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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:06 pm 
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Hey there are two spammers in the off topic section, one is selling fake passports and the other is a Russian spam bot.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:04 pm 
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remove the two out of your post there are more

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:11 pm 
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Until Rick swings by and makes it tougher to register we're going to have it up with it.

And you can stop reporting the posts, the only notifications the mods get for them is when we get here, and by that point we can see them.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:15 pm 
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Well they are back, the entire off topic section is a mess of spammers and bots, and 500 Internal Server Error keeps popping up every other time I pick a topic to look at.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:59 pm 
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I hope the picture attaches but we have another batch...and has the names


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:53 am 
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I emailed Rick a couple of days ago and got not reply...it's a losing battle to remove the spam posts so until Rick fixes the issue we're going to be stuck with them.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:21 pm 
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or we give a few ppl the Right to eradicate the Posts, thst way we might Keep them low

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:31 pm 
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cobayashimaru wrote:
or we give a few ppl the Right to eradicate the Posts, thst way we might Keep them low


Only Rick has admin rights on the forum...otherwise the spammers would already have been dealt with.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:55 pm 
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There are SPAMmers on General BattleTech Discussion Forum also.

One way to reduce effectiveness of SPAMmers is if Rick has registration ask a few questions like the way bg.BattleTech.com/forum registration does. If all said questions aren't answered correctly by any SPAMmer, then registration is denied for said SPAMmer because usually SPAMmers don't correctly answer 2nd or 3rd questions. Rick might use each rulesbook to get ideas for questions also.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:39 am 
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Sorry for having missed all these. I'll be spending the day deleting spammers and their posts. Actually, I'm not sure I can make it any more difficult to post, unless I go to manual approval, which I will if I have to. Let me know your thoughts.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:49 am 
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Oh, and Chi, I never received an email, otherwise I'd have been here sooner. Make sure you're using rraisley@bellsouth.net or heavymetal@bellsouth.net. Or Rick@heavymetalpro.com.

Chi, I could make you an Admin if you'd like. But I'm currently working on trying to secure things.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:52 am 
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Okay, first thing I've done is Disable registration. I don't yet see how to make it more secure, but enabled, but will be working on that. Don't know what changed. I do know that the phpbb forums are not up to the latest version of phpbb, and my have someone update it for me. I'm not very confident in doing the update myself.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:49 pm 
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Rick Raisley wrote:
Oh, and Chi, I never received an email, otherwise I'd have been here sooner. Make sure you're using rraisley@bellsouth.net or heavymetal@bellsouth.net. Or Rick@heavymetalpro.com.

Chi, I could make you an Admin if you'd like. But I'm currently working on trying to secure things.


I sent it to Rick@heavymetalpro.com...it's the only address I have for you in my email address book.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:44 pm 
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Awesome! Spammers are worse then door to door sales people

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:20 pm 
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against door-to-door Sales ppl a sign helps:
"please do not disturb the hornets"

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:36 pm 
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Hey Rick, if you do enable registration again, you could require also that a person trying to register to use a mouse to select all pictures of 'Mechs (not ProtoMechs of course, but you could have a couple ProtoMechs pictures to trick SPAMmers) of three to four HeavyMetalPro.com popup subwebpages. And yes, some of those 'Mechs pictures, to be selected, can each be a picture of a LAM in AirMech or aerospace fighter mode to really trick the SPAMmers; and you can have aerospace fighters pictures to trick SPAMmers also if you have LAM pictures that are in aerospace fighter mode. Or if you can't post such subwebpages, you could probably have a webpage of units mentioned above, and you could have a list of questions on registration webpage that require a person to type each name of each unit of said webpage of units.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:46 pm 
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chihawk wrote:
Rick Raisley wrote:
Oh, and Chi, I never received an email, otherwise I'd have been here sooner. Make sure you're using rraisley@bellsouth.net or heavymetal@bellsouth.net. Or Rick@heavymetalpro.com.

Chi, I could make you an Admin if you'd like. But I'm currently working on trying to secure things.


I sent it to Rick@heavymetalpro.com...it's the only address I have for you in my email address book.

Chi, the HMP emails (like the above) are actually forwarded to my normal email (for HMP heavymetal@bellsouth.net). I'm pretty sure there's a place on the forums here, in Admin, that the forwarding address is changed, but it's been so long I can't seem to find it.

Anyone know where/how I set/check that?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:28 pm 
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Hey Rick, Happy New Year 2019 to you and all others that read following text:

Rick, here's another way to reduce spam software topics and spam software replies on your HeavyMetalPro Forums: create a "spam software decoys diversions forum" so that registration requires a spam software to reply to a topic of that "spam software decoys diversions forum" (more than one reply if you desire and more than one topic if you desire); then the spam software replies & spam software topics can be more contained in that "spam software decoys diversions forum" so that they can be more easily located and deleted.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:48 pm 
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Alayne Leung wrote:
Hey Rick, Happy New Year 2019 to you and all others that read following text:

Rick, here's another way to reduce spam software topics and spam software replies on your HeavyMetalPro Forums: create a "spam software decoys diversions forum" so that registration requires a spam software to reply to a topic of that "spam software decoys diversions forum" (more than one reply if you desire and more than one topic if you desire); then the spam software replies & spam software topics can be more contained in that "spam software decoys diversions forum" so that they can be more easily located and deleted.


Another way would be to ban you...

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:31 am 
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Yeah, but then who'd be left?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:54 am 
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Rick Raisley wrote:
Yeah, but then who'd be left?


I might come back. :crazy:

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:49 am 
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a few ppl are on this Forum regularly.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:35 pm 
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I am here, we had a spider last week and we still have the two bats living in the ceiling, I think they are bats....

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:21 pm 
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Ah, yes, Spot and Deoge. :) I sure hope they're being fed. :)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:53 pm 
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I'm still hereI've got nowhere else to go.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:09 pm 
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Any declarative statement, that I'm a SPAM software program designed to post SPAM messages on forum(s), is a disgrace to the entire BT Community.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:14 pm 
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You aren't spam software, you're just a troll.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:37 pm 
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Rick, read my very important private message, that I sent you; it's partly entitled, "So that real life sports", because you might want to think twice or thrice before having chihawk be an Admin.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:36 am 
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I'm not an admin, and have no interest in it. :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:35 am 
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chihawk wrote:
I'm not an admin, and have no interest in it. :lol:


Clearly he doesn't know the difference between admin and the moderator...then again I am still confused about the whole Far Country Novel...

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