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Offline Sassafras

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SpamBots... flood of activity and news of their "shut down"
« on: November 13, 2008, 09:50:55 AM »
In the last few days everyone has experienced a flood of spam.  Simple Machine Forums are no different.

Here at MCF, I have had to delete many spammers and stop others from activating their accounts.  These spammers provided nefarious material in posts and in their profiles.  I had to take some action against these spambots by adding a mod which asks random questions during registration.  Currently, I am approving anyone who joins so I can keep an eye on the activity of the forum.   ^:|--  So far, all is good.

Mick shared with me an article http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27689714/ this morning about the flood of spam everyone has been experiencing.  It is great news and a must read!!

This next week I will take down some of the barbed wire and high fences.

Warmly
Sassafras


It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens. ~~Baha'u'llah

The chief idols in the desecrated temple of mankind are none other than the triple gods of Nationalism, Racialism and Communism, at whose altars governments and peoples, whether democratic or totalitarian, at peace or at war, of the East or of the West, Christian or Islamic, are, in various forms and in different degrees, now worshiping. ~~Shoghi Effendi, The Promised Day is Come