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CuriousDragon
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Spam Bots?

Postby CuriousDragon » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:24 am

Has the forum just been hit by a spam bot? I'm seeing the latest posts just being by one person.
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Wererstritchy
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Spam Bots?

Postby Wererstritchy » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:38 pm

Yes, please flag. I'll PM Sebastian as best as I can.
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Wererstritchy
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Spam Bots?

Postby Wererstritchy » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:04 pm

I just got a response, he'll be able to work on spam bot removal after 6:30 when he arrives home. His current technology is incompatible with the site whilst away from his residence.

Flag and hold tight until then.
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Spam Bots?

Postby Sebastian » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:38 pm

That's fer sure! Thanks Wererstritchy.

Thanks to everyone who marked the spam for me. The forum should be clean again, at least for a while.
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Wererstritchy
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Spam Bots?

Postby Wererstritchy » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:46 pm

That's the second time in two days... we may need better preventative measures put in place.

Does anyone remember how they signed up, if there are security measures there?
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Spam Bots?

Postby FoxTailedCritter » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:24 am

Lol there seems to be more.
EDIT: Botters are: Evelyne93, JeanneSpe.

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http://furstralia.com/home/#/discussion ... -signed-up
http://furstralia.com/home/#/discussion ... say-hello-
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Spam Bots?

Postby Foxy_Malone » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:14 pm

there seems to be only two of us handling this and we cant be on 24/7 so be patient we will get them
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Wererstritchy
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Spam Bots?

Postby Wererstritchy » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:52 am

Sorry if I sounded impatient. I was more looking at how they are getting in, rather than how fast we're responding to them.
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Spam Bots?

Postby Foxy_Malone » Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:14 pm

at the moment, security is set to sign up and post, I can change it to approval needed, that of course means that new members might have to wait a max of a couple of days before posting.
Ive changed the setting that requires them to confirm email before posting, that may help, if it dosent then I shall change it to approval needed
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Spam Bots?

Postby Wererstritchy » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:44 pm

That sounds ideal.

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