Forum Spam Cleanup

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kimberly
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Forum Spam Cleanup

Post by kimberly » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:41 am

Hi all!

Sorry for all the spam this last week on this forum! We noticed that starting mid last week we were getting a lot of spam messages... and it was only getting worse! Removing them constantly was like mopping with the tap open (a Dutch phrase that goes along very well with this situation :D).

These are the measures we took in the last few days:
  • Removed all spam and banned/deleted the users responsible for it
  • Changed the signup procedure. We first tried recaptcha but that didn't work, so now every registered user have to be accepted by one of us administrators. Please contact us if your account has not been activated yet
  • Removed all suspicious looking inactive users from the last 3 years and removed all inactive users earlier than 2017
If these counter measures resulted in us removing one of your post or removing/banning your profile (and you are an actual user of the forum), Sorry about that! Please send Bitcraze an email and we will look into how to recover your profile and messages.



kristoffer
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Re: Forum Spam Cleanup

Post by kristoffer » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:01 am

We have now installed CleanTalk and hope that this will keep the forum clean from spam and rouge users.
Let's hope for the best!

Please let us know if you run into any problems when creating users or posting.

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