Spammer Invasion

Got an idea, or did we do something that you really find disturbing? Come here and tell us about it and we'll respond.

Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby heliona » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:23 am

Morwenna, I'm catching them, banning them, and deleting them as soon as I see them. (I'm on here every day, but of course due to timezones, it might be that the spam posts are on the forum for a wee while.)

We're in the process of redoing the "are you a bot" question, but in the meantime, rest assured that we are aware of the ongoing invasion!
Image<-- Merry Christmas!

Life is short; break the rules, forgive quickly; kiss slowly; love truly; laugh uncontrollably; and never regret anything that made you smile. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Grab a chance and you won't be sorry for the might-have-beens. - Arthur Ransome

Just because I have the vocabulary of a well-educated sailor doesn't mean I'm not a lady.

In Memoriam EDW - March 14th 2009
In Memoriam rowanberry - March 1st 2014 (~In Memoriam AHH - Alfred Lord Tennyson~)

Photos: My Flickr Photo Collections & Wee Nell - the furry ball of mischief!


(I occasionally post as White Shadow - you've been warned!)

New posters, there's a Welcome and Comprehensive Guide to the Messageboard to answer your questions.
User avatar
heliona
The Sexy One ~ Hellaciously Huggable
 
Posts: 10508
Joined: Wed Feb 02, 2000 11:14 am
Location: Atop a sunny hill
Top

Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby oldtoby » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:09 pm

I'd say totally turn off new member registration till then
User avatar
oldtoby
Ringbearer

 
Posts: 15274
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2002 10:40 pm
Top

Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby heliona » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:12 am

Unfortunately, I don't have the privileges to do that. :(
Image<-- Merry Christmas!

Life is short; break the rules, forgive quickly; kiss slowly; love truly; laugh uncontrollably; and never regret anything that made you smile. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Grab a chance and you won't be sorry for the might-have-beens. - Arthur Ransome

Just because I have the vocabulary of a well-educated sailor doesn't mean I'm not a lady.

In Memoriam EDW - March 14th 2009
In Memoriam rowanberry - March 1st 2014 (~In Memoriam AHH - Alfred Lord Tennyson~)

Photos: My Flickr Photo Collections & Wee Nell - the furry ball of mischief!


(I occasionally post as White Shadow - you've been warned!)

New posters, there's a Welcome and Comprehensive Guide to the Messageboard to answer your questions.
User avatar
heliona
The Sexy One ~ Hellaciously Huggable
 
Posts: 10508
Joined: Wed Feb 02, 2000 11:14 am
Location: Atop a sunny hill
Top

Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby oldtoby » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:10 pm

well by chance or something y'all did its been quiet on the spammer front for a bit <fingers crossed>
User avatar
oldtoby
Ringbearer

 
Posts: 15274
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2002 10:40 pm
Top

Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby heliona » Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:45 am

Sadly not - I had to zap five more this morning. But I think I got them before they did much. :roll:
Image<-- Merry Christmas!

Life is short; break the rules, forgive quickly; kiss slowly; love truly; laugh uncontrollably; and never regret anything that made you smile. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Grab a chance and you won't be sorry for the might-have-beens. - Arthur Ransome

Just because I have the vocabulary of a well-educated sailor doesn't mean I'm not a lady.

In Memoriam EDW - March 14th 2009
In Memoriam rowanberry - March 1st 2014 (~In Memoriam AHH - Alfred Lord Tennyson~)

Photos: My Flickr Photo Collections & Wee Nell - the furry ball of mischief!


(I occasionally post as White Shadow - you've been warned!)

New posters, there's a Welcome and Comprehensive Guide to the Messageboard to answer your questions.
User avatar
heliona
The Sexy One ~ Hellaciously Huggable
 
Posts: 10508
Joined: Wed Feb 02, 2000 11:14 am
Location: Atop a sunny hill
Top

Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby Arassuil » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:29 pm

Sadly, the place has become quite the spam dump. They obviously figured out how to pry the door open and now they are flooding in.
Maybe a lock-down of new accounts could be temporarily implemented until the door bolt is fixed?
User avatar
Arassuil
Shield Bearer

 
Posts: 449
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:10 pm
Location: Somewhere in Eriador
Top

Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby heliona » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:32 am

These are great ideas, however, we are short on the ground in terms of moderators at the moment (real life intervening, sadly) and I just don't have the powers to do that. I can delete and ban the spammers once they've arrived, but other than that, my powers are limited. :(
Image<-- Merry Christmas!

Life is short; break the rules, forgive quickly; kiss slowly; love truly; laugh uncontrollably; and never regret anything that made you smile. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Grab a chance and you won't be sorry for the might-have-beens. - Arthur Ransome

Just because I have the vocabulary of a well-educated sailor doesn't mean I'm not a lady.

In Memoriam EDW - March 14th 2009
In Memoriam rowanberry - March 1st 2014 (~In Memoriam AHH - Alfred Lord Tennyson~)

Photos: My Flickr Photo Collections & Wee Nell - the furry ball of mischief!


(I occasionally post as White Shadow - you've been warned!)

