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 Post subject: Re: Bots
PostPosted: December 4th, 2016, 10:42 pm 
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Thanks for getting ahold of her Aredhel, and thanks to you Will for taking care of it. :D Much appreciated!

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 Post subject: Re: Bots
PostPosted: August 10th, 2017, 4:27 pm 
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Got another couple bots on the boards.

viewtopic.php?f=48&t=23136&p=1257901#p1257901

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 Post subject: Re: Bots
PostPosted: August 12th, 2017, 8:13 pm 
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...and another... trying to quote an old post...

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=14&start=208

It appears the spammerbots have found this place. They almost brought down TORC a few weeks ago, and th eonly reason they didn't was because of one single active mod there who worked very hard to get rid of the spam. They seem to leaving that place alone, but I fear that without active moderation here, this place will soon be clogged with this crap.

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 Post subject: Re: Bots
PostPosted: August 12th, 2017, 8:31 pm 
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Was that “Azgard07” in “Forum Matters » Parth Galen (Polling) » How did you find Arwen-Undomiel.com?” yesterday?

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 Post subject: Re: Bots
PostPosted: August 16th, 2017, 9:45 am 
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Yeah, they always come in waves from time to time. I don't know why. I will tag a mod on facebook and let them know we have been having issues. Maybe we can get one to come on and deal with the issue.

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 Post subject: Re: Bots
PostPosted: September 22nd, 2017, 9:03 pm 
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Thank you Will for keeping an eye on this place!
I have noted that a new name with similar construction has been registering every day for the last few days. The web url they are using is similar. I believe these new registrants are 'sleeper' bots that will wait and not be heard from until they are. A similar thing happened on TORC a few months back and when they did start up, they almost brought the site down. There was one mod struggling to keep up, and finally when the bots managed to corrupt the site code, it went offline for about a week until the site admin/owner reworked the front end. Hoping this doesn't happen here, but the pattern so far is the same.

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 Post subject: Re: Bots
PostPosted: September 23rd, 2017, 4:15 pm 
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Loverly.... :/

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 Post subject: Re: Bots
PostPosted: October 11th, 2017, 10:27 pm 
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I notice this latest influx seems to be names with no space or capitalization.
Maybe they were clued in and threw a couple capitol letters in.

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 Post subject: Re: Bots
PostPosted: October 12th, 2017, 2:08 pm 
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The Internet seems plagued by an increasing number of bots, worms, Trojans, and viruses; notwithstanding all of the hacking issues: and the general user has minimal protection.

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 Post subject: Re: Bots
PostPosted: Yesterday, 6:46 pm 
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Oh what an exciting time to be on a site with no supervision, hierarchy, or security measures from a moderated base of sound minded individuals... o_O

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 Post subject: Re: Bots
PostPosted: Today, 3:47 am 
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Jax Nova wrote:
Oh what an exciting time to be on a site with no supervision, hierarchy, or security measures from a moderated base of sound minded individuals... o_O



Lol, yeah, kindalike free ranging in a ghost town. I'm striving to keep up the RP archiving, and I have structured a new board to take over should this place ever go down the toilet.

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 Post subject: Re: Bots
PostPosted: Today, 5:51 am 
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Hanasian wrote:
Jax Nova wrote:
Oh what an exciting time to be on a site with no supervision, hierarchy, or security measures from a moderated base of sound minded individuals... o_O



Lol, yeah, kindalike free ranging in a ghost town. I'm striving to keep up the RP archiving, and I have structured a new board to take over should this place ever go down the toilet.


Hey guys,
I understand that it must be frustrating that some issues cannot be resolved here as good or as quickly as on busy, good running message boards. Sadly, for now you're stuck with just me and it's hard not to take these comments above as criticism. AU is not as popular anymore as it was in the past and a lot of its loyal members have moved on and so have its moderators. Like for you all, RL is extremely busy and stressful now and then and I just don't have the time to spend more time here as a mod than I do now. So please bear with me.

What I can do is message the other retired mods and Arweb to discuss how to handle security issues on the board. Also, it might be possible to appoint a new mod, who does have time to get things done.

For now, I will keep an eye on the new members and delete all those who appear to be bots and contact the other mods.

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