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Old 02-26-2016, 01:09 AM   #61 (permalink)
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I bet that thing loves to eat fingers.
It's possible, but I've never even come close to having an accident. I experience much less fatigue and might even be less likely to have an accident as a result.
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Old 02-26-2016, 09:29 PM   #62 (permalink)
 
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The spambot is posting about every minute. Not good...It's not going to go away. It's a bot.
When this spurious activity overloads the server, your hosting company is going to take this site down (500) to stop the attack. Been there.
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The spambot is posting about every minute. Not good...It's not going to go away. It's a bot.
When this spurious activity overloads the server, your hosting company is going to take this site down (500) to stop the attack. Been there.
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You're talking to the wrong people. Only moderators are watching the shop right now and we have none of those powers, as previously discussed. There are different IP addresses being used but when I ban someone I check to see if there are other registered users with the same IP address and delete those. Both accounts that were spamming this evening were from different IP addresses.
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You're talking to the wrong people. Only moderators are watching the shop right now and we have none of those powers, as previously discussed. There are different IP addresses being used but when I ban someone I check to see if there are other registered users with the same IP address and delete those. Both accounts that were spamming this evening were from different IP addresses.

I understand. In that case, there is not much that can be done, aside from banning the users.

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You're talking to the wrong people. Only moderators are watching the shop right now and we have none of those powers, as previously discussed. There are different IP addresses being used but when I ban someone I check to see if there are other registered users with the same IP address and delete those. Both accounts that were spamming this evening were from different IP addresses.
I am not a computer geek, but it probably still comes from the same computer. There are static IP addresses (most likely all of us "normal" people use this) and there are dynamic IP addresses which can be changed constantly through certain programs for the purpose of spamming or other nuisances.
Sooner than later we need something like the proposed Captcha or similar things in place.
Big "Thanks" again to all the moderators and hopefully the founder and administrator of this great forum still shows a little interest in it.

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Old 02-28-2016, 02:10 AM   #68 (permalink)
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I am not a computer geek, but it probably still comes from the same computer. There are static IP addresses (most likely all of us "normal" people use this) and there are dynamic IP addresses which can be changed constantly through certain programs for the purpose of spamming or other nuisances.
Sooner than later we need something like the proposed Captcha or similar things in place.
Big "Thanks" again to all the moderators and hopefully the founder and administrator of this great forum still shows a little interest in it.
I have little doubt that it's coming from the same computer. My response was in regards to Celine's suggestion of blocking the IP address. That would not work in this case.

In addition, that's not something that I or other moderators can do nor the implementation of a captcha registration process. These things have already been discussed and continuing to bring them up is of no benefit to this thread. The people reading the thread already understand what would help.

The moderators are acting on problems and just putting out fires before they get big again because that's the best we can do.
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Old 02-28-2016, 02:16 AM   #69 (permalink)
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The Admin does reply to most of my emails eventually so I did just email him asking if he could look into implementing such as a Captcha in the registration process. We'll see....
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Old 02-28-2016, 05:14 PM   #70 (permalink)
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FYI - Jarred replied to my email and said he will make some changes to help get this taken care of. Like many of us, I think he has a busy family life.
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◆ handle the real embassy notarization (ie, returned overseas students to prove unsuccessful charge !!!)

◆ Ministry of Education to handle foreign academic degree certificate. (Available online for permanent archiving, fast and secure, return to the development, the civil service exam, settled into the state-owned enterprises, foreign invested enterprises, entrepreneurship, no sorrow)
◆ handle each university diploma States (one to one the world's elite professional services, can monitor the whole track progress)

◆ full range of services: Diplomas, transcripts, real embassy notarization, the Ministry of Education's certification. Allowing you to return to the development of confidence!

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We sincerely remind the majority of students Friends:
A The industry market confusion, do not just freeloaders, whether real or top-level version 1: 1 copy version, will have a corresponding cost on the inside, we absolutely guarantee you pay for!
II.'s Real embassy certification and certified by the Ministry of Education, in full accordance with the formal process of formalities. Free to go to Beijing to submit the Ministry of Education and the window to get results! ! ! There are a number of peers can only handle authentication queries out 1-3 months or so, is not the official website of the Ministry of Education in the fake website, it is impossible to permanently archived. Is the student as irresponsible, when in the process must be careful!
III. Progress can be monitored at any time, we'll give you clearly see, every penny you invested can really pay off if you do not think is worth, can suspend payment.

Notify ------- The company recruit agents all over the city, all matters relating to the lowest price, quality and efficiency to ensure credibility, customers' personal information confidential.

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Q / micro-channel 541 520 157 diploma transcript return proof of qualifications certified letter remain permanently available online archive

★ apply to stay telecommunications network certification. (After the national professional certification center certificate issued warehousing, query personal identification information in the network, synchronous reads talent network storage information.)
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◆ handle the real embassy notarization (ie, returned overseas students to prove unsuccessful charge !!!)

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◆ handle each university diploma States (one to one the world's elite professional services, can monitor the whole track progress)

◆ full range of services: Diplomas, transcripts, real embassy notarization, the Ministry of Education's certification. Allowing you to return to the development of confidence!

◆ can provide stamp, watermark, bronzing, laser security, convex version, the latest version of the diploma, so you absolutely one hundred percent satisfied with the design, printing, DHL Express; diploma, transcripts, certified by the Ministry of Education's embassy, ​​fast.

We sincerely remind the majority of students Friends:
A The industry market confusion, do not just freeloaders, whether real or top-level version 1: 1 copy version, will have a corresponding cost on the inside, we absolutely guarantee you pay for!
II.'s Real embassy certification and certified by the Ministry of Education, in full accordance with the formal process of formalities. Free to go to Beijing to submit the Ministry of Education and the window to get results! ! ! There are a number of peers can only handle authentication queries out 1-3 months or so, is not the official website of the Ministry of Education in the fake website, it is impossible to permanently archived. Is the student as irresponsible, when in the process must be careful!
III. Progress can be monitored at any time, we'll give you clearly see, every penny you invested can really pay off if you do not think is worth, can suspend payment.

Notify ------- The company recruit agents all over the city, all matters relating to the lowest price, quality and efficiency to ensure credibility, customers' personal information confidential.

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Cant you just add an Audio captcha or picture based one and delete all their current accounts?
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Folks, please read prior comments. The moderators have no ability to perform administrative tasks such as changing the registration process. A captcha has been recommended numerous times, there is no benefit to doing so again. Jarred, our forum admin, did say he would get to work on this but all of us have other responsibilities in life also.
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Has the General Discussion been hacked ?
All i see is Chinese Font on all Subjects , Haven't click on the links for fear of Virus!.

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No hacking; just a bot spamming the forum. The admin can't be bothered to do anything about it.
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They are doing what they can within their power to handle this. Besides not being paid for their work and having their own lives, I don't believe they have the tools to alter the membership process; they can only ban and delete. I certainly appreciate their efforts.
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Sorry, was working too late last night and today was busy, finally got to it and deleted the 412 spam messages and banned the member. Stay tuned for next round.
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