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post #41 of 52 (permalink) Old 06-26-2020, 11:47 AM
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I used to own and run cx500forum.com and tw200forum.com, and the spam eventually drove me to sell the sites. It was a constant, unending battle of upgrading software, modifying filters, implementing captcha, and none of it worked for very long. By the end I realized I needed staff, and was ready to just shut the forums down (or just not restore them from backup the next time some russian hacker killed them for fun). Went looking for a company to take over, and then got bought out, and it was the Best Day. I ran the cx500 forum in particular for more than a decade, in various forms on various platforms, and the day I let it all go was my Best Day.

Managing spam is hard, unending, tireless, and unappreciated work. It's why so many small forums become part of giant forum-hosting companies, it's just too difficult for one guy to do anymore, because there are so many bad actors that want to destroy just for the sake of destroying. Such is the world we live in now.

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I used to own and run cx500forum.com and tw200forum.com, and the spam eventually drove me to sell the sites. It was a constant, unending battle of upgrading software, modifying filters, implementing captcha, and none of it worked for very long. By the end I realized I needed staff, and was ready to just shut the forums down (or just not restore them from backup the next time some russian hacker killed them for fun). Went looking for a company to take over, and then got bought out, and it was the Best Day. I ran the cx500 forum in particular for more than a decade, in various forms on various platforms, and the day I let it all go was my Best Day.

Managing spam is hard, unending, tireless, and unappreciated work. It's why so many small forums become part of giant forum-hosting companies, it's just too difficult for one guy to do anymore, because there are so many bad actors that want to destroy just for the sake of destroying. Such is the world we live in now.

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I don’t intend to own, or run, this site, but if I (or anyone) could be given admin or mod rights sufficient to remove the odd thread and ban the odd user every now and again...I think I could handle that.

I can’t deny there may be the odd 2-stroke post and picture that might disappear too.....

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Hello,

Sorry for the late response.

I have cleaned out the spam.

If you see any more, please link it here.

Thanks,

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Hello,

Sorry for the late response.

I have cleaned out the spam.

If you see any more, please link it here.

Thanks,

Ed
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71 Yamaha CT175
71 Yamaha JT60
72 Yamaha JT60 (2)
74 Yamaha DT360
75 Yamaha GT80
75 Yamaha DT100
75 Yamaha DT125
75 Yamaha DT175
76 Yamaha DT175
75 Yamaha DT250 (2)
75 Yamaha DT400
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post #45 of 52 (permalink) Old 07-05-2020, 04:59 PM
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Thanks,

Cleared now.

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post #46 of 52 (permalink) Old 07-05-2020, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Ed!

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70 Yamaha CT175
71 Yamaha CT175
71 Yamaha JT60
72 Yamaha JT60 (2)
74 Yamaha DT360
75 Yamaha GT80
75 Yamaha DT100
75 Yamaha DT125
75 Yamaha DT175
76 Yamaha DT175
75 Yamaha DT250 (2)
75 Yamaha DT400
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@VSAdmin - latest dickhead to be purged please.....

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Cleared now.

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@VSAdmin - latest dickhead to be purged please.....

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Cleared fully this time

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I've re-enabled an anti spam service today that had turned off as we needed to renew our license for it. Hopefully that will put stopper on new spam attacks somewhat

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Cleared fully this time

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Hallelujah!

Not sure that anti-spam service you re-enabled is proving very effective though, is it?

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