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OC-Spambot Season

Just spent a good bit of time getting rid of what I declare to be a record number of spam accounts from the pending users.

Sorry for the delay kids, but it’s a necessary evil.

Remember, I also see the Email a Moderator traffic so if there is an issue with user accounts, please send it there or direct to me.

While ‘bitch to Tenk in Steampunks’ also works, that just means he ends up emailing me at work.

LYMI and carry on.

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  1. Victor1st Mornington Victor1st Mornington September 24, 2012

    Yeah spambots was bound to start hitting this site eventually :(

    • Jedburgh30 Dagger Jedburgh30 Dagger September 24, 2012

      Actually they always have. That’s what prompted the mod-approval on new users back during the Ning days. For whatever reason, they were especially bad of late.

      • Glaubrius Valeska Glaubrius Valeska September 25, 2012

        A symptom, perhaps, of a chaotic economy? By the by, have I mentioned a wonderful investment opportunity I recently discovered…. ?

        • Nathaniel Lorefield Nathaniel Lorefield September 25, 2012

          I don’t have the money to buy the Brooklyn bridge right now, sorry….

  2. Jedburgh30 Dagger Jedburgh30 Dagger October 23, 2012


    • Jedburgh30 Dagger Jedburgh30 Dagger October 23, 2012

      …now imagine that list times 5 or so.  I deleted 150 spammers on Monday.

      • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk October 23, 2012

        i have been getting a weird number of unknown log-in attempts on my gmail lately. wonder if it’s related.

      • Junie Ginsburg Junie Ginsburg October 23, 2012

        Either they’re cracking the CAPTCHA or somehow bypassing it.  Can the one our site uses be upgraded?  (There are tons out there and ours is pretty crisp.)  That’s an awful lot of spam accounts to have to sort through all the time…

        • Jedburgh30 Dagger Jedburgh30 Dagger October 23, 2012

          that’s why we still require mod approval, bottom line.

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