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Postby Dave » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:26 pm

Well, as you know, a bunch of freaking Russians registered on the board and started spamming it with links to porn sites.

I have purged all of them and done some stuff to try and keep them out.

Hopefully they are gone for good.

The board is back online.

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Postby mechanic » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:46 pm

I seen that sight last week and did not respond. nice pic though
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Postby WS65711 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:09 pm

Yes... saw all that early this morning. @Dave Maybe (if you haven't already) make it so that anyone "new" registering for the site must wait to be approved before they can post?
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Postby kentdun » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:30 pm

Thanks Dave!
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Postby mechanic » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:53 pm

WS65711 wrote:Yes... saw all that early this morning. @Dave Maybe (if you haven't already) make it so that anyone "new" registering for the site must wait to be approved before they can post?
GOOD IDEA !!
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Postby Dave » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:27 pm

WS65711 wrote:Yes... saw all that early this morning. @Dave Maybe (if you haven't already) make it so that anyone "new" registering for the site must wait to be approved before they can post?


OK, but how do I go about verifying they are not a spammer? I mean, ask them a question like are you a spammer? :D
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Postby Dave » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:31 pm

FYI, their bots are still trying to spam the board but so far my counter measures are keeping them out.

Hopefully they will soon give up.
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Postby WS65711 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:42 pm

Dave wrote:
WS65711 wrote:Yes... saw all that early this morning. @Dave Maybe (if you haven't already) make it so that anyone "new" registering for the site must wait to be approved before they can post?


OK, but how do I go about verifying they are not a spammer? I mean, ask them a question like are you a spammer? :D


I don't know. But maybe just the delay in waiting for "approval" would be enough to put off a spammer, whereas a legitimate user would be willing to wait to become a part of this community.
But then.... It's still a gamble, isn't it? :wink:
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Postby Dave » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:49 pm

WS65711 wrote:
Dave wrote:
WS65711 wrote:Yes... saw all that early this morning. @Dave Maybe (if you haven't already) make it so that anyone "new" registering for the site must wait to be approved before they can post?


OK, but how do I go about verifying they are not a spammer? I mean, ask them a question like are you a spammer? :D


I don't know. But maybe just the delay in waiting for "approval" would be enough to put off a spammer, whereas a legitimate user would be willing to wait to become a part of this community.
But then.... It's still a gamble, isn't it? :wink:


The spammers are actually bots that are constantly trolling the web for forums. As soon as they receive permission they start spamming. They don't care if it takes 1 second or 1 year to get the approval.

When real people register it is usually because they have a question and they wouldn't appreciate being put on hold for a few days.
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Postby cpdretired » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:29 pm

First it was Trump's election now it's Dave's forum.
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