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  • #1622768
    Clay
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    There are three new spam threads by Rocky Mosan titled “Tools by the best- Quickbooks” in General Windstone.

    I removed them–thanks!

    #1622403
    Clay
    Keymaster

    Owen Danvers posted spam in this topic: https://windstoneeditions.com/forums/topic/another-former-lurker/

    Got it–thanks!

    #1615256
    Clay
    Keymaster

    This is happening to me as well. Win10 with Firefox.
    I just noticed that those names started the most recent new topic in each of those forums.

    I’ll try to work on it sometime this week, but at the moment I have a long list of things that are higher priorities. I’ll post here when I get it fixed.

    #1611782
    Clay
    Keymaster

    JASDJSJHF01 just spammed the art discussion threads with crazy stuff. Just for your info.

    Thanks, I removed them.

    #1611442
    Clay
    Keymaster

    The formatting (line breaks) issue is now resolved. There was a bug in the plugin that the developers were not aware of, but they have now fixed it. Sorry it took a little while.

    #1610812
    Clay
    Keymaster

    Sorry, I was not subscribed to this thread (I am now). I see what you mean about the formatting. There was a recent update to the Classifieds plugin, and I’m guessing there’s a bug in it. I contacted the plugin’s developer about it, and they usually reply promptly, so I should be able to get this sorted out soon. When did you start noticing the formatting problem (no line breaks)?

    As for the expiration notices, here’s what I see looking at the listings admin panel…

    There are a bunch of ads that should be expired, but aren’t. For example, an ad with an expiration date of 5/12, but which is still listed as “active” rather than “expired” and appears in the listings on the site. So I’m guessing that when you say you had expired listings, you mean that the expiration date had past (not that the ad was labeled “expired”)? Is that the case? If so, then the issue is not that the system isn’t sending emails, but that the expiration date is not triggering a status change from “active” to “expired.”

    Of course, either way it’s a problem, but I’m just trying to identify the root of it, so I can pass that along to the developers. Thanks for your help!

    #1609812
    Clay
    Keymaster

    OK, I have just installed a messaging limiter plugin that limits the number of PMs a user can send within a specified time. This way, when a spammer gets get through, they will not be able to flood the site with PMs. Currently the limit is set to 3 messages within 5 minutes, but this can be changed. If anyone finds this constraining, I can adjust it.

    #1609809
    Clay
    Keymaster

    I have adjusted the “threshold” that the site uses to identify spambots. It blocks certain attempts based on a variety of factors that it uses to determine if a user is suspicious. It is now set to be quite sensitive, which will hopefully filter out these spambots. The potential downside is that legitimate users may occasionally be flagged as bots and prevented from logging in. This is a matter of trial and error to find the sweet spot where only the spambots get blocked.

    SO…if anyone has difficulty logging in, please email me at clay@clay-johnson.com to let me know, and I will get you logged in. Thanks for your patience as we try to get this resolved.

    #1609678
    Clay
    Keymaster

    Kayla is already back again (with user name “Nelly”). I blocked this account too, but some of you may get PMs.

    #1609668
    Clay
    Keymaster

    Latest account blocked. I have a couple ideas for stopping this, or at least minimizing it, which I will work on today or tomorrow.

    #1609606
    Clay
    Keymaster

    Kayla is at it again. -_-

    Kayla Noyes

    Can you IP ban her?

    Anytime there’s a spammer I add their IP address to our blacklist. That takes care of some of them, but the persistent ones just return using a different IP (or some method of disguising their IP).

    #1609605
    Clay
    Keymaster

    The latest Kayla account has been blocked. Sorry for the inconvenience everyone.

    #1609258
    Clay
    Keymaster

    Yet another spammer – Luz E. Powell hawking icemakers in the Food forum.

    Thanks, I disabled that account.

    #1608987
    Clay
    Keymaster

    You’re right, that was a spammer. I disabled the account—thanks for letting me know!

    #1608346
    Clay
    Keymaster

    Pauline the CREEPER is Back!!!!
    She just set up another SPAM account 25 minutes ago as ‘Pauline0’ with ‘Pauline9’ as her name….

    Pauline-again

    pauline-creep2

    Thanks. I deleted her (again).

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