Suspicious eMail from the hubb....
Today I recieved a suspicious "relpy to thread" eMail from the hubb.
I was told there was a new reply by "kangyu" to thread:
yet there have been no new replies and no one named "kangyu."
Also, In the "Here is the message that has just been posted:"
text was inserted a number of links to a likely porn site:
NY Escort http: # //www........##co##m
...so, I thought I'd let you know Grant. I had a strange fFox crash last night, but I'd be suprised if it could generate and eMail from the hubb.
PM me if you'd like & I'll send the complete text if you'd like.
Neal, I've had similar before, many moons ago. What it likely is is that a bot got through the registration process and dropped its message in that post, and a moderator spotted the bots activity and deleted their user account and posts.
In the mean time you got the e-mail reporting the initial post, clicked on the link in the e-mail to find the post, and it'd gone.
It's one of the perks to being on a well-moderated forum, the mods and admins leap on bots very quickly.
That's exactly what happened. I was the mod that dun it :cool4:
I figured as much, but thought I should let you guys know "just in case." Amazing that the bot got past the "CAPTCHA" system.
Keep up the good work.
We ALWAYS appreciate it when people let us know instead of assuming "we know" or "someone else will do it" - because a. we don't know, and b. you ARE the "someone else"! :) So THANKS! :)
Re bots - nope, not bots - the scum hire people to register and post manually. Usually from India or Nigeria etc, but also USA and more - anyone willing to work cheap. We get a lot of them now, 5-10 a week. I try to keep an eye on the registrations, and if they can't even get "what bike do you have" right, they're banned immediately, but it's a lot of work and a lot slip by.
thanks again, Grant
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