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  1. #11
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    This raises a bunch of questions. Like how do I report a user? There are currently six pages of this nonsense, which could easily be knocked out with community action.

    But also, what kind of flood protection do we have, and does Weasyl have any ideas on what to do in this situation.
    FA put the site in read only, and then locked account creation, which seems to be their go-to solution whenever this kind of thing happens. There has got to be a better way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QT Melon View Post
    On the top of your post, Where it says Thread Tools, you can't "Edit Thread"?
    Nope.

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    At least so far you guys are handling it better. FA had to go nuclear to stop it. I'd imagine you guys just have to poke an IP ban into CloudFlare, delete the submissions, and be done with it.

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    Working on clearing it up as we speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runefox View Post
    One thing I've noticed about the Weasyl forums is that apparently editing the title of the thread's OP doesn't actually change the title of the thread for some reason.
    Well that's...lame.

  6. #16
    Looks like they created a few more accounts :/

    Are they a single IP, several IPs from a certain region, or are they using proxies or bots from around the world?

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    I'd imagine it's a script kiddie with a macro.

    Maybe this would be a good time to add captcha to the account creation process (as well as purge all those accounts).

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    Well getting site is down now...it was very slow earlier.

  9. #19
    This is one of the few cases where I wouldn't mind being a mod to help clean up. Unfortunately that's all I'd be good for so no application for me :/

  10. #20
    Status shows a spike in activity since 20 minutes ago---about when the spam started.

 

 

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