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Re: New Site Update Bans lots of IPs

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:41 pm
by nrvous
Thanks for the reply. Is there a site administrator we could contact and ask?
LeftieBiker wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:34 pm
Can the site be accessed while using a cloud-based VPN service?
I have no idea.

Re: New Site Update Bans lots of IPs

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:44 pm
by LeftieBiker
The contact link here should get you Mike.

Re: New Site Update Bans lots of IPs

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:49 pm
by nrvous
Great. Thanks so much Lefty!
LeftieBiker wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:44 pm
The contact link here should get you Mike.

Re: New Site Update Bans lots of IPs

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:15 am
by wxxyz
nrvous wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:49 pm
Great. Thanks so much Lefty!
Hey nrvous, I sent you an email with some questions.

We implemented a new anti-spammer system that uses blocks based on IP addresses that have a history of being bad actors. Yes, some cloud services are blocked, because cloud services are often used by spammers in an attempt to mask their actual IPs.

We aren't done trying to fix the spam problems, so feedback like this is helpful and necessary.

Re: New Site Update Bans lots of IPs

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:19 am
by wxxyz
rmay635703 wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:02 am
90% of spam comes from specific domains

Just a fact of life.
Got a list of those domains for us to use?

Re: New Site Update Bans lots of IPs

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:20 am
by wxxyz
LeftieBiker wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:16 am
Looks like the block bans are gone - and the Pakistani and Indian spammers are back in force.
I set up a country-wide block on Pakistan with the new system, hopefully that gets us back to where we were before (in addition to having the features of the new system)

Re: New Site Update Bans lots of IPs

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:09 pm
by LeftieBiker
wxxyz wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:20 am
LeftieBiker wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:16 am
Looks like the block bans are gone - and the Pakistani and Indian spammers are back in force.
I set up a country-wide block on Pakistan with the new system, hopefully that gets us back to where we were before (in addition to having the features of the new system)
I haven't looked up IP addresses in a couple of days. I'll go back to doing it. I think that there is still one Pakistani spammer here, but he(?) may be Indian. They like to leave little clues that are like signatures.

Re: New Site Update Bans lots of IPs

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:47 am
by golfcart
The site now blocks me when I'm logged into my VPN.

Re: New Site Update Bans lots of IPs

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:49 pm
by LeftieBiker
The Pakistani and Indian spammers are coming back in force.

Re: New Site Update Bans lots of IPs

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:34 pm
by mwalsh
golfcart wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:47 am
The site now blocks me when I'm logged into my VPN.
Plus one. Accidentally left my NordVPN running this AM and got blocked.