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Odd notification of new message on a thread
« on: Friday 09 November 18 12:11 GMT (UK) »
I just had an odd email notifying me of a new message. The poster name was a line of question marks and when I clicked the link to the thread there hadn't been a new contribution since July last year.

Any idea why it happened?
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: Odd notification of new message on a thread
« Reply #2 on: Friday 09 November 18 12:20 GMT (UK) »
Don't see anything amiss although there seems to be a lot of Images on thread that may have Copyright.

No user of that "name"

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Re: Odd notification of new message on a thread
« Reply #3 on: Friday 09 November 18 12:22 GMT (UK) »
the last reply to that thread was over a year ago, but I received a notification today ???
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: Odd notification of new message on a thread
« Reply #4 on: Friday 09 November 18 12:31 GMT (UK) »
I presume that you are questioning the fact that the email had all the question marks rather than a name, and not the content of the thread?

I've just checked my emails and of three notifications from RC, two give names but the third, to the same thread as yours, just gives question marks.
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Re: Odd notification of new message on a thread
« Reply #5 on: Friday 09 November 18 12:38 GMT (UK) »
That user came on this morning - early. I noticed him/her and then, about 20 mins later, there was a post to your thread. It didn't really make sense.

The member had  joined recently.

I assume it was probably a spammer and  was removed.

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Re: Odd notification of new message on a thread
« Reply #6 on: Friday 09 November 18 12:55 GMT (UK) »
Gadge
Did the spammer also remove last letter of your name  ??? ??? ;D ;D
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray 1813 nr Chatham Kent, death Ralph James Dunn b 1808 1861 - 1868 in Newington 1861
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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Re: Odd notification of new message on a thread
« Reply #7 on: Friday 09 November 18 12:56 GMT (UK) »
 ;D

He/she just came back and stuck it on just while you were posting

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Re: Odd notification of new message on a thread
« Reply #8 on: Friday 09 November 18 13:00 GMT (UK) »
A veritable ghost in the machine....
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray 1813 nr Chatham Kent, death Ralph James Dunn b 1808 1861 - 1868 in Newington 1861
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON