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« on: May 01, 2019, 05:44:59 AM »
(Original post removed by Dan, but keeping the thread intact to preserve the conversation)
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2019, 06:28:57 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2019, 07:24:19 AM »
Link disabled  ;)

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Re: https//buy-pharmacycheapest.com/level8-keto/
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2019, 08:01:24 AM »
Don't know how you did that Jeff, but good work!

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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2019, 08:05:25 AM »
Don't know how you did that Jeff, but good work!

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When you compose your post, edit the subject line to remove the colon.  Then people clicking on it won't go to the site (like I did  :-[ ).

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Re: https//buy-pharmacycheapest.com/level8-keto/
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2019, 11:09:21 AM »
I removed all the colons on the links in this thread.

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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2019, 11:16:42 AM »
Wouldn't it be possible to restrict the forum software to not allow links in the headlines?

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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2019, 07:09:49 PM »
Fun Fact: The "A post has been reported" emails that I have sent to me have started going into my spam folder for the past few days, because the quoted text is so spammy. I've even whitelisted everything from RTMM.   This is why I've been a bit slower to delete these things, since I only catch them on my daily check-up to see if any suspicious registrations or posts have been made..  These spammers are getting more and more scummy with their tactics, and it's quite annoying, to be honest.

I can't just set it to not allow URLs in the post title, and they don't always do that anyway.

Given the increasing frequency of spammers, this time all from Pakistan apparently due to their IPs, it looks like I'm going to have to do some additional upgrades around here to keep the spam at a minimum.  It will take some time for me to prep for that though.  I'll post something ~24h ahead of time to let you know the forums will be down for a bit.

As always, never click on a link you don't trust.  If you accidentally do, be sure to run full antivirus/antimalware scans ASAP.

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Re: (removed by Dan)
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2019, 10:51:57 PM »
Thanks, Dan, for your vigilance.

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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2019, 11:25:40 PM »
Happy to help, it's a frustrating battle.  I know other forums get hundreds of spam posts a day, and I'm glad we're not there yet.   I just hate that most of these are a malicious link kind of posts, which will get people all of that bad stuff that we don't want them to..

I've been looking into it, and if I can't find some more agreeable options in the current forum application, we might be switching the forum app.  I have wanted to do this in the past, but was met with some hesitation due to the fact that we will likely lose our player-submitted screenshots (which are awesome, even though I'm not flying regularly, I always like checking them out)...

We're still a ways from that decision though, and it'll be well-discussed before we do, but if the latest measures I just implemented don't do the job, I'll do another assessment on the impact of moving to another forum system.

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Re: (removed by Dan... but, Let's Discuss Spam Posts!)
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2019, 07:23:25 PM »
I've made some adjustments to our anti-spam measures.  We'll see if the daily bot post happens tonight..