As some of you know, we’ve been under a spam barrage for about 10 or 11 days now. We were also all-out attacked mid-week last week, but before and since then, we see spammers creating accounts in real-time and posting bogus forum posts with malicious links. This is taking up hours of my time each day. Brad has helped out as well, and I can’t even count now how many we’ve deleted. Hundreds of accounts and posts, easily.
To combat this in a more permanent way, we’ve temporarily turned off the ability to post to the forums. So these spammers will continue to create accounts and post to the forums, but those posts will never display. The obvious side-effect to this, of course, is that no one else can create a new forum post right now either. Sorry about that, but we should be back on Monday. And sometime Monday, we’ll implement a system whereby first-time posters are moderated so their posts don’t appear before being approved (by me, I guess). All other forum posts will appear normally, so if you already have an account and have been posting, you’ll be good to go.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
And, please. If you’re having some other technical problem or see a bug you want to be fixed or whatever, please do not leave that feedback here or in any other forum post. Please email [email protected] so a support ticket is created and the right people can take care of it.