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Message Board Spamming is on the rise

Post by Tachyon » Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:48 pm

I booted alimony off the memberlist today. I booted some other people, too. I've been seeing a number of spam posts and I want to stop the problem now before it grows larger.

If you've run into any problems with spam here let me know.
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Post by Tachyon » Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:32 am

The message board spammers are attacking ferociously. I've deleted more than 15 accounts today.
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Post by Giant Satan Robo » Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:10 am

Perhaps disabling guest posting might reduce spambot attacks.

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Post by Tachyon » Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:01 pm

Thanks for the advice. I did some of that today.
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Post by Tachyon » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:04 pm

A malicious spammer with links to Russian Web sites has declared war on Gears Online. I've lost count of how many entries I've deleted today and yesterday.
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Post by Tachyon » Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:30 pm

I updated our message board software. The junk registrations from the Russian spammer appear to have stopped. Let's wait a few days and see if our situation has actually improved.

I certainly hopes this solves the problem. I was spending more time in the evenings deleting junk accounts than scanning images.
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