Must be my incredible timing , I have not seen a single one for days.
That’s an intriguing idea. I have no faith in ownership to actually do anything to fix it, but it would be an interesting experiment. My concern is that our faithful mods would realize how much easier their lives were that week and not come back.Is this something where the moderators will have to stop doing such a great job keeping this stuff deleted for several days (or more) to let the site completely blow up and actually get someone’s attention? I realize it makes if difficult or impossible to navigate the site for us, but I will agree this is preventable if someone of authority cared. Maybe the moderators can all self-quarantine from this mess for awhile🙂
Exactly, and that’s going to happen no matter what, with 20ish years of archived knowledge. The few hundred us that are regular posters are nothing compared to the google traffic from people who are researching and learning from our conversations.But they don't ignore the ad revenue coming in.
Yes and no. Human beings rarely spam or hack sites directly. It's usually an automated program that some bad guy wrote. They hack other computers, then control those computers to spam and hack other computers. The slang term is "bot" (short for "robot") referring to the program and "zombie" referring to the hacked computer. The person directing the attack just tells his "zombies" what IP ranges to scan and how often. Once the bot program finds a victim site, it probes for flaws in the registration and login process. If the bot finds a way to automatically create accounts, it can then spam the forum as often as the human director desires.Can you tell if it's one person that's doing it or is it a group?