung school thread. The Lick Hung thread has almost 200-300 viewers per day :eek: but active participants are a few Std 2 parents only :(

Hopefull
26-04-2011, 10:57 AM
Different people looks for different things on the forum:(

But since this early morning no one has posted anything and there are hundreds others who are waiting for some news or to read any of your views on anything so please do something for these ppl