SandySandfort on September 13, 2011, 10:39:24 am
Some of you have sent me private messages about the great deal of spam the Forum has been getting. It is annoying, but not life threatening and there are options.

First, I visit the Forum several times per day. When their is spam, I delete it and ban the poster. For that reason, if you only visit the Forum 1-2 times per day, you are probably seeing only a fraction of the spam that is actually received.

Second, when you do encounter spam,  don't get too upset about it. Just click away from it with the knowledge that It will be gone soon enough.

Are there better solutions to spam? Probably, but that's not my call. I'm just a slayer.

Oldhobo on September 13, 2011, 12:19:09 pm
I have NEVER understood people being bothered by things that happen on the internet.  Yes really, being robbed notwithstanding, getting annoyed about this kind of thing is simply a weakness of character.  But, thank you for tending the forum.  I am sure it is a thankless job.

quadibloc on September 13, 2011, 02:33:53 pm
I do not wish to ask that the kind people who bring us EFT do more work.

However, absent some scheme for registration to this forum that makes it too much work for spammers, one of these days something will get posted here that could lead to difficulties for those people, and perhaps the loss of this forum or even the comic.

Of course, people with my paranoid mentality would never be courageous enough to be found among the supporters of AnCap, but that's another issue.

Tucci78 on September 13, 2011, 03:16:39 pm
Oh, I don't mind the porn.  I notified because I don't want the site to get into difficulties.

To quote Mr. Smith (The Venus Belt, 1980):

"Forget 'redeeming social value,' dirty pictures are fun. When I die I want my ashes sprinkled over a nudist camp."
"I is a great believer in peaceful settlements," Jik-jik assured him. "Ain't nobody as peaceful as a dead trouble-maker."
-- Keith Laumer, Retief's War (1966)

SandySandfort on September 13, 2011, 04:00:29 pm
I have NEVER understood people being bothered by things that happen on the internet.  Yes really, being robbed notwithstanding, getting annoyed about this kind of thing is simply a weakness of character.  But, thank you for tending the forum.  I am sure it is a thankless job.

I appreciate the recognition. So thank you, for thanking me, for my thankless job.  ;D

dough560 on September 14, 2011, 03:07:47 pm
Sandy, a generally thankless job, you do well.  It's appreciated.

Frank B. on September 15, 2011, 06:33:13 pm
Yeah, it's a pain.  I just cleaned out a small rats nest of them.  I've also added some new protection that I hope will deter them more.

NeitherRuleNorBeRuled on September 16, 2011, 03:29:48 pm
Yeah, it's a pain.  I just cleaned out a small rats nest of them.  I've also added some new protection that I hope will deter them more.

In adding the new protection, might you have perhaps opened a hole by accident?  I note a fresh flurry posted after the timestamp on your message.

Frank B. on September 16, 2011, 05:19:19 pm
Yeah, it's a pain.  I just cleaned out a small rats nest of them.  I've also added some new protection that I hope will deter them more.

In adding the new protection, might you have perhaps opened a hole by accident?  I note a fresh flurry posted after the timestamp on your message.

Unlikely; the added protection is a honey pot.  We've had a horrible rash of these ass-holes starting several months ago.  Sandy took on duty of removing their posts and banning them.  Easily a dozen a day.  Sandy was probably getting a lot of them before folks noticed.  I've been monitoring closely since I made the change, and some are still getting in (may need to add another honey pot), but the number appears to have declined.

 

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