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Old 22-Nov-2012, 07:15 AM (07:15)     1        45687
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I wanted to post something publicly. If I did it correctly (cross your fingers or something), I've turned off new registrations for the Hub temporarily.

It's certainly not because we don't welcome new members and I'm very glad a few got through last week. Something seems to have happened that the amount of spam registrations has skyrocketed in the last few days. I cannot handle the volume.

Hopefully they'll settle back down or a tech solution will be forthcoming. For the moment, if a real human comes along I offer my apologies. Until the end of next week, if you use the "Contact Us" form, the forum owner is out of reach of an internet signal. After that time using this should allow us to get you in by special arrangement.

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Old 22-Nov-2012, 02:41 PM (14:41)     2        45689
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Ah, yes, well do I remember my days of mod'ing that tiny forum. In the few months it was active (for older women) we racked up nearly 6000 members of whom fewer than a dozen were real human beings! When it first happened just before I was appointed mod, I spotted overnight 241 ads posted! Some of those ads were not even in English, and none were of interest to women of our ages!

Lately I have noticed the invasion of the spambots on more than one forum! It's a dadburn nuisance to have to filter thru them all and figure which is which. I do wonder how the folks who run them get past some of the safeguards.
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Old 23-Nov-2012, 07:52 AM (07:52)     3        45692
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....Wow. I'm... Really glad this hasn't hit mine. o.0
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Imo a pragmatic and correct decision under the circumstances Never
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Old 23-Nov-2012, 06:00 PM (18:00)     5        45702
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That was weird. I just deleted this huge paragraph in French under blog comments (which you don't have to be registered for) trying to sell something of course.

HA spammers! Guess what? I can read French. You are DELETED.

Most of the spam links on the blogs have been under one of MY blog posts from a few years ago. Now that's weird also.
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Nuts, they can mess up your blogs?
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I just deleted 30 spammer comments on blogs - and I'd cleared them out before I left for work.

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*hugs* *puts some padding on that wall for you*
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*hugs* *puts some padding on that wall for you*
Thanks for the padding Maku. Only 20 spam comments after the night.
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