People getting spam alerts or somesuch when trying to post comments...

jeff's picture

Can you give me as much info as you can here, so adrian can better identify what the problem might be?

Did you link contain a link (in your signature)?

Any help you provide will help remove the problem.

Thanks.

Lol-taire's picture

I've been getting them and I

I've been getting them and I don't have a signature and I haven't been linking to anything. I think it happens more often when I post one message very soon after I post another.

Icarus's picture

i've had one so far, and it

i've had one so far, and it was just a standard, run of the mill comment with the same signature i've had for about a year.....

UPDATE: oh my god, the irony. i just tried to submit this and it gave me that warning.

so for those of you falling in love
keep it kind, keep it good, keep it right
throw yourself in the midst of danger
and keep one eye open at night.
--"Elephants" Rachel Yamagata

fox333's picture

They just happen to me

They just happen to me randomly.

I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Oscar Wilde

jeff's picture

Well...

We were having a problem where it wasn't letting any new users register, so I had adrian tweak that, and it's the same program as the spam filter, too.

I can only hope it's catch spammers, at least.

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"People who are happy are slugs... They do not move the human race forward."
-- Camille Paglia, on Oasis

elph's picture

Very Frequent Recently For PMs

...but answering the "captcha" allows me to proceed. Nothing in PM that could ever be considered as spam. I have thought that the alert may be triggered by the amount of time taken up in composing a message?

Ah... it just "caught" me... so I'll have to answer the "CAPTCHA".

in rainbows's picture

it only happened to me

it only happened to me twice. i hate captcha e_e

"why, does she have a penis?" -Datarock
(cause im geeky like that XD)

Nanook's picture

It's happened to me six

It's happened to me six times =\
Six god damn times.

jeff's picture

Well...

Our spam filter probably knows this is an English site ;-)

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"People who are happy are slugs... They do not move the human race forward."
-- Camille Paglia, on Oasis

Tophat's picture

It happens to me almost every other time I post.

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Those who are united in love know no separation.
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Nanook's picture

Damn francophobes...

Damn francophobes...

Splash's picture

I got one just a moment

I got one just a moment ago... but I really don't know why, sorry :-(

~~~ the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses ~ e e cummings ~~~

jeff's picture

heh...

For this forum to mean anything, ya'll need to say what you were doing when you get them. Like posting a reply, but it had an outbound link. Replying to a pm, etc.

We know they happen, that part is irrelevant without context, heh.

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"People who are happy are slugs... They do not move the human race forward."
-- Camille Paglia, on Oasis

Splash's picture

ah, ok...

Sorry :-)

I think I was commenting on someone's journal when I got the one the other day, but no links or anything...

EDIT: just got another one so, yay specifics! Commenting on a journal, but since I didn't have a whole lot to say, it was just a title, nothing in the body of the post but my signature...

And let's add to that that I got another error trying to post the edit to this!

~~~ the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses ~ e e cummings ~~~

Tophat's picture

Okay, HOW DO THESE PEOPLE GET THROUGH!?!?

That's some spam, and it got through the filter? WTF?

It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
-Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

oldfoxbob's picture

This is what happened

I read a post in the Forum, typed a comment reply. Hit the "Post comment" button and got a message that the computer determined that this post may be spam. I was instructed to enter the information in the "Captcha" box. ( which is hard to read sometimes) and then the post went through. Is this something we can expect for all posts from now on? Not that its a problem just annoying.
OFB
PS Happy holidays Jeff

Genius is not a sign of intelligence, but rather
that of common sense. Humor is the best pain pill.

jeff's picture

For a while...

People were getting a notice that prevented them from posting entirely, or made it hard to get anything through the filter. That seems to be resolved.

An occasional CAPCHA has always happened on the site, so those cropping up is fine. No need to let me know when they happen anymore.

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"People who are happy are slugs... They do not move the human race forward."
-- Camille Paglia, on Oasis