So.. when a user register, there is a “username” required to login
then there is a “Display name”
one could think that the Display name is the one that will be seen in the forum :(… but Not, so why do we need it?
You see the site was attacked by an evil trojan thing that kept signing people up and creating fake profiles for them.
They had some way to bypass the Captcha! control (the type the squiggly words thing) so a whole bunch of people signed up against their will!
Of the hundred plus fake accounts (which had real email addresses) one person did write me asking to be removed…which I actually had already done.
None of the fake accounts could logon, of course because the trojan couldn’t answer the email verification, so it was just registration spam.
I deleted a tone of them, but there may still be some fake addresses, and it’s against demon ethics to accept souls on false principles (at least false principles not of the demon’s devising).
So, technically we passed the quota, but had to delete those users and I’ve left the last round in the system, in case any were real people.
Once they go so long without actually being verified I’ll remove them and have a better count. Actually, we patched the captcha thing a week or more ago, so I should be able to clean up now and get a count.