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Posted: 21 July 2013 03:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Julie thank u again for taking out the trash. It seems that you are the only one who is willing and able to do something about this, but the others who are aware of this problem seems to ignore it TOTALLY or don’t care at all. Of course we will hear that “too busy” very abused excuse. Really what else can they say ? They won’t admit that they do not care. Thank u for doing something. To those who don’t care or taking their sweet time, thanks 4 nothing. Why bother. We’ve heard enough of their speeches. If they have the means to STOP this and not just “erase” it, JUST DO IT ALREADY.

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Posted: 21 July 2013 04:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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I was in contact with Rose yesterday- despite being busy with a move, new construction, and the final stages of her new book, she replied within hours and has followed up with Travis.  Hopefully, a fix is close at hand.

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Posted: 21 July 2013 05:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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JULIE:
  Good afternoon. Just would like to say “THANK YOU” for your effort & for a job well done

Enjoy the rest of the day.

  ~CASS/FRESHKID

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Posted: 23 July 2013 07:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Wow I see a lot of hackers/spammer here today. How nice ! grin

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Posted: 24 July 2013 10:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Well, the forum software has been updated! I can tell because I lost the custom color scheme I’ve been using. There’s a new one titled “blue”. So maybe this means there has been something done regarding the spam.

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Posted: 24 July 2013 12:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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I also noticed a few changes, still spammers appearing today but hopefully these changes mean work is in progress?  keeping fingers crossed smile

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Posted: 24 July 2013 12:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Maybe the new spam is by spammers who had already registered? Just looking at the names of new members, they seem like legit people.

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Posted: 24 July 2013 03:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Yes , I see them too. At least 5 trolls that crawled their way back here. If only they can be exterminated. Based on their names, they do not sound human.

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Posted: 24 July 2013 03:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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prettycake - 24 July 2013 03:26 PM

Yes , I see them too. At least 5 trolls that crawled their way back here. If only they can be exterminated. Based on their names, they do not sound human.

They became members four days ago, though, so maybe the update will help things. There are probably hundreds of accounts that need to be deactivated.

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Posted: 24 July 2013 07:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Alright, the forums are upgraded and the spammers should find it harder to get in.

Please let me know if you see more of them, or if there are any glitches in the forums. smile

I apologize for the delay, and hope this keeps the forums happier and healthier!

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Posted: 24 July 2013 08:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Travis Smith - 24 July 2013 07:24 PM

Alright, the forums are upgraded and the spammers should find it harder to get in.

Thank you, Travis. Can you leave your cell phone number? grin

And, argh, the themes that I’ve been using are gone. First the gray, now the blue. The default scheme is way too girlie. Can you get the gray back?

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Posted: 24 July 2013 09:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Uh, oh, the newest members include many that look like spammers.

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Posted: 24 July 2013 10:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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CharlesT - 24 July 2013 08:43 PM

Can you get the gray back?

Thank you! I like the “Developer” theme best of all: very businesslike.

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Posted: 24 July 2013 10:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Email reaches me pretty well, CharlesT smile My work number is 604-408-5722, though.

And yeah, I do see some spammers still. Arghh.  I can also see we’ve blocked about 94 spam registrations so far today…. so that’s an improvement, I suppose.

I’ve added a few links that might make it easier to get rid of spam members…

And I found the other themes and added them, though the extra banning links are just in the main forum templates.

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Posted: 25 July 2013 01:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Travis Smith - 24 July 2013 10:13 PM

Email reaches me pretty well, CharlesT smile My work number is 604-408-5722, though.

Hah, that was courageous. I’m saving it, though, in case you come to your senses.

I still think my idea about writing an ExpressionEngine hook to reject posts with more than, say, one link would foil all of these spammers.

I don’t see any banning links, but I suppose that’s an Admin privilege. Let’s hope Julie has an itchy trigger finger.

Edit: Ok, I see the “Ban” link in the user’s profile, but I don’t have the privileges to use it.

 

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