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EastCoastCB 04-23-2018 10:43 AM

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??!:facepalm:

cadillackid 04-23-2018 10:45 AM

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..
-Christopher

EastCoastCB 04-23-2018 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by cadillackid (Post 265468)
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..
-Christopher

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.

Twigg 04-23-2018 02:59 PM

No one loves me enough to PM :D

weboughtabus 04-23-2018 03:20 PM

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.

EastCoastCB 04-23-2018 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by weboughtabus (Post 265526)
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.

Asetechrail 04-23-2018 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by EastCoastCB (Post 265556)
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! 😁

Drew Bru 04-24-2018 07:17 AM

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?

EastCoastCB 04-24-2018 07:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Drew Bru (Post 265613)
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!!! :confused:

Here's some user stats/information from someone who's on right now-
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Total Posts: 0
Posts Per Day: 0
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Last Activity: Today 12:24 PM
Current Activity: Private Messaging
Join Date: 08-23-2016
Referrals: 0
This user has never posted, and has been Pm'ing since august of 2016.

There are probably hundreds or more of these profiles.

EastCoastCB 04-24-2018 07:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Twigg (Post 265520)
No one loves me enough to PM :D

I'm pretty sure I have.
I love you enough to email you lol.

EastCoastCB 04-24-2018 07:45 AM

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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Total Posts: 0
Posts Per Day: 0
Quote:

Total Messages: 0
Most Recent Message: Never
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Last Activity: Today 12:32 PM
Current Activity: Private Messaging
Join Date: 05-14-2015
Referrals: 0

cadillackid 04-24-2018 07:55 AM

my biggest thing is letting my PM box get full and not emptying it out lol.. then people start threads.. "dude empty your mailbox"

JaredM 04-24-2018 08:00 AM

It's possible that something is being exploited in the forum software. It was abandoned 4 years ago.
vBadvanced No Longer Officially Supported

EastCoastCB 04-24-2018 08:29 AM

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Originally Posted by JaredM (Post 265626)
It's possible that something is being exploited in the forum software. It was abandoned 4 years ago.
vBadvanced No Longer Officially Supported

Yeah, I've been wondering about that. ^^^

Janet H 04-24-2018 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Drew Bru (Post 265613)
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 ;)

Janet H 04-24-2018 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by JaredM (Post 265626)
It's possible that something is being exploited in the forum software. It was abandoned 4 years ago.
vBadvanced No Longer Officially Supported


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 ;)

JaredM 04-24-2018 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Janet H (Post 265776)
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).

Twigg 04-24-2018 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Janet H (Post 265776)
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 ;)

The place wouldn't be the same without a few rumors :D

EastCoastCB 04-24-2018 06:47 PM

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.

Janet H 04-24-2018 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by EastCoastCB (Post 265782)
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... :wink1:


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