DenDen's spam problem - temporary solution, registrations turned off

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Re: A User Keeps Spamming Me lol

Postby Jay » 11 Apr 2017, 21:47

I've banned all of those names now!

I have no idea when this will get sorted, unfortunately. :'( Sorry about this. :(
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Re: A User Keeps Spamming Me lol

Postby _rEaSoN_ » 26 May 2017, 17:18

Got this:

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Re: A User Keeps Spamming Me lol

Postby Jessy » 04 Jun 2017, 18:37

I got a PN from Emilybar aswell
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Re: A User Keeps Spamming Me lol

Postby Cait » 10 Jun 2017, 04:28

Add AnnaArtoklnug to the list. Just got one about two minutes ago.
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Re: A User Keeps Spamming Me lol

Postby Peter » 10 Jun 2017, 11:48

Cait wrote:Add AnnaArtoklnug to the list. Just got one about two minutes ago.


+1
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Re: A User Keeps Spamming Me lol

Postby Cait » 10 Jun 2017, 18:49

"Mariataicy" to the list.
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Re: A User Keeps Spamming Me lol

Postby Peter » 11 Jun 2017, 00:25

Cait wrote:"Mariataicy" to the list.


+ 1 (again). Looks like the very same people (robots) bothering us;)
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Re: A User Keeps Spamming Me lol

Postby Cait » 11 Jun 2017, 01:54

The Spice Girls wrote:
Cait wrote:"Mariataicy" to the list.


+ 1 (again). Looks like the very same people (robots) bothering us;)


Very much so. :Dizzy:
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Re: A User Keeps Spamming Me lol

Postby breezyspice » 11 Jun 2017, 20:59

I can't even do any moderation tasks in the system anymore. Every time I try to ban a single user, the server times out.
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Re: A User Keeps Spamming Me lol

Postby bertrand » 20 Jun 2017, 18:21

It's not robots, it's people, that's how they get around the security questions and stuff. Link frams, usually they're in China...
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Re: DenDen's spam problem - solved

Postby Jay » 27 Jun 2017, 11:54

Quite a few members here have been receiving spam PMs over the past few months. Apologies to those of you who experienced this. The spam problem is now under control. (Thanks to _M_ who worked tirelessly on this!)

(Additionally the forum was completely flooded with new threads & new posts by spam accounts, but these were only able to be seen by the admin & mod team. These have all been removed now as well.)

The solution was to turn off new registrations and delete all members who've joined up since January (when the spam problem started), the vast majority of these accounts were spammers. [Mods didn't have the capabilities to be able to do this, it needed to be an admin].

Unfortunately this action means that a few genuine new members who signed up in 2017 will have been deleted, meaning their posts are gone too. We're extremely sorry about this. :(

User registration is turned off until further notice, because the team still needs to find a more permanent solution to stop spam accounts from being able to join up.

Thanks for your understanding, and apologies for any inconvenience caused.

- Admin & Mod Team
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Re: DenDen's spam problem - temporary solution, registrations turned off

Postby FiaSpice » 27 Jun 2017, 14:25

Good thing. You'll be able to "catch up". Are the new user's post still moderated. I felt it did help in the past reduce the new spam, but it reqquired mod to aprove those post, maybe not the best solution with the curent modmin team. :/
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Re: DenDen's spam problem - temporary solution, registrations turned off

Postby Cait » 28 Jun 2017, 05:34

Thank you guys. I'm gonna kinda miss getting the emails: "You've got a new PM!" lol.
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Re: DenDen's spam problem - temporary solution, registrations turned off

Postby TeddyBear » 04 Jul 2017, 12:06

i never got any of those spam PMs, i feel like an outsider :(


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Re: DenDen's spam problem - temporary solution, registrations turned off

Postby FiaSpice » 04 Jul 2017, 15:15

TeddyBear wrote:i never got any of those spam PMs, i feel like an outsider :(


:p



me neither, but I'm ok because I hate spam!
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