My forum is being hit pretty hard by spammers at the moment. If you are of a sensitive nature, you may want to be careful about venturing in there.
In addition to deleting anything that looks remotely dodgy, I’m doing a regular purge of users with zero posts, so if you create an account and don’t post anything, I won’t be there for very long. Sorry if this freaks anyone out, but there is not much I can do about it.
Typically these attacks last a couple of days until they realise the forum is being maintained and their efforts are wasted, then they move on until the next time…
Any tips are welcome. I’ve tried a number of security methods including Re-Capture and Question&Answer. It looks like human posting to me…
Update: As the day progressed it went ballistic. I’ve switched the forum to Administrator Approval for any new signups. If you try to get an account and you have either an unusual sounding name, or an email address that doesn’t look real to me I will delete it. I’m sorry if that affects some real sign-ups, but I don’t want the forum full of extreme content!
Forum Spammers (again)… was first posted on August 21, 2012 at 8:57 am.
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