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  • #26536
     ikledude says:

    ikledude
    Participant

    Is there anyway we can stop the forum being spammed by the bots as this forum is 100% useful resource. I’d like to post some info to help others but at the moment it would just get lost in the spam.

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    #35964
     Jules says:

    Jules
    Participant

    Chris Mills started this site in December 2012. I’m not sure if he still has any involvement as I haven’t seen any posts from him in a long time.

    I’ve sent him a message anyway to say that if he is still admin for the site, he needs to get an effective anti-spam plugin installed.

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      #39732
       miken says:

      miken
      Participant

      Thanks for the efforts, Jules, I was going to do the same.
      It would be a great pity if the site dies due to the spam levels inflicted over the last few weeks.
      Like you say, it’s still a useful resource if free of the crud.

      If there’s anything I can do to help, please ask.

      Mike N

      #40414
       Jules says:

      Jules
      Participant

      On Thursday 27th I had a response from Chris saying he would look into it.

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        #45841
         h3mp says:

        h3mp
        Participant

        fingers crossed!

        #46289
         ikledude says:

        ikledude
        Participant

        +1 if there’s anything I can help with.

        Home Automation (Connect Series/Gen1): 1 x LW930 LightwaveRF Link. 1x LW430C Dimmer. 2x LW420C Dimmer. 1x LW452C Dimmer. 12 x LW400C Dimmer. 1 x LW201C Wire-Free Switch, 1 x LW821 In-line Relay 500W, 1x LW824 Waterproof Housing, (1x LW801 Dusk to Dawn Sensor). 6 x LW321BLK plugin On/Off Socket. 9x LW944 TRV. 1x LW920 Boiler Switch. 1x LW921 Thermostat. 1x LW934 Electric Switch. 1x LW600 Energy Monitor. 1 x Echo, 1 x Echo Dot, 1x Echo Spot, 2x Fire HD 10 Tables, 2x iPhones.
        #46347
         miken says:

        miken
        Participant

        Let’s hope Chris can sort it out, it would certainly be a great pity to lose it.

        Though it occurred to me that there’s a certain irony to an automation site being overrun with spambots :-)

        #49284
         Chris says:

        Chris
        Key Master

        Hey all. So, when Google start e-mailing you telling you they are going to cancel your ad revenue, it is time to take a look…

        Sorry for my tardiness – this forum has become a bit (ok, a lot) neglected of late.

        I’ve been doing some bulk deleting. No idea why it became such a problem. Akismet (the anti-spam engine) confirms that it is receiving API calls, but strangely it has gone from classifying more posts as spam than ham to the other way around. This would imply the spammers have found a way to circumvent Akismet. I’ll look in to this as I’m not going to pay for something that is actually choosing to mark obvious spam as ham!

        Chris

        Chris Mills Founder and Editor - LightwaveRF Community http://cpmills.com/ http://lightwaverfcommunity.org.uk
        #49286
         h3mp says:

        h3mp
        Participant

        Thanks Chris… All looking good :-)

        #49353
         AndreWilley says:

        AndreWilley
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