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Old 18.08.2015, 12:27
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Re: Post from Editor Bob 17-08-2015 at 08.17pm?

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I just received two automated Emails from Editor Bob and he had retitled a thread of mine regarding a redirecting to a games site. Is Bob genuine or am I being weirdly phished?
Read thread above.
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Old 18.08.2015, 12:34
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Re: Post from Editor Bob 17-08-2015 at 08.17pm?

Why on earth would somebody send an Email to say my thread had been retitled (Unwanted redirects to "Spritted" game website (an EF/AdSense ad bug)) and post saying say that it was indeed a games site that was messing with browsers and that they were working on it? I don't see the why anyone would go to that trouble?
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Old 18.08.2015, 12:35
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Re: Post from Editor Bob 17-08-2015 at 08.17pm?

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I just received two automated Emails from Editor Bob and he had retitled a thread of mine regarding a redirecting to a games site. Is Bob genuine or am I being weirdly phished?
If you look at the sender's profile you'll see it's the real one.
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Old 18.08.2015, 12:37
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Re: Post from Editor Bob 17-08-2015 at 08.17pm?

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Why on earth would somebody send an Email to say my thread had been retitled (Unwanted redirects to "Spritted" game website (an EF/AdSense ad bug)) and post saying say that it was indeed a games site that was messing with browsers and that they were working on it? I don't see the why anyone would go to that trouble?
That one is the real Editor Bob and not the fake one from yesterday.
I guess after yesterday's incident the admin are taking a bit more of an interest in EF at the moment.
I had a couple too relating to the same thread.
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Old 18.08.2015, 18:01
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Re: Post from Editor Bob 17-08-2015 at 08.17pm?

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I just received two automated Emails from Editor Bob and he had retitled a thread of mine regarding a redirecting to a games site. Is Bob genuine or am I being weirdly phished?
Those two automated messages were real. EB edited the thread to make sure no one accidentally visits the gaming site by clicking in the thread. I had a post deleted as well.

If you receive an automated message about a post being moved or edited, it is probably legit. Notice all the wordy text that usually comes in the automated messages, as well as the join date of the sender. If in doubt, report the PM to the mod team using the little red triangle.
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Old 18.08.2015, 18:13
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Re: Post from Editor Bob 17-08-2015 at 08.17pm?

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If you look at the sender's profile you'll see it's the real one.


Which is better? 1? or 2?


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Old 18.08.2015, 18:56
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Re: Fake accounts warning

There are some bitter and twisted, jealous people out there
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Old 18.08.2015, 19:33
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Re: Fake accounts warning

thank goodness it was caught just in time
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Old 18.08.2015, 19:38
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There are some bitter and twisted, jealous people out there
And the more we react, the more fun he has...

As with all narcissistic persons, ignorance is the best answer. No public = not worth the show.
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Old 18.08.2015, 20:50
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Re: Fake accounts warning

It'll get one or two of the curious to his forum. He's getting pretty desperate for traffic it seems.
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Old 18.08.2015, 21:28
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Re: Fake accounts warning

The fact that my wife and I have been subject to an ip ban out of the blue suggests that nobody in authority here actually has any idea who is responsible, despite repeated claims to the contrary.

Good job there's such a thing as mobile data, isn't it?
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Old 18.08.2015, 21:40
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Re: Fake accounts warning

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It'll get one or two of the curious to his forum. He's getting pretty desperate for traffic it seems.
They just sent out a password reset email out of the blue, I have not logged in since they changed all the passwords some time ago.
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Old 18.08.2015, 21:42
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Re: Fake accounts warning

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They just sent out a password reset email out of the blue, I have not logged in since they changed all the passwords some time ago.
I got it too and it's the first time I see you have to answer back to an email to get a new password, instead of getting an automated link
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Old 18.08.2015, 21:48
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Re: Fake accounts warning

from englishtalkch@gmail.com IIRC - it went straight to spam.

Wondering whether he suspects a counterstrike??
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Old 18.08.2015, 22:12
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from englishtalkch@gmail.com IIRC - it went straight to spam.

Wondering whether he suspects a counterstrike??
Their server's down. Counter strike or hara kiri.
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Old 18.08.2015, 22:15
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The fact that my wife and I have been subject to an ip ban out of the blue suggests that nobody in authority here actually has any idea who is responsible, despite repeated claims to the contrary.

Good job there's such a thing as mobile data, isn't it?
The way I understand it is ... IP blocking (when someone bans a user) only worked for non-Swiss IP addresses. I was then told even that feature was disabled and no IP addresses were banned at all.

That would imply something has gone very screwy, or an admin (not a mod, they lost admin rights ages ago) manually banned your IP address.
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Old 18.08.2015, 22:18
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The fact that my wife and I have been subject to an ip ban out of the blue suggests that nobody in authority here actually has any idea who is responsible, despite repeated claims to the contrary.

Good job there's such a thing as mobile data, isn't it?
It'll be as a result of an OTBC - spam deps were encouraged to do this to minimise any impact, so apologies for those accidentally affected.

If you could use the contact page or just email to englishforum.ch@gmail.com with the IP affected, one of the mods will ask for it to be removed from the blocked list.
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Old 18.08.2015, 22:25
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Re: Fake accounts warning

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They just sent out a password reset email out of the blue, I have not logged in since they changed all the passwords some time ago.
I tried to thank you and went straight to a "report this post" screen. (Twice!!)
Anyway me 2, I mean not logged in since ....
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Old 18.08.2015, 23:01
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Re: Fake accounts warning

Just to clear any misconceptions up regarding the other place.

Passwords weren't changed. They were reset automatically when fixing some bugs after the hack attack last year.

It's not been attacked just now. Just some maintenance because of a bug which is going to take longer than it should. I'm sure the 7 members or so that post there won't mind some down time
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Old 18.08.2015, 23:10
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I'm sure the 7 members or so that post there won't mind some down time
It's probably just one member with 7 accounts
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