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Forum Registration Temporarily Closed

Post by Jon Hodgson » Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:28 pm

Due to an overwhelming inundation of spam accounts we have temporarily closed new account sign ups at our forums.

Normal service will be resumed in a week or so. Please bear with us, and apologies for the inevitable frustration this will cause. We need to become unattractive to spammers for a little while until they find another target, and we find some better registration options. Thank you.
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Post by Otaku-sempai » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:29 pm

That's unfortunate, but I can see no help for it -- at least in the short-term.
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Post by Falenthal » Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:23 pm

In War of the Ring Boardgame terms, "We're using a Character die to Hide the Fellowship again". :D

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Post by beckett » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:15 pm

I cannot believe this thread just got spammed by a sleeper spam agent. Oh, the irony.

Spam Cop is on the case. ;)
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Post by Rich H » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:56 pm

Think this is for the best until a viable solution can be found. I popped back a couple of weeks back and the sheer amount being posted was crazy. Spend ages deleting threads and posts for a good few hours.
TOR resources thread: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=62
TOR miniatures thread: viewtopic.php?t=885

Fellowship of the Free Tale of Years: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=8318

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Post by misterharry » Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:59 am

Yeah, and it was like that every day for several weeks.

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Post by Rich H » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:17 pm

misterharry wrote:Yeah, and it was like that every day for several weeks.
Crazy stuff, indeed, then.

I noticed last night that I couldn't get onto the forums for about one hour - was getting a bandwidth exceeded, or some such, error. I hope this isn't something to do with the spammers and another strategy/denial of service. Find it really strange that they appear to have targeted an RPG site.
TOR resources thread: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=62
TOR miniatures thread: viewtopic.php?t=885

Fellowship of the Free Tale of Years: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=8318

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Post by Rue » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:07 pm

Rich H wrote: I noticed last night that I couldn't get onto the forums for about one hour - was getting a bandwidth exceeded, or some such, error. I hope this isn't something to do with the spammers and another strategy/denial of service. Find it really strange that they appear to have targeted an RPG site.
I had the same problem a day or two ago and assumed the spammers had sent all their forces to discover The One Ring. :o

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Post by uhu79 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:26 pm

Had the same - looked like a DOS attack

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Post by Rich H » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:58 am

Kicked off again this morning; with porn images, which is... not great to say the least.

Are these old IDs or has registration been re-opened today?
TOR resources thread: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=62
TOR miniatures thread: viewtopic.php?t=885

Fellowship of the Free Tale of Years: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=8318

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