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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: TC-RTC Forum: Want to become a member? Read this!
Date: 16 Nov 2012 04:21:54
Message: <50a605b2@news.povray.org>
Hi all,

As the forumup.co.uk (of which the tinachepforum is part) is plagued by 
spam (bots?) trying to become members, admission of new members is 
strictly controlled by the administrators of each forum. I get 
information about new requests on a daily basis, however, I am not 
controlling the received mail every day which means I may miss some 
genuine applicants.

To date, I have recognized too late two people from the POV-Ray 
community: Nemesis and Shay. Maybe there are others but I have not seen 
them. If anybody from this community wants to participate in the Tina 
Chep Forum, please mention this *here* first, so that I can look out for 
the application and activate the account within the three days 
available. Please mention the name (and only the name) under which you 
will apply.

I am sorry for this inconvenience but it seems that spams are difficult 
to get blocked in the first place despite efforts in that direction, in 
particular despite visual recognition.

Best regards,

Thomas


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From: B  Gimeno
Subject: Re: TC-RTC Forum: Want to become a member? Read this!
Date: 16 Nov 2012 09:20:01
Message: <web.50a64b1d8d937783ae2fd8290@news.povray.org>
Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
>
> I am sorry for this inconvenience but it seems that spams are difficult
> to get blocked in the first place despite efforts in that direction, in
> particular despite visual recognition.
>
> Thomas


Bots usually biuld misseplled phrases. Alwasy.

Bgimeno


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: TC-RTC Forum: Want to become a member? Read this!
Date: 16 Nov 2012 10:29:17
Message: <50a65bcd$1@news.povray.org>
On 16-11-2012 15:18, B. Gimeno wrote:
> Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
>>
>> I am sorry for this inconvenience but it seems that spams are difficult
>> to get blocked in the first place despite efforts in that direction, in
>> particular despite visual recognition.
>>
>> Thomas
>
>
> Bots usually biuld misseplled phrases. Alwasy.

LOL.

The strange thing is that all those fake-members get past the visual 
recognition. So, either the bots have become sentient, or thousands of 
morons across the world do nothing else than applying 24/7 to all the 
forums they find on the internet.

Both eventualities make me shudder. ;-)

Thomas


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From: Shay
Subject: Re: TC-RTC Forum: Want to become a member? Read this!
Date: 21 May 2013 10:10:00
Message: <web.519b7ff08d9377834aef9a7a0@news.povray.org>
Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:

I am submitting an application for Shay now.


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From: Shay
Subject: Re: TC-RTC Forum: Want to become a member? Read this!
Date: 21 May 2013 10:20:01
Message: <web.519b81988d9377834aef9a7a0@news.povray.org>
I tried to register ==> User name and email are already in use. It seems I have
lost another password. Are you able to find this one for me as well? Thank you
for the help.


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: TC-RTC Forum: Want to become a member? Read this!
Date: 22 May 2013 03:12:00
Message: <519c6fc0$1@news.povray.org>
On 21-5-2013 16:08, Shay wrote:
> I am submitting an application for Shay now.

I have now activated your Shay account at the forum. You should be able 
to login, using the password you submitted. If any problem, just yell :-)

Thomas


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: TC-RTC Forum: Want to become a member? Read this!
Date: 22 May 2013 03:16:29
Message: <519c70cd$1@news.povray.org>
On 21-5-2013 16:16, Shay wrote:
> I tried to register ==> User name and email are already in use. It seems I have
> lost another password. Are you able to find this one for me as well? Thank you
> for the help.

If you tried to register a second time at the forum, then that is normal 
I think.

You only can use the forum from the moment I activate your account 
(which is done now). Formerly, new members could activate the account 
themselves but as the spam bots are very active this has been 
discontinued and activation has to go through me.

Thomas


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