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Postby tacorajim » Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:19 pm

Since 4/11/09 there's been about 60 new members of questionable interest to this site. Like some foreign invasion by someone(s) with little or nothing to contribute to this great niche forum.

Earlier I bragged about the acceleration of new members this year. Valid praise methinks ... but then all hell broke loose and we have 2-3 pages of . . . what . . . forum spambots across the globe listed as new members.

Can we take this site back?
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Re: Forum Spambots

Postby Jon » Tue May 26, 2009 8:48 am

phpbb's captcha was cracked recently by spammers. I deleted about 100 spambot users and made some changes to the registration process that should stop the spam bots.

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Re: Forum Spambots

Postby mydona » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:12 am

Jon Thanks so much for cleaning this up .. again. I almost got a hold of you yestrdy for a request. I was thinking that Dale (ATA) may like to also act as a administrator? The new ATA page has a link to here for post and announcements. I had even gone as far as Google'n Frank-n-ass. He had been spammin everywhere. Several were related to fishing and 1I explored seemed to be from around the HI. Islands. Again.. Thank you, Al
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Re: Forum Spambots

Postby Jon » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:20 pm

If you see spam, or other inappropriate posts, please use the 'Report Post' icon above the post and it will get dealt with right away.

The icon looks like this:

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Re: Forum Spambots

Postby Once and Future » Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:03 am

My computer/internet skills seem to be diminishing, so it's probably just me; but I can't find that icon above the posts. Off Topic Discussion is full of kitchen ads I was going to report.
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Re: Forum Spambots

Postby Jon » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:30 am

The icons will only show up if you are logged in. Is that the problem?
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Re: Forum Spambots

Postby Jon » Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:11 am

Found the spam posts in Off Topic Discussion... I left one for you to test out the Reporting on :)
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Re: Forum Spambots

Postby Once and Future » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:13 pm

Yes, logging in made the icon appear. Thanks.
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