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Spammer attacks

King B IX

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Report this Jul. 30 2012, 8:56 am

These are not Denial of Service attacks.  Just simple Spam attacks

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Jul. 30 2012, 10:19 am

Quote: King B IX @ Jul. 30 2012, 8:56 am

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>These are not Denial of Service attacks.  Just simple Spam attacks

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Both... When the spam is coming in, the servers throw errors and the rest of us are denied the services of the website.  Now if the servers were scaled to handle the load... that would be a different story.  And if the admins would start using some heuristics.... this would greatly cut down on the spam.


Ms.Robota

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Report this Jul. 30 2012, 6:16 pm

And now they have a "revoking of priveleges" system which is supposed to combat spambots, but if your internet constantly freezes and you double-click the "Submit" button a couple times, that can also trigger the "revoking".


This just happened to me and I'm very much annoyed.


I wonder how long it will be before I hear back from tech support? Sigh.


Thanks, Steph, for letting me borrow your account for a while, lol.

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Jul. 30 2012, 7:43 pm

We're now at 2+ days without the Admins showing up to clean up the last attack....  How long will it be this time?

K0rN99

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Report this Jul. 31 2012, 1:01 am

the spammer attacked mad crazy


im still not over it


dame!!! Cha Cha Cha


He must have wasted his whole day spamming that kinda anger is dangerous crazy. Had to say my jist of it.

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Jul. 31 2012, 10:07 am

And here's another one.... 3 days and still no response from the Admins from the last one...

megan512

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Report this Jul. 31 2012, 10:21 am

I can't believe they haven't said anything. Actually, I'm not surprised. The Admins haven't been around much, have they?


"Captain, life is not a dream." - Spock "Can you please continue the petty bickering? I find it quite intriguing." - Data

K0rN99

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Report this Jul. 31 2012, 10:29 am

there comes a point in a directors life when the actions of others are out of their control.  They can't change that, humans are individuals able to think and be free of their actions. I think the administration is letting things slide because some people need to learn from their actions, and some of us learn the hard way.


Think of it like this, if god never gave us free will and he controlled our every action whhere would we be? Why would we care about life if we knew we had no control over are destiny?

Reedworftripparis

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Report this Jul. 31 2012, 10:36 am

Quote: Ms.Robota @ Jul. 30 2012, 6:16 pm

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>And now they have a "revoking of priveleges" system which is supposed to combat spambots, but if your internet constantly freezes and you double-click the "Submit" button a couple times, that can also trigger the "revoking".

>This just happened to me and I'm very much annoyed.

>I wonder how long it will be before I hear back from tech support? Sigh.

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I still never heard back and that was over a month ago. The only reason I got reinstated was because a thread was created by wissa when 4 or 5 of us got revoked for the same reason...simply by being on at the time of the spam attacks. Maybe try that thread? Servalan Fan actually posted what they did to get a response, I believe posted in that thread.


Sorry I couldn't be of anymore help.


"Reed Alert, that's not bad"...Malcolm Reed

K0rN99

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Report this Jul. 31 2012, 10:46 am

Quote: FleetAdmiral_BamBam @ Jul. 31 2012, 10:07 am

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>And here's another one.... 3 days and still no response from the Admins from the last one...

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Im not another one you dingus, stop pointing the finger at people and man up.

Reedworftripparis

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Report this Jul. 31 2012, 11:01 am

Quote: Reedworftripparis @ Jul. 31 2012, 10:36 am

Quote: Ms.Robota @ Jul. 30 2012, 6:16 pm

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>And now they have a "revoking of priveleges" system which is supposed to combat spambots, but if your internet constantly freezes and you double-click the "Submit" button a couple times, that can also trigger the "revoking".

>This just happened to me and I'm very much annoyed.

>I wonder how long it will be before I hear back from tech support? Sigh.

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I still never heard back and that was over a month ago. The only reason I got reinstated was because a thread was created by wissa when 4 or 5 of us got revoked for the same reason...simply by being on at the time of the spam attacks. Maybe try that thread? Servalan Fan actually posted what they did to get a response, I believe posted in that thread.

Sorry I couldn't be of anymore help.


 


The thread is called The System Banning People Automatically and it is listed in the startrek.com section. I think now it's page 3 of the forum. 


"Reed Alert, that's not bad"...Malcolm Reed

Vger23

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Report this Jul. 31 2012, 11:34 am

What is driving this behavior? Who is responsible?

Ms.Robota

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Report this Jul. 31 2012, 11:39 am

Reedworftripparis: thank you for the info! This certainly has been a discouraging development, to say the least.

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Jul. 31 2012, 12:52 pm

Quote: K0rN99 @ Jul. 31 2012, 10:46 am

Quote: FleetAdmiral_BamBam @ Jul. 31 2012, 10:07 am

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>And here's another one.... 3 days and still no response from the Admins from the last one...

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Im not another one you dingus, stop pointing the finger at people and man up.

I wasn't talking about you... unless the shoe fits.  We got a few hundred spams using different variations of "Chud is Here" followed by some number.


FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Jul. 31 2012, 12:55 pm

Quote: Vger23 @ Jul. 31 2012, 11:34 am

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>What is driving this behavior? Who is responsible?

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Insanity


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