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Old 14th January 2020, 01:48 AM   #41
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....questions you have to answer before joining to weed out the spammers.
Like "What is an EL34?"
That was recently tired, but even simpler. Too many people do not have a clue.
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Old 14th January 2020, 04:02 AM   #42
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PMs have now been re-enabled for new (moderated) members, but with a sending limit of once per twenty minutes.
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Old 14th January 2020, 04:05 AM   #43
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Well, that should make hacking this place not fun anymore.
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Old 14th January 2020, 04:10 AM   #44
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We've also tightened up the signup process and PM privs during that process, swapped math questions for audio questions, and made some other changes, that hopefully will see us uneventfully through to the move to XF in month or so.

Keep in mind this wasn't really a hack, just a scripted signup of new fake members, so more akin to an abuse of what's allowed. The system worked as intended, but vBulletin isn't great at preventing spammy members signing up, and we had very lenient PM restrictions set for those new members.

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Old 14th January 2020, 06:47 PM   #45
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Although this was not an intrusion but more a misuse of what was already available, it sounds like it all worked out for the better. I appreciate all the hard work and that we were kept in the loop with what was happening and our questions answered quickly. Thank you!
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Old 27th January 2020, 03:35 PM   #46
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Hopefully, the new forum software respects 'old' GPUs and CPUs. However, my positive expectations of such software are next to none. These days, young programmers are uninterested in writing efficient software, what they are interested in, is doing less coding time. The blame is more attributable to their bosses rather than the actual programmers.
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Old 12th January 2021, 09:31 PM   #47
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Hey Jason!
I've been a member since 2006, any reason my posts are now going to moderation first?

Cheers!
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Old 12th January 2021, 09:36 PM   #48
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Hi Dax, you have only started posting today Welcome to posting at diyAudio! The moderation is not a time based thing you will be released soon enough.

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Old 12th January 2021, 10:55 PM   #49
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Cheers, Tony!
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Old 13th January 2021, 12:25 AM   #50
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Spammers gonna spam.
And the fact we're running this forum using old, outdated software (soon to be switched to new shiny, more spam resistant software).
Sound On Sound forum had a mass-spam in PM lats weekend:
SOS Forum • Spam PM

Not using the same forum code(?). They think it coincided with a forum admin setting change; but also suspect their forum is under constant attack.
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