"bugmenot" account closed

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"bugmenot" account closed

Post by helmut » Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:35 am

The "bugmenot" account has been closed.

There had been many anonymous posts in the recent past using the "bugmenot" account and people didn't even leave a nickname or anything, which made replying more complicated and this forum more anonymous. Both things that we do not want, so we've closed the "bugmenot" account, now.

Please note that for a single, quick question or issue you can post as guest without registering in forum "General". If you want to reply to existing posts and be (a bit) more active, please register to the XnView forum. Registering to the XnView forum is free, simple, spamfree, and still anonymous.

New bugmenot accounts for the XnView forum will be closed without further notice.

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Post by Aokromes » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:49 pm

I wonder why the ppl makes bugmenot accounts on forums where register is easy and fast....

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Post by obelisk » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:47 pm

because your definition of 'easy and fast' is wrong.
any forum that takes a real email (risk of spam due to security hacks losing emails, not due to forum admins)
and needs confirmation is not easy and fast.

easy and fast would be choose a name and pw, no email needed.
I can afford to signon because I have a domain and can give every forum a unique email - I get 0 spam.
Others get spam but have given their email out everywhere so can't change/trace the leaks.


also since u can't search, guests will mostly give up (90%) and the last 10% will post dupe bug reports in general that you have to clean up.

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Post by Aokromes » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:56 pm

Well now that you say "spam" you also know that if the forum only asks one user+password can be spam invaded ;)

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Post by Drahken » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:17 pm

Uh, wtf do you mean "since you can't search"?? There's a great big search link right at the top of the forum. *wonders where obelisk's white cane & dog are*

As far as email addresses are concerned, there are a lot of throwaway email sites floating around now. People who are concerned about getting spam can easily use one of those sites. Some of them require the extra step of choosing an email name before trying to use it, but many offer instant creation, just make up an address & use it somewhere.


Bugmenot is a great tool for obnoxious sites that try to force you to sign up for no legitimate reason (ny times website for example), but it just doesn't make sense for forums.

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Post by obelisk » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:57 am

you can't search as a guest. This is what the topic is about. Log out and try it before going after someone.

if I hadn't used Bugmenot for this forum for a few weeks and found it useful, I wouldn't have signed up.

and neither will many guests who have now little access. Most will post their bug once and never return.

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Post by Olivier_G » Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:20 am

obelisk wrote:you can't search as a guest. This is what the topic is about. Log out and try it before going after someone.
I tried, Search is available and works without being logged.
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Post by Drahken » Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:00 pm

I had already tried searching as a guest before posting my reply obelisk, it works just fine.

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Re: "bugmenot" account closed

Post by ckv » Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:32 pm

There's an "bugmenot" account r7pkz8sctjn6x90 that has been taken over by spammers. The homepage and signature of this account has been changed to point on spam site.
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Re: "bugmenot" account closed

Post by helmut » Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:18 pm

ckv wrote:There's an "bugmenot" account r7pkz8sctjn6x90 that has been taken over by spammers. The homepage and signature of this account has been changed to point on spam site.
Thanks for reporting, ckv. That misused bugmenot account is closed, now. bugmenot accounts are still NOT wanted here - registration is for free and reading and searching this forum is possible without registering.

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