Spam Attack.

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by von Poop, Jan 28, 2021.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    The addresses 'should' be auto reported to providers via a bolt on system & Xenforo's own scheme, though it makes no real odds as there'll be another script somewhere constantly generating new email accounts. (If they're even real accounts, and not just redirected to one big spoof confirmation address.)

    All so needless.
    We've all seen forums & sites buried/abandoned under this crap. Usually smaller/niche places. Even here in the dim & distant Owen pretty much single-handedly kept the place clean during a disinterested owner's few months of possession/abandonment.
  2. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran


    I wish I could treat the blighters with your sangfroid !

    I just hate the b's with every fibre in my body and loathe every one of their postings.

    Well done mate....keep up the good worlk !

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  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Cheers, Ron,
    It's nothing truly 'difficult' for most attacks. Almost amusing once you've got them corralled, & auto systems pick up the bulk these days. Exceptionally rare to close the place to allow catching up, as with the first few hours of these arses.

    I do find the whole business sort of fascinating.
    Resumed reading people who study it, and the most depressing thing is possibly how we all take it pretty much for granted as part of the internet.
    Nice to see growing resistance from governments, but we know it'll probably always be a Canute-ish effort.
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  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Look at the buggers.....

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  5. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    Heresy, how very daaaaaare yoooooo :D
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  6. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    Now we’re talking, Clive.
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  7. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Thanks to all the admin and mods for the work they do behind the scenes.
  8. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    Echoed wholeheartedly. I’ve just never stopped to think about or appreciate the time and effort that must go into battling this pain in the arse shite.
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  9. Grasmere

    Grasmere Well-Known Member

    Agree entirely. These people are lowlifes and need to get a life!!!
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  10. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    We really are. And do.
    You should see Owen's FB messages. Frankly, it's a disgrace.
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  11. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

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  12. Tolbooth

    Tolbooth Patron Patron long as no one starts the argument about whether cream or jam goes on first

    .....oh, bugger
  13. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    I double layer or perhaps its quad

    Then i swing it around
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  14. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    You do the Hokey Cokey...
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  15. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    It's almost like a Covid19 of the internet. Mutating to find a way through. Stay safe and keep up the great work. We all appreciate what you do, even though we don't say it enough.
  16. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    There is, of course, a very simple way around the Devon v Cornish thing. If anyone says, you should have done it the other way round, simply turn the whole lot over while muttering something along the lines of 'gosh! Who put the scone upside down when they made this thing? Now, where's the Earl Grey Tea?'.
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  17. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    If anyone wants to know how much hassle the bloody forum can be , look at the 'new profile posts' & see how many new members I've had to manually validate thanks to a glitch in the system.
  18. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Stop whinging and get on with it
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  19. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

    But you actually save money, as they told us in the 90s

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  20. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    52 ''new members'' with links to the spammers being held at bay.

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