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#1 Frigidman™

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 08:42 AM

Due to some crafty asshole, who wrote a script that would create a spammy private message and send to each person on the forum in turn ... I have removed the ability to send private messages for general members.

If you are a trusted member, and regular, and wish to do private messages more than 1 per day... you can be elevated to "Members+" and have more freedom.

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#2 Janichsan

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 09:39 AM

Yeah, I had to ban a couple of spam accounts this morning... :glare:

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#3 Atticus

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 09:51 AM

I got all excited for a second when I saw the notification. I have a friend! Sad.
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#4 nick68k

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 11:31 AM

Oh man, so Busty Nina isn't real? *sadface*
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#5 Frigidman™

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 12:12 PM

Right ..... sorry guys ...... no new busty friends for you!

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 12:18 PM

No busty friends???  Good bye, Atticus. :(

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We got hammered with 5 times the normal spammer signups since yesterday morning!  Time to bust out the ban hammer.
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#7 Frigidman™

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 12:31 PM

Increased the strictness on the lower tiers of guests/validating/new members. Anyone truly willing to join the community will understand the hoops they have to go through and post approval waiting game. They can blame the spammers.

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#8 Sneaky Snake

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 12:39 PM

I was promised nudes if I clicked the link. Upon clicking the link and giving away all my information I still see no nudes. Can a mod help me with this ?
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#9 the Battle Cat

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 01:02 PM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 02 March 2021 - 12:39 PM, said:

I was promised nudes if I clicked the link. Upon clicking the link and giving away all my information I still see no nudes. Can a mod help me this ?

Matt Diamond will be happy to send you his nudes.
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#10 Sneaky Snake

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 01:05 PM

Noted. Looking forward to them Matt :)
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#11 Matt Diamond

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 10:12 PM

The joke is on the spammers. All that effort just to reach maybe 10 active forum members, tops. :-)

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 02 March 2021 - 01:02 PM, said:

Matt Diamond will be happy to send you his nudes.

In this case, no nudes is most definitely good news.

But I'll tell you what, if I get 1,000 beans on this post then I will reconsider.

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#12 Thain Esh Kelch

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 10:51 PM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 02 March 2021 - 10:12 PM, said:

In this case, no nudes is most definitely good news.

But I'll tell you what, if I get 1,000 beans on this post then I will reconsider.
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#13 Frigidman™

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Posted 03 March 2021 - 06:39 AM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 02 March 2021 - 10:12 PM, said:

The joke is on the spammers. All that effort just to reach maybe 10 active forum members, tops. :-)

Sadly, it caused the server to be reported as a spam source, and the hosting company sent a nasty email to Tuncer about it. The Eye of Sauron Is Upon Us!!!!11!!0

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#14 Thain Esh Kelch

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Posted 03 March 2021 - 07:51 AM

Well, I do estimate that about now, approximately 40% of the content on this site could be considered spam.. We don't really behave as intellectual grown ups. :cool:


Edit: Okay, perhaps Matt can be considered an adult, as he didn't send nudes around, despite being provoked to do so. I propose we promote him to the title of mom. Or MILF, if he actually gets his 1000 beans on that post, and follows up on it (Nudge, nudge someone with admin powers who can edit the number of beans on posts).
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#15 nick68k

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Posted 03 March 2021 - 12:29 PM

View PostFrigidman™, on 03 March 2021 - 06:39 AM, said:

Sadly, it caused the server to be reported as a spam source, and the hosting company sent a nasty email to Tuncer about it. The Eye of Sauron Is Upon Us!!!!11!!0
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#16 the Battle Cat

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Posted 03 March 2021 - 01:02 PM

View PostFrigidman™, on 03 March 2021 - 06:39 AM, said:

Sadly, it caused the server to be reported as a spam source, and the hosting company sent a nasty email to Tuncer about it. The Eye of Sauron Is Upon Us!!!!11!!0

That doesn't make sense, we were spammed, we didn't spam anybody.  Did the spammer use us to send spam to other sites?

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 03 March 2021 - 07:51 AM, said:

(Nudge, nudge someone with admin powers who can edit the number of beans on posts).

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#17 Frigidman™

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Posted 03 March 2021 - 02:17 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 03 March 2021 - 01:02 PM, said:

That doesn't make sense, we were spammed, we didn't spam anybody.  Did the spammer use us to send spam to other sites?

By using the forum Private Message system to send a single message to every other user on the forum ... all those users had an 'email' sent to them with that private message notification. Effectively causing "spam" to originate from our server to email boxes, and then subsequently being seen/marked/flagged/reported as spam coming from this server by various email services.

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Posted 03 March 2021 - 03:44 PM

Well, it brought me back to the site after a long, unintended absence, so there’s that!

#19 Atticus

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Posted 03 March 2021 - 04:09 PM

You know what all this means??? THE PANDEMIC IS OVER!
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#20 Matt Diamond

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Posted 03 March 2021 - 06:39 PM

View Postdoctorpuppet, on 03 March 2021 - 03:44 PM, said:

Well, it brought me back to the site after a long, unintended absence, so there’s that!
Interesting! A promise of nude pictures may get a lot of other people back too.

The promise of me posting my own nudes will surely send them running away again.

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