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#15005 - 04/06/11 04:26 AM "Registering a new user"
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Am I misunderstanding what that means?

Almost any time I look at "Who's Online" I see any number of "Anonymous" visitors who are "Registering a new user," but, based on the Member #s of new users, FTM's member base seems not to be increasing commensurately.

I'll guess that I've seen in the range of 50 "Registering...s" since #912, and we're now at only #920.
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#15032 - 04/07/11 07:58 AM Re: "Registering a new user" [Re: artie505]
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Bots. They click the Register User link but don't complete registration so don't get a member #.
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#15039 - 04/07/11 06:38 PM Re: "Registering a new user" [Re: cyn]
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Thanks for the clarification, cyn.

What are the bots doing at FTM? Are they the "Search Spiders" I see or something else?
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#15044 - 04/08/11 03:31 AM Re: "Registering a new user" [Re: artie505]
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They're leaving no stone unturned in their quest to make the entire Internet a spam haven.
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#15045 - 04/08/11 03:40 AM Re: "Registering a new user" [Re: dkmarsh]
artie505 Online


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Originally Posted By: dkmarsh

They're leaving no stone unturned in their quest to make the entire Internet a spam haven.

I guess they're stopped by Captcha?

I just tried to register to see for myself, but checking the box and clicking on the "Proceed" button kept bring me back to the same "agree and proceed" page.

Bug?
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