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Re: Scheduled Downtime for maintenance - July 24, 2019 - 9am CST

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:07 pm
by LeftieBiker
I was just looking up the IP of a possible spammer, and got the same error message as last night. Something needs to be cleared.

Re: Scheduled Downtime for maintenance - July 24, 2019 - 9am CST

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:10 am
by LeftieBiker
LeftieBiker wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:07 pm
I was just looking up the IP of a possible spammer, and got the same error message as last night. Something needs to be cleared.
As of 7:09am I still can't ban or even see IP addresses. I can only ban user names or (worthless) email addresses.

Re: Scheduled Downtime for maintenance - July 24, 2019 - 9am CST

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:16 am
by SageBrush
LeftieBiker wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:13 pm
Nubo wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:44 pm
Auto-delete any topic containing the word "Keto".
If the site had that capability they'd just use "Keeto" or "Ketoe" or...you get the idea. Probably the most workable solution is having mods approve the first X number of posts.
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You do not have to publicize the word(s) you are using to block new posters. In any case, my guess is that MNL is only one of hundreds if not thousands of websites targeted by spammers with generic tools. If MNL can become a little bit un-generic you may succeed.

Re: Scheduled Downtime for maintenance - July 24, 2019 - 9am CST

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:48 pm
by LeftieBiker
SageBrush wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:16 am
LeftieBiker wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:13 pm
Nubo wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:44 pm
Auto-delete any topic containing the word "Keto".
If the site had that capability they'd just use "Keeto" or "Ketoe" or...you get the idea. Probably the most workable solution is having mods approve the first X number of posts.
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You do not have to publicize the word(s) you are using to block new posters. In any case, my guess is that MNL is only one of hundreds if not thousands of websites targeted by spammers with generic tools. If MNL can become a little bit un-generic you may succeed.

They would figure it out, posted or not.

Re: Scheduled Downtime for maintenance - July 24, 2019 - 9am CST

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:06 pm
by SageBrush
LeftieBiker wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:48 pm
SageBrush wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:16 am
You do not have to publicize the word(s) you are using to block new posters. In any case, my guess is that MNL is only one of hundreds if not thousands of websites targeted by spammers with generic tools. If MNL can become a little bit un-generic you may succeed.
They would figure it out, posted or not.
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How difficult is the attempt ?

Re: Scheduled Downtime for maintenance - July 24, 2019 - 9am CST

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:27 pm
by LeftieBiker
How difficult is the attempt ?


I don't have access to that part of the site controls.