Those Spammers Strike Again

Damn them all to hell….

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This one (above) just popped up on’s forum. Upgraded to latest version of phpBB and they’re still coming… time to make a few additions to the scripts I guess. Maybe a timer check? I’m only guessing that bots are filling out forms in record time, as well as avoiding the graphic captcha. Anyone been in a similar position?

Between the increase in forum spam as well as a heavily noted increase in blog spam across the board it is getting a little tiring…

At least in this case it wasn’t extreme NSFW links….


  1. John March 22, 2007 at 4:44 pm

    Where there’s a will there’s away. Those scumbags.
    My blog got a truckload of spam comments this morning that somehow managed to get past akismet. So far akismet has done a great job blocking over 13,600 spam comments on that blog. Hopefully this slip was just a one off.

  2. Pavlos March 23, 2007 at 1:17 pm

    Spam is coming in counts of hundreds per week. Madness. Akismet etc are blog-savers to say the least.

  3. Sean March 23, 2007 at 2:26 pm

    Sure it isn’t the old manual spammers ken? Just trying to piss you off by saying they are automated??

  4. Ken McGuire March 23, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    If its you, you’re in trouble! 🙂

  5. Sean March 26, 2007 at 8:39 am

    No its not me! 😛

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