We all know by now that there was an open "signups" link posted earlier today for what turned out to be a phishing site that farms user names and passwords for later exploitation. I've been thinking about this for a few hours now because I followed the link thinking that it was posted by a community member who was actually a member of the site in question.
Well, obviously they were not and I'd like to suggest that we should step up and make a few changes so that we can be certain that this doesn't happen again. IMO we should all be vetting any information that we are posting, especially when we are providing links to our fellow community members that direct them away from this site and potentially into harms way.
I've seen, what appears to be, a couple of cut and paste lists that come directly from sites such as BTRACS or zeropaid posted in our open signups thread. I'm not saying that they are definitely from those sites but rather that they appear to be. If this is in fact the case then I think that we are able to check these sites ourselves and I would instead suggest that:
members only post open signups from trackers that they are actually members of in our open signups thread.
EDIT: It seems that by doing this we would naturally decrease the number of posts in the thread thereby addressing morpheuss666's concerns about the double posting of redundant information.
Perhaps even going as far as to say that there could be potential consequences for the posting of links that lead to phishing sites or other website pages with viruses etc. anyway it's only a thought and any input is appreciated.