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Old 31-07-2019, 23:18   #1
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Post Holy moley, what was that?

That was a lot of !
Bloody hell, what a flood of bots last two days. Isn't it time to install some "I am not a robot" registration add-on or so?

If I can help, please let me know. I'd like to keep this ancient thing alive.
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Old 01-08-2019, 15:32   #2
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The problem was that I had to reset my password recently, but overwrote that entry with another password in my password manager. Password recovery didn't work, the server was overloaded with traffic. Yesterday I discovered that the program keeps a history, so only then I could do something. Propain is on holiday, so he couldn't be of much help. Having you as a backup would be good I think, I'll talk to PP about that when he gets back.

As for anti robot, I've set it to manual verification now. See if that works. Now I have to manually delete bots and posts.
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Old 01-08-2019, 15:40   #3
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Hol' up a minute, I'm a robot. I take offense to this.
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Old 01-08-2019, 16:42   #4
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Hol' up a minute, I'm a robot. I take offense to this.
The hardest part of all this is to distinguish regular spam from high quality spam.
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Old 01-08-2019, 21:49   #5
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On the bright side, I've finally figured out an efficient way to remove all this crap. Unfortunately the server doesn't like deleting more than 1000 threads at once, so it's still a bit of manual labor.
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Old 02-08-2019, 15:02   #6
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Only 1000 threads at a time. That reveals the size of the flood.

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Hol' up a minute, I'm a robot. I take offense to this.
I meant no offense. I'm sure we can make an exception for you.
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Old 02-08-2019, 17:17   #7
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Well, this forum code is very old...
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Old 03-08-2019, 03:29   #8
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Aren't we all
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Dude, that is so rude.
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