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The Unwound Third => Site Announcements, Tips & Trouble Reports => Topic started by: Slack on November 22, 2006, 08:12:58 AM

Title: Offensive SPAM
Post by: Slack on November 22, 2006, 08:12:58 AM
Folks, we got hit pretty hard last night with some porno spam - every message board was hit and also at least one (and I'm sure lots) of folks got a Personal Message with this porno spam.  So, I apologize for this.  It is an ongoing battle and we do battle back by banning IP adresses, Domain Name, email address etc. and generally try to keep an eye on the site.

We have temporarily switched to manual approval of memberships to try and combat the spam and we may decide to take some other tightening up measures - but I'll keep you posted.

Ah, the pleasures of running a public website.  :(

Thanks,
slack
Title: Re: Offensive SPAM
Post by: SteveMcBill on November 22, 2006, 12:51:12 PM
Thanks for all your hard work and vigilance on our behalf John.

Steve   ;)
Title: Re: Offensive SPAM
Post by: Stuart on November 22, 2006, 02:15:12 PM
Just adding my thanks for all your efforts on our behalf, as Steve mentioned. I would imagine that while we benefit from 150% of your efforts, we are only aware of a much smaller percentage of all of the hard work that you put into the site.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Stuart
Title: Re: Offensive SPAM
Post by: markm on November 22, 2006, 02:34:57 PM
Yeah that was obnoxious.  We have a laptop right in the living room, luckily none of the kids were sitting next to me when I opened that POS.  Thanks Slack for your vigilence.

Mark
Title: Re: Offensive SPAM
Post by: Slack on November 22, 2006, 03:59:16 PM
Thanks guys.

And Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
Title: Re: Offensive SPAM
Post by: boots on November 23, 2006, 12:04:06 PM
This is pretty rare. So you're fine job Slack.
Title: Re: Offensive SPAM
Post by: uncle bud on November 24, 2006, 07:32:32 AM
We're still getting some attacks but have caught them early. Slack is indisposed for a day or so, too much deep-fried turkey no doubt. If anyone sees more spam show up, feel free to PM me, as a notification is sent to my email. I'll be monitoring the forum, but can't watch every minute.
Title: Re: Offensive SPAM
Post by: Slack on November 24, 2006, 07:35:40 AM
Checking in  :)  I've made another config change -- let's see if that helps.

Title: Re: Offensive SPAM
Post by: Blue in VT on November 25, 2006, 05:08:17 AM
What am I thankfull for???

Slack and Uncle Bud of course!!!

thanks ya'll

Blue
Title: Re: Offensive SPAM
Post by: GhostRider on November 27, 2006, 01:41:59 PM
What am I thankfull for???

Slack and Uncle Bud of course!!!


Eeek! The End of the World must be near.

Alex
Title: Re: Offensive SPAM
Post by: uncle bud on November 28, 2006, 09:38:01 PM
What am I thankfull for???

Slack and Uncle Bud of course!!!


Eeek! The End of the World must be near.

Alex

Yup, and Stephen Harper's recognizing Quebecers, plus it's -40C below in Cal-gary in November.  Next up, locusts and a renewal of the gun registry... 
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