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Old 04-23-2018, 11:43 AM   #1
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Odd PM activity?

Has anyone else ever noticed there are several forum "members" accounts who are constantly PM'ing but have 0 posts... and they've been members for years sometimes?

What yall think that's all about? Just seems so strange to me.

I just got a PM from someone with 0 posts and when I tried to reply it said their inbox was full??!
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Old 04-23-2018, 11:45 AM   #2
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ive had that happen in the past... Lurkers are what ive always called them in the forum world.. they read lots dont want to post publicly and will pick members and PM them to help answer questions..
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Old 04-23-2018, 11:48 AM   #3
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ive had that happen in the past... Lurkers are what ive always called them in the forum world.. they read lots dont want to post publicly and will pick members and PM them to help answer questions..
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Yeah, I could see some of it being that. But there are more non-posting PM'ers on than actual participants most of the time.
When I tried to reply and the recipient's inbox was full I was a little surprised.
Mine's filled up before but I've been on here a TON.
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Old 04-23-2018, 03:59 PM   #4
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I'm neither smart, nor historic enough to be on the receiving end. I've sent a few PMs cadillackid's way, but I try not to be a bother and get most of my information from reading.
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I'm neither smart, nor historic enough to be on the receiving end. I've sent a few PMs cadillackid's way, but I try not to be a bother and get most of my information from reading.
Imagine being on here for YEARS and having 0 posts. But you're constantly PM'ing. Its just odd to me.
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Imagine being on here for YEARS and having 0 posts. But you're constantly PM'ing. Its just odd to me.
It does seem odd. Iíll have to send you a PM! 😁
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We saw that we had a PM yesterday complimenting our paint color, but when we went to answer it later in the day it was gone with no record of it being there. Maybe there's a glitch?
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We saw that we had a PM yesterday complimenting our paint color, but when we went to answer it later in the day it was gone with no record of it being there. Maybe there's a glitch?
Stuff like that is what I'm talking about!!!

Here's some user stats/information from someone who's on right now-
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This user has never posted, and has been Pm'ing since august of 2016.

There are probably hundreds or more of these profiles.
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I'm pretty sure I have.
I love you enough to email you lol.
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Old 04-24-2018, 08:45 AM   #11
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Looking at the list of current users online on the home page, I can find these profiles on here 24 hours a day. Here's another-

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my biggest thing is letting my PM box get full and not emptying it out lol.. then people start threads.. "dude empty your mailbox"
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It's possible that something is being exploited in the forum software. It was abandoned 4 years ago.
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Yeah, I've been wondering about that. ^^^
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We saw that we had a PM yesterday complimenting our paint color, but when we went to answer it later in the day it was gone with no record of it being there. Maybe there's a glitch?
You don't have a PM - you actually have a comment on your profile here: School Bus Conversion Resources - View Profile: Drew Bru

You get a notice when one is left ;)
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We continue to update it and keep it secure as do many other forums - it's still heavily used and a good product. The earlier question on this thread opened the door to wild speculation about hacks but was actually a simple bit of member confusion... this is how rumors get started ;)
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We continue to update it and keep it secure as do many other forums - it's still heavily used and a good product. The earlier question on this thread opened the door to wild speculation about hacks but was actually a simple bit of member confusion... this is how rumors get started ;)
Excellent! Could we get it updated to current security practices? Maybe even TLS encryption for the entire session? I'm no fan of cookie snatching (Firesheep).
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We continue to update it and keep it secure as do many other forums - it's still heavily used and a good product. The earlier question on this thread opened the door to wild speculation about hacks but was actually a simple bit of member confusion... this is how rumors get started ;)
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I'm not trying to start any rumors. Just wanted to discuss the "ghost" members and how someone could constantly be pm'ing since 2015 but have 0 posts.
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I'm not trying to start any rumors. Just wanted to discuss the "ghost" members and how someone could constantly be pm'ing since 2015 but have 0 posts.
If you have a concern about a specific account shoot me a note and we can take a look. If you have received an odd PM please hit the report icon on the PM and we can see if there's a spammy account.

That said, we have many active members who have never posted. It's the nature of forums...
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