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    Spammers

    Hi all,

    We have seen an increase in spammers trying to access the site. One got through our defences this morning and was quickly banned.

    In the past we have been stopping 6 or so an hour, this has dramatically increased recently. If you see a spam post, please report it using the 'triangle and exclaimation mark' icon that appears on each post to the site : : and we will action it ASAP. Note that you can use this icon to report anything. Eg perhaps you made a spelling mistake in your thread title, let us know and we will fix it. We generally do not fix spelling or grammar unless asked to do so, by the member who posted. But feel free to use the report icon for anything you need us (admins and mods) to action. When you use this, it creates a thread in the moderators area, and it sends an email to every admin and mod. So we can action it in a timely manner for you.

    Here is a log of the last two hours, showing how our defences are holding in most instances. You can also see how some spammers try over and over. However with the increased attempts, comes the increased likelihood that we may see spammers get through and post.

    We try to ensure Ausphotography is free of spam, so we can all get on with enjoying the site and photography.

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    Ausphotography Regular Floribunda's Avatar
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    Thanks for the “heads up” Rick. Those spam statistics amazed me - I am sure all members appreciate the vigilant work that admin and mods do. I am very grateful of your efforts.
    Cheers Lyn.



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    Arch-Σigmoid Ausphotography Regular ameerat42's Avatar
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    Spammers in the works mostly get short shifters here, Lyn
    CC, Image editing OK.

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    Thanks Rick. Forewarned is forearmed.
    Barry

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    Cheers will mark if seen.

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