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Notice: Spam bot registration cleanup.

Post by Krom » Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:41 pm

After a recent spam bot attack, I pruned the user database and deleted all user registrations with 0 posts and deactivated user accounts, which was over 2000 registrations (the majority of which had never logged in even once). A lot of these were just left over spam bot registrations from before the last upgrade when they poured in faster than anyone could manage, but statistically speaking at least some of them were probably real humans who just registered at a bad time or hadn't gotten around to posting yet. Anyone affected by it will unfortunately have to re-register their account, but should be able to re-use their email address and username.
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Re: Notice: Spam bot registration cleanup.

Post by Isaac » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:34 pm

"you know what would make these Americans give us their credit card numbers? Filling their forum with a bunch of spam about free tablets"

Sound logic...
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Re: Notice: Spam bot registration cleanup.

Post by Avder » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:19 pm

Isaac wrote:"you know what would make these Americans give us their credit card numbers? Filling their forum with a bunch of spam about free tablets"

Sound logic...
The problem with spam is that it costs so little to throw out there that if even one idiot in a few thousand-ten thousand targets buys something it's an effective campaign.
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Re: Notice: Spam bot registration cleanup.

Post by Alter-Fox » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:46 pm

Shall I devour the idiots?
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Re: Notice: Spam bot registration cleanup.

Post by Pumo » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:51 am

That could be a good measure. :lol:
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