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Discussion in 'Site information' started by dogs100, May 18, 2017.

  1. dogs100

    dogs100 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2011
    N Devon UK
    Geoff
    I am not sure whether we have been invaded but there are some funny post titles showing in my browser
     
  2. bahamot

    bahamot Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    353
    Dec 4, 2015
    The site is being spammed by bot
     
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  3. Hypilein

    Hypilein Mu-43 Top Veteran

    756
    Mar 18, 2015
    To make the site slightly more usable, use the ignore feature on the spammers. I'm sure @Amin Sabet@Amin Sabet will deal with it shortly.

    Edit: Looks like ignore doesn't work on the recent posts sidebar?
     
  4. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror! Subscribing Member

    Nov 9, 2012
    Traverse City, MI
    Clint
    Damn...that's a whole lotta love.
    That might even make zeppelin proud
     
  5. dogs100

    dogs100 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2011
    N Devon UK
    Geoff
    How am I going to convince my wife that this really is a photography forum
     
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  6. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Mu-43 Top Veteran

    801
    Mar 21, 2013
    N Essex, UK
    Mike
    Clicking on the user name on the recent posts page gives a number of options including ignore.

    Unfortunately with this number of spam posts the 'recent posts' gets filled up even more quickly than usual. Holding less than 12hours at the moment.
     
  7. DanS

    DanS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    864
    Mar 8, 2016
    Central IL
    I'm subscribed to the rumors sub-forum, and I just woke up to a packed inbox. Looks like some little Indian (based on the country code, and cut English) hacker found a way around the sign up process.
     
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  8. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    The attack started shortly before midnight eastern time Wednesday night/Thursday morning. I reported all of the individual spam posts up to about 1am and sent Amin a message. But since I'm not a moderator on this board (I am on the Fuji board) there isn't much else I could do. Those posts just kept coming overnight and into today. As soon as Amin is aware I'm sure he'll deal with it. I can't imagine any hacker thinking anyone would respond to such messages. They look exactly like what they are. It seems more like a malicious effort to just overwhelm the site.
     
  9. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Sorry, all. What a mess!
     
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  10. dogs100

    dogs100 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2011
    N Devon UK
    Geoff
    Thanks Amin ... you have probably saved my marriage ... :drama:
     
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  11. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror! Subscribing Member

    Nov 9, 2012
    Traverse City, MI
    Clint
    Damn Amin...can you come to my house and clean up the mess I'm leaving for my wife while she's on a week long trip? This place is lookin' spotless again.
     
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  12. jrsilva

    jrsilva Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 1, 2012
    Portugal
    Jaime
    Why in the world the hacker thinks photographers may have marriage issues ? :hmmm:
     
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  13. PetitP

    PetitP Mu-43 Regular

    Feeling sorry for you Amin.
    Great job with the cleanup !
     
  14. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Thanks @barry13@barry13 and @WendyK@WendyK for doing a lot of spam cleanup today, also!
     
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  15. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    After these types of things is always a good time for reminder that you, too, can subscribe to the forum.

    Amin spent his time this morning between bites of avocado toast to get things back up an humming. It's a great way to show him and the other mods some gratitude.
     
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  16. Thai-Mike

    Thai-Mike Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 2, 2016
    Thailand
    Michael
    Thank you so much dear Admin
     
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