Links in profile or signature - warning!

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Grauniad

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on: January 22, 2011, 10:17:39 am
Make sure you read and understand this.

With immediate effect, all new posters who have less than 5 posts and put a link in their profile or in their signature will be banned and their accounts deleted.

Explanation:
We now have measures in place that stem the bulk of spam sign-ups. The few that come through, usually give themselves away by immediately updating their signatures or by putting links in their profile. While we can put measures in place to prevent newcomers from doing either, it is a simple trap to eliminate the spammers bypassing our other prevention measures (and those who don't read pinned warnings!).

So that is it. If you put a link in either your signature or in your profile and you have less than 5 posts, you are subject to immediate banning and account deletion.

A goodnight to all and to all a good night - Goodnight Moon