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    If it's a spam bot, which seems very likely, then there is no person posting those posts but rather a computer controlled by a person who probably set it up to attack many sites. I'm sure the computer doesn't care about view count and the person behind it either. All they want is to trick you into downloading their spyware. People should open the thread so that it gets reported and taken care of asap just don't click on any links in that thread.

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    @ admin and moderators

    Can't we just change the registeration process, so that there is a seeries of numbers/letters that has to be copied out, just liked they do in yahoo and rapidfile. A bot shouldn't be able to register then should they, as you would need a human to imput the letters and numbers.

    Just an idea
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    Quote Originally Posted by JNoel1234
    If it's a spam bot, which seems very likely, then there is no person posting those posts but rather a computer controlled by a person who probably set it up to attack many sites. I'm sure the computer doesn't care about view count and the person behind it either. All they want is to trick you into downloading their spyware. People should open the thread so that it gets reported and taken care of asap just don't click on any links in that thread.
    That's true but I am not sure that this si the same case. In mt ignorance, I don't see how a computer can register on a site like this . . . being ablke to post messages etc.

    @ AlphaDevil:

    that's a very good idea, but maybe Riccardo can't do it unless the forum designers (software providers) make the change. . . not sure how that works, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaDevil2
    @ admin and moderators

    Can't we just change the registeration process, so that there is a seeries of numbers/letters that has to be copied out, just liked they do in yahoo and rapidfile. A bot shouldn't be able to register then should they, as you would need a human to imput the letters and numbers.

    Just an idea
    There already is a confirmation code for you to look at and then type it in when you register.

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    so that thread "BRitney totally f*ck*d up" is a spambot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirako
    so that thread "BRitney totally f*ck*d up" is a spambot?
    Yes, it is as is all the Porn and viral links, do as Moco suggested earlier report it, and then leave, don't prolong it by talking about it in the thread.
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    Well i report and talk but ok will see if i remember it
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    to be forgived and forgotten.

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    Looking at the spam posts, I highly doubt it is a spam bot. But more some guy getting a kick out of it. Only way to get around this deleting posts and user, then blocking ip. But there is always ways aroud it.

    Making the mods actually go thru every account to activate wont help, how can you tell if some one is who they are or not?? You cant on the net.
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    I will check it very soon, you should be able to google it, i may also have to upgrade phpBB as they might have published some new bug fixes..

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    THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANKS ALOT BlackShadow!!!!! ttytytyttytyttytytyytyttyyttyty (thank you) d00d you saved my comp thanks once
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    to be forgived and forgotten.

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    I was just downloading the hwole contents of the forum and my antivirus program said virus found.

    those files where in the directory files of the forum where you normally upload ur pictures and stuff. seems like someone installed uploaded a java or chat similar program and this might even cause all the problems we have, ill def delete the files and deactivate file uploads for user.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riccardo
    I was just downloading the hwole contents of the forum and my antivirus program said virus found.

    those files where in the directory files of the forum where you normally upload ur pictures and stuff. seems like someone installed uploaded a java or chat similar program and this might even cause all the problems we have, ill def delete the files and deactivate file uploads for user.
    Thankyou very much.

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    I always thougt banishedbayou was a spambot!!


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    so the pop-up ads have nothing to do with this then??

    (sorry, but how do u get rid of em... mozilla is set to block em but i still get em)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve
    I always thougt banishedbayou was a spambot!!


    This was an execellent example of how not to spam.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lía
    so the pop-up ads have nothing to do with this then??

    (sorry, but how do u get rid of em... mozilla is set to block em but i still get em)
    Download the Adblock Plus Firefox extension and ads will be a thing of the past: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1865/

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    Quote Originally Posted by JNoel1234
    Quote Originally Posted by Lía
    so the pop-up ads have nothing to do with this then??

    (sorry, but how do u get rid of em... mozilla is set to block em but i still get em)
    Download the Adblock Plus Firefox extension and ads will be a thing of the past: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1865/
    aaaaah thanks =)

    Hasta Luego...

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    do we still have a problem with spamming, could u guys please email me or pm me to give me updates. im really busy right know with assessments.

    i once tried to upgrade forum software but it failed coz i did all code changes manually from 2.0.17 to 21 and i might have made a mistake. took 5 hours well gotta do that again

    Will just upgrade step by step then to see where the mistake is....

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    You should download all of the files that have to do with this forum off your web server and save it to your hard drive. Then setup web server software like apache on your computer and then do all of your testing and upgrades on your computer. Once your satisfied with the results just copy and paste everything back onto the online web server. This should save you alot of headaches and prevent the forum from going down. Recently I haven't noticed any spam but it's still possible for it to happen again.

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