Manual approvals

chronodekar

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#1
For thread purposes, I'm acting in my capacity as a member of staff in all my posts and will not be coloring the messages like this.

This is my attempt to reduce our approval queue. It's basically a list of usernames of people who I'm manually approving/rejecting. When spam reports come up, if it turns out that many of them are from the lists I post here ... we'll all know that my judgement was bad. If that happens ... I have no idea what to do. :/ We can worry about it then, I suppose.

Here are the lists ,

Approving:
Code:
Williamecoca
Quincyhes
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/darrellhiz.21859/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/gladysgab.21861/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/josephjum.21864/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/jennienency.21865/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/merom.21866/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/etomaaee.21869/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/raymondpax.21871/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/andretop.21874/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/charleshus.21877/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/melvindault.21878/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/ronunary.21879/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/alexhok.21880/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/andrewtak.21881/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/gabrieleruch.21882/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/williamgaich.21883/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/delfinieksmon.21886/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/haroldbuida.21888/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/richarddulky.21894/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/arleneyacypom.21899/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/rubensor.21903/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/wandaapack.21907/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/biatut.21911/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/donaldmag.21912/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/jameslom.21913/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/ethelsmato.21915/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/keithmot.21916/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/harveyjew.21922/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/russelldulky.21923/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/jackielom.21925/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/froderike.21928/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/williamshame.21929/
Rejecting (because of funny sounding email address which have a strange mix of numbers or letters),
Code:
DorisSog
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/lorenzoner.21858/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/acsmog.21862/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/efrainlet.21868/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/illipoffinc.21875/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/adamog.21884/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/robertimmek.21885/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/acymncjarl.21887/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/michaelnourb.21891/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/ademog.21895/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/jeremycof.21896/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/terryecops.21914/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/geraldslula.21917/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/payophychok.21921/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/hariz997.21924/
Rejecting (because their username feels off)
Code:
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/senhhhepovelefaf.21906/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/eugenebot.21910/
the above brings our queue from 1272 to 1223 (looks like the forum takes time to process the lot)

-chronodekar
 

chronodekar

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#2
Rejecting

Code:
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/drunamediz.23450/
because email and IP are blacklisted by our Spam tool. Also, looks like IP was shared by another already rejected user.

-chronodekar
 

chronodekar

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#3
sigh ... our approval queue has ballooned to 69 new applicants. Am going to get started,

Rejected due to strange looking email,
Code:
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/konstantuswno.23464/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/patricia3894.23465/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/wilkening04.23466/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/strickling7081.23467/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/minford9310.23468/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/schad98.23469/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/raybon91.23470/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/fyall3782.23472/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/phoun77.23473/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/onishi0847.23474/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/hopes98.23475/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/keogh9342.23477/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/metos56.23479/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/keicher10.23480/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/gagg4103.23481/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/belz2625.23482/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/shingledecker7971.23484/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/sweetwood0630.23485/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/ceraso38.23486/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/mudget00.23488/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/mishra9300.23489/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/minissale9716.23490/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/hannibal7037.23492/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/didonato92.23493/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/reichert1023.23495/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/vranes67.23496/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/fedorczyk6491.23497/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/broeckel9237.23498/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/hege18.23500/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/kress1763.23501/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/wintersmith71.23503/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/hintzen7282.23504/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/greco5385.23505/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/bruffee78.23506/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/chaddick6818.23508/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/berning2511.23509/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/mccrea87.23511/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/ahuja9873.23512/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/ritterbush74.23513/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/middough8891.23514/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/stright5625.23516/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/paganini0719.23517/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/diffley86.23518/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/barga2686.23521/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/pyles9710.23522/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/kochler1499.23524/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/ashlock36.23525/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/bozenski52.23526/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/miskelly58.23527/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/lomas2290.23528/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/klette5952.23529/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/butkiewicz0179.23531/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/ackerly23.23532/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/kestle2116.23533/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/barcello36.23534/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/tinstman5279.23536/
The above list includes folks who *only* have numbers in their email ID, as well as those who use "thefmail.com" as their email provider. That domain feels suspicious to me.



