Riders Of Vision

General => Off Topic => Topic started by: admin on September 07, 2020, 11:59:24 PM

Title: highest number yet....
Post by: admin on September 07, 2020, 11:59:24 PM
russians never sleep.

Title: Re: highest number yet....
Post by: fret not on September 08, 2020, 01:58:47 AM
Probably, but what could they want with ROV?
Title: Re: highest number yet....
Post by: MikeScoot on September 08, 2020, 04:50:48 AM
I'm guessing you guys are talking about our robot (crawler) visitors. It only takes a comment or two which includes one of many 'keywords' to send those crawlers off their tiny rockers!
Title: Re: highest number yet....
Post by: jefferson on September 08, 2020, 08:34:08 AM
They absolutely destroyed the xs750 site. Owners were absentee and no way to fight them.
Title: Re: highest number yet....
Post by: admin on September 08, 2020, 08:43:44 AM
it's like this every week and has been for many years.
the majority of the email addresses end in .ru
every one of them random name combinations, it is persistent.
it used to be maybe a hundred or even a couple hundred, now it's running into the thousands.
thousands of new member sign-ups.
it is a denial of service attack and prevents a real new member from being able to sign up
because I certainly can't vet every single one.
just venting here because it seems to be getting worse as you can see.
Hope everyone is well.
carry on.

-Ron
Title: Re: highest number yet....
Post by: briandneville on September 08, 2020, 10:15:26 AM
election related?  Probably.
Title: Re: highest number yet....
Post by: MikeScoot on September 08, 2020, 05:22:07 PM
Is there a function within the forum software to block IP ranges? I had the same problem with a couple of forums I had in Japan and blocking IP ranges, whilst harsh, did the trick.

EDIT
Something like this might do the trick. https://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1547

If it's only bogus registrations then then the software should have a few verification hurdles you could enable, if not already done. Mailbacks, questions and answers, Captchas etc.

Good luck with it. :-)
Title: Re: highest number yet....
Post by: MikeScoot on September 08, 2020, 07:30:57 PM
There seems to have been a huge jump in new memberships this year - 2878.
 There are twelve times more members so far this year as there were for the whole of last year - 234
Title: Re: highest number yet....
Post by: admin on September 08, 2020, 08:56:47 PM
Is there a function within the forum software to block IP ranges? I had the same problem with a couple of forums I had in Japan and blocking IP ranges, whilst harsh, did the trick.

EDIT
Something like this might do the trick. https://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1547

If it's only bogus registrations then then the software should have a few verification hurdles you could enable, if not already done. Mailbacks, questions and answers, Captchas etc.

Good luck with it. :-)

Thanks for the suggestions Mike, already running a couple of anti-spammer mods.
will consider this one as well. If they were actually getting in that would be another story entirely.
I do ip blocking at home and at work, but here, it becomes a bit more time consuming,
if there were only more hours in the day lol.





Title: Re: highest number yet....
Post by: Prophet Of Doom on September 09, 2020, 01:01:53 AM
Make them post a picture of their vision and the paypal reference for their first donation

Title: Re: highest number yet....
Post by: Prophet Of Doom on September 09, 2020, 01:05:04 AM
Let us know if you need any co-moderaters