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Recent Spam Blitz

Posted: November 27th, 2012, 1:04 pm
by Allen Dick
I received an email today that a forum member had received a Spam PM from this board. That heads-up caused me to visit here (I've been away) and discover that since November 11th, we had hundreds of new registrants and over 1,000 posts awaiting moderation. I just spent well over an hour deleting them all.

Given the sheer number of the new posts and registrations, I could not examine everything and just did a wholesale cleanup. Even that took hours.

In the process, I may have blown away some real posts by some new members and even the registrations of a few legitimate new members. If so, I sincerely apologise, and hope you understand and re-register if necessary and continue to post to this forum. Please PM me or drop me a line via the various links here.

Posts by our regulars, however, came through fine and I see there are some new posts on the board.

I don't know how many PM Spams went out, either, so please let me know if you got one, or several.

Re: Recent Spam Blitz

Posted: November 27th, 2012, 7:45 pm
by Allen Dick
Seems that some PMs did go out. I got several. Others mentioned it.

Anyhow, I tightened up the restrictions on new users. Basically, they can't do anything except read the board and make moderated posts until they prove to be honest.

Sorry about that folks, but there are nasty people out there.

Let's keep them out there.

Re: Recent Spam Blitz

Posted: November 27th, 2012, 7:47 pm
by cmyksteve
I only got one spam PM. Happy Holidays Allen.

Re: Recent Spam Blitz

Posted: November 27th, 2012, 10:18 pm
by Allen Dick
Glad to hear that. I got three, but I deleted the offender and tightened the restrictions on new members. (Sadly).

Thanks, Steve.