The Most Dog Friendly Community Online
Join and Discover the Best Things to do with your Dog

Welcome to Our Community
Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Wish I could read Chinese !

Discussion in 'Support and Feedback' started by Mayblossom, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. Mayblossom

    Mayblossom Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    279
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Can anybody translate all the gobbledegook ? :eek:
     
  2. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    2,252
    Likes Received:
    3,279
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I doubt it's anything to do with dogs somehow!
     
  3. Mad Murphy

    Mad Murphy Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    859
    Likes Received:
    1,482
    Trophy Points:
    93
    No idea but if it comes with a side order of fried rice and some prawn crackers Im in!
     
  4. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    2,252
    Likes Received:
    3,279
    Trophy Points:
    113
    In the forum I help run, the most effective anti-spam measure was to have a question on registration along the lines of 'Who made the first post in X thread?', where the thread is easily found. So here it could be 'Who started the "forum rules" thread at the top of the Introductions section?' and the new member would have to reply 'dogforum'. This stopped bots, people who couldn't speak English, and lazy spammers in their tracks. Though some genuine new members do find it a little challenging...

    Don't know if that's any help to you, @Josie ?
     
    leashedForLife and Mayblossom like this.
  5. Josie

    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

    Messages:
    2,964
    Likes Received:
    2,854
    Trophy Points:
    113
    We do have a background spam checker which flags up loads of suspicious emails that don't even reach the website itself but for some reason these pesky ones keep getting through the system!!! :mad::mad::mad:

    I think asking people to do that would be too complicated but I'l ask Oliver about those ones where you have to copy what's written below or the ones where you have to answer 9 + 2 etc.

    I am rather hungry now for Chinese....
     
    Mayblossom likes this.
  6. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    2,252
    Likes Received:
    3,279
    Trophy Points:
    113
    But not spam fritters, I'm guessing!
     
    Josie, Biker John and Mayblossom like this.
  7. Rhythmpig

    Rhythmpig Member Registered

    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    75
    Trophy Points:
    18
    I think it was how to get fake Canadian diplomas. Must admit it was doing my head in.
     
    Mayblossom likes this.
  8. Josie

    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

    Messages:
    2,964
    Likes Received:
    2,854
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Sorry all! It’s driving me insane also but it will be resolved soon.
     
    JudyN and leashedForLife like this.
  9. Josie

    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

    Messages:
    2,964
    Likes Received:
    2,854
    Trophy Points:
    113

    Edit* she hopes as she sees more b***** spam
     
  10. Mayblossom

    Mayblossom Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    279
    Trophy Points:
    63
    And again Josie :mad: must drive you crazy every day !
     
  11. Josie

    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

    Messages:
    2,964
    Likes Received:
    2,854
    Trophy Points:
    113

    It’s making me so mad :mad:
     
  12. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    2,252
    Likes Received:
    3,279
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Are new members automatically activated? If so, would it be worth considering admin activation, so you can quickly check the user name, IP address & email address online (general search and against sites like Stop Forum Spam). It takes time, depending on how many registrations you get, and means new members have to wait a while before they can post, but it'd probably be quicker than dealing with the deluge you're getting at the moment!

    Apologies if I'm teaching my granny to suck eggs again...
     
    leashedForLife and Mayblossom like this.
  13. Josie

    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

    Messages:
    2,964
    Likes Received:
    2,854
    Trophy Points:
    113

    Not all new members are activated. The system picks up ones that have been blacklisted elsewhere or have other suspicions.

    I would love to say I could filter through each member individually but we have so many a day this would not be an option.

    Oliver has done some changes and there is a captcha on the registration form... however they were back again this morning. These are tricky bots that continually use different email addresses (so I can’t ban all emails with the same ending) so he’s got to research into it more.

    Please bare with me, as soon as I see them I remove them all. It’s driving me mad also :(
     
    Biker John and Mad Murphy like this.
  14. Mayblossom

    Mayblossom Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    279
    Trophy Points:
    63
    I did feel for you Josie when I had a look this morning :( must be so frustrating , you have better things to do with your life than sort out these idiots every morning :mad:
     
    Josie likes this.
  15. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    2,252
    Likes Received:
    3,279
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Just a thought (though Oliver may well already have thought of it) - some forum software allows for first post approval. I agree with Mayblossom, they can be as hard to shift as a flea invasion, and just as welcome!
     
  16. Mad Murphy

    Mad Murphy Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    859
    Likes Received:
    1,482
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Just when you thought it was safe to log in...theyre back!

    Josie I really feel your headache right now...
     
  17. Josie

    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

    Messages:
    2,964
    Likes Received:
    2,854
    Trophy Points:
    113

    That’s a good idea! I ask him about this.
     
  18. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    2,252
    Likes Received:
    3,279
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I was just thinking we should have a sweepstake on how many spam posts we should wake up to and halleuja, there's none! Well done Josie and Oliver:) (Unless it's just a public holiday in Spamland...;))
     
  19. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    2,252
    Likes Received:
    3,279
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I spoke too soon...:emoji_face_palm:
     
  20. Josie

    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

    Messages:
    2,964
    Likes Received:
    2,854
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ha ha I spoke too yesterday - We will stop them!!! ...... eventually....
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.