Heads up: Spambots ahoy!
Just so you are all aware! There's a glut of spam accounts being made on here and I'm doing a mass cancellation of accounts, if any legit accounts get deleted in the process it's nothing personal (I would never block anyone without a good reason!) you can always comment without an account to tell me that I made a mistake! I'm deleting accounts that follow certain trends (like having a name with some gibberish, like "MichealFup" or "AnnieLot") or a sign-up date in correlation with known spambots. Also, accounts with random words put together like a captcha raise a flag. A name like bluekitty makes sense, something like lastwedding and skeletalfinance (actual examples) especially when there's a whole bunch made in short order, got the axe.
If anyone gets caught up in the clean-up i apologize in advance!
The spambots are replying to comments, just ignore them and I'll delete them the moment I spot them. They have assured I will NEVER buy from the companies that they are plugging! (as if I'd buy designer bags or shoes anyway, especially from some spammer, what the heck is this crap!!)
It would REALLY help me out if you all could add avatars, since the bots don't tend to have avatars. If you don't have an avatar ready, filling out your signature with something to let me know you're a human, even if it doesn't display (at this phase since we are still entering phase 2 ) would help me out. I'm also deleting things that say "signature/Value" in broken html in their signature area, where they tried to copy/paste a link and it didn't work. I realize that actual people making accounts would not leave it like that.