TAoM Invasion of the Spambots

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Re: TAoM Invasion of the Spambots

Post by BBP » Thu May 30, 2019 4:01 pm

Haven't heard from Michael in the past half year of trying to get his attention... sigh.

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Re: TAoM Invasion of the Spambots

Post by Murder by Death » Thu May 30, 2019 6:39 pm

You should enter one of his contests on YouTube! LOL

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Re: TAoM Invasion of the Spambots

Post by BBP » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:43 pm

Quite an increase in spammers the past few days.

There's another 150 topics I just deleted. Weirdly the interface gave me trouble - I soft-deleted the first 99 without a problem, then I deleted the others but it turned out they hadn;t been deleted.

I'm less and less enamoured with the PHPBB software.

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Re: TAoM Invasion of the Spambots

Post by LeonardoMyst » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:15 am

I wouldn't be surprised if TAOM is being targeted because someone wants the domain name.
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Re: TAoM Invasion of the Spambots

Post by BBP » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:43 am

No, there are just a couple of spambots that search for PHPBB forums and automatically post. If you have a PHPBB forum you will suffer spam, no matter how big or small. Most of it is phishing, clicking a link will give you a virus or ransomware.

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Re: TAoM Invasion of the Spambots

Post by Jamie » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:42 pm

Is 5 and a half pages a record?

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Re: TAoM Invasion of the Spambots

Post by BBP » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:40 am

No I think the records were first made before I asked Michael to help out with the spam. One spammer created 17 pages back then.
As you may have noticed I was out of town for a day - Saturday morning I checked the forum, on Saturday I met some friends and travelled all the way up north to my boyfriend, where we had a family outing on Sunday and that was so exhausting I didn't have time till Monday morning to chuck spam.

As said I have no way to prevent the spammers from coming in as a moderator. I soft-deleted everything and am checking if there's anything worth keeping - which is good since this topic was almost in the throw-away pile.

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