X rated Memberlist

Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by osd9, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. osd9

    osd9 New Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    MidAtlantic
    2003 410DA
    Caterpillar 3126-TA w/ ZF 80-IV
    Now that I have your attention....I was going through the Memberlist to see who was here from the "early days" and I noticed a "bunch" of members with USA as their home port and a website next to their memberlist entry.....well...you guessed it....the website is X-RATED.....so....my suggestion would be for the moderators to go through the memberlist and delete any suspect entries......

    thanks,
     
  2. midway

    midway Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Midway, Ga
    04 SeaRay 185Sport, Smart Tabs, Mageln Meridian Gold GPS, Hbird Matrix 87 dept/ff/gps/cp, Uniden vhf
    4.3L 190HP, Alpha 1 1.81 ratio, 14 1/4X21 Turning Point Prop
    I will second that motion, I sent a pm to a mod a few days back about spam in one forum, he deleted in a matter of minutes, he was logged on at the time, I later looked in the member list and found that the spammer is in the member list.
     
  3. CSR_Admin

    CSR_Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 10, 2004
    There are spambots that register on a daily basis,happens to all forums. Over time I have been implementing measures to keep themfrom registering but I can't get stop them all. There are planty of those usernames in the memberlist. I have no easy way to delete them at this point aside from picking through the massive list one at a time. At this point the only thing x-rated in the forums is the title of this thread. I can very easily remove the "website" column in the memberlist so that if anybody else finds themselves searching through member info from 2 years ago they won't accidently click on a porn site :grin:
     
  4. osd9

    osd9 New Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    MidAtlantic
    2003 410DA
    Caterpillar 3126-TA w/ ZF 80-IV
    Sorry about my choice for the title....Please feel free to change it....
     
  5. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    How about just deleting anyone that has not posted in 90 days?
     
  6. midway

    midway Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Midway, Ga
    04 SeaRay 185Sport, Smart Tabs, Mageln Meridian Gold GPS, Hbird Matrix 87 dept/ff/gps/cp, Uniden vhf
    4.3L 190HP, Alpha 1 1.81 ratio, 14 1/4X21 Turning Point Prop
    That makes sense, I had not thought about the massive number, just like spam on email not much you can do about it, block it and they rewrite and bypass block.
     
  7. PMvdb395DA

    PMvdb395DA New Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    Netherlands Europe
    360DA '03 6,5 kw kohler generator, AC, etc.
    Yanmar 315Hp diesels

    Or maybe it is better if it is possible: when a member didn't log in for 90 days.

    Peter
     
  8. Nanisworld

    Nanisworld New Member

    12
    Oct 5, 2006
    New Jersey
    Sundancer 340 2003
    Twin Mercruisers
    That seems like a better idea as many folks may just be lurkers or just don't post during the winter months...
     
  9. osd9

    osd9 New Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    MidAtlantic
    2003 410DA
    Caterpillar 3126-TA w/ ZF 80-IV
    Could we REQUIRE that ALL members provide simple information about their boat (Year, Make Model, Engines) and if you have no boat information (Non boat owner) you would need special dispensation from the webmaster.......
     
  10. CSR_Admin

    CSR_Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 10, 2004
    Member List

    A lot of people do include their boat specs in their profile. If we require members to do that I think it will compromise the validity of the info. If it is required for members to participate that they are an actual Sea Ray owner I think we will end up with a lot of people that just say they own a Sea Ray in order to participate. So there will be a lot of fake info. I'm sure there are lots of members that have registered an only check-in every so often. I don't think it is right to delete users that don't like to log in as much as other users.

    Perhaps I can make a Sticky that encourages Sea Ray owners to include their info in their signature. We would need to come up with a preferred structure. Any ideas? How about:

    Boat Make/Model
    Year
    Engines
    Boat Name
    Location
     
  11. PMvdb395DA

    PMvdb395DA New Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    Netherlands Europe
    360DA '03 6,5 kw kohler generator, AC, etc.
    Yanmar 315Hp diesels
    I think that works Jim,

    If we make it more difficult and personal, it is too difficult for these guys.

