The Spamming

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The Spamming

Postby matt g on Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:56 pm

Is anyone else still reading PF? I gotta be honest, I've more or less stopped even looking at the board since this spamming became so prevalent. The signal to noise just doesn't justify the time.

Perhaps new registrations could just be turned off for a couple of weeks until the problem, whatever it is (be it an un-applied security patch or whatever that's allowing them to get past the captcha) is solved.

I'm sure people looking for info on Australian comics don't really want to see page after page of posts about hot teen on horse buttsecks.

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Re: The Spamming

Postby Baden on Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:30 am

I'm still here - sadly watching things go quiet.
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Re: The Spamming

Postby Troy Kealley on Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:42 am

Yeah it's turning people away I'm sure - it's next to impossible to find the real posts anymore.

Ive - are you able to look into changing the registration model? If you need a hand I can help or sort it for you.
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Re: The Spamming

Postby maggie on Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:19 am

Hi, all. I spent some time this weekend helping out around the old homestead and cleaned out a shitload of spam and spammers. I also complicated the signup process and, so far, it seems to be helping.

So... I hope that will help and allow people to mosey on back to PF.

With love, your step-mom Maggie. :)
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Re: The Spamming

Postby maggie on Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:23 am

PS - And yeah, it might be time to give some people some moderator powers. What say you, Ive?
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Re: The Spamming

Postby Baden on Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:11 am

Thank you Maggie.
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Re: The Spamming

Postby matt g on Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:38 am

heya Maggie,

much appreciated :)

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Re: The Spamming

Postby antains on Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:22 pm

Wow, I had recently decided to stop looking and look what happened!

Hopefully the changes work.
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Re: The Spamming

Postby Gary Lau on Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:32 pm

Thanks Maggie! I was beginning to get annoyed at all those spam posts, I couldn't even find what was legit post on the forum any more.
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Re: The Spamming

Postby jpaulos on Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:53 pm

Good on you Mags, they should rename this place maggies farm ... or should I say Maggies funny farm.
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Re: The Spamming

Postby Troy Kealley on Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:54 am

Hail to the Queen! :D Thanks Maggie
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Re: The Spamming

Postby Laocorn on Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:35 pm

Ah, just in time for spring as well! :D Thanks Mags!
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Re: The Spamming

Postby Egofreaky on Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:28 am

Good work there Maggie.

Did you install the honeypot trap like I suggested? Or some sort of off the shelf plugin?
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Re: The Spamming

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