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Author Topic: No more Shout Box for the time being / reactivated  (Read 161 times)

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Offline Blue Steel

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No more Shout Box for the time being / reactivated
« on: November 26, 2017, 04:43:36 PM »
untill we can worek out hoew to stop spammers having a field day over and over again I've decided to shut the shoutbox plugin :( I hate to do it but it seems that the spammers are loving it
« Last Edit: December 08, 2017, 09:07:22 AM by Blue Steel »

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Re: No more Shout Box for the time being
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2017, 08:30:46 AM »
Good idea ..

It's a pity these idiots don't have anything better to do than trying to spoil other peoples sites.

all the best, :)

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Re: No more Shout Box for the time being
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2017, 04:03:28 PM »
Just out of interest, what anti spam setup are you uing on here?  If you stop them from registering then they wouldn't have access to the shoutbox or other areas of the site.  ;)
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Re: No more Shout Box for the time being
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2017, 01:14:55 AM »
all of the options are setfor sign up, except for requiring manual acceptance by an admin. i believe that eh should the honest open ppl be placed in a queue to join. if they have gone through the rest of the spam filters then they should be able to join straight away. many people may see something they want to reply to straight way and they can't do so as guest so they have to join up.

if the shoutbox had antisam recogon it it wouldn't make any difference either. i feel
they normaly only post/shout once per account also making them difficult to stop i/we ban them as soon as we see the spam

I've also increased the number of questions to 8 that they have to answer now to join compared to 1, and uped the difficulty setting in the captcha image to the 2nd most difficult


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Re: No more Shout Box for the time being
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 09:06:43 AM »
shout box zctivated again, seems like my extra security  questions seem to have done the trick. unless i have an answer wrong in there lol

 

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Blue Steel

December 09, 2017, 02:46:53 AM
:) ty fingers crossed
 

Larry McCaughn

December 08, 2017, 04:10:56 PM
I'll give you a Shout out in the Shout Box for being able to put it back up.
 

lurkalot

September 20, 2017, 01:57:54 PM
Hey that's my job. Didn't choose this username for nothing you know.  :)
 

Larry McCaughn

September 19, 2017, 12:24:13 AM
lurking in the shadows, lurkalot.
 

lurkalot

September 16, 2017, 04:39:43 PM
Good evening all.  Where is everyone?
 

lurkalot

September 12, 2017, 12:57:36 PM
Good to hear, it's nice to see a empty error log. ;)
 

Blue Steel

September 12, 2017, 05:04:25 AM
running sites log files overnight heres the result (I know mainly spiners) "There are currently no error log entries." :)
 

lurkalot

September 12, 2017, 03:19:33 AM
Morning all.  :)
 

Blue Steel

September 12, 2017, 01:12:33 AM
Let it all out ..
these are the things I can't do without  ;)

MikeHart

September 11, 2017, 11:14:22 PM
SHOUT SHOUT  :)
 

GWS

September 11, 2017, 08:16:02 PM
Shouting is Go !  ;D
 

Blue Steel

September 11, 2017, 06:54:02 PM
gradually getting there
 

lurkalot

September 11, 2017, 05:22:46 PM
Yay, you found it.  ;)
 

Larry McCaughn

September 11, 2017, 01:07:13 PM
looks like you're making good progress
 

Blue Steel

September 07, 2017, 10:34:19 PM
yay recent topics are working again in the center of the home page :)
 

Larry McCaughn

July 12, 2017, 05:46:33 PM
Blue Steel is back running the show.  Maybe he'll be able to build some steam in the ole place!
 

Blue Steel

June 26, 2017, 04:58:41 AM
hope i didn't scare too many of you
 

Blue Steel

June 26, 2017, 04:58:12 AM
Boo, i'm still here alive and well , see my post in introductions

MikeHart

July 25, 2016, 01:43:24 AM
That sounds cool. Have to chekc out IWBasic in the next days.
 

Larry McCaughn

July 22, 2016, 11:47:00 PM
I'm hoping to issue a new maintenance release to the IWBasic 3.x IDE in the next few weeks and Larry Sikes has released an update to the Linux version of IWBasic and is currently working on the 64bit version of IWBasic.  Progress should speed up since he has retired and has apparently resolved his m

MikeHart

July 19, 2016, 02:53:02 PM
Anything interesting going on around BASIC?
 

Larry McCaughn

July 18, 2016, 09:14:12 AM
Hello Mike

MikeHart

July 16, 2016, 04:33:25 PM
Hi there all!
 

pistol350

June 24, 2016, 03:41:10 AM
Hello all!
I'm still around although less active!