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Damn russians

Post by Yoshi » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:53 am

We keep getting spammed by russian bots. I don't know why or how to stop it while still letting through regular people. All my anti spam sign up things aren't working and yesterday they managed to fill the database with enough crap that the system was shut down.

I pruned out all users after november. Hopefully we didn't have any legit signups since then. It's pretty safe assuming our forum is just THAT dead.

FB killed the forum.



Anyway, let me know if you see any random spam posts. It's hard to catch them all. My back end is so filled with them, I'm not sure what you guys see and what only I see.
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Re: Damn russians

Post by TKT-GETR » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:31 am

Thanks for your efforts to admin the forums!
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Re: Damn russians

Post by Yoshi » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:53 am

damn straight! You're mother fucking welcome SON.
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Re: Damn russians

Post by pr0craztinazn » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:52 pm

Unless the IP range for the bots is coming out of Russia and you can block them, there isn't much you can do.
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Re: Damn russians

Post by Tamber » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:20 pm

Yeah, it's always a damn game of whack-a-mole, unfortunately. Thanks for swinging the mallet, tho! :)
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Re: Damn russians

Post by Yoshi » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:46 pm

I think I stopped them finally
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Re: Damn russians

Post by dajemma » Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:38 am

I reported a few, but not before I asked Kate if they were actually relevant.

Thanks for all your hard work! :)
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Re: Damn russians

Post by Yoshi » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:16 am

Probably all viagra or something stupid.

Anywho, Seems to be done with. Hopefully I didn't prevent any users from posting on the forums. It was a huge database mess I'm still dealing with.
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