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Post by Zod » 2006-11-22, 02:32

Hi people,

I am sorry I hadn't time to check on the ZZone for a while. Was pretty stuck in my project. Unfortunately some retarded spammers used the chance to throw some dirt in here. I have banned the users and IPs. I will have an eye on that...

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Post by Loknar » 2006-11-23, 23:43

Good to hear they've been dealt with. Letting discipline run low will never do! :lazy:
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Post by KISSMAD » 2006-11-24, 06:51

Hey George

Maybe it's time to have email verification when signing up to this forum? Just a thought.

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Post by RavenTS » 2006-11-27, 12:13

KISSMAD wrote:Hey George

Maybe it's time to have email verification when signing up to this forum? Just a thought.

Bruce
Or some of those graphics boxes those bots cant handle...by the way: Is a IP-ban really a good option. As far as I know IPs are assigned randomly to internet-users on every log-in.?!
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Post by KISSMAD » 2006-11-27, 14:14

RavenTS wrote:Or some of those graphics boxes those bots cant handle...
Sounds like a good idea. :mrgreen:
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Post by Zod » 2006-12-01, 05:40

Hi all,

I apologize again for the inconveniences with all those spammers.

Banning some of the accounts and IP's didn't really do the job and looking into the database made pretty clear why. Robots had created about 200 accounts and were spamming the forum automatically.

Creation of the accounts is possible for those Robots due to a leak in the forum software. Even though visual confirmation and account activation is required the robots used a tiny breach in the code to pass by all that.

I have done three things now:

User Deletion
I have deleted all users from the database of which I was at least 90% sure they were spam accounts. I apologize in advance if I caught regular accounts as well. In that case I kindly ask to register again.

MOD Installation
I installed a MOD that will hopefully stop the robots from creating accounts.

Moderator CHYROS
CHYROS was nice enough to offer his support as a Moderator in the ZZOne Forum. You guys know that I am maintaining this site in my free time and that "free time" is something I can hardly find in my dictionary anymore these days. Thank you CHYROS for your help.

I hope all this didn't spoil your pleasure here too much and that we will be able to conentrate on Z again.

Best regards,
Zod
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Post by CHYROS » 2006-12-01, 09:01

No problem, Zod. I'm enrolled in a very demanding study, but I still visit the boards very often. Any spammer or misbehaver's gonna know that ;) . Thanks for this chance to help out!
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Post by RavenTS » 2006-12-01, 15:26

Yeah! Chyros will kick them out! :shake:
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Post by KISSMAD » 2006-12-02, 00:56

Die spammers die.
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Post by lumina » 2006-12-05, 06:18

No fair you stole my :shake: :shake: to spammer idea. Death by Coca Cola. XD
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