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Ugh spam

Posted: November 24th, 2013, 2:19 pm
by Nathan Bransford
Hey guys,

Sorry, I'm trying to deal with all this spam. Hoping to get it fixed soon.

Re: Ugh spam

Posted: November 24th, 2013, 2:51 pm
by polymath
Great! I was concerned Bransforums might become untenable due to the spam overload.

Re: Ugh spam

Posted: November 24th, 2013, 2:54 pm
by Nathan Bransford
polymath wrote:Great! I was concerned Bransforums might become untenable due to the spam overload.
Writing forum is clear, hope to get to the rest as soon as I can.

Re: Ugh spam

Posted: November 24th, 2013, 11:21 pm
by AnmaNatsu
Yay, was starting to wonder if the forums had been abandoned. :-(

From the number of posts, and the content, I'm guessing it was script bots running against the forms. If you aren't already running it, probably would be good to upgrade to the latest version of phpBB (3.0.12). :)

Re: Ugh spam

Posted: November 25th, 2013, 4:25 pm
by LizV
Three cheers to our host for the industrial-grade clean-up! Man, that was a lot of garbage.

Re: Ugh spam

Posted: November 26th, 2013, 4:48 am
by Hillsy
Indeed. More spam than monty python convention in hawaii attempting to break the record for longest continuous performance of a single sketch.

Think it hit like 50 pages before it stopped.....effing mental. I wish I knew what the point is...I presume it's SEO related

Re: Ugh spam

Posted: November 27th, 2013, 9:57 am
by Nathan Bransford
Yeah, it was pretty crazy to clean up! Sorry it took so long, I had a friend in town so I wasn't on my normal Internet schedule. I deleted the bots and changed the security question so hopefully we'll be okay for a while. Thanks for your patience.

Re: Ugh spam

Posted: June 18th, 2014, 8:12 am
by AnmaNatsu
Out of curiosity, Nathan are you pretty much the only mod at this point?

Re: Ugh spam

Posted: June 28th, 2014, 10:44 am
by Nathan Bransford
AnmaNatsu wrote:Out of curiosity, Nathan are you pretty much the only mod at this point?
There are others, but I think they're not as active - thanks for the spam reports!