New posters, there's a Welcome and Comprehensive Guide to the Messageboard to answer your questions.
User avatar
heliona
The Sexy One ~ Hellaciously Huggable
 
Posts: 10508
Joined: Wed Feb 02, 2000 11:14 am
Location: Atop a sunny hill
Top

Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby Arassuil » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:27 pm

So you're it? :|

It appears this is yet another Tolkien site created in the movie heyday that is being slowly abandoned.
User avatar
Arassuil
Shield Bearer

 
Posts: 449
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:10 pm
Location: Somewhere in Eriador
Top

Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby heliona » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:43 am

Right now, pretty much, unfortunately. Of course, the fact is, this messageboard is very slow now anyway and essentially abandoned by its posters, too.

Things have happened in real life for the other mods which means they're not here all the time. Most of the time, that doesn't matter so much, fortunately.
Image<-- Merry Christmas!

Life is short; break the rules, forgive quickly; kiss slowly; love truly; laugh uncontrollably; and never regret anything that made you smile. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Grab a chance and you won't be sorry for the might-have-beens. - Arthur Ransome

Just because I have the vocabulary of a well-educated sailor doesn't mean I'm not a lady.

In Memoriam EDW - March 14th 2009
In Memoriam rowanberry - March 1st 2014 (~In Memoriam AHH - Alfred Lord Tennyson~)

Photos: My Flickr Photo Collections & Wee Nell - the furry ball of mischief!


(I occasionally post as White Shadow - you've been warned!)

New posters, there's a Welcome and Comprehensive Guide to the Messageboard to answer your questions.
User avatar
heliona
The Sexy One ~ Hellaciously Huggable
 
Posts: 10508
Joined: Wed Feb 02, 2000 11:14 am
Location: Atop a sunny hill
Top

Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby Arassuil » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:04 pm

Yes, abandoned by both users and admin. Good luck with the fight!
User avatar
Arassuil
Shield Bearer

 
Posts: 449
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:10 pm
Location: Somewhere in Eriador
Top

Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby oldtoby » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:41 am

Well some of us are still here :thppt: even if we dont say much anymore
User avatar
oldtoby
Ringbearer

 
Posts: 15274
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2002 10:40 pm
Top

Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby Ladykat » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:07 am

oldtoby wrote:Well some of us are still here :thppt: even if we dont say much anymore


HEAR HEAR!! :D

LK
Image
User avatar
Ladykat
Between the Worlds of Men and Make Believe I Can be Found

 
Posts: 9603
Joined: Fri Mar 08, 2002 9:56 am
Location: Resident in good standing of The Twilight Zone
Top

Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby Arassuil » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:41 pm

oldtoby wrote: even if we dont say much anymore


.... which kind of defeats the purpose of putting in the effort of maintaining a site like this.

I see the next wave of stinky meat is upon us already.
User avatar
Arassuil
Shield Bearer

 
Posts: 449
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:10 pm
Location: Somewhere in Eriador
Top

Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby heliona » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:01 am

And zapped!

They do seem to slowing down, thank goodness.

oldtoby, you may not say much, but quality over quantity. ;) :D
Image<-- Merry Christmas!

Life is short; break the rules, forgive quickly; kiss slowly; love truly; laugh uncontrollably; and never regret anything that made you smile. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Grab a chance and you won't be sorry for the might-have-beens. - Arthur Ransome

Just because I have the vocabulary of a well-educated sailor doesn't mean I'm not a lady.

In Memoriam EDW - March 14th 2009
In Memoriam rowanberry - March 1st 2014 (~In Memoriam AHH - Alfred Lord Tennyson~)

Photos: My Flickr Photo Collections & Wee Nell - the furry ball of mischief!


(I occasionally post as White Shadow - you've been warned!)

New posters, there's a Welcome and Comprehensive Guide to the Messageboard to answer your questions.
User avatar
heliona
The Sexy One ~ Hellaciously Huggable
 
Posts: 10508
Joined: Wed Feb 02, 2000 11:14 am
Location: Atop a sunny hill
Top

Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby Arassuil » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:17 pm

Thanks Heliona. And the spammer of the day now is prayedm6, filling threads with porn links.

Anyway, I'll leave you to it. Good Luck.
User avatar
Arassuil
Shield Bearer

 
Posts: 449
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:10 pm
Location: Somewhere in Eriador
Top

Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby heliona » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:11 am

Yep, got him eventually. Sorry for the delay - I was away at the weekend. *sigh*
Image<-- Merry Christmas!

Life is short; break the rules, forgive quickly; kiss slowly; love truly; laugh uncontrollably; and never regret anything that made you smile. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Grab a chance and you won't be sorry for the might-have-beens. - Arthur Ransome

Just because I have the vocabulary of a well-educated sailor doesn't mean I'm not a lady.

In Memoriam EDW - March 14th 2009
In Memoriam rowanberry - March 1st 2014 (~In Memoriam AHH - Alfred Lord Tennyson~)

Photos: My Flickr Photo Collections & Wee Nell - the furry ball of mischief!


(I occasionally post as White Shadow - you've been warned!)

New posters, there's a Welcome and Comprehensive Guide to the Messageboard to answer your questions.
User avatar
heliona
The Sexy One ~ Hellaciously Huggable
 
Posts: 10508
Joined: Wed Feb 02, 2000 11:14 am
Location: Atop a sunny hill
Top

Previous

Return to The One Ring

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest