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User apparently registering on all Nabble forums

GregChapman
Hi Nabble,

Over the last three days I have seen this user:

Name = modernlogodesign
Email = modernlogodesign@gmail.com

registering on a number of my Nabble forums, regardless of it's topic - and some have a very limited intended audience.

The first forum of mine that this user registered at does not allow posting by registered users. They need to respond to a further manually generated email before they get access as "Members". This user did not respond.

Having seen further registrations on other forums, I now suspect that that this registration is being done by robot on an incremental basis, so as not to be obvious in Nabble logs, and others will find the same user appearing on their forums, potentially preparing for some undesirable future action.

I'm not sure that Nabble can do anything about it, so this post is intended to serve as a warning to others to take appropriate precautionary action, rather than a request for support. However, if you do have any words on wisdom...

For example, I noticed, for the first time,  recently, a user becoming "Unregistered". Can I, as Admin, set this status on a user? It appeared to happen when a user decided to delete his account. The user later disappeared from the "People" list Will banning a user set their status "Unregistered"? Some explanation of these unusual or temporary states might usefully be added to the documentation to help Admins understand how best to manage suspicious registrations.
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Pedro <Nabble>
Hi,
I'll search for his name in our forums. In which server you saw him?

regards
My test forum.
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Re: User apparently registering on all Nabble forums

GregChapman
Apologies! Maybe I panicked unnecessarily.

I thought I had seen three registrations. It turns out it's only two, both on n3.nabble.com.

He registered on the first, a sailing forum, on 16 May. Most people use variations on their own or their boat's name there, so this username was unusual and it stuck in my mind. The second time is on a email software support forum on 19 May, where he could now post, but hasn't so far.
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Pedro <Nabble>
I did a search on google and didn't find him. I'll try to search directly in our DB.
My test forum.