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kianda
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:23 am    Post subject: Target Reply with quote

This forum has certainly been targeted by the spammers, hasn't it? I might consider now removing it completely as even though I never click on a link it looks like someone has a bit of a grudge against the site, and I am not sure if just having it on my computer could cause a virus or something?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Target Reply with quote

kianda wrote:
I am not sure if just having it on my computer could cause a virus or something?


I wouldn't worry too much about this. As long as you're sensible enough to not click on any links, you'll be fine. Most of the ones I've seen have nothing to do with a grudge, just people trying to promote sales of goods (probably fake ones at that) not peddling problems.

The moderators seem to be fairly on top of the situation and the posts soon bet removed.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that, I am a bit more reassured now!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Just wanted to let you know that we're putting in place measures to reduces the spam at the moment (done some things already and more to come) ... so hopefully soon you'll not see this happening.

Sadly forums can come under attack from time to time - though this is certainly by far the worst we've ever had (we've recently been making changes which means that Viva-Almeria is appearing more prominently in Google so we've become more of a target).

We've always allowed reference links to be posted (though asked people not to advertise) and the spammers are keen to abuse the fact that we've been open about that. We hope to still allow our trusted members to post information with links - but need to block out the spammers too.

We've removed over a large number of attacks in the last few weeks - and hope to eliminate this fully in the next week or so.

In the mean time, it's extremely obvious when you see a Spam posting - but obviously we'd advise you not to click on any links if you're at all unsure.

We're confident we can block this out v.soon now and I'll post again here once it's looking better.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to let people know, we think we've been able to stop the spam attack on the forums.

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