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Post Thengel, you are not alone
Thengel, just to let you know that at the other boards I hang out, there seems to be a big resurgence of these spammers. They are maddening!

In some cases, I think the solution may be too just force real humans to e-mail the admin to get their membership activated.

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Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:49 pm
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Post Re: Thengel, you are not alone
I just went through all the users and checked the IP's and such of any that did not have a post. Those that seemed...odd...got the axe. This is why we're down to 298 users now.

But I have to say, that's a pretty solid 298. There are tons of folks, of course, that haven't been around in a long time. But I think the user list is a pretty good list of folks who have been here at some point over the last 1 51/52's of a year.

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Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:34 pm
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I don't know if it still works that way but back in the days, you had to answer an open question to get on Story-Games. Something like "why do you want to register here?".

IIRC, Andy said it allowed to filter the spam crap, it wasn't much additional work plus the effort was worth it because the answers could be fun.

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Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:02 am
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ONG Bill....wtf did you do? I could spend all day doing nothing but trying to keep the spammers and such out...

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Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:06 pm
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I totally was going to buy a wedding ring, wtf?


Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:24 pm
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I told you no, Aos. And dumping your wife to prove to me your feelings was totally not cool...

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Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:27 pm
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Jim your such a queen... :lol:

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Post Re: Thengel, you are not alone
walkerp wrote:
Thengel, just to let you know that at the other boards I hang out, there seems to be a big resurgence of these spammers. They are maddening!

In some cases, I think the solution may be too just force real humans to e-mail the admin to get their membership activated.


I was getting spammers on my site. So I created an .htaccess site and denied all ips from Russian, China, Litvana and The Ukraine.

Seems to have fixed the problem. I can ban the individual IPS as need be


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