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Unread 01-14-2011, 02:47 PM   #1
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Default Two IMPORTANT Site updates....

With the help of Thor and all the moderators, we've been stemming somewhat of a SPAMBOT problem. Some are still getting through - and their favorite place to post is in the ALBUMS section..?? I've also noticed a few SPAMBOTS have tried to create PRIVATE MESSAGES, but banned them while they were attempting to use the system..??

Very creative - to say the least..??!!

Anyway - I programmed a couple of things earlier today you should be aware of:

1) You MUST HAVE AT LEAST ONE POST in the LugerForum to CREATE a PHOTO ALBUM....

2) You MUST HAVE AT LEAST ONE POST in the LugerForum to USE THE PRIVATE MESSAGING SYSTEM....


It's pretty simple, and hope no "lurkers" out there are offended by requiring a single post in this community to use some of it's basic features...

As an aside - THANK YOU THOR for your ADMIN emails! You've done a wonderful job watching the albums for spammers!!

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(BTW - Ed.. ??? Sorry about that!!!! As you posted in the other thread - our SPAM was "your "meat & potatoes" over there..!!?? )
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Unread 01-14-2011, 02:53 PM   #2
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John D., you da man!
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Thank You!!! (Bodda you!!!)

I don't know how to cruise the albums...I just click on a "Random Album Pic" and look at those albums...
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The top of each page has an "all albumns" tab or column header, click on that and you will see 22 pages of albums. The scammers have been putting their junk on page 22 but Mr John D has been zapping them into cyber deletion! YIPPEE!
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The top of each page has an "all albumns" tab or column header, click on that and you will see 22 pages of albums. The scammers have been putting their junk on page 22 but Mr John D has been zapping them into cyber deletion! YIPPEE!
Thanks! I never knew that!

Now here's something odd...My album (I only have one) is on the first page...the albums are not alphabetized...and not chronologically ordered...

Just what determines where or what page the album ends up on???

BTW: I put my pics in an album & linked to them in the thread post so my comments would correspond to my pics...Putting all the pics together at the end of a post is too confusing...
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WHOA!!! Shields UP!!! Spammers in the Gun Show forum!!!
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John D. Please eliminate Private Message and posting privileges for GUESTS... Thanks.

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Unread 01-14-2011, 09:07 PM   #8
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Umm - "guests" can't even see the threads - much less posting any messages or posts?? Never have, either..??!!

I think you see "Guest" when a MOD deletes that "user" - rather than bans them..

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John, that could be it. Watch atizThisse, spammer also.
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Hey Vlim..!!

Already banned him from your deleted posts (Thanks buddy! Nicely done!) - so he's gone... As well - as a heads up - we are still getting hammered, so..??!!!

Also - postino..!! Add more pictures to your albums, and you'll move up your album even further.. The "order" is determined by number of pics in the album..

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Russian new year, I guess. All from a Russian server.
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Russian new year, I guess. All from a Russian server.
HAHA!!!

Unfortunately - you are 'prolly right??!!!

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John D, I think I would make the posting requirement to be 10 posts rather than one, as a couple of Spam postings and they are set....

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Hey Ed,

Well - there is a bit of a time delay from first post to authentication for albums/PMs, and since these are programmed BOTS, they usually hit once (as in one post, one album - or one PM). PMs usually create the worst havoc for the ADMIN, tho' - as all of a sudden you have all your Members ripping at you

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Yes, I had 18 emails this AM when I checked in, thoise 18 were for reports, and then the normal email were junk and friends, not in that order


Hey, I threw in my $100 for the raffle bud....


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Well, here is the result of one of the hacks - and it's log file... The hack I installed block registrations based on reverse IPs, RBLs, and a pool of spammer reg names.. At the bottom of the log - was my "test" registration (I erased my e-mail/ip in red) - and the rejection of other "registrations".

Notice the rate that they are coming in?? Yesterday - they were happening even faster (about 2 per minute??).. Now - they are about 1/2 that..??

the following link is WHY many vBulliten ADMINs have been having sleepless nights (I have four large vBulletin forums I host/program/admin - and two have been getting hammered...?? )
http://www.techwatch.co.uk/2011/01/0...aptcha-hacked/

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yes, main gunboards is still down....
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yes, main gunboards is still down....
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Still's site??? I just logged in, no problem...

http://luger.gunboards.com/index.php
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main gunboards is the same type of software (vBulliten) and they have been down because of spam attacks for 2 days / I assume they are trying to do a mod and it has not worked...

Jan Still's site is part of main gunboards, but we are on our own server, so not affected....
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