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January 25, 2013
2:21 am
Oakbear
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Apologies for the spambots which seem to be invading the forum and trying to sell dvds!Confused

We had quite a heavy spam attack a few months ago, and therefore restricted posting to members only. This seemed to solve the problem for a while, but it seems they have found a way around the sign up process. Deleting the accounts is futile as each account seems to post 2 or 3 things and then not post anything again.
Chris is aware and is trying find a solution.

For now i try and delete the threads asap, and have managed to get most of them before anyone else views the topic. Unfortunately while i check on the forum daily, i might not be online at a good time to catch them quickly.

Anyway, sorry again, but hopefully it'll be resolved soon. :)

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
January 26, 2013
3:10 am
link9454
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Had similar problems I was co-admin on called Mangaforums that has sense gone defunct when the server owner shut it down. Those image capture codes don't work as well as they used to. We implemented a math question using numbers and letters to solve it. Like "if 2 plus nine minus x equals 9, what is x?" The mix of letters and numbers throws them for a loop.

Forward though the dark uncertain, Or back though the thorns with your bare flesh, It is your choice how to live, between the truth and the lie.
January 26, 2013
4:27 pm
KristenAtkinson0
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That seems like a good idea.

Yeah, those are really annoying…thanks for doing all you can!

January 28, 2013
12:27 am
Oakbear
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Good idea thanks!

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
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