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Re: Recent spam issues
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2010, 02:56:40 PM »
I enjoyed the multi-lingual spam much more.....and the glorious community bit...the porn is just gross and annoying.

Hey, maybe our new friend Canadian-Pharmacy-Rx can sell us some cheap meds :P

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Re: Recent spam issues
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2010, 04:14:13 PM »
I'm banning shabuir's at the rapid rate up in here. Did anyone actually WATCH the porn? Did it screw up your computer? Let me or BossLady know.......








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Re: Recent spam issues
« Reply #22 on: December 17, 2010, 04:18:47 PM »
Sean... I am disappoint. No.

Edit: Funny, but no.

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Re: Recent spam issues
« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2010, 05:12:04 PM »
I'm banning shabuir's at the rapid rate up in here. Did anyone actually WATCH the porn? Did it screw up your computer? Let me or BossLady know.......








Just to have a sense of humor, was it any good?

If porn has to be spammed on a SW forum it probably sucks anyway.

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Re: Recent spam issues
« Reply #24 on: December 17, 2010, 06:16:58 PM »
I'm banning shabuir's at the rapid rate up in here. Did anyone actually WATCH the porn? Did it screw up your computer? Let me or BossLady know.......

Just to have a sense of humor, was it any good?
Meh.  The guys were too small and the women too big.  But no viruses or anything, tho...at least not the computer kind.  What they had going on, I don't even wanna guess.

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Re: Recent spam issues
« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2010, 06:19:14 PM »
Nothing wrong with Small Guys or Big Women.... Who is leading all of these crazy advertisement folks here anyway?

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Re: Recent spam issues
« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2010, 07:15:20 PM »
Might as well keep an eye on this AppoloSwelm guy.
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Re: Recent spam issues
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2010, 09:15:34 PM »
I'm going to change new memberships to approval-only until I can figure out a way to stem this tide. Ugh.

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Re: Recent spam issues
« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2010, 09:33:41 PM »
If it's possible, you could promote volunteers to vet the new members. That way we could permanently remove the spam bot threat and you would have less work.


Drake is flamboyant, and may go over the top, but if he were not that extrovert then who would move things along?

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Re: Recent spam issues
« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2010, 01:00:31 AM »
Drake if that happens your gonna have to nice and polite......Can you do that?? ;)
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Re: Recent spam issues
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2010, 01:20:39 AM »
Nothing wrong with Small Guys or Big Women....
lolz  Truth, dude.
I just know where not to go for all my future porn wants and needs, now. :P

Drake if that happens your gonna have to nice and polite......Can you do that?? ;)
I'm sure he'd try his best.     ...ehhh, no promises on the results, though. ;P
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Re: Recent spam issues
« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2010, 02:35:30 AM »
lolz  Truth, dude.
I just know where not to go for all my future porn wants and needs, now. :P

Of course... Isn't that why you look for porn? To get the best stuff. Not the... Nasty.

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Re: Recent spam issues
« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2010, 12:04:40 PM »
I can't believe that we went from spam issues and now were talking pron...

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Re: Recent spam issues
« Reply #33 on: December 18, 2010, 12:21:28 PM »
lol guys.....

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Re: Recent spam issues
« Reply #34 on: December 18, 2010, 12:41:02 PM »
Have we gone up on a search engine results page or something? I don't know why the forum for a rather specific subfandom would attract them in like this.

EDIT: Hm. On one of the other forums I've used lately, new members can't post links (etc) for a set period of time/number of posts after the account is made. Does this forum software have that ability? I've also seen them restricted to a particular subforum until that time passes...if instead of time, you used "when an admin has a chance to approve the account" it might be as effective and at least would keep the spam off the rest of the forum.
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Re: Recent spam issues
« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2010, 12:57:51 PM »
Most of the military forums I post on are tha same way. New members have access to certain forums until they have been verfied OR reached a certain post count. Amy is working on some things so it'll be better.
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Drake and I agreed on something. Somebody get the camera out to capture the moment.

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Re: Recent spam issues
« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2010, 01:15:47 PM »
Drake if that happens your gonna have to nice and polite......Can you do that?? ;)

I would be the consummate professional. It wounds me to think that you believe I would act any other way.


Drake is flamboyant, and may go over the top, but if he were not that extrovert then who would move things along?

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Re: Recent spam issues
« Reply #37 on: December 18, 2010, 01:41:22 PM »
I would be the consummate professional. It wounds me to think that you believe I would act any other way.

Oh I'm joking. No worries!!! You'd be good at it I'm sure.
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Re: Recent spam issues
« Reply #38 on: December 18, 2010, 02:11:52 PM »
Ok, I added a somewhat unique form of captcha (that I totally stole, err.. modified from someone else's code), so I hope that'll hold off the spambots for now. I'll keep an eye out for the next couple days.

Next experiment: upgrading the forums to SMF v2.0! I'm going to try and make that all work on a mirror (inactive) forum for now, and get it all setup and looking good... then I can migrate all the data over. :)

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Re: Recent spam issues
« Reply #39 on: December 18, 2010, 02:17:05 PM »
We love updates.


Drake is flamboyant, and may go over the top, but if he were not that extrovert then who would move things along?