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Spam invasion!

#1 Postby C.O. » Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:51 am

I'm sure most of you have noticed that the forum has been bombarded with spam. Fear not, there are techies on the case and it'll be cleaned up and more secured soon.

-Dylan

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Re: Spam invasion!

#2 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:52 pm

I've never been impressed with Ugg boots, and now I despise them even more.
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Re: Spam invasion!

#3 Postby vegan_rossco » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:59 am

do you guys want to buy some Ugg boots off me?

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Re: Spam invasion!

#4 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:05 pm

Shut up Ross :roll:
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Re: Spam invasion!

#5 Postby vegan_rossco » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:21 pm

:D
klaatu21 wrote:sensai ross, forgive me for doubting you and myself

Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:There's only one thing I'm riding at 6am, and it's not a bike!

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=29098
http://www.facebook.com/ross.d.cosgrove

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Re: Spam invasion!

#6 Postby SyrLinus » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:58 pm

LOL.. members won't see the pending posts but if you look at their profiles you might see links for things. I think, however, I may have found a way of keeping them at bay for now. Basically, there's a large botnet out there spamming multiple forums (vBulletin and phpBB forums alike as well as blogs like Wordpress) in an attempt to "advertise". So until they are taken down, we've been hit. Most of it's been hidden from members but from a moderators point of view it's been a bit of a nightmare (one day we had over 100 registrations and nearly 500 posts -- what makes it harder is that they do single postings so means dealing with every individual posting rather than a bulk ban to remove posts).


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