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    Promotions have taken place. All users with more than 5 points have been given their private messaging capability.

    What kinda bugs me is that out of 2000+ users...only 282 users have more than 5 posts. We gotta do something about all you lurkers!

    Please post in this thread if there are any problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana View Post
    Promotions have taken place. All users with more than 5 points have been given their private messaging capability.

    What kinda bugs me is that out of 2000+ users...only 282 users have more than 5 posts. We gotta do something about all you lurkers!

    Please post in this thread if there are any problems.
    <-- not a lurker
    <-- not having any problems that I know of, or at least not any that might have been caused by your monkeying around with your site's permissions at any rate....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana View Post
    Redrobes...thanks for the offer for assistance. There's a php script that was posted to the vbulletin forum that searches the user base and randomly changes all the passwords of users who's passwords = username...but I'd like to modify it to only create a list of said users instead of randomly assigning their password. Know enoough about php to help me with that? If not, I'll try to work through it...but its lower priority at the moment since I seem to have it under control.
    I could take a look. I haven't done PHP (and I don't do SQL either) but I know its a lot like html with embedded scripting and all scripty languages seem similar to me. Can you email it over ?

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    Actually, the script WAS already modified to not change the passwords...BUT...the script only worked for 3.6 vbulletin, and we're on 3.7.2

    No biggie...There's a guy redoing the script for 3.7 now...I couldn't tell you what changes have been made from 3.6 to 3.7 that would make the script not work...I'll reapproach this when the script is done...BUT...vBulletin has acknowledged the new tactic and has already stated that the next patch release will probably have password != username enforcing.

    Thanks for the offer of help.
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    Just wanted to let you know that I received an e-mail regarding the spam and 5 posts. I'm working on my 5 posts, ... and trying to make them insightful. .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalomier View Post
    Just wanted to let you know that I received an e-mail regarding the spam and 5 posts. I'm working on my 5 posts, ... and trying to make them insightful. .
    As of right now, you have 4 posts! I expect to see fifth and sixth soon!
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    No rush...just sent that email to lure the lurkers out of hiding. we have 1700+ lurkers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana View Post
    No rush...just sent that email to lure the lurkers out of hiding. we have 1700+ lurkers.

    I would be interested in knowing how many of those lurkers have had no activity in the past x months? I know I posted a map and one of my players created an account just to view the some of the copies of the map I had made up. I highly doubt he will ever post to the forums at all. Unfortuntatly, I had forgotten about the login to view attachments thing when I sent him the link, otherwise, I would have just sent the image file directly to him and I would expect that there are quite a few lurking users who just created accounts to be able to see the images and may have only been "active" for few days and then moved on.

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