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How come this could ever happen?

Aug 14, 2012 1:05 PM

Impossible.jpg

 

I thought that this was not possible, but it obviously is possible. Clicking on this persons "avatar" or screen name takes me to the Site Area Temporarily Unavailable notice,

 

http://www.adobe.com/special/message.html

 

In my opinion, email addresses and URLs should not be accepted as screen names and/or avatars. If they are, I would suggest making them automatically rejected.

 


 
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    Aug 15, 2012 9:46 AM   in reply to Claudio González

    I'll ask John C to tackle this when he returns from vacation.

     
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    Sep 12, 2012 9:07 PM   in reply to Claudio González

    This is a very interesting thread, given you folks have had a member here since June 1st, 2009 that is now using a domain name as a User ID.  I write "now" because I have no idea if the member changed (or could do so) the User ID after having gone through the registration process.

     

    http://forums.adobe.com/people/mytaxsite.co.uk

     

    There are a lot of people that spend a lot of time trying to educate website administrators how to recognize and curb spamming on their sites and I stumble onto it happening right here on a company's site I would have assumed was well aware of the extensive efforts to control spamming.  It's a difficult uphill battle. 

     

    Has this company given up?  Give in to one spammer and there's no way to stop the others.  What a shame.

     
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    Sep 13, 2012 5:48 PM   in reply to Claudio González

    Screen names, or display names, are created in the Adobe.com profile, and there seem to be no restrictions over there.

     

    A slash in the display name will break various things here on the forum side, but it seems that there is nothing John C. can do about it.

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Sep 16, 2012 8:29 AM   in reply to GeoMG

    All this talk makes me want to spam the forum myself. 

     

    -Noel

     
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