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New anti-spam filters in action [updated]


Matt Egan

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Hi guys, as I'm sure you've noticed we are under spam attack.

We have now set up filters to prevent these 'Live streaming' stories posting, but you may have to bear with us while we get on top of what is proving a pretty hardcore attack.

We're hoping these filters will:

(1) block such spam

(2) not affect normal posting

If you do have problems posting on the forum please let us know (for now, email either me or Matt Egan - details on the Contact Us page). If possible please restrict notifications to errors resulting from the new spam filters rather than historical complaints about the forum design etc - at least while we try to repel this attack.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for your patience.

Matt

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Nontek

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A new lot in Absolute Beginners!!

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Mr Mistoffelees

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Round them up Simon and we'll help you set-up a firing squad!

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Mr Mistoffelees

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Sorry, that should be Matt and Simon.

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Matt Egan

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We are, in many ways, interchangeable (but he's the boss!)

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Forum Editor

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Meanwhile, I can only sit, powerless, on the sidelines, and watch the proceedings. It's a new experience for me, and intensely frustrating.

Thanks to those of you who have emailed me, and apologies for my lack of response. I'll be back in London late on Thursday afternoon, but Matt will have things wrapped up long before then.

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simonjary

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I've amended the first post in this thread, following the implementation of new spam filters.

We have now set up filters to prevent these 'Live streaming' stories posting, but you may have to bear with us while we get on top of what is proving a pretty hardcore attack.

We're hoping these filters will:

(1) block such spam

(2) not affect normal posting

If you do have problems posting on the forum please let us know (for now, email either me or Matt Egan - details on the Contact Us page). If possible please restrict notifications to errors resulting from the new spam filters rather than historical complaints about the forum design etc - at least while we try to repel this attack.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for your patience.

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WhiteTruckMan

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Still getting the popup streaming *&%$$!

WTM

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WhiteTruckMan

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While I'm at it, should there be any streaming video on the forum pages? I'm not going to rehash the old argument about adverts, but streaming video I find is consuming precious bandwidth at a time when my alleged 20M connection is limping along at not much better than dial up speeds.

WTM

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