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New user accounts suspended - spam comments and user deletion.
Guardian of the Great White North (Webmaster)
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We have been targeted lately by an extremely large surge of spammers.
Most of the spammers use what we call spambots. Computer programs that join the site and post spam as comments, threads in the forums, pm's, or just weird links and or code that appear when you view their user accounts.

We are trying to get these guys under control by the spambot were creating upwards to 750 accounts per day and each seem to have a different IP address.

Because of this we have turned off new user accounts to the main heromorph site. for the time being if you have a friend or family that would like to join Heromorph send me a PM and I can work with you to hook them up with an account.

Also for any member that has a spam comment on a picture or item on the site. please post a link here so that we can take care of it.

So far I have deleted well over 2500 accounts so far and have a lot of work left to do. I estimate around 10,000 - 15,000 additional user accounts or so still need removal. Most of the spammer accounts have a few things in common, but it is not an exact science. If you are a person and your account has been accidentally removed during this process. I am sorry. please contact us to have this fixed.

We are looking into other options to stop the spambots from creating new accounts. Due to the software we use to run the site our options are somewhat limited. We will advise when new users can join again.

Thank you

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I'm still around, I just don't show up often ..

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That does suck. Thanks for the heads up. Will the site you host with let you see the logs from them? Referring pages in there might give you a clue to where they are coming from.

Just not right, that people do what they do sometimes. Thanks for the heads up!

Posted on: 14 01 11 11:21 pm
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In december I saw the forums flooded with spam, thanks for work guys to make this site better

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We have deleted over 30,000 user accounts from Heromorph.
Today I have reopened the new memberships and will monitor them. If we have another influx of spambot members join we will turn off the ability for new people to join the site again and try something else.

Posted on: 20 01 11 09:34 am
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Do you have the option to allow membership applications on a review basis, or even by invite only?

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Yunners wrote:
Do you have the option to allow membership applications on a review basis, or even by invite only?


Unfortunately the system doesn't have a invite option. I would personally like that option the most.

It does have a review only method but the options were not very good. it basically just send the person reviewing a username and e-mail address and asks us to approve it or not.

Yesterday wasn't bad. we got 2 new members and 6 spammers that I removed. not perfect but a far cry from the 750 accounts per day down to 6.

We just made the account activation only possible by reply to the e-mail sent out. We had alternate activation previously because a number of members had advised that didn't get the activation e-mail, but truthfully, I still had a couple of people ask me for the activation e-mail even when we didn't use them thru the contact us link

I was thinking of maybe having new membership days. or something like that if keeping them open doesn't work.

But we will see and monitor.

Posted on: 21 01 11 09:35 am
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hey hawk.. i had to get a new password and i need to know if i can change it and how to do it.. please and thanks

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on the user menu of the main page. just select edit account. and then it should be in there.

Posted on: 20 02 12 11:36 pm
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wow.. tried that and it won't let me.. really .. really.. this is SO not my week

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send me a pm of what you want it to be and I can fix it up.

Posted on: 21 02 12 02:38 pm
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lol still no luck with password....

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-ll-Buffy-ll- wrote:
lol still no luck with password....


um.. you never sent me the PM.

Posted on: 23 02 12 05:25 pm
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Ahhhh.... Man.
I have about 750 friends, a day, that want to join the site. This is indeed sad news.

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JrMcDeath wrote:
Ahhhh.... Man.
I have about 750 friends, a day, that want to join the site. This is indeed sad news.


tell them to join, this thread is a year or so old. The suspened accounts have been opened for a long time. the thread was brought up by buffy because she is having password issues. ..on a side note...still no PM.

Posted on: 24 02 12 01:22 pm
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lol i sent it.. i guess you didnt get it so i will try again lmao

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Password is changed for you buffy.

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Thanks Hawk !! I Appreciate it :)

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Quote:

Winterhawk wrote:
Quote:

JrMcDeath wrote:
Ahhhh.... Man.
I have about 750 friends, a day, that want to join the site. This is indeed sad news.


tell them to join, this thread is a year or so old. The suspened accounts have been opened for a long time. the thread was brought up by buffy because she is having password issues. ..on a side note...still no PM.

Sheesh, you don't have to be mean. Amd Buffy... you should have just PMed instead of diggin up this old relic!

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I returned . Hd a few real life probelms mainly medical . Lung damage . Glad to be back .

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