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    Default Is ghosttowns.com being used for nefarious activity?????????

    Almost every time I visit here there is a long list of users with long screwy names. As far as I can tell none has ever posted but sometimes their activity is shown as creating a new post. Also they are often modifying profile, PM'ing or regestering. Looks suspicious to me.

    Anybody know what's going on?

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    Hey Mr V,

    Could they be bots? That's normal. Just a guess...

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    Yeah, I always see a few bots in the current users list, but these seem to be regestered & have crazy gibberish user names. I've seen as many as 10 at the same time.

    This is something fairly new.
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    They are spammers and spam bots.
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    Spammers spamming their little hearts out while I'm banning them and deleting their trash. The moderated post set up works great. One did over 1000 posts in a day.
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    Thank you GaryB. I can sleep well now.

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    Yeah, they don't waste much time spamming up sites that don't have any security in place. At least this forum has security to catch them before they become a problem.
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