Spam Deletion

Discussion in 'General Chit-chat' started by Sirlin, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. Sirlin

    Sirlin Steward of the Realm Staff Member

    I've upgraded Vbulletin to the latest version, patching some security problems. I fixed the problem I had with banning users, so spam bots can finally be banned. Six such bots have been banned so far, and when the current ones post again, they will be banned too, in addition to posts deleted.

    Also, registration now requires a couple more things to discourage the bots.

    --Sirlin
     
  2. Echolocating

    Echolocating New Member

    Thanks, Sirlin!

    There’s still quite a bit of spam in some of the genuine topics, but this is awesome. If this remaining spam ever gets cleaned out completely, Judiketty might be a tough one to notice at a quick glance.
     
  3. Master Knight DH

    Master Knight DH New Member

    Good job. And good riddance to the spam trash.

    Speaking of spam trash, Sirlin, are you able to recover posts from the old board?
     
  4. Sirlin

    Sirlin Steward of the Realm Staff Member

    Seven additional bots were banned today and more spam topics deleted.

    Master Knight DH: The old boards still exist here: http://www.sirlin.net/.mycgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi

    I do not know how to import the old posts, and I'm not really sure if I should bother with it. Maybe we're better off letting old spam lie now that there is a hope of removing all of it from the current boards.

    --Sirlin
     
  5. LordRodric

    LordRodric New Member

    It's Christmas come early! Hope I'm not celebrating too soon. =D
     
  6. Master Knight DH

    Master Knight DH New Member

    Well, as long as the posts can be found again. This place looks underdeveloped because the good posts on the old board aren't around. Besides, I'd rather be able to view them for reference.
     

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