November 07, 2015


I am being spammed, for the first time since I required logins. This particular vermin has gotten himself an account here. And I can't figure out how to ban him.

I've already cleaned up here three times and I'm sure there will be more.

So until Pixy waves the magic wand and destroys his account, I'll be engaging in combat here. The reason I'm posting this is that it's entirely possible I'll fuck up when deleting the spams and will bag a legitimate comment from one of you.

If so, please forgive me. It won't be because I hate you and want you to go away. It'll be because I'm stupid and careless.

UPDATE: Crisis over.

UPDATE: Apparently not; the war continues. I wonder if the vermin has an unexpired cookie, even if his account has been cancelled, and thus still looks like he's logged in?

UPDATE: No further attacks. I think that was just the corpse twitching.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Site Stuff at 07:14 PM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 Somehow, his account burned down, fell over, and sank into the swamp.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 07, 2015 08:04 PM (PiXy!)

2 Thank you very much. (But what about the huge tracts of land?)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at November 07, 2015 08:08 PM (+rSRq)

3 Looks like they're back.

Posted by: Wonderduck at November 07, 2015 09:27 PM (a12rG)

4 It does look like they somehow managed to crack the registration of new accounts, so banning of each one isn't going to help.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at November 08, 2015 09:18 AM (XOPVE)

5 The names being used for the messages were all different but they were all the same account. I don't think anything got "cracked"; I think some human signed up here and then loaded his spambot with the appropriate information.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at November 08, 2015 11:43 AM (+rSRq)

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