[Coco] Fake sub attempts

Brian Blake random.rodder at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 21:56:16 EDT 2012

I've had a similar issue over on the CoCo Forums. There have been a 
large number of people from Pakistan, India and Singapore (historically 
NOT a hotbed of CoCo activity) joining just to post spam. I've had to go 
to manual approval for each new member for now, and have stopped just 
short of banning the IP's from entire countries. Pretty sure they're not 
bots due to the captcha scheme, but, there's no way to know for sure.


On 9/4/2012 5:30 PM, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz wrote:
> Hi all,
> We've had an upsurge in bots (or low-paid workers somewhere) 
> attempting to subscribe to this list. Four came in the past 24 hours.
> Assistant admins, for now please treat ALL subs with care. I always 
> check each one for a legitimate email address and full name using a 
> web search. Failing either, I reject the request and ask that "a 
> sentence about your CoCo interests" be sent to my CoCo admin return 
> address above.
> Many new members can attest that they've been screened if I can't find 
> their email/name combo online, or if they fail to use a full name when 
> subbing.
> Dennis
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