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LarpWellington
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Spammers

Post by LarpWellington » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:34 am

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)

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Re: Spammers

Post by zircher » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:48 pm

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. :-)
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Re: Spammers

Post by zircher » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:50 am

Huh, well I left a message with the admin, but they appear to be unavailable. Perhaps on vacation or some such.
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Re: Spammers

Post by zircher » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:02 am

Anyone got an e-mail address for the forum owner so we can contact directly? This is turning into a shit storm. :x
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Re: Spammers

Post by LarpWellington » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:10 pm

Try contacting Sean?

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Re: Spammers

Post by SGomes » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:52 am

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.

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Re: Spammers

Post by SGomes » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:12 pm

Yikes, they're tenacious. Might take a while to sort out.

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Re: Spammers

Post by zircher » Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:25 pm

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.
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Re: Spammers

Post by Webmistress » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:28 pm

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.

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