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(Message started by: Boris on May 26th, 2006, 2:34pm)

Title: [Solved] Forum Spam
Post by Boris on May 26th, 2006, 2:34pm
We received the first spam post a few days ago, of course it was removed right away, and the the sender is now blocked from posting.

Be warned: Spam posting is NOT allowed on this forum, and we reserve the right to prosecute the sender!
Everyone should know that the forum software automatically stores the IP-address of the sender.

Title: Re: Forum Spam
Post by Boris on Jun 7th, 2006, 10:59am
Unfortunately, it is getting worse!
It seems that these dammn spammers have discovered this forum.
Please apologise any inappropriate posts, I'll do my best to remove them as soon as possible.

Of course I could dissalow guest posting at all, but my intention is to keep the forum open to everyone, so for now there will be no extra restrictions.

Title: Re: Forum Spam
Post by Boris on Jun 9th, 2006, 3:04pm
I have now taken counter-spam measures. Guests have to enter a verification code before submitting. The code is displayed as an image, so bots will not be able to read it.

I hope this will stop the spam issue.

Title: Forum Spam - gone!
Post by Boris on Jul 27th, 2006, 12:24am
Hurray!

Six weeks, and not a single spam post !!

I guess this topic is solved!  ;D

Title: Re: Forum Spam
Post by Boris on Dec 17th, 2008, 11:49pm
Just for the statistics:
In the past 24 hours about 300 (!!) spam attacks were logged, but not a single one was successful.

Its good to know that the counter measures are so efficient.




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