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PostPosted: Sun 19 Apr 2009, 8:26 pm 
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Going back to a manual approval process is a bit of an administrative headache (because admins need to manually review each registration) and is frustrating to users as they need to wait for their account to be activated. We may however, need to go back to this if things don't get better.

Spammers get through because they are constantly developing new methods to bypass existing anti-spam systems that are in place. It's a constant battle that will never really end as as long as there is a monetary benefit to spammers (links to promote their sites in order to generate revenue etc). Because of this spam will always be around in some degree.

I've been deleting and banning the IPs of spammers but this is only short term fix as they usually bypass IP blocks quite easily.

I'm sure adding new moderators will help alleviate the problem a bit. New moderators will be appointed by early next week.

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Apr 2009, 8:12 am 
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I've just installed an anti-spam mod which should make automated bot registrations much harder.

Hopefully, this will keep the bots away for a while.

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the bots seem to have found a loophole... second atack in 12 or so hrs... grrr

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the bots seem to have found a loophole... second atack in 12 or so hrs... grrr



Fixed. All gone for now.

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PostPosted: Tue 12 May 2009, 8:38 pm 
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They aren't all necessarily bots. We occasionally get human spammers register as well.

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people actualy bother to spam forums :| fark

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PostPosted: Wed 13 May 2009, 9:20 pm 
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and just got deleted... wtf was that? :shock:

Maybe he got bored?

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PostPosted: Wed 13 May 2009, 9:32 pm 
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and just got deleted... wtf was that? :shock:

Maybe he got bored?


I don't know, it was pretty random. I was just about to tell him to F**k off and go post on Rexnet. :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed 13 May 2009, 10:44 pm 
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wow what did i miss lol ?

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PostPosted: Wed 13 May 2009, 11:08 pm 
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Sokay, somebody else made that thread, not him, then deleted it... have since removed it all anyways.

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PostPosted: Thu 14 May 2009, 12:12 am 
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lol alrighty then! (will stay confuzzeled for ever and ever rawr)

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Wow... I don't log on for 10 hours and I miss it all... Haha!

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PostPosted: Mon 25 May 2009, 9:46 pm 
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People wanna cut just a little slack. Isnt a mod online 24/7, but spam is usually cleaned up within 24hrs ;)

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