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2015-10-21: Forum is locked because of too much spam

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:21 pm
by EWQMinesweeper
As announced in the guestbook and on reddit, I have locked all threads that are not spam. All future threads that are not spam will be closed quickly. If you need a topic to be unlocked to post something send me a private message with the content you want to see posted.

This forum will stay like this until Damien reads his messages and finds a solution to this.

Just to clarify how much of a problem spam accounts and spam posts are: Over 200 spam accounts have been registered in the last 2 days, deleting all spam posts from this month led to over 250 entries in the moderation queue (i.e. banned users, deleted posts and topics)

Locking everything makes this forum pretty much read only, but with me as the only moderator, leaving things as they were would have meant that the forum overflowed with spam quicker that i could delete it.

Re: 2015-10-21: Forum is locked because of too much spam

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:15 pm
by thefinerminer
I have changed the spam test. If there is no more spam this week, I will unlock the topics.

Re: 2015-10-21: Forum is locked because of too much spam

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:19 pm
by thefinerminer
There was no spam for a week, but it has started again.

I set the forum so users have to verify their emails. This was the original setting, but some users complained they did not get the email.

Problem should be fixed now, thanks for your patience!

Re: 2015-10-21: Forum is locked because of too much spam

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:26 pm
by Tommy
Since the problem is now solved, I also just unlocked all the topics again. If Bad Stuff happens, I'll clean it up :P

Re: 2015-10-21: Forum is locked because of too much spam

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:58 am
by pauv
New wiser bots came here.