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#1 bouncing_fox

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 10:21 AM

Is there anyway of disabling PM's or doing something about all these bloody spam bots cos its getting to be a real pain in the arse now. A few more of these an i am outta here.

#2 Qbix

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 10:51 AM

View Postbouncing_fox, on Apr 13 2009, 12:21 PM, said:

Is there anyway of disabling PM's or doing something about all these bloody spam bots cos its getting to be a real pain in the arse now. A few more of these an i am outta here.

or maybe disable pms for people that have zero posts.
Some sort of promotion to a membergroup with pm capabilities after a few posts.

Got 2 spam pms today as well.
If you delete the spammer. The pms actually stay in the inbox...

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 11:32 AM

View Postbouncing_fox, on Apr 13 2009, 01:21 PM, said:

Is there anyway of disabling PM's or doing something about all these bloody spam bots cos its getting to be a real pain in the arse now. A few more of these an i am outta here.
Disable PMs as a whole in your control panel: My Controls ⇒ Board Settings ⇒ Disable your personal messenger.

#4 Frodo

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 12:41 PM

I apologise for these bots sending out PMs.

There has been a wave of these bots recently, and we are looking for a way to stop them.  Please try and be patient.  We will discuss disabling the PM system until this problem is fixed.

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#5 Rygar000001

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 02:39 PM

View PostFrodo, on Apr 13 2009, 12:41 PM, said:

I apologise for these bots sending out PMs.

There has been a wave of these bots recently, and we are looking for a way to stop them.  Please try and be patient.  We will discuss disabling the PM system until this problem is fixed.

^_^
for now can you disable the ability to get member list ... if that is how they farmed the "to" list it would prevent that method at least

#6 Eagle of Fire

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 06:17 PM

I always wonder why I never get any of those bots...  ^_^
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#7 Frodo

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 07:13 PM

View PostRygar000001, on Apr 13 2009, 03:39 PM, said:

for now can you disable the ability to get member list ... if that is how they farmed the "to" list it would prevent that method at least

Unforntunately, anyone who is a member in Reloaded can get access to the member list - bots included.  ^_^

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 08:49 PM

I've disabled the PM feature for regular members. This should suppress the problem until it can be fixed.

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#9 _r.u.s.s.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 09:28 PM

one of the worst options how to fix this in my opinion because the regular members build the forums but it's your business

anyways, someone please change topic of this title because that ' is seriously irritating
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#10 Doubler

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 09:38 PM

There's no other way to fix it for the time being. Not until Studentis gives us server acces or does the necessary update for us.

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#11 Frodo

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 10:20 PM

And it doesn't stop you from using the forums.
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 07:48 AM

Ok, so THAT's what happened ^_^ I was wondering what happened to the PM system. Well, I don't mind the PM being disabled for the time being. Better than being spammed to smithereens. Let's just hope for a good solution to this.
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#13 _r.u.s.s.

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 08:54 AM

isn't there a single click button "update to latest version of ipb" in ACP?
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#14 Frodo

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 09:11 AM

There is a patch available, but we can't do anything unless Studentis gives us server access, or they install it for us.
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#15 _r.u.s.s.

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 09:17 AM

no, there is a single button for that in forum admin control panel, as far as i know
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