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SweptSquash

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Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:31 pm

Location: GB

So this month you may have noticed an increase in spambots across the site, we have taken new actions today implementing a lot of new counter measures while preventing spambots is a massive pain and always impossible due to the fact you get people who will just continue to make bots intrude our users experience.

While this month (mainly today) saw a total of 500 spambots register and completely spam our forums in a matter of minutes, our first step was to delete these users and their posts. Our next step was to disable registration and start work on new counter measures.

We now have a system that watches all users until they post 5 posts if anything between 0 and 5 are posts the post is blocked from being posted and you being flagged on our system. While this is one of many new counter measures we will continue to monitor the situation.

We have also gone through existing members and deleted spam accounts, so if you where a real user we apologise for your account being deleted, and would appreciate you re-registering on our forums again.

Other than the spam attack allow me to explain in detail what's also happening this month and what has already happened.

[NEWS]
We've updated our news section so if we post something that contains spoilers you will now see [SPOILERS] in the title. We've also changed the url links from /news/view/id to /news/title. We've also added comments back.

[Channels]
We've made some improvements to our API so it now grabs a lot of the channels quicker.

[Games]
We will be adding a Games library soon, to which you will be able to find all the latest game images, videos and reviews.

we have possible new partnerships in the forge, and more news of those will come about in the coming months.

Also a quick note about public access to our site, it will be coming in the next few weeks so expect end of November beginner of December.

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