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Patrick Korner
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It seems we have quite a few new users from Afghanistan on board, so hey! Welcome!

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/browser.php?itemtype=flag&count...

What, you mean they don't exist? Aww, too bad.

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Weird.
 
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Not weird. Afghanistan is the first country on the list, and Alaska is the first state on the list. Those are the easiest choices when creating dummy/fake/spam non-accounts.
 
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It's weird to point it out.
 
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egypt come up in geekchat a week ago or something like that

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/browser.php?itemtype=flag&count...

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(just because I can)

I for one, welcome our new Afghan overlords



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Interesting names they have in Afghanistan.
 
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There needs to be a 10th circle built in hell for spammers, and there needs to be some kind of step in the account creation process that requires a human to interact intelligently with the system to verify it's not an automated registration by a spambot.
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Liumas wrote:
It's weird to point it out.


Dunno, I just thought it was funny - mostly because the first and last names were always identical, and you know it's not easy typing duplicate gobbledygook.

Because the first couple had numbers in them, my first thought was "Cool! Someone has made group user accounts for servicemen stationed overseas!". Then the light bulb went off and, well, the rest is history.

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virre wrote:

I for one, welcome our new Afghan overlords


Please tell me that was a Simpsons reference and not a coincidence.
 
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ZiggyZambo wrote:
virre wrote:

I for one, welcome our new Afghan overlords


Please tell me that was a Simpsons reference and not a coincidence.


Either that, or a slashdot reference (I wonder where that comes from then)
 
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virre wrote:
Either that, or a slashdot reference (I wonder where that comes from then)


Or a livejournal reference, or more generally an utterly widespread and terribly overused internet meme. I, for one, welcome our cliche overlords.
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Topic has already been discussed here:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/238783
 
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...and they're gone!
 
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BaSL wrote:
...and they're gone!


Yep - and hopefully they won't be coming back. I've added reCAPTCHA to the create account process - which helps with OCR'ing books as well.
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PatK wrote:
Because the first couple had numbers in them, my first thought was "Cool! Someone has made group user accounts for servicemen stationed overseas!".

I thought that as well when I saw your post.
The whole thing is fun to point out, thanks, hee.
 
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To my Afgani Friends I say:

Merry Xmas!


 
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Wow, a bandwidth exceeded graphic! Mike, you're so generous!

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PatK wrote:
Wow, a bandwidth exceeded graphic! Mike, you're so generous!

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The graphic has red in it to capture the Christmas spirit. Ho ho ho!
 
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PatK wrote:
Wow, a bandwidth exceeded graphic! Mike, you're so generous!


Because this is, like, the 50th or so one that he has done today...
 
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