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Offline bayo

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Ongoing forum spamming
« on: September 21, 2010, 02:20:37 pm »
Hello.

For about a month, we've been seeing strange activity on the forum. Many new accounts have been created, and there has been heavy traffic. After some investigation, we concluded that bots/humans are spamming the forum with new accounts, possibly using their signatures to push their links. They post nothing, but the search engine also indexes user pages. Captcha does not deter these spammers.

We're seeing about 200 account creations each day. 200x30 new accounts :D (yeaa, UFOAI became very famous, we should add advertising). I've banned many IPs, and I've deleted a lot of "useless" accounts. But the war is not over. If it continues like this, we may have to close the forum for new registrations. If you are victim of collateral damage, please contact us (check the contact page).

Thank you for your understanding.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2010, 02:30:44 pm by BTAxis »

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Re: Ongoing forum spamming
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2010, 02:50:35 pm »
Well... nothing better. Spamming continue... Since yesterday 100 new accounts. Anyway, we have changed registration mode, then they work for nothing  ;D

But forum registration need now validation from admin. If you want to register to the forum, please :

Thank you for your understanding.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2010, 07:55:13 am by Mattn »