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This has been going on for a while now.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Boywolfpup, Feb 17, 2020.

  1. Boywolfpup

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    Seriously though, every time I log on here I see a ton of "guests" and I have no idea why. The most I've ever seen on the online statistics is 36 guests, but I don't understand ... WHY IS THIS?
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  2. MooseBobby

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    you know those old spam posts robots used to make on here, I think those are the "guests" looking to spam post advertisements on our forums but they cant get past the verification of the account since staff have to do it. <-- hypothesis

    Also guests are people who are viewing any part of the forum without being logged in. So if i just open up the forums without logging in i'd be counted as a guest.
     
  3. IHazCow

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    This.
     
  4. Boywolfpup

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    I recognize that the 'bots are there and all, some even have descriptions even, but I mean the ones that are making up the numbers in the guest category — I highly doubt that there are around thirty guests on at any given point.
     
  5. IHazCow

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    You'd be surprised how many spam bots lurk here for same reason, waiting for the one day that I change the settings to allow them to post their male enhancement spam EVERYWHERE.

    It wont happen.
     
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  6. Boywolfpup

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    Ah, okay. Didn't realize there was an issue behind all of this.
     
  7. Acid Monkey

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    My question though, is why not, I want to be enhanced
     
  8. morganizach

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    I lurk on the forums while not logged in a lot :D giphy.gif
     
  9. Boywolfpup

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    Thank you for this...quality gif?