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post Apr 13 2009, 06:45 AM
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I just got a message from Adminstrator.

It said:

Important! New Forum Rules!

and linked to this website => http://f e b l.ru/
without the spaces obviously.
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post Apr 13 2009, 08:10 AM
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its spam, links to some canadian pharmacy site
i got it too

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post Apr 13 2009, 03:39 PM
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A list of admins can be found here. Any links sent from members claiming to be admins who are not on that list are most likely suspicious and thereby should probably be reported.

As a warning, one should always be careful when clicking suspicious links, especially ones linking to Russian websites.

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post Apr 13 2009, 05:13 PM
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It's a spambot guys, we had the same thing happen on the MD forum a couple of days back. IPB has a patch out for it, I suggest you look that up.


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post Apr 14 2009, 02:25 AM
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Teh link didn't even load for me xD crazy russian drug dealers


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post Apr 14 2009, 03:17 AM
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Oh dear, it appears I made the problem worse by deleting the offending spam bot account...
I'll inform someone who has more access to the sever than me.
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post Apr 14 2009, 07:59 AM
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Lol a new account named "terkovskyr" just sent me the same link.


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post Apr 14 2009, 09:48 AM
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Same here. I'll refrain from deleting the account this time.. :$
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post Apr 14 2009, 10:04 AM
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yeah got one from "terkovskyr" today with the topic "Win Prizes"
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post Apr 14 2009, 11:27 AM
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Hey Steve it's a 5 minute fix to stop them without even getting into that server stuff. Stop normal members from sending PM messages and promote members after a certain post account to + members who can use the pm system. cool.gif


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post Apr 14 2009, 02:43 PM
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QUOTE(shayne @ Apr 14 2009, 09:27 PM) *

Hey Steve it's a 5 minute fix to stop them without even getting into that server stuff. Stop normal members from sending PM messages and promote members after a certain post account to + members who can use the pm system. cool.gif

That isn't a very good long term solution though, as newbies who do need pm assistance won't be able to use the service, and regardless, if they can't get their agenda across through personal messages because of some member message limit, they'll just make it so the accounts spam x number of messages all of which promote their agenda, and THEN send their personal messages. That could only make the problem worse.


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post Apr 15 2009, 02:34 AM
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QUOTE(Aardvark @ Apr 14 2009, 04:43 PM) *

That isn't a very good long term solution though, as newbies who do need pm assistance won't be able to use the service, and regardless, if they can't get their agenda across through personal messages because of some member message limit, they'll just make it so the accounts spam x number of messages all of which promote their agenda, and THEN send their personal messages. That could only make the problem worse.


http://forums.invisionpower.com/topic/2829...ip-board-2-3-6/.


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post Apr 18 2009, 10:13 AM
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QUOTE(Aardvark @ Apr 15 2009, 12:43 AM) *

That isn't a very good long term solution though, as newbies who do need pm assistance won't be able to use the service, and regardless, if they can't get their agenda across through personal messages because of some member message limit, they'll just make it so the accounts spam x number of messages all of which promote their agenda, and THEN send their personal messages. That could only make the problem worse.


Hey it's better then them taking advantage of the problem and infecting users. Security to members is more important then some newb who should just post his problem on the forums board because isn't that what it's there for.

Anyway theres been an update see if it stops the problem next time.


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