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Maximum links per post temporarily set to 2

PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:30 am
by Mr.Yuck
We are currently under a massive Chinese Spambot attack. (Despite having a "block all of China" blocklist, they aren't all they're cracked up to be). The spambots are posting 10-15 links per post, so we've temporarily set the maximum number of links in a post to two. We often go months at a time spam free, they just happen to be temporarily hitting us.

Re: Maximum links per post temporarily set to 2

PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:04 am
by Mr.Yuck
OK, link away, people. This particularly nasty 2 week attack by CAPTCHA defeating, htaccess blocklist defeating (a first for me) Spambots has been repelled. Another way to block them (they were coming from only 5 different China IP address blocks) has been implemented. The 2 link limit, in case no one noticed, totally defeated their purpose in life, to post links (the posts would show up linkless), but that was no deterrent, they were bots, and didn't care. :mrgreen: