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Spam / new forum

Post by mikkyx » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:22 pm

Afternoon all,
Just a quick note to apologise for the increase in spam on here lately - and for anyone who's been getting the screen telling them they're blocked for spam - innocent victims of the crossfire I'm currently involved in. Spambots seem to have dialled up across the whole internet - a lot of our clients at work are getting them coming through contact and customer registration forms too.

I've put some measures into place at registration which will hopefully stop them (for about five minutes, probably...) - and between seasons this year, I'm going to be moving Uncovered to a completely new forum platform which will hopefully have some more up to date spam protections available to it. Going to take a while to decide which one, but it won't be phpBB (not that it's their fault we're in this mess - I just think there are better ones out there now)
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Re: Spam / new forum

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:35 pm

Good news Mikky that you're on top of things.

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Re: Spam / new forum

Post by footifan » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:19 pm

I was able to log in again after a while in cyber limbo... I so like Spam on occasions though...fried ;)

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Re: Spam / new forum

Post by footifan » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:20 pm

I was able to log in again after a while in cyber limbo... I do like Spam on occasions though...fried ;)

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Re: Spam / new forum

Post by mikkyx » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:20 am

I see they're back. Ho hum. I'll get the banhammer out later and try and tidy things up a bit.

While I'm here, can I please ask people NOT to reply to spam topics? I know you think you're being funny, but what you're actually doing is making the job of removing the users take longer. If I can just ban the uses and delete the posts automatically, the job is done - but when the user and their post is deleted, if someone else has replied to it then those posts - potentially quoting the original spam - get left behind and I have to manually tidy those up too.

Just report them and then go back to whatever you were doing beforehand, thanks.
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Re: Spam / new forum

Post by don'tbuythesun » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:37 pm

Sorry, didn't realise it caused you problems. I'll resist in future!

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Re: Spam / new forum

Post by biccynana » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:19 pm

don'tbuythesun wrote:Sorry, didn't realise it caused you problems. I'll resist in future!
Ditto.
"I asked for a drink. That's a wet glass. Bring me a proper drink." Lt Cdr EKR S, March 1963.

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Re: Spam / new forum

Post by AndyPark » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:01 pm

FAO DarloPete.
18/19 Season:
LDWDLDLWDLLWWWDDDDLLLLWDWWLWDLLDWDLDLLWLLWWWLD

*includes all cup games*

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Re: Spam / new forum

Post by murtonquaker » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:38 am

don'tbuythesun wrote:Sorry, didn't realise it caused you problems. I'll resist in future!
Yeah, me too...Sorry

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Re: Spam / new forum

Post by divas » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:15 am

Cleaned a bit up this morning mikky in case you were a bit confused with the post referencing Chinese investors

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Re: Spam / new forum

Post by HarrytheQuaker » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:09 am

more spam I see this morning

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Re: Spam / new forum

Post by mikkyx » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:47 am

#phpbbout
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Re: Spam / new forum

Post by mikkyx » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:25 am

Officially bored now.
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