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#1 Nich...

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 02:31 AM

Thanks for being patient with the recent influx of spam in the past couple of weeks.  I'm trying to keep a frequent eye on it to remove it, but sometimes I like to go and watch Guardians of the Galaxy or sleep.

 

We're looking into the best way to handle it without being too punitive to potential new users who might actually stumble upon this place and want to stay.


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#2 Rybags

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 03:23 AM

Captcha?

 

I got rejected by one the other day... must have moved the mouse in a near straight line to the tick box (supposedly the simple one with just the checkbox monitors how the pointer moves)



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:39 AM

Captcha?

 

I got rejected by one the other day... must have moved the mouse in a near straight line to the tick box (supposedly the simple one with just the checkbox monitors how the pointer moves)

 

so THATS why it wont work when i'm using mousekeys.


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#4 elvenwhore

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 08:05 PM

I'd like to make some kind of joke linking the spam to 'professional tart' but my mind isn't moving quickly enough.

 

So I'm'a just say, yeah, wot 'e said!


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#5 eveln

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 08:43 PM

lol. even a spam post adds to post count, until you come in and wipe them away ;)


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#6 SquallStrife

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 01:37 PM

Seems like a quick band-aid fix for now would be to block thread titles that contain http:// or .com ?
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#7 Nich...

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 04:33 PM

It should work, but I'm hoping it won't break something unintended.
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#8 @~thehung

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:02 PM

broken


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#9 Rybags

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:13 PM

As I posted elsewhere... disabling hotlinks has also borked the [ img ] tags and it would seem made no difference to the problem of spam posts with http in the titles.



#10 Nich...

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 05:05 AM

Reverted. I guess the reason they put the spam URLs in the topic is because they're harder to filter out.
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#11 eveln

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:04 AM

Many thanks for fixing the linky issue. :)


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#12 Jeruselem

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:14 PM

Spanners are back in force, pity about the limitations of this forum.

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#13 Chaos.Lady

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 09:05 AM

Sorry for my invisibleness guys.  I've been not only working 80+ hour weeks, but my password got fluxxxed and it took Nich 2 goes to reset it.

 

Probably because he is incompetent.

 

Or a nincompoop.

 

<3 Nich :)


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