Any way to stop the SPAM attack??

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btompkins0112
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by btompkins0112

Seems as we are in the midst of a bit of a SPAM attack.....

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addictR1
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by addictR1

When I saw your post, I didn't know what you were referring to. Now I know... Maybe use Barracuda Networks firewall?

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kulivontot
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by kulivontot

Can you set a limit on posts per hour for new users or something?

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Frankie - B
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by Frankie - B

Phew, I think I just killed at least 120 posts and blocked at least a dozen IP's. The spam wave should be finished by now.
'Tape was made to wrap your GF's gifts, NOT hold a freakin tire on.'

Beancouter
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by Beancouter

Perhaps a cunning way for a newbie to get post count up so they can use personal classifieds!

[WINKING FACE]

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Frankie - B
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by Frankie - B

Oh, and add another 76 to that total as there were a lot of spam posts in the for sale section as well.
'Tape was made to wrap your GF's gifts, NOT hold a freakin tire on.'

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Frankie - B
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by Frankie - B

aaaand add another 98 more.
'Tape was made to wrap your GF's gifts, NOT hold a freakin tire on.'

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btompkins0112
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by btompkins0112

Damn! Crazy stuff going on.....go Frankie, go! It's like a video game.....kill the spammers!

rijndael
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by rijndael

Do you use any anti-spam addons like Spam-O-Matic/SFS?
http://www.stopforumspam.com/

On the few other forums that I help admin, they make a big difference. We have episodes about once every 4 or 5 months, for a day or so, then it's otherwise clam.

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jipperd
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by jipperd

Killing ip's like a madman over here as well.

zulu695
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by zulu695

All fine but I was banned for no apparent reason and all my post were deleted why ?

I am not a spammer at all....I barely had 10 or 15 post maybe.... was really surprised to see my IP banned at work and my account completely deleted with all my posts. :(

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Frankie - B
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by Frankie - B

Whoops, collateral damage. we're sorry for that. let us see if we can open your work ip again. were you posting under the same username?
'Tape was made to wrap your GF's gifts, NOT hold a freakin tire on.'

zulu695
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by zulu695

Thanks Frankie, yes I created a new account with the same username. As for the work IP, I will check Monday at work.

Thanks for your help. :)

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Frankie - B
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by Frankie - B

Thanks for taking it so lightly. When you have the IP, please PM it to me. I'll bedlock it ASAP.
'Tape was made to wrap your GF's gifts, NOT hold a freakin tire on.'

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zulu695
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by zulu695

Hi Frankie, not having enough post to pm, do you check your email or is there a place I can post the IP address?

Thanks

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