Severe spambot problems
issueid=82 09-28-2009 11:39 PM
Ancient Member
Number of reported issues by Grey: 57
Severe spambot problems
Many thousands of spam posts are overrunning the forums

Not sure how they got through our protection systems, but the barriers have been breached and our forums are now flooded. Many thousands of messages have been posted to the ADOM RPG subforum by the user "topler" within the past few days (on average 2800 posts per day). "nikewarm", "shoes259", "xobbit", "159shoes", "zhou123" and "anfal44567hyz" have all made several posts in other subforums. A great deal of these are centred around porn links with extremely offensive titles. These users and their posts need deleting ASAP and better protection is needed to protect the forums from these continuous attacks.

There has been a good deal of discussion about the issue here and here. Numerous things have been suggested, including a change in the current question system and appointment of a moderator. For now we'd at least be happy with some immediate attention to the problem.
Issue Details
Issue Number 82
Project Website Development
Category Forums
Status Fixed
Priority 1 - Highest
Affected Version Unknown
Fixed Version Next Release
Users able to reproduce bug 6
Users unable to reproduce bug 0
Assigned Users adom-admin
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09-29-2009 08:29 AM
Ancient Member
One should add that the porn threads do not only have extremely offensive titles, but also extremely offensive content.

09-29-2009 09:56 AM
Ancient Member
Good news everyone: topler has STOPPED! :DDDD

09-29-2009 05:25 PM
Ancient Member
For now.

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