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Paul Herber

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Current forum situation
« on: February 15, 2024, 11:58:39 AM »
To all those interested (i.e probably nobody  :o) ...
here is a forum status report - we are getting hit quite heavily by potential spammers at the moment. They are probably all bots. 20 or 30 per day are getting through the sign-up process and only rarely (maybe one per day) does one get through to add their website address, MSN, AIM and Yahoo details. What are they I hear you ask. Who knows, so long ago ...
I'll leave this message up for just a few days then delete it.
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Re: Current forum situation
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2024, 01:26:09 PM »
Is tehre some sort of a plugin for protecting agains spam registrations available?
I've switched my site to CleanTalk, seems to work better (the number of spam registrations was reduced dramatically)
https://cleantalk.org/help/install-smf

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Re: Current forum situation
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2024, 04:57:33 PM »
Maybe, but I can't do so, only Chris can. It's not an excessive amount, this message was just a heads-up to you all that an occasional spammer may get through when I am busy doing other things, and I am busy doing other things at the moment. Big things afoot!
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Re: Current forum situation
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2024, 05:13:08 PM »
I understand, just something to consider. This spam registrations thing is really annoying as hell :'(

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Re: Current forum situation
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2024, 03:40:40 AM »
13 new potential spammers overnight.

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Re: Current forum situation
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2024, 04:49:16 PM »
Today I googled one article and get this hyperlink
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Re: Current forum situation
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2024, 03:13:52 AM »
Wow, that was a temporary experiment from a few years ago. I forgot that was still there!
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Re: Current forum situation
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2024, 07:50:29 AM »
Is LuciferChart the big Visio diagramming competitor trying to hack the Visio forum, again!?  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Current forum situation
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2024, 12:59:42 PM »
Too bad the robot spammers cannot be detected to themselves (endless looping) or to other robots, thus creating a robot spammer war within in their community.
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Re: Current forum situation
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2024, 02:23:33 PM »
Is LuciferChart the big Visio diagramming competitor trying to hack the Visio forum, again!?  ;D ;D ;D

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