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Posted on: Sat Jun 25, 2022 3:20 pm




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Post Re: fake accounts
& just did some maintenance,
and deleted 624 bot accounts from Russia.. [glare]


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Posted on: Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:54 pm




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Post Re: fake accounts
pnm wrote:
& just did some maintenance,
and deleted 624 bot accounts from Russia.. [glare]


If your site has that many false accounts, there must be an incredible number of such accounts on more well know sites (no insult intended)!

It looks like a total scattergun approach. Unless, of course, it’s related to a number of references to the Ukraine on this site and/or to the fact that a number of us have changed our country affiliation to the Ukraine.

What a world we're living in!


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Posted on: Sun Oct 30, 2022 2:08 pm




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Post Re: site suffered another DDOS attack
Fake account signups from Russia are steadily increasing, now at about 20 a day, but all being blocked.

(blocked about 2000-2100 so far)

edit: note that of course this bunch may include the odd legitimate signup [mellow]

pnm wrote:
pnm wrote:
Ok, maybe I should not have posted that, because for a few days now
more of these accounts than ever are being created..

[confused]


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Posted on: Sun Oct 30, 2022 7:34 pm




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I am sad this has to be done, but very much appreciate the work you do to keep this place safe.

Thank you [namaste]


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Posted on: Sat Nov 19, 2022 3:32 pm




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 Re: fake accounts
Because there also still are actual people from Russia trying to create an account (as opposed to scripts/bots/hackers),
I've added a note to the signup page:

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(this roughly translates to "Note that since March 2022 there has been a very large increase in fake accounts created from Russia.
Because of this, new accounts from Russia have been temporarily disabled.")


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