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Increase in spam

Postby eoinzy » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:45 am

I've gotten about a 1000 new spam sign ups in the last couple of days. I can only assume that the previous version of this sites software got hacked in some way. Even with my anti-spam measures in place, bots were still able to register!


Anyway, I've updated the site software. I havent been able to check if everything is working or not, so let me know if you find any errors.
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Re: Increase in spam

Postby amsroks » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:59 pm

You really need to do that again!!!

Warning: People posting SPAM will have their posts deleted!!!
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Re: Increase in spam

Postby eoinzy » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:33 am

Ye its shocking! I need to change something in the sign up page. I can probably get a plugin to add an extra little "human verification" check.

I have time to do that now since I FINISHED MY EXAMS!!!!!! :D
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Re: Increase in spam

Postby amsroks » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:57 am

Ye you seriously need to, I spent ages deleting all that crap!!
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Re: Increase in spam

Postby eoinzy » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:00 am

I just delete the user. You can set it to delete all their posts as well. Handiest way.

I've changed the security question on registration now anyway. Just found out theres a newer version of the site software released the other day as well! bugger that! It takes probably a full solid day of work to upgrade and add in the portal! I still havent added back i nthe sudoku or the arcade games section from the last upgrade!!
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Re: Increase in spam

Postby amsroks » Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:12 am

Do I have the powers to delete someone???! :D
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Re: Increase in spam

Postby eoinzy » Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:16 pm

lol i dunno, do ya?
Try go into that "What music do you listen to" thread and click on the last person to post. Click their username and see if theres a link to "Administrate User". If there is, you should be able to go down the bottom of the Administration page and delete them.
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Re: Increase in spam

Postby amsroks » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:41 am

This site sucks :cry:
p.s. that is so you with that username!!!
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Re: Increase in spam

Postby eoinzy » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:23 am

haha powerwilliams1? Hardly!! Although i do see how u may have thought so!!


PS try again.... ;)
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