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WOW! Spam


  1. Talaki34
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    Talaki34

    Looks like the wind brought with it an extra load this morning.

    Your delete finger must be very tired.

    Posted 2 years ago #         
  2. anonyme
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    It's pretty outrageous when the spam wipes out every valid post on the board. Where's technology when you need it?

    Posted 2 years ago #         
  3. We have technology. The state-of-the-art filter (Akismet) catches 99.9 percent of the spam posts. Still working on trying to stop the .1 from getting through. It is not a WSB-unique problem; other forums around the Web have it worse.

    We watch the admin end when awake and catch many pretty quick but at some point we do have to sleep for a few hours (I made one last round before taking a nap 3-5:30 am). Nothing has been "wiped out"; it just got temporarily pushed down.

    Posted 2 years ago #         
  4. i think in this case the spammers have technology on their side..
    they find a weakness and exploit it...until it is fixed..
    my guess is that they have already found the next window to exploit long before some weary programmer proclaims success :(

    Posted 2 years ago #         
  5. anonyme
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    It sometimes seems as if all the best minds are put to the most perverse purposes...

    Posted 2 years ago #         

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