Good day all,
I don't make it on here too much lately, and sorry for that, because i would have known that the board was being attacked by spam.
The main reason for boards being spammed is new software versions. Whenever the release a new version of software the bugs and holes in the old versions are easy targets for spammers. So unfortunately we weren’t up to date, i spent a couple hours cleaning up some spam, (most of which i hope no one was able to see) but there was 2600 spam posts. (maybe 100 or less visible to public) which was caused by another reason i cant quire figure out.
I have a couple theories but will look into those.
In the next couple days I will update the board software and see if there’s any new spam bot counter measures.
in the meantime will monitor the site to see if there is any new ones popping up and try to prevent them.
I updated the random questions on the sign up page because they were a little too easy and had been compromised.
If anyone has any tips for preventing the bots i'm open to suggestions, I can look into any options currently available.
Thanks for any input, and sorry for any junk you may have had to read through.
Also remember if you see something in-appropriate FLAG it (CLICK THE YELLOW EXCLAMATION POINT !) and the site staff will get a message to investigate it.