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Offline Alirrin

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Spam problem
« on: September 07, 2019, 02:51:03 PM »
Just wanted to let everyone know that I am checking in every day to delete the spam and ban the spammers. 

I am assuming that we've hit a point where the security this forum software has is no longer sufficient to stop the latest generation of spam bots.  As of now, it is still workable - it's no more than one or two at a time, and I can delete them as they arrive.  If the pace picks up significantly, we may have to investigate alternatives.

We have had this forum for over a dozen years now, so that the spam is just now getting in is actually pretty amazing. ;-)
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Offline Corsair

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Re: Spam problem
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2019, 07:09:04 PM »
Also, in thanks I owe you a  :brfm

Or other beverage of your choice. Please collect soonest.   :)
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Offline Gith

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Re: Spam problem
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2019, 10:49:56 PM »
It really isn't that bad right now. As you said, only a couple at a time. I would like to keep the Saga home going. Who knows what will happen if long lost members come back to find the lights out and the place closed down?

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Offline Alirrin

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Re: Spam problem
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2019, 09:02:48 AM »
Oh, I for one never intend to let the lights go out.  But if the spam becomes a serious problem, it might require installing new forum software, and doing what we can to preserve our favorite bits of history from the in-character stories and family chat.  We had to do it once before, when we first started on this specific software.

But that's for future us to worry about.   :---

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Offline PinkRose

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Re: Spam problem
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2019, 10:48:43 PM »
I nominate, um, Talon, to do it.
In the future, of course.
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Offline Jasyn

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Re: Spam problem
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2019, 06:29:46 PM »
I get it.  For Talon, the future is now.

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Offline Talon

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Re: Spam problem
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2019, 01:33:01 PM »
Your votes of confidence in future me are greatly appreciated.

Shhh, Jasyn, they'll expect me to do it right away! :D