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Old 02-01-2018, 12:46 AM   #1
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Exclamation Why have no mods cleaned up the spam for about a year?

Winged Wolf had health problems and vanished but she's not the only one in the guild.
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Well, last time I spoke to her, she said that Sarul had taken up responsibility for Guild admin.

Exactly why the site is overrun with spambots and malware isn't what you are asking for, the reason is unknown to me... but I suspect suberversion and password theft, ie it's a hijack.

Not that I'm fussed, particularly. It's irritating but if people can still use the place...
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Old 02-10-2018, 01:25 PM   #3
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Since I last logged in I see mods locked this thread: http://psionguild.org/forums/showthread.php?t=8914

For being a duplicate of this thread: http://psionguild.org/forums/showthread.php?t=8915

But the spam they don't clean up.

And four duplicate spams http://psionguild.org/forums/showthread.php?t=8910 http://psionguild.org/forums/showthread.php?t=8909 http://psionguild.org/forums/showthread.php?t=8912 http://psionguild.org/forums/showthread.php?t=8911
Though most spams are posted duplicate times.

Last time I logged in the site was going really really slow. And again it is running really slow too.

All previous times it was really slow. I don't know what happened. When I post, there's such a delay I worry my post will be lost. And after several minutes the post ends with "Cloudflare timeout"! Those timeouts are constant!
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All previous times it was really slow. I don't know what happened. When I post, there's such a delay I worry my post will be lost. And after several minutes the post ends with "Cloudflare timeout"! Those timeouts are constant!
AFAIK the server that the site runs on is being monitored, with a view to working out WHERE the traffic is coming from.

Monitoring and logging all the traffic in real time takes even more time.

Whether or not this actually leads to less spam being posted, I don't know. But, just because the site is operating slowly, don't just assume that is a bad thing...

... it's frustrating for us users, I know, but it doesn't mean that things are getting worse. It could be a symptom that people are actually trying to police the place...
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AFAIK the server that the site runs on is being monitored, with a view to working out WHERE the traffic is coming from.

Monitoring and logging all the traffic in real time takes even more time.

Whether or not this actually leads to less spam being posted, I don't know. But, just because the site is operating slowly, don't just assume that is a bad thing...

... it's frustrating for us users, I know, but it doesn't mean that things are getting worse. It could be a symptom that people are actually trying to police the place...


I run two websites now that do all that stuff in a text logfile with minor PHP code that has no effect on performance at all.

Also still mods won't just go in and simply delete the spam -- they still aren't deleting any of it. It's not very much. It takes less time to delete than to reply to it and you do that a lot.
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