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    Post New Spam Attack

    We got a very different spam attack last night from something I wasn't expecting at all...private messages.

    I'm working on a couple of forum mods that I neglected to install before because I thought I had things under control, but see what happens when you turn your back for 5 minutes?

    If you got an email indicating that you had a bunch of private messages, yet when you arrived on the site you had none...thats the Spammer...I deleted the messages and the spammer. It also should not happen again after this weekend, because I will be taking some time tonight to install some updates that should make things a little more difficult for these bastards.

    Thanks for your patience, and sorry for the inconvenience.
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    bastards - an apt description...

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    I dislike spammers very, very much ...
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    You know, it might be useful if you PMed everyone about this situation ...

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    You need to enforce mod-approval before allowing people to post the first time. We're getting hit with all sorts of crap again.

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    I'm on it right now, deleting the garbage, but I agree, either a Captcha filter for registration or Mod approval looks to be necessary.

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    I usually beat them to it...last night however I was stranded in Seattle in a windstorm that knocked out all power...In the meantime...I think the best thing for me to do is to upgrade to software that has better spam protection...I will be attempting to do that this week.

    I am really sorry about all the spam attacks...I wish I could have been here to prevent it...in the meantime...I'm going to disable post on registration, and force manual verification on all new sign ups.
    Robbie Powell - Site Admin

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    No problem Arcana, that's what I'm here for.

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    Thank you for your continued vigilance against ***holes.

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    yes, the apsmming is a big problem of phpbb. On the www.dnd-gate.de we also run phpbb and have had some bad problems with spam. After we installed some mods the problem got better.
    Come to where the kobolds are...
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