Rejecting because I think our spamfilter is correct,
Code:
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/jeffreysaf.23471/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/manthe4946.23476/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/koepsel32.23478/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/moland83.23483/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/disque97.23487/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/hillan02.23491/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/freeburger53.23494/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/huntsberger13.23499/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/mantey72.23502/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/dimperio83.23507/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/monsma88.23510/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/seckler75.23515/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/rosenbarger92.23519/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/malabanan04.23520/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/loretto76.23523/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/gorlich87.23530/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/coste15.23535/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/yahne22.23537/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/nuzenski5321.23538/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/easler93.23539/
I am reasonably certain that we have someone, likely an idiot, attempting to register on our forums with random emails from the domain "thefmail.com". .. sigh.. I'm tired. The queue, at moment of typing is 1, and I'm stopping here.

-chronodekar
 

chronodekar

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#4
I'm having trouble sleeping today. Found out that I forgot to switch off my PC and logged into TFF. There are 2 folks in the queue.

Am rejecting this,
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/heyauser.23873/

because, unlike other messages, this time the "change log" is showing something. First time I'm seeing it, I think. Message says to change "Post messages on your profile page" from "Members only" to "Nobody" and "Show current activity" from "Yes" to "No".


And approving this,
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/pad03.23874/

-chronodekar
 

chronodekar

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#5
Am approving these 3 new requests,

Code:
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/darthhalfic.23900/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/marlene.23901/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/coffeedrinker62a.23902/
And am rejecting this one, because our spam filter says the email is suspicious.
Code:
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/kelso840.23903/
-chronodekar
 

chronodekar

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#6
Just approved this user,

Code:
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/devilishfsb.23905/
 

chronodekar

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#7
Approving these two,

Code:
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/puck25.23918/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/kalldorr.23919/
 

chronodekar

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#8
Approving this one,

Code:
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/hersheyz.23924/
-chronodekar

PS: Hey! I forgot to sign other posts in this thread .... :(
 

chronodekar

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#9
Approving these 3;
Code:
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/skycloud86.23926/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/shivam-1441.23927/
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/dra87.23928/
My first impulse was to reject them ... hopefully this will not be a mistake.

-chronodekar
 

chronodekar

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#10
rejecting this one (really odd looking email full of random letters and numbers);
Code:
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/yuki-sekitan.23940/
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chronodekar

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#11
approving this one;
Code:
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/ewb11235.23956/
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chronodekar

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#12
approving this one;
Code:
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/federer-rex.23957/
-chronodekar
 

chronodekar

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#13
approving;

Code:
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/nanami.23961/
-chronodekar
 

chronodekar

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#14
approving;

Code:
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/shishishi-torao.23962/
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chronodekar

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#15
approving;
Code:
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/harrysowl.23963/
-chronodekar
 

chronodekar

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#20
I'm unhappy. Came online to relax (its been a long day) and there's someone in the approval queue. (grumble, grumble ... )

Looks ok to me. Approving;
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/escavalien.23981/

:thinking: I wonder if doing this would be more amusing if I wrote these notes as if I were Monokuma from the Danganronpa series? It's tempting, but would also mean insulting a lot of new folks just exploring the place. Not the kind of impression I want to first give to a stranger...

-chronodekar
 

chronodekar

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#21
Am rejecting this (suspicious email);
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/stevend.23988/

Approving this,
https://thefanfictionforum.net/xenforo/index.php?members/insanitys-prophet.23989/

And *finally* realized one really odd thing the "approval queue" bugged me about. Apparently, someone needs to manually "approve" privacy changes on a person's profile. Why is this even exposed as an option? If folks want to change it (and it won't cost us), I really don't care. I think. (Just like being lazy). Will dig into it later.

-chronodekar
 
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