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    Holy Hammering Batman!!

    German Viagra anyone?!? Man, woke up this morning to find the site has been nailed hard.

    After thought, hey Adam and site mods, can we not set something up where a new member is limited in how many posts they can make within a certain time frame? I mean, on one hand this would suck for someone wanting to really join, but this guy went nuts. Maybe that's not the best idea but there has to be something that can be done to avoid this problem. I noticed he did most of them in an hour or so.

    So say, a new poster can't exceed 15 posts in an hour or something. Would be enough for most new people and would limit the damage of a spammer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poppachubby
    German Viagra anyone?!? Man, woke up this morning to find the site has been nailed hard.

    After thought, hey Adam and site mods, can we not set something up where a new member is limited in how many posts they can make within a certain time frame? I mean, on one hand this would suck for someone wanting to really join, but this guy went nuts. Maybe that's not the best idea but there has to be something that can be done to avoid this problem. I noticed he did most of them in an hour or so.

    So say, a new poster can't exceed 15 posts in an hour or something. Would be enough for most new people and would limit the damage of a spammer.


    Poppachubby I just deleted all 52 and banned the spammer. Most likely a spam bot to drop so many in a short amount of time. If we set a limit as to how many posts a new member can make in a brief amount of time that might have slowed you down. Seriously I appreciate your posts and your enthusiasm.

    I think Adam has been working on a way to keep spam bots from being able to do what just happened. I removed them all so even if deleted would not junk up the forums. I was going to leave one of the deleted cialis ads in vintage gear if I thought folks would enjoy the irony.
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    If the technology is used that is already available to spoil bots, this can be avoided. The use of the strange letters and words that need to be typed in when creating an account cannot be read by a bot and therefore the account could never be created in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnMichael
    Poppachubby I just deleted all 52 and banned the spammer. Most likely a spam bot to drop so many in a short amount of time. If we set a limit as to how many posts a new member can make in a brief amount of time that might have slowed you down. Seriously I appreciate your posts and your enthusiasm.

    I think Adam has been working on a way to keep spam bots from being able to do what just happened. I removed them all so even if deleted would not junk up the forums. I was going to leave one of the deleted cialis ads in vintage gear if I thought folks would enjoy the irony.

    Well John, now that I think about it, to deprive the AR members of posts with the potential to be as great as the ones that I have posted....lunacy!!!

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    WOW!!!!! 52 spams in an hour. This guy needs to sell pills quick I take it!!!! When will these spammers figure it out that most of us who use this forum for a real reason, don't want to look a spam. I mean, I like to relax and eat a $5.00 foot long from my local Subway(c) and drink a cold Dr. Pepper(c) when surfing this site. I can't really feel at home unless I have a Snickers Bar(c) to enjoy while reading post. These spams make it hard to leave a message while using my ultra quick new Windows 7(c). The nerve!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob_a
    WOW!!!!! 52 spams in an hour. This guy needs to sell pills quick I take it!!!! When will these spammers figure it out that most of us who use this forum for a real reason, don't want to look a spam. I mean, I like to relax and eat a $5.00 foot long from my local Subway(c) and drink a cold Dr. Pepper(c) when surfing this site. I can't really feel at home unless I have a Snickers Bar(c) to enjoy while reading post. These spams make it hard to leave a message while using my ultra quick new Windows 7(c). The nerve!

    Ya rob, I dunno... Drink Coca Cola!!Drink Coca Cola!!Drink Coca Cola!!Drink Coca Cola!!Drink Coca Cola!!Drink Coca Cola!!Drink Coca Cola!!Drink Coca Cola!!Drink Coca Cola!! I don't really care for spam either...

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    yes, unfortunately by 'i'm working on it' means engineering is supposed to up grade our super old verion of vB at some point, as soon as some other projects get finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnMichael
    Poppachubby I just deleted all 52 and banned the spammer. Most likely a spam bot to drop so many in a short amount of time. If we set a limit as to how many posts a new member can make in a brief amount of time that might have slowed you down. Seriously I appreciate your posts and your enthusiasm.

    I think Adam has been working on a way to keep spam bots from being able to do what just happened. I removed them all so even if deleted would not junk up the forums. I was going to leave one of the deleted cialis ads in vintage gear if I thought folks would enjoy the irony.

    Thanks for deleting those JM. You get on the forums earliest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicAdam
    yes, unfortunately by 'i'm working on it' means engineering is supposed to up grade our super old verion of vB at some point, as soon as some other projects get finished.
    Will the upgrade take care of:

    System is too busy. Try back later.

    ??????????????????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppachubby
    Will the upgrade take care of:

    System is too busy. Try back later.

    ??????????????????????????

    Most likely not. The reason we get that on audioREVIEW is that one of the bigger consmerreview sites, like MTBR.com, is being hammered in the forums and all consumerreview forums suffer.

    If the latest version of vB has faster and less system intensive algorithms then it is likely to see fewer of those.

    The issue stems from MTBR just being so damn big and growing. We done some things to reduce those system too busy moments like limiting the time a search forums can take, and making sure those process threads don't lock up the system. But sometimes stuff still happens, or maybe some big news comes out and the forums get hammered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicAdam
    Most likely not. The reason we get that on audioREVIEW is that one of the bigger consmerreview sites, like MTBR.com, is being hammered in the forums and all consumerreview forums suffer.

    If the latest version of vB has faster and less system intensive algorithms then it is likely to see fewer of those.

    The issue stems from MTBR just being so damn big and growing. We done some things to reduce those system too busy moments like limiting the time a search forums can take, and making sure those process threads don't lock up the system. But sometimes stuff still happens, or maybe some big news comes out and the forums get hammered.
    Man, is mountain biking really that popular? Thanks for the reply AA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppachubby
    Man, is mountain biking really that popular? Thanks for the reply AA.
    It is probably more popular than hi-fi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicAdam
    yes, unfortunately by 'i'm working on it' means engineering is supposed to up grade our super old verion of vB at some point, as soon as some other projects get finished.
    Same song 200th verse. 200th verse, same as the first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicAdam
    It is probably more popular than hi-fi.
    You can say that again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by audio amateur
    You can say that again!
    audioREVIEW forums
    ~ 200k page views this past month


    MTBR forums
    ~ 8,000,000 page views this past month

    The numbers speak for themselves.

    And unfortunately, with limited resources. To the victor goes the spoils. Which means on a lot of things, AudioREVIEW doesn't/can't update till the bigger sites start down that path.

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