Page 1 of 3

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

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:50 am
by wxxyz
Hi Everyone,

First of all, huge thank you to our moderators who work tirelessly to keep the forum clean from spam and orderly - and specifically, LeftieBiker, Randy, EVDriver who have been deleting spam daily!

In order to help them out, to better block spam attacks, and to increase security, we will be upgrading the forum software and database on July 24th from 9 am to 12pm

While this should only take 15-30 minutes, we've blocked off a 3 hour window to deal with any difficulties we may encounter.

Rest assured, we are taking full backups before we run the upgrade to ensure that the data will remain unharmed and we can continue on as the largest Nissan LEAF website in the world!*

If you have any questions, reply below.

Thanks,
Mike

* I just made that up, but it might be true - we have been online since 2009 - 10 years next month!!!

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

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:09 pm
by LeftieBiker
Good news about the improved spam blocking.

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

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:32 pm
by SageBrush
:: two thumbs up ::

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

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:31 am
by SalisburySam
It is testimony to the excellent job done by moderators that I haven’t seen a whole lot of spam. Thank you to these folks for spending the time to make the experience better for all of us. Anything that can be done to lessen their load, I’m all for it.

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

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:43 am
by wxxyz
Board update is complete!
If you notice anything wonky, please let me know.
Mike

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

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:58 am
by jlv
The update doesn't stop ones like this (just posted): http://mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?p=563308

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

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:37 pm
by wxxyz
jlv wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:58 am
The update doesn't stop ones like this (just posted): http://mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?p=563308
It's still only as good as the stopforumspam.org database is - and that poster, ip, and email were all not found in the stopforumspam database.

If it's a human poster with a clean email, they'll still be able to spam, yes. Any ideas on how to prevent that, I'm all ears!

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

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:30 pm
by Tortoisehead77
Search doesn't seem to be working for me since the update.

I'm looking for troubleshooting advice because the USB port in my 2018 stopped functioning; however, nothing comes up.

If I search for a common word like "leaf" or "voltage," only results from today come up.

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

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:04 pm
by LeftieBiker
wxxyz wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:37 pm
jlv wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:58 am
The update doesn't stop ones like this (just posted): http://mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?p=563308
It's still only as good as the stopforumspam.org database is - and that poster, ip, and email were all not found in the stopforumspam database.

If it's a human poster with a clean email, they'll still be able to spam, yes. Any ideas on how to prevent that, I'm all ears!
Ask prospective members to tell, in at least 10 words, why they want to join. Then have a Mod approve those who do so. It will eliminate the spammers who create gibberish user names and who don't want to spend more than 1 minute here spamming, which is most of them.

Also, ban Pakistan IPs. I have yet to see a legitimate member from Pakistan. I see numerous spammers every night from there.

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

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:30 pm
by LeftieBiker
We just got a spammer who appeared to be posting from Clifton, NJ. So maybe there will be fewer from other continents, at least...