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joeychgo 27 Sep 2013 01:45

I noticed today on 1 site, its missing many of the IPs that are blocked... Not all, but many / most. I just had to manually delete several members with IPs that have long histories at stopforumspam.

djbaxter 27 Sep 2013 02:15

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Originally Posted by joeychgo (Post 2448249)
I noticed today on 1 site, its missing many of the IPs that are blocked... Not all, but many / most. I just had to manually delete several members with IPs that have long histories at stopforumspam.

That's the StopForumSpam database. They are still having intermittent server problems.

joeychgo 27 Sep 2013 02:26

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Originally Posted by djbaxter (Post 2448257)
That's the StopForumSpam database. They are still having intermittent server problems.

Any news on that?

djbaxter 27 Sep 2013 02:33

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Originally Posted by joeychgo (Post 2448259)
Any news on that?

I've heard nothing since the original Aug 27 post: http://www.stopforumspam.com/forum/v...ic.php?id=5521

fly 27 Sep 2013 12:51

Hmmm, why isn't this mod using a mirror then? That seems more "polite".

ozzy47 27 Sep 2013 21:59

Probably cause it is a free mod and does not have the funds to do so.

fly 27 Sep 2013 23:11

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Originally Posted by ozzy47 (Post 2448426)
Probably cause it is a free mod and does not have the funds to do so.

No read the post right above mine. There are mirrors available, rather than the main server. Shouldn't we be using the mirrors?

djbaxter 28 Sep 2013 01:22

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Originally Posted by fly (Post 2448444)
No read the post right above mine. There are mirrors available, rather than the main server. Shouldn't we be using the mirrors?

What are the mirrors?

fly 28 Sep 2013 04:33

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Originally Posted by djbaxter (Post 2448475)
What are the mirrors?

The site is down right now, but from that post I gathered that something like http://us.stopforumspam.com used some sort of round robin mirroring. Was I reading too much into it?

CarolSEL 29 Sep 2013 18:30

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Originally Posted by djbaxter (Post 2448257)
That's the StopForumSpam database. They are still having intermittent server problems.

I had the same problem -- had to manually delete over 15 long-history spammers today. (Thought I'd messed up my settings till I read this, so thanks for the advisory!)

Does their being down affect Akismet, too?

djbaxter 29 Sep 2013 19:12

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Originally Posted by CarolSEL (Post 2448830)
I had the same problem -- had to manually delete over 15 long-history spammers today. (Thought I'd messed up my settings till I read this, so thanks for the advisory!)

Does their being down affect Akismet, too?

No. But as far as I know Akismet filters content, not email or IP addresses.

fly 30 Sep 2013 13:06

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Originally Posted by CarolSEL (Post 2448830)
I had the same problem -- had to manually delete over 15 long-history spammers today. (Thought I'd messed up my settings till I read this, so thanks for the advisory!)

Does their being down affect Akismet, too?

I'm assuming if you change the code in functions_ghsom.php file to use the mirror at us.stopforumspam.org, it will work better. And as I mentioned earlier, is probably more 'polite'.

I have not tested this myself yet, but it should work...

BowlingGuru 05 Oct 2013 16:37

Has there been any update on this? I am deleting literally 50-100 posts/accounts every day on my site.

If this isnt working, does anyone know of an alternative spam blocker that they'd recommend?

joeychgo 05 Oct 2013 16:42

Do you have human verification questions setup on your site? Have questions, not captcha.

The other thing you can do to help, its block via htaccess, the countries most likely to register spammers from. ie china

DemOnstar 05 Oct 2013 16:45

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Originally Posted by joeychgo (Post 2450173)
The other thing you can do to help, its block via htaccess, the countries most likely to register spammers from. ie china

And Russia, Syria, Egypt possibly...
Hard to tell really but Russia is an obvious choice for obvious reasons..


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