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McNik
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Spammers

Post by McNik » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:14 am

Every time I log in here, I see spammers.

For example:

search.php?author_id=2255&sr=posts

An I the only one it bothers? Shouldn't the board have a slightly more active admin?

raven
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Location: Portland Oregon

Re: Spammers

Post by raven » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:22 am

Careful McNik, there's a clear pattern here. Your posts have disappeared, but not the spammers'. Makes me fear agreeing with you too strongly.

raven
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Location: Portland Oregon

Re: Spammers

Post by raven » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:49 am

Today a series of spam posts was a forceful reminder of the need for a button that will send a less-than 24 hour old post into a purgatory awaiting moderator approval. I had to check everyone of the spam posts, in case there was another new post in one of the forums. There was one. No purgatory for the spammers is a (fill in the blanks aimed at whomever or whatever you blame) for everyone else. I could have saved every later reader from fruitless (...).

Oops. Now I'll be disappeared.

wfinley
Site Admin
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Re: Spammers

Post by wfinley » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:32 am

Sorry about the spam... but unless you update the code every month spam on forums is a fact of life. If you're familiar with PHPBB3 admin and want the power to nuke spammers let me know & I'll be happy to get you the privileges.

Grasshopper
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Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: Spammers

Post by Grasshopper » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:55 pm

Wow - I never knew spammers were so interested in packrafting.

wfinley
Site Admin
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Re: Spammers

Post by wfinley » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:27 am

Our version of phpBB is out of date... thus the deluge of spammers recently. I'll be upgrading to the latest / greatest version later this week. That should stop them for a while.

wfinley
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Re: Spammers

Post by wfinley » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:21 pm

We've been upgraded. Hopefully the spam will stop. Many thanks to the people who marked topics as spam while waiting for the upgrade.

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