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Today’s birthdays

Sun 20 Jun, 2021 9:39 am

Discrepancy in today’s Birthdays

Quintuplets maybe

Congratulations to: Lewisdus (45), kristydu11 (37), Konstantusxhp (37), Konstantusldx (37), Konstantusyne (37), Konstantusyow (37), Konstantusvgy (37)

Re: Today’s birthdays

Sun 20 Jun, 2021 10:32 am

These are probably spammers who have sneaked past the filters. I checked a few and there are no posts from them. As with a number of website issues it comes down to competing priorities and limited resources.

Re: Today’s birthdays

Mon 21 Jun, 2021 4:27 pm

A couple more today

Congratulations to: Eremophila (56), redtag (55), Veronaogf (43), Veronakbz (43), Richiekic (41), Patrickwef (41), Thomasheabs (38), uoaniscevyul (33)

Username:Veronaogf Location:Western SaharaAge:43Occupation:EditorInterests:KnittingGroups: Region:QueenslandGender:Female

Username:Veronakbz Location:Saudi ArabiaAge:43Occupation:EditorInterests:KnittingGroups: Region:Western AustraliaGender:Female

Re: Today’s birthdays

Mon 21 Jun, 2021 4:31 pm

I looked at a few and nearly all are spam. Someone versed in PHP and/or SQL is needed to stop the spammers. My remit runs to COBOL and FORTRAN. It's pretty difficult without punched cards.

Re: Today’s birthdays

Mon 21 Jun, 2021 7:09 pm

Wish I could help you out now I am retired, but I am computer illiterate!

Re: Today’s birthdays

Sat 17 Jul, 2021 10:04 am

One member that needs deleting
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Re: Today’s birthdays

Sat 17 Jul, 2021 4:41 pm

Overlandman, thanks. Sometimes spammers and scammers sneak past the filters, and this is one of them. I've banned the mongrel but the name will be in the birthday list for today. Ask me in a year if it works. Once they are in the system it's a bit hard to remove them in bulk.


Re: Today’s birthdays

Mon 13 Sep, 2021 9:57 am


Very disappointed with today’s birthday list
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Re: Today’s birthdays

Mon 13 Sep, 2021 5:46 pm

Thanks guys for reporting these.
This has been a helpful way to clear out spammers who have got through the spam filters, but not yet posted.
I have run a query looking for large clusters of birthdays and Lophophaps is kindly waving goodbye to a bunch more.
We have a better system in place now that has reduced dodgy signups -- but still working through the backlog that got through over time.

Re: Today’s birthdays

Tue 12 Oct, 2021 8:36 am

There’s a few in today’s birthday list.
Regards OLM

Re: Today’s birthdays

Fri 15 Oct, 2021 1:48 pm

A few dodgy ones here... ... &start=350
Members Evgeny??? ... &start=700
Members Antonio??? ... &start=250
Members agrohim??? ... &start=600
Members Andreas??? ... start=7650
Konstantus??? ... start=8850
Maximus??? ... tart=11750
Ruslan??? ... tart=13150
Svetlana??? and Svetl??? ... &start=800
Duglas??? ... tart=13850
Tolik??? ... v&start=50
Verona??? ... tart=14350
Victor??? ... &start=100

Sorting members alphabetically gives pretty good results to cull out the duplicates.
Also look out for non-Alphanumeric characters in website/location.

With over 300 pages of members it would be a slow process unless you can use wildcards/regex to list and delete bulk entries. Many of the dodgy duplicate ones appear to have a common start to the username followed by three random letters. In most cases there's zero posts.
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