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Is AN being inundated by 'bots?

 

I noticed a couple of members that I hadn't seen before, and being a bit of a nosey git I decided to have a look at them. As I hovered the curser over their names, it showed they were members, both joined on the same day, and active at the time, but had made no posts. I clicked on them and got a message saying that they are no longer active members, the opposite of what the first said. I clicked on some that I knew were members and active posters, and everything was OK. Could this be just the general run down state of the site, are they bots, or and I being daft?

If it helps, they were Galenvar, and Ridgemup.

 

 

(Can you tell I'm at a bit of a loose end today, and bored?)

 

John.

 


Angling is more than just catching fish, if it wasn't it would just be called 'catching'......... John

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I thought you meant something akin to trolls until I googled the term. (for other computer semi-literates a bot is a robotic device that extracts information from your posts at the speed of electronic gadgets - according to Wiki, "bots" account for 50% of internet traffic, Good bots are simply self-serving - ie gathering info so they can bombard you with ads they think you might respond to, Bad bots are nastier than most of us can imagine)

 

I suppose the answer, John, is "very likely" "Be careful what we post" is the best advice I can think of.


 

 

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World species 471 : UK species 105 : English species 95 .

Certhia's world species - 215

Eclectic "husband and wife combined" world species 501

 

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...only things like fresh bait and cold beer...

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Internet Borg?

 

Resistance is futile n065.gif


John S

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Species caught in 2017 Common Ash, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, White Willow.

Species caught in 2016: Alder, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Crab Apple, Left Earlobe, Pedunculate Oak, Rock Whitebeam, Scots Pine, Smooth-leaved Elm, Swan, Wayfaring tree.

Species caught in 2015: Ash, Bird Cherry, Black-Headed Gull, Common Hazel, Common Whitebeam, Elder, Field Maple, Gorse, Puma, Sessile Oak, White Willow.

Species caught in 2014: Big Angry Man's Ear, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Common Whitebeam, Downy Birch, European Beech, European Holly, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, Wych Elm.
Species caught in 2013: Beech, Elder, Hawthorn, Oak, Right Earlobe, Scots Pine.

Species caught in 2012: Ash, Aspen, Beech, Big Nasty Stinging Nettle, Birch, Copper Beech, Grey Willow, Holly, Hazel, Oak, Wasp Nest (that was a really bad day), White Poplar.
Species caught in 2011: Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Elder, Fir, Hawthorn, Horse Chestnut, Oak, Passing Dog, Rowan, Sycamore, Willow.
Species caught in 2010: Ash, Beech, Birch, Elder, Elm, Gorse, Mullberry, Oak, Poplar, Rowan, Sloe, Willow, Yew.

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Internet Borg?

 

Resistance is futile n065.gif

 

That could be the answer to the missing members John.

They've all been assimilated :o.

 

I don't think any of this lot would come out looking like 7 of 9 though.

 

John.


Angling is more than just catching fish, if it wasn't it would just be called 'catching'......... John

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That could be the answer to the missing members John.

They've all been assimilated :o.

 

I don't think any of this lot would come out looking like 7 of 9 though.

 

John.

My tits are as big ,the waist far bigger😢

Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

 

There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong

 

Its far easier to curse the darkness than light one candle

 

Mathew 4:19

Grangers law : anything i say will  turn out the opposite or not happen at all!

 

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A bit off topic this, but just how Private are PM's??

 

Can they be accessed by certain Admin'?? - just a question & not overly concerned. :secret:

Edited by Martin56

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My tits are as big ,the waist far bigger

Thank Heavens YOU don't come as a pair then :hug:

 

Just Joking mate.


Fishin' - "Best Fun Ya' can 'ave wi' Ya' Clothes On"!!

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Thank Heavens YOU don't come as a pair then :hug:

 

Just Joking mate.

Joke all you like its tweedle dee tweedle dum in our house lol

Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

 

There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong

 

Its far easier to curse the darkness than light one candle

 

Mathew 4:19

Grangers law : anything i say will  turn out the opposite or not happen at all!

 

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." Thomas Jefferson

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