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Spammers

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:34 am
by LarpWellington
Any chance of killing them, or restricting account creation to prevent them?

(This is why I prefer Discourse to phpBB - its far more robust against spamming scumbags, and usually automatically detects them)

Re: Spammers

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:48 pm
by zircher
Do we need to add some moderator types to keep the spam bots at bay? I'm willing to wear that hat since I'm trying to be a regular here. :-)

Re: Spammers

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:50 am
by zircher
Huh, well I left a message with the admin, but they appear to be unavailable. Perhaps on vacation or some such.

Re: Spammers

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:02 am
by zircher
Anyone got an e-mail address for the forum owner so we can contact directly? This is turning into a shit storm. :x

Re: Spammers

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:10 pm
by LarpWellington
Try contacting Sean?

Re: Spammers

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:52 am
by SGomes
So sorry folks. Took a week vacation, then Easter rolled around, and I come back to this shit show. Ugh

I cleaned everything up. But yeah, I may need help with admin duties and spam squashing. I'll talk to the Admin and get back to you.

Again, so sorry about that. Yuck.

Re: Spammers

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:12 pm
by SGomes
Yikes, they're tenacious. Might take a while to sort out.

Re: Spammers

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:25 pm
by zircher
Thanks for cleaning out the trash. The offer still stands if you want to hand out more moderator hats. I don't think anyone expects you to log in daily to fight the bots on your own.

Re: Spammers

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:28 pm
by Webmistress
Sorry for being unavailable.

Changes to the registration process made by Sean should limit the probability of this repeating itself.

I am also banning some IP addresses at the site level, as there are frequent back-end attempts to disturb the site.

There was a day in April where there was a breach attempt every 15 minutes. Anyway, sorry for being so distant. I changed my settings so that private messages will reach my everyday email to allow me to be more responsive.

As for moderation, I will leave that decision to Sean.