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    Sorry the Forum is slow today - we have a few extra guests

    We hit over 21,000 guests at peak and still have 19,000 on line.

    the server is a tad warmer.. it's only the Forum, not the main page. Sorry it's slow... will be ok soon

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
    "The second you aren't paying attention to the tool you're using, it will take your fingers from you. It does not know sympathy." |
    "If you don't gaffer it, it will gaffer you" | "Belt and braces"

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    Re: Sorry the Forum is slow today - we have a few extra guests

    And there was me thinking you were running some type of dial-up simulator
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    Re: Sorry the Forum is slow today - we have a few extra guests

    Are you sure your not under attack?
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    Re: Sorry the Forum is slow today - we have a few extra guests

    not attack as such.. just some piece of awesome software varying the IP address constantly and using thousands of different email addreses to try to sign up
    I've turned off sign up entirely but ... being software it hasn't sussed it.

    The spam lists we use are strong so 99% of them were rejected anyway but it's still... a good few thousand at once.

    It's not a DoS style.. it's just stupid people trying to spam the forum with adverts and fake posts about brides from varying continent, things stop your ears ringing, bank loans of amazingness... the list is endless

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
    "The second you aren't paying attention to the tool you're using, it will take your fingers from you. It does not know sympathy." |
    "If you don't gaffer it, it will gaffer you" | "Belt and braces"

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    Re: Sorry the Forum is slow today - we have a few extra guests

    I'm honoured that someone thinks we're worthy. Which obviously we are

    But in the mean time... it's slooooow going!

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    Re: Sorry the Forum is slow today - we have a few extra guests

    Certainly is, always someone trying there luck!
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    Re: Sorry the Forum is slow today - we have a few extra guests

    Can you not tar pit them, so attempts to sign up are slowed down?

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    Re: Sorry the Forum is slow today - we have a few extra guests

    I might have a discount code for Cloudflare around
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    Re: Sorry the Forum is slow today - we have a few extra guests

    Spammers already started by the looks of it :/
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    Re: Sorry the Forum is slow today - we have a few extra guests

    "Most users ever online was 22,948, Yesterday at 05:21 PM"

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    Re: Sorry the Forum is slow today - we have a few extra guests

    that was the peak of our fame

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    Re: Sorry the Forum is slow today - we have a few extra guests

    This is what happens when we humour spammers. Now they all want in on it.

    We shouldn't have told them about our views on perspex sheets

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    Re: Sorry the Forum is slow today - we have a few extra guests

    Quote Originally Posted by ddy View Post
    this is what happens when we humour spammers. Now they all want in on it.

    We shouldn't have told them about our views on perspex sheets
    pmsl
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    Re: Sorry the Forum is slow today - we have a few extra guests

    Can you not get the intern to pedal harder, so you get MOAR INTERNETZ?

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    Re: Sorry the Forum is slow today - we have a few extra guests

    Quote Originally Posted by DDY View Post
    This is what happens when we humour spammers. Now they all want in on it.

    We shouldn't have told them about our views on perspex sheets
    I knew that post was a trap. I mean what kind of question was that on a broadly technology related forum? Then there was that other dunce asking about power tool batteries...

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    Re: Sorry the Forum is slow today - we have a few extra guests

    Quote Originally Posted by AETAaAS View Post
    I knew that post was a trap. I mean what kind of question was that on a broadly technology related forum? Then there was that other dunce asking about power tool batteries...
    Oooh.

    /sets up log fire. Gets toasting forks out, and buys marshmellows.

    Ready.


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