    I saw that you already "cleaned" the member list a little?
    Or did you only deleted the double registered members that were caused of the registration problems?

    Peter
     
  12. CSR_Admin

    CSR_Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 10, 2004
    I cleaned a few hundred names out of it. i always knew they were there but didn't realise people looked at them :huh: I will try to keep a closer eye on spambot registrations. There are a lot of measures in place here to thwart this stuff but if every forum was able to filter out everything we wouldn't need moderators. If everybody is keeping an eye out for bad posts and alerts me or a moderator about them they should get deleted pretty quick. Don't reply to spam posts because all it does is bring it back to the top which is what the spammers want.
     
  13. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    So we don't want to require boat specific information on registration and we don't want to purge inactive members yet this is a brand specific forum ?

    I don't understand the problem with asking regular members to give us enough data about their boat to allow members to help them solve problems and tighten the registration process. Anyone who shopping for a boat, wants to visit and look around or who thinks we are going to stalk them or something could register as guests. Even handling guest registration maunally on an exception basis couldn't be that time consuming.

    I do this to basically to help other people learn and honestly, I've gotten to the point that I just pass rather than to dig out boat data from reluctant members. If they don't give me the information necessary to help them, I guess someone else can do it.
     
  14. Dave S

    Dave S Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Upstate South Carolina
    Boatless
    Boatless
    Re: Member List

    When I was a moderator on SRO Jim, I had put up a sticky that encouraged people to do just what you are suggesting by putting up a sticky of your own. It didn't work too well from my experinece. Another choice would be some additional verbage added where people are asked to put their Signature when they register or change their profile. If that verbage says they should include their boat information, that might work better.

    Dave
     
  15. BrentJones

    BrentJones Member

    405
    Oct 4, 2006
    Fenton/Lake Ozark, MO
    2005 240 Sundeck
    6.2L
    You're doing a good job. :thumbsup:
     
  16. Dancin Dave

    Dancin Dave Active Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    Rowayton, Ct
    580 SSS 1997
    CAT 3408 800 hp
    Many dirty websites remain at the end of the memberlist. You have a lot of deleting to do. If that is anything like spam email youve got your work cut out for you.
    :smt018
     
  17. PMvdb395DA

    PMvdb395DA New Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    Netherlands Europe
    360DA '03 6,5 kw kohler generator, AC, etc.
    Yanmar 315Hp diesels
    tsherrytb
    mreneees
    ialiceim
    chardgraveif
    leleanortb
    hburgessng
    rkochalkajn
    Olinda9
    Shela4
    Incsham
    Nelsonn

    Hello Jim

    Just a couple of names from members that should be deleted.

    I still think that ask relevant info when register is needed.

    Peter
     
  18. CSR_Admin

    CSR_Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 10, 2004
    It is a lot like spam. Adding fields for registration won't help as those will not affect the login scheme that forum software like we have uses. Most forums do not allow access to the memberlist so those spam members can sit there harmlessly as nobody can see them. Maybe that would be the easiest solution. There has to be a better way to spend time than combing through 4 years of members :grin: :smt101
     
  19. CSR_Admin

    CSR_Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 10, 2004
    Oh, and I moved this to the holding tank so everybody else doesn't have to keep reading about how we have an x-rated memberlist while they are looking for sea ray info. You can still post to this topic if you have any more members to add to the list.
     
  20. ematheus

    ematheus New Member

    8
    Nov 28, 2006
    DeLand, Florida
    I'm a new member, and I wasn't aware of this problem. After reading this thread, I was surprised by the effort people go through, to get hits on pages. If I may, I would like to propose that volunteers go through the memberlist by letter (each volunteer takes one letter), and reports the members to be erased to this thread.
    :smt024 I sing up right now - I'll go through the a's...
     

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