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URGENT:WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR FORUM?

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URGENT:WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR FORUM?
« on: November 22, 2013, 09:29:01 AM »
Guys, www.swedishsongs.de is experiencing major trouble because 4 of our new members have flooded the forum promoting some drugs and gay-dating sites. Affected sub-forums were Studios, Sounds, Vocals and Tech-Talk, and A Side Productions, Maratone, TheLocation, Planet Six, Meriola, Kinglet Studios, Lighthouse Studios etc. in The Songwriters section and even Members-only forum. We have to solve this and we need to ban those forumers.

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Re: URGENT:WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR FORUM?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2013, 11:40:11 AM »
Oh yes, how annoying.

I switched the registration to "admin approval" - so in the meantime we can clean up and I will make the CAPTCHAS stronger.

So the bots have a harder time soon.

Sorry for inconvenience
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Re: URGENT:WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR FORUM?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2013, 11:56:16 AM »
I also switched on a verification test

"Post count under which users must pass verification to make a post"

Until 3 posts we need to verify posts.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2013, 12:12:01 PM by turnaround »
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Re: URGENT:WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR FORUM?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2013, 12:01:34 PM »
wow, those spammers were the worst ever!

thanks Turnaround for changing the registration and other verification things, hopefully that will prevent them coming back.

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Re: URGENT:WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR FORUM?
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2013, 12:12:26 PM »
Thanks Rebecca!
We have this forum for quite a while now but such a flood of spammers we never experienced.
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