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  • #4880
    davidbrady
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    Whilst browsing the member list to try to ascertain when that titan of the forum, Kebab became a member, I discovered that a certain Lydia Hislop has been sworn in as a fully fledged forumite as of today!

    In fairness, we have also been joined by "freeringtones", "GermanXL", & some lad from Antartica but I have high hopes for Lydia myself!!

    #111632
    Wallace
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    If Lydia can prove she is for real I’m sure we will all be very nice to her.

    #111633
    sberry
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    this is the internet, nothing is real :roll:

    #111634
    James_Richardson
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    Indeed. However, although not appropriate behaviour, our ‘friend’ Kebab did provide some entertainment, much of it at his own expense :lol:

    #111635
    Jim JTS
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    My money’s on that kebab made up another username in the form of – yes you guessed it, I doubt very much it’s the real Lydia as she’d have posted something.

    #111638
    James_Richardson
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    Surely we’d be able to trace it back via the IP address, is this possible?

    Its the same as people posting threads like "I spotted this great site today" when they’re really referring you to THEIR OWN site – is there not a way of tracking this??

    #111651
    Kingston Town
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    The internet has always been the key to the asylum – we’re just lucky we know where the back door is………… well some of us do :lol: I think :shock:

    Kebab did give us a bit of a giggle at the races yesterday when we were having a sneaky look in between sand bunkers :lol:

    #111652
    Kingston Town
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    Whilst browsing the member list to try to ascertain when that titan of the forum, Kebab became a member

    I’m pretty sure it was July 12 – I remember looking yesterday ’cause I’d never heard of a talking Kebab before :lol:

    #111667
    clivex
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    I just hope that Lydia isnt Kebab :(

    That would be a shock….

    #111675
    seabird
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    Welcome to TRF, Marb. :wink:

    Colin

    #111677
    MikkyMo73
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    My money’s on that kebab made up another username in the form of – yes you guessed it, I doubt very much it’s the real Lydia as she’d have posted something.

    Jim, I doubt it aswell but just for your information it takes about a week for Admin to email the user back and get posting. Lydia is down as the 17th so she might be active by the 24th? I say that because after checking the memberlist i’m down as the 4th but could only start posting about a week later. I could be wrong and i’m sure Admin will clear it up for me but I was a big fan of Lydia when she was at the Evening Standard and still am [what it is the Times now?] and would love to see her give her views on here.

    Incidently, seeing her name surrounded by so many strange aliens made me realise why I always underperformed at School! :)

    Marb, you must have just joined at a busy time where Admin couldn’t email you back, because speaking from my experience, I was allowed to post within about 5 minutes of registration – as my email was sent to me almost instantly.

    Welcome to the forum.

    Mike

    #111678
    cormack15
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    Hi Marb and welcome to the forum. It can take a few days for new members to be activated as we do go through these carefully to try and reduce the instances of spamming, etc.

    Re- Kebab – the user has been inactivated and I am currently compiling details of their account before deleting them. It’s very difficult to avoid this type of thing (i.e. rogue members) as, although I can ban email addresses, Ip adresses, etc, a determined person can get around all of that.

    #111693
    madman marz
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    Hi Marb and welcome to the forum. It can take a few days for new members to be activated as we do go through these carefully to try and reduce the instances of spamming, etc.

    Re- Kebab – the user has been inactivated and I am currently compiling details of their account before deleting them. It’s very difficult to avoid this type of thing (i.e. rogue members) as, although I can ban email addresses, Ip adresses, etc, a determined person can get around all of that.

    There is a few out there who are wondering how I slipped through the net Cormack. :twisted:

    #111695
    MikkyMo73
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    I would also imagine that the new member Lydia Hislop is not the real Lydia Hislop. I could be totally wrong, but generally it’s very rare that people give their full names as their user ID on forums.

    Mike

    #111696
    Grasshopper
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    • Total Posts 2316

    Like ‘Richard Hoiles’ and ‘Barry Dennis’ you mean, Mikky? :)

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