I just posted something and had to go through the "Click the photos with street signs" test before my post was accepted. I was logged in. I don't remember ever doing this before here. Is this new? Is DW getting attacked with bots all of a sudden?
The answer is yes, DaniWeb has been under a spam attack (800 support scammers) for many weeks now. All the time I spend on DW has been devoted to banning these accounts (being set up at a rate of many dozens every hour) and deleting posts that get through. The … Read More
> Their threads may have disappeared but their names (often the name is spam) and their 1-800-BUYSPAM messages were still visible on the front page post-ban. This bug was corrected. Banned members no longer show up as "... Joined the Community" in the activity stream. > Test for 1-800 phone … Read More
> Once they find a spammable site, they invite friends. Thanks for working this issue. We have been targeted for attacks many, many times over the years. Because we are on a custom platform, any automated bots they come up with have to be specially written for us. It's typically … Read More
> Is yours online and called DaniBot? DaniBot is the name of my telepresence robot at the DaniPad shared workspace in Queens, NY. https://suitabletech.com/ Read More
I concur with the accolades being sent your way on combatting this Dani. Well done. How many man hours do you suppose this has cost you (the royal you, meaning including the mods and anyone else helping you)? > This bug was corrected. Banned members no longer show up as … Read More