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Old 07-15-2018, 09:23 AM   #1
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Update: Massive Spam Attack

Controls are in place to deal with the massive influx of Korean spam we've experienced lately and they seem to be effective, judging by last night. Whew!

We now return you to your regularly scheduled forum.


[Update: One or two are still getting through the shields. If it's a mass foreign-language spam in General Discussions, we will get to it as soon as possible, please do not bother to report the spam to use. pdurrant.]

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Old 07-15-2018, 12:31 PM   #2
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:00 PM   #3
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:38 PM   #4
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:46 PM   #5
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Old 07-15-2018, 03:15 PM   #6
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Happy to see this. Thanks for all the work. I'm trying to figure out what the ultimate object of this SPAM was supposed to be.
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Old 07-15-2018, 05:05 PM   #7
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Old 07-15-2018, 05:35 PM   #8
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I noticed that last night. Nice job, folks!
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Old 07-15-2018, 05:36 PM   #9
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Controls are in place to deal with the massive influx of Korean spam we've experienced lately and they seem to be effective, judging by last night. Whew!

We now return you to your regularly scheduled forum.
Well done. What are the controls that are dealing with the spam (if you don't mind my asking)?
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Old 07-15-2018, 06:33 PM   #10
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Old 07-15-2018, 07:02 PM   #11
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Well done. What are the controls that are dealing with the spam (if you don't mind my asking)?
Mostly controls which occur during the registration phase. They have been quite effective, but lately, spammers figured a way around them, partly due to a logical bug in the code introduced by yours truly.
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Old 07-15-2018, 07:14 PM   #12
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As an early riser on the US east coast who frequently sees the spam, I add my applause.
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Old 07-15-2018, 07:26 PM   #13
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I only rarely saw it, and that if I was up way too late, but I'm quite glad to hear that you've got controls in place. The work load for the mods was getting to be significant.
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Old 07-15-2018, 07:36 PM   #14
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Old 07-15-2018, 07:56 PM   #15
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