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Thread: Bots? Hacks? Fake news? Anyone know?

  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by MadMax View Post
    Gary & the moderators are going to be busy weeding this lot out.
    When I was a mod, members had to be approved. Is this still the case? Of course, sometimes it's hard to know the intent of a new "member".

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    Administrator G Man's Avatar
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    Rest easy fellas...

    Fully aware. I have been dealing with this for several months now. Every night I manually look at each and every new members account awaiting approval.

    Just because you guys see their new account doesn't mean I have approved them... yet... or maybe I have already deleted the account approval request.

    I cannot keep up with deleting the whole account, so after I have deleted the account approval request the account is still on the member list. They cannot post or do not have any permissions at all.

    There is a more aggressive means of manually thwarting the spam attackers, but it is massively more work for me and I don't know if I am up to it yet...


    Keep an eye open though and let me know if you think they manage to get anybody's info. They do not stop attacking... Grrrrrrr.....

    G Man
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    Thanks G Man for all the time and effort you put into this site
    Tha can allus tell a Yorkshireman, but they can't tell him much

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    Keep up the good work
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    When I use to run a game server, I was able to block an entire IP range, not just one IP at a time. I don't know if this is a possibility with the forum software, but may be worth looking into to see if you can, if all these bad member requests are from the same country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solo2racr View Post
    When I use to run a game server, I was able to block an entire IP range, not just one IP at a time. I don't know if this is a possibility with the forum software, but may be worth looking into to see if you can, if all these bad member requests are from the same country.

    Yes, a huge amount from RU... I have almost done ranges, but I hate to have some honest members blocked by mistake. I guess I will have to take a chance and possibly sacrifice a few for the betterment of the forum. We'll see

    G Man
    You can NEVER have too many motorcycles!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by G Man View Post
    Yes, a huge amount from RU... I have almost done ranges, but I hate to have some honest members blocked by mistake. I guess I will have to take a chance and possibly sacrifice a few for the betterment of the forum. We'll see

    G Man
    I wrestled with that same question. Ultimately, in my case, I didn't find enough honest players to to justify not doing it......so I did.

    FWIW.....I only remember ONE active member in all the time I have been here on this forum that was legit and from Russia.
    Last edited by solo2racr; 01-26-2017 at 09:13 PM.

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    Was the SR400/SR500 ever sold in Russia for so many of them wanting to join the forum ? I think you conscience should be clear to block any IP addresses that constantly cause problems
    Tha can allus tell a Yorkshireman, but they can't tell him much

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    Tracyhow and TracyUnfip.....Both on at the same time. Guaranteed bots or hacks. I have seen them both before.

    Edit) 1 hour later and both are on again. I also see that they are banned.
    Last edited by solo2racr; 06-17-2017 at 11:37 PM.

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