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Excessive Spam
July 10, 2018
2:02 pm
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John Greenewald
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Well the spammers have done it again and are attacking this site pretty forcefully. I implemented some changes, and the math problem is back, I am sorry to say. 

I will continue to monitor and see if that changes anything, but the automatic spam bots are able to get through some fairly advanced blockades, so I had to do this to see if it makes a difference.

Sorry for any inconvenience!

Sincerely,

 

John Greenewald, Jr.

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July 10, 2018
3:55 pm
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Thank you for the update! Perhaps I am a bit naive I don't understand why spammers would attack a comment section on a website. Please do not use the matching photos to thwart the spammers. 

July 10, 2018
6:33 pm
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For a long time John was getting spammers for Kitchen cabinets in the UK. Can not imagine they sold a single thing. I would send them a bill for advertisements. Hopefully some fool in accounting would just write a check and pay it. 

July 12, 2018
11:25 pm
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John Greenewald
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It appears that my additional safeguard may be working *knock on wood*

I am sorry for the inconvenience on the "math problem" but this is the simplest way, for now.

After extensive research, I am not the only forum getting hit, and these issues are getting worse.  That said, I am glad it's handled, for now.  I will continue to monitor it!

Sincerely,

 

John Greenewald, Jr.

The Black Vault
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Phone: (805) 32-VAULT

July 13, 2018
1:31 pm
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Hate to say it, just reported another one. 🙁 

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