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Spam outbreak

Posted: Thu, Nov 21 2013, 05:33 PM
by goestoeleven
Just a reminder - don't post any replies in spam threads. We seem to have a bit of an outbreak at the moment. Mike K does a mostly invisible job keeping the forum spam free by deleting spam threads before we regular users ever see them. However, if someone replies to a spam thread, he can't delete it.

Thank you Mike K.

Re: Spam outbreak

Posted: Thu, Nov 21 2013, 05:38 PM
by Mike
The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! All the spam has Russian IP addresses.
They must have figured out how to hack into our system.
The forum may go down for a while while I see if I can fix it. It will be a bear. The forum will probably look different when it comes back up too, as we have a lot of custom mods which we may lose.
I may not get to it until tomorrow. If the forum goes down (which it may not), try posting anything important on our Facebook page.

Re: Spam outbreak

Posted: Thu, Nov 21 2013, 06:07 PM
by Mike
I've turned off new registrations. We'll see if that stops them for now. If it doesn't, then we've been hacked.
You can read the forum without being registered, but you can't post.
If anyone know someone who would like to register, PM me their email and desired forum name and I'll set them up manually.

Re: Spam outbreak

Posted: Thu, Nov 21 2013, 07:00 PM
by goestoeleven
Thank you!

Re: Spam outbreak

Posted: Thu, Nov 21 2013, 09:46 PM
by TMadz
Thanks Mike. I asked for Rosetta stone for Christmas, but not Russian.

Re: Spam outbreak

Posted: Thu, Nov 21 2013, 09:58 PM
by Mike
So far it looks like we haven't been hacked.
Much of the spam seemed to be lonely girls looking for a nice guy. They didn't say if the guy needed to speak Russian :)
I expect to re-open registration tomorrow. I'll change the anti-spam questions and see how it goes.

Re: Spam outbreak

Posted: Thu, Nov 21 2013, 11:42 PM
by Jeff
In Russia, forum hacks you.

Re: Spam outbreak

Posted: Fri, Nov 22 2013, 11:30 AM
by TMadz
Jeff wrote:In Russia, forum hacks you.
:rotfl

Re: Spam outbreak

Posted: Fri, Nov 22 2013, 04:04 PM
by Mike
Registrations is back on. Cross your fingers...

Posted: Fri, Nov 22 2013, 04:29 PM
by illescasd
Das vendanya SPAM :shock:

Re: Spam outbreak

Posted: Sun, Nov 24 2013, 04:14 PM
by Mike
Seems good for now...

Re: Spam outbreak

Posted: Tue, Nov 26 2013, 01:35 PM
by Mikeman
Awful quiet on the forum: no spam, but no nice peoples either...