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First Spam Posts!!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:02 pm
by Xanth
YAY! We're a real forum now!!
We just had our first spam posts!

...sure didn't take them long. LOL
Looks like I need to look into some tougher security already!

Re: First Spam Posts!!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:12 pm
by Xanth
I've added new spambot countermeasures... hopefully it will require someone sitting at their computer to register now, which will slow them down A LOT. lol

Re: First Spam Posts!!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:02 pm
by astralzombie
How do the spam bots get past those hard to read letters? On some sites, I just give up. :?

Re: First Spam Posts!!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:21 pm
by Xanth
It must be pretty sophisticated stuff to do it really. Image reading software of some kind must recognize the letters.

Re: First Spam Posts!!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:39 am
by ChopstickFox
On the topic of this, are the sponsor adds supposed to be under each initial post? I don't remember them before. I've just noticed them today. Might be spyware on my comp, but wanna make sure.

Re: First Spam Posts!!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:06 pm
by astralzombie
How do the ads work as far as contributing? Do we have to click on them so the advertisers know they work or is having them there enough?

If we have to click on them for you to get your's, that's no prob. I'm really enjoying this forum and I hope it gets a proper launching.

What I like about it the most is the quality of the posts and responses. Don't get me wrong though. I would like to see it get so huge that posts like the following occur ten times a day:

"Hi, my name is Missy and I've been practicing AP for an entire week now but every time I get ready to leave my body, I lose my white light protection and I can tell a demon is waiting for me. Does anybody have any good spells that I can use? Thanks in advance and I plan on becoming a very active member. Oh... and this is for that guy Lionheart, what he just described is actually a lucid dream and not Astral Projection. LOL. I've been LDing my whole life and I'm very good at it." :D

And of course that will be her one and only post ever.

Re: First Spam Posts!!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:58 pm
by astralzombie
No, just no. Please no, lol! :roll: :roll: :roll:


If you build it, they will come.

Re: First Spam Posts!!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:19 pm
by Xanth
What I like about it the most is the quality of the posts and responses. Don't get me wrong though. I would like to see it get so huge that posts like the following occur ten times a day:

"Hi, my name is Missy and I've been practicing AP for an entire week now but every time I get ready to leave my body, I lose my white light protection and I can tell a demon is waiting for me. Does anybody have any good spells that I can use? Thanks in advance and I plan on becoming a very active member. Oh... and this is for that guy Lionheart, what he just described is actually a lucid dream and not Astral Projection. LOL. I've been LDing my whole life and I'm very good at it." :D

And of course that will be her one and only post ever.

Those will no doubt come... we'll need to practice patience with those people. LoL
I'm definitely hoping for more quality over quantity.

Re: First Spam Posts!!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:40 pm
by ChopstickFox
Okay, I just wanted to make sure it wasn't anything on my computer :D

Re: First Spam Posts!!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:29 pm
by Xanth
I've added a new layer of anti-spam registration... it should block most, if not all spambots. People registering will have to actually sit at their computers and read.
We'll see how that goes. LoL