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jodybingo

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Wow
« on: July 29, 2011, 10:25:37 PM »
Holy...the forum is getting hit with a bunch of spam....

Corey Cooper

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Re: Wow
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2011, 09:06:58 AM »
Yep, mostly from China.  Most of it no one sees because I zap it as soon as it shows up.  I'm planning to tweak the board code to try to prevent some of it, but there are a lot of other to-do items ahead of that...

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Re: Wow
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2011, 04:56:43 AM »
Cant see the point of them spamming, its not as if anyone takes any notice of it.
On some sights you have to enter a code when you leave a message, would that be possible?

Corey Cooper

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Re: Wow
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2011, 06:59:29 PM »
That's the idea, really.  Most of the spammers are scripts/bots, and they're written to know their way around the major message board softwares, as I understand it.  Just changing the flow should disrupt them a bit, but when Simple Machines (the software for this message board) makes a change, for example, it affects thousands of message boards, so the bots are adapted, and pretty quickly.  I figure if I throw in a change unique to this board, it may be able to stop the majority of them.  But I've never done it before, so we'll see...