I'm doing an update soon

Discussion in 'Announcements & Rules' started by Peter T Davis, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Administrator Moderator

    Seems the spammers are overwhelming us here, looks like it's time for a significant update of our infrastructure. I'm going to try to schedule this for tomorrow.
     
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  2. Steve Robinson

    Steve Robinson Well-Known Member Supporter

    Great news Peter they are becoming a real pain at the moment :angry:
     
  3. Circus

    Circus Active Member

    Yes the Russian spammers are getting bad on a lot of forums. We had 42 new members the other day on a forum I help moderate every one a spammer! They will thin out when they figure out they won't get paid!
     
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  4. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    That will be a great update. :)
     
  5. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Administrator Moderator

    Actually, I don't think they will thin out. I believe that this is all bot driven, and it takes them no more time to spam 1 more forum than the other 50,000 forums they have in their list. Once a forum is in the list, the only recourse is to change the technology to avoid the bots.
     
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  6. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Administrator Moderator

    First step in the update is done. :)
     
  7. Philactica

    Philactica Active Member

    Hi Peter,

    Bear in mind the new look would result in me needing new specticles or are these swent out to the active members ?

    Erich
     
  8. Circus

    Circus Active Member

    Looking great so far! and I see our 3 amigo's that have been reading the community index for 4days around the clock have gone ;)
     
  9. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    New look for the site and new awards! :D
    I just knew that I am seriously likeable! :p
     
  10. visitor

    visitor Active Member

    Now it looks like CT.
     
  11. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Administrator Moderator

    I hope that's a good thing! Kind of what I was aiming for, it will make it easier to keep it up and running here (and the spammers out) with some consistency.
     
  12. Circus

    Circus Active Member

    It sure will make the load a little less on you with the same forum software. In the time I have been on CT and posting in the exonumia thread I have found it easy to use.
     
  13. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Administrator Moderator

    It should make it easier for people who've been members on CoinTalk to jump over here and participate more too.
     
  14. Sarahrtw

    Sarahrtw Active Member

    Wow. Love the new look, Peter. I have been busy and not around much, the new look caught me by surprise. Good job!
     
  15. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Administrator Moderator

    Thanks, it was long overdue. Hopefully we're one step ahead of the spammers now.
     
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  16. Circus

    Circus Active Member

    Well just found and reported a number of guest spammers that had slipped thru in the past month or so. I went back two pages of threads in each forum and any that were non English with links or the off the wall nonsensical comment spam were reported!
     
  17. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    I have tried to report all those spam posts too and nice that it may not happen again. :)
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2013
  18. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Administrator Moderator

    Thanks for the reports. I wouldn't say it will never happen again, it's like an arms race, now we're one step ahead of the spammers. It's not a question of "if" they'll catch up, but "when" they'll catch up.
     
  19. visitor

    visitor Active Member

    "I hope that's a good thing! Kind of what I was aiming for, it will make it easier to keep it up and running here (and the spammers out) with some consistency."

    Yes, I do think it's a good thing. ( I don't see a "quote" button, so I cut and pasted...it's probably there - I miss stuff sometimes! )
     
  20. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Administrator Moderator

    If you just hit the "reply" button under someone's post, it includes the quote. :)
     
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