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Title: User Names
Post by: Ron on April 11, 2011, 08:55:41 AM
When you register with the forum, you can use any username you wish. However, I have to go through and approve every new account. Despite everything "junk" attempts are getting through. So, if you have a username of "wweuyjkb78" I will likely blow it away without a 2nd thought, especially if your email address is something like: "pornforfree@gmail."

Having said that, I do try to decipher names and check out ones I'm not sure of.
Title: Re: User Names
Post by: Michel.R.E on April 11, 2011, 09:15:11 AM
Might be a good thing to also post this on the old forum. I don't know how easily people who are trying to register on the new forum can see this information.
Title: Re: User Names
Post by: Ron on April 22, 2011, 08:52:15 AM
By changing the level of difficulty of the image of distorted text a person has to identify, all the bogus registrations seem to have disappeared. I didn't know that some programs are getting sophisticated enough to be able to read the simple graphic letters. If programs keep getting smarter, how will be then be able to tell the difference between a real person and a bot?
Title: Re: User Names
Post by: Patrick O'Keefe on April 22, 2011, 10:12:15 AM
If programs keep getting smarter, how will be then be able to tell the difference between a real person and a bot?
Better not try to differentiate based on the quality of the posting.    :)

Pat