Invasion of the Spambots

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Re: Invasion of the Spambots

Postby Muleac » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:09 am

I say we build a wall and get the spammers to pay for it.
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Re: Invasion of the Spambots

Postby Zippo » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:20 pm

Shall we turn on new registrations and see what happens?
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Re: Invasion of the Spambots

Postby Damolisher » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:58 pm

Alright, kids, let's say "Let's go, Zippo!" real loud and he'll turn back on the registrations!
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Re: Invasion of the Spambots

Postby [omega] » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:37 am

New registrations should be monitored by our moderators for the first few days to watch out for potential spam bots.

If the rest of you guys see these spams on our forums? Please send Zippo or the moderating team a pm just incase they missed the spam bots invading our site :D
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Re: Invasion of the Spambots

Postby Zippo » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:08 pm

So um, only a few weeks late .. but I have turned on new user registrations again.

I guess if we get spammed again, we can only turn it off
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Re: Invasion of the Spambots

Postby Damolisher » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:05 pm

Good to see the admin crew around here is as good as they've always been! Good work guys!
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Re: Invasion of the Spambots

Postby Zippo » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:09 pm

Damolisher wrote:Good to see the admin crew around here is as good as they've always been! Good work guys!


I have a feeling that was sarcasm ..
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Re: Invasion of the Spambots

Postby Damolisher » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:08 pm

No way man. Not at all. You dudes do and always have done a great job.
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Re: Invasion of the Spambots

Postby Nick92 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:02 pm

Might be creeping their way back in again by the looks...
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Re: Invasion of the Spambots

Postby Subria » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:05 pm

Killed that one off... But they'll back and in stronger numbers. We best be moving on.
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Re: Invasion of the Spambots

Postby [omega] » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:47 am

Those bots are persistent aren't they.
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Re: Invasion of the Spambots

Postby jiptravolta » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:03 pm

Yeah fortunately we will have new security measures in place once the forum software is updated. I hit a roadblock over the weekend - namely saving the entire forums posts which took hours, and I didn't have the cojones to delete/replace files until I back everything up on another device. So far, two members have the basic database saved, and I will have two full copies of everything this weekend. So if things go pear shaped, I will have two full database+file dumps to revert back to.
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Re: Invasion of the Spambots

Postby [omega] » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:16 pm

Sweet bro, we are at your mercy and good luck Jiptravolta :D
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