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Old 09-17-2017, 12:25 PM   #2341
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I'm a little curious as to why I'm seeing this

Name:  wth.JPG
Views: 157
Size:  36.4 KB

about half the time right after I post. Haven't seen it before, and I'm not trying to post a poll.

Any ideas?

Bueller?
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Old 09-17-2017, 12:52 PM   #2342
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It seems that if there's a slowdown/delay in processing the post, for whatever reason, the message appears to let you that the content was received and is being processed; so, you won't resubmit it.
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Old 10-15-2017, 08:58 PM   #2343
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Looking pretty. The lawsuit would bring a lot of free publicity too.
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Old 12-27-2017, 06:30 PM   #2344
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UT, Firefox on Win7 machine saying your security certificate expired 30 minutes ago, won’t load site.
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Old 12-27-2017, 06:58 PM   #2345
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Happens with the Cellar homepage; but, direct links to other pages (like profiles, BB code list) go right through.

I can override the warning too.
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Old 12-27-2017, 07:13 PM   #2346
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This is fixed
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:40 AM   #2347
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We seem to get recurring spam-like new user registrations for an essay writing service. The service's website URL is listed as the user's homepage in their profile. Does banning the IP address for the website stop reregistration under another user name; or, do they register here from IP addresses not affiliated with their website?
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Old 12-29-2017, 12:58 PM   #2348
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No, it's always a different IP. I've deleted all home pages for anyone with fewer than 10 posts.
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Old 12-29-2017, 01:52 PM   #2349
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And all users that had links in their Interests/Location/etc. and 0 posts have been deleted. This is a problem, because they can't be prevented from using them before they are Confirmed as real posting users.
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Old 12-30-2017, 12:07 PM   #2350
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sexobon
We seem to get recurring spam-like new user registrations for an essay writing service.
Yes Im getting that also on a site I am a co-admin on..... They keep posting it and its a pain in the ass!!
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:42 AM   #2351
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I note that the currently active users stats tend to show 275, or thereabouts, guest users.

Is there any way of determining if they are bona fide guests or automated systems with the ultimate intention of generating new spam members.

There never seems to be a shortage of those, does there?
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:20 AM   #2352
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Most of the traffic is search engine bots. But the only way to know for sure is to go through the logs by hand...
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:25 AM   #2353
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Most of the traffic is search engine bots. But the only way to know for sure is to go through the logs by hand...
Thanks for that, UT.

As I type there are 262 'guests'. The number seems remarkably consistent.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:39 AM   #2354
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About 200 of them are one single poorly-behaved French spider, with addresses like:

ip72.ip-54-36-148.eu

Who knows what they are doing, I sure don't
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:48 AM   #2355
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That turns out to be the "Ahrefs" search bot, which is indexing us continuously for the last several years.

https://ahrefs.com/robot
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