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Email Spam

Post Aug 27th '16, 19:25

So we had a spam account PM a bunch of people (at least two) which generated email notifications for users that haven't visited in a long time. This is really unfortunate. I've pruned every user older than a month with 0 posts (~700) and removed PM privileges for new users. I'm also looking at upgrading PHPBB to get the anti-spam code up to date.

If you're an old user visiting because you received a spam email I'm really sorry, and it won't happen again.
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NYC

Post Aug 27th '16, 20:25

Thanks for being an administrator who pays attention.
I just play 'em; I don't know how they work.
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HelviusRufus

Post Sep 3rd '16, 23:04

Personally didnt mind, just gave me an excuse to come back and visit.
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CryoS
The Dungeon

Post Sep 13th '16, 19:20

What CryoS said. :P
silvermoon383

Post Sep 19th '16, 04:59

Off-Topic\\Chat is loaded with spam.

Users responsible:
CyborgJerodbip 276
United States
Sep 18th '16, 16:16
CyborgGalenBEN 270
United States
Sep 18th '16, 16:09
CyborgAldener 308
United States
Sep 18th '16, 14:35
CyborgBrantKal 316
United States
Sep 18th '16, 14:25
CyborgDavinKa 294
United States
Sep 18th '16, 14:24
CyborgRidgeVer 296
United States
Sep 18th '16, 11:48
CyborgDerikMug 304
United States
Sep 18th '16, 11:45
CyborgKeganpt 308
United States
Sep 18th '16, 11:44
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hawkeyefile
In front of my terminal debugging mainframes...

Post Sep 19th '16, 21:39

How do you contact admin????
Someone needs to stop it, it is almost 200 pages now and continuing.
I just play 'em; I don't know how they work.
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HelviusRufus

Post Sep 19th '16, 23:14

And why are spambots attracted to Chat in the first place? The name, the fact that no one else is using it, or what?
welcome to the scene of the crash
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General-RADIX

Post Sep 19th '16, 23:18

The Pfhorums should really use flood control. No matter how future spammers get in, even limiting users to one new topic per 5 minutes would cut the spam by a factor of 40, making it easier for legitimate users to continue using the system until the spam can be removed.
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Crater Creator

Post Sep 21st '16, 02:36

Turned on 15m rate-limit for new users. Thanks for the idea, CC!
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Post Sep 26th '16, 23:40

Great! And you're welcome.
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