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Tyberius Prime
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Germany
Insane since: Sep 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-31-2011 16:39 Edit Quote

After 7 years, they finally found the bug that the flooding prevention only prevented flooding one thread,
not multiple.
Well, that's fixed now, the account has been banned, the posts removed...

Sorry about the mess in recent changes & rss.

So long,

->Tyberius Prime

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 05-31-2011 22:38 Edit Quote

Damn spammers dammed!

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Borneo Island
Insane since: Apr 2000

IP logged posted posted 06-08-2011 13:25 Edit Quote

same dame spammers that spam-flooded gurusnetwork?

Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: The Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

IP logged posted posted 06-08-2011 16:03 Edit Quote

Spammers be gone!

Good work TP!

WebShaman | The keenest sorrow (and greatest truth) is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
- Sophocles

Bipolar (III) Inmate

Insane since: Apr 2008

IP logged posted posted 07-02-2011 16:21 Edit Quote

Yes, excellent work for certain. However, I should mention a few glitches that such spammers might use in the future.

If I am to quote Wikipedia text that contains [ 2 ] or similar references, and wrap it in "quote" tags, it translates to bizzarity. (edit : it does that when I use square brackets with or without quote tags actually, hope this post renders correctly, anything between square brackets "turns" strangely).

I have no idea how, or if this could be exploited at all, but someone willing to search deep enough might find out. I would, therefore, suggest a win-win-win solution :

GitHub open sourcing the code.

This can promote your work (the forum engine is cool), help alleviate the code maintenance tasks, since anyone can send a branching request on GitHub (it's social version-control after all), and thereby, help prevent such occurrences in the future.

Plus it can attract many more lunatics to the party, so, there go my 2 cents.

(Edited by argo_navis on 07-02-2011 16:22)

Tyberius Prime
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Germany
Insane since: Sep 2001

IP logged posted posted 07-04-2011 11:16 Edit Quote

[ 32244 ] links to the page with id 32244 - in this case here as in Damn spammers - and you can prevent it by disabling linkwords.

The forum engine is turning 10 next year - just dumping it in the street will not help anyone, and I do not have the time (nor the interest) to build a community around it.

(Edit: Picking the right number would help)

(Edited by Tyberius Prime on 07-04-2011 11:19)

Bipolar (III) Inmate

Insane since: Apr 2008

IP logged posted posted 07-04-2011 15:02 Edit Quote

I understand the Wiki works this way, and special links as well, but


for example does unusual things. That is what I was referring to.

number2 become #number2, fine, you just never know what users cram in those fields : working with Drupal recently, I have checked their lists of input filtering precautions, all I can say is it's pretty extreme (and still safe "enough" but).

GitHubbing requires no time, peeps come or go as they please, you only have to elect in/out. This is how jQuery was maintained last time I checked, more and more libraries or public software follow this alley.

Whatever is not under NDA for me goes there nowadays : yes, it resisted time, but evolution makes for even better resistance, because the surrounding "ecosystem" evolves.

(Edited by argo_navis on 07-04-2011 15:03)

Edit : nope, can't reproduce. Had the problem when I posted Wikipedia quotes earlier in the philosilliness forum, but all seems fine with special links processing. The rest holds true, the Drupal forms API guidelines have a lot of good ideas to them about stopping spammers namely.

(Edited by argo_navis on 07-04-2011 15:05)

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