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  1. #1 New Members 
    Forum Ph.D.
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    If I try to access the recent "Memberlist" pages they do not show the names of new members.
    Has anyone else got this problem?
    In other words is this a general glitch associated with the website?


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    Forum Isotope (In)Sanity's Avatar
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    Sorry, it's actually by design. Web site promoters constantly are creating accounts with web sites listed in their profile just to have a spider hit their profile and get extra ranking points. So anyone with less then 10 posts doesn't show up in the list. Also people we ban from the site don't show up in the list. So most of the time we catch the spammers before 10 posts.

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    Forum Ph.D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by (In)Sanity
    Sorry, it's actually by design. Web site promoters constantly are creating accounts with web sites listed in their profile just to have a spider hit their profile and get extra ranking points. So anyone with less then 10 posts doesn't show up in the list. Also people we ban from the site don't show up in the list. So most of the time we catch the spammers before 10 posts.

    IS
    Thanks for the information.
    Obviously this is a recent change, on this website, as we were able to see the names of all members before.
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    Forum Cosmic Wizard spuriousmonkey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by (In)Sanity
    Sorry, it's actually by design. Web site promoters constantly are creating accounts with web sites listed in their profile just to have a spider hit their profile and get extra ranking points. So anyone with less then 10 posts doesn't show up in the list. Also people we ban from the site don't show up in the list. So most of the time we catch the spammers before 10 posts.

    IS
    that's actually pretty smart from a social perspective. Punishing the opportunists. i like it.
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