Additonal Security Installed

This is a message forum open to the public to make comments about Quatloos! and for suggestions meant to improve the website.
User avatar
webhick
Illuminati Obfuscation: Black Ops Div
Posts: 3880
Joined: Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:41 am

Additonal Security Installed

Postby webhick » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:48 pm

I installed ZB Block this morning to attempt to thwart the hundreds of failed spammer log attempts each day. They were generating about seven pages of logs a day and using the ACP to ban their IP wasn't stopping them. Anti-Spam mods also would not have done anything. :brickwall:

I hooked it into the forum at 11:46 AM. Last login attempt by a spammer was 11:46 AM. Take that, bitches!

This program will help protect us against hackers, spammers, and screen scrapers. Our normal users should experience virtually no difference, except maybe the site will be a bit faster because we won't have malicious bastards slamming into our board.

For those of you curious as to how it works, in a handy airport security analogy:
You go to the airport.
You hit a security checkpoint.
They give you a cavity search and check your DNA against various no-fly lists.
If they find nothing, they wipe your memory and send you on your way with virtually no time lost.
If they find something, they throw you out.

So congratulations, you're being cavity searched with every page view. But you'll never know it unless you're a baddie.

BTW, I didn't bother to check to see if it blocked Anonomizer services. :snicker:

And then I just had to find out. :haha: Trolls can't hide behind their precious anonymizer services anymore!
When chosen for jury duty, tell the judge "fortune cookie says guilty" - A fortune cookie

User avatar
notorial dissent
A Balthazar of Quatloosian Truth
Posts: 10912
Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2005 8:17 pm

Re: Additonal Security Installed

Postby notorial dissent » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:24 pm

Neat!!! May their frustrations be magnified.
Last edited by notorial dissent on Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: corrected spelling
The fact that you sincerely and wholeheartedly believe that the “Law of Gravity” is unconstitutional and a violation of your sovereign rights, does not absolve you of adherence to it.

User avatar
Kestrel
Endangerer of Stupid Species
Posts: 877
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:09 pm
Location: Hovering overhead, scanning for prey

Re: Additonal Security Installed

Postby Kestrel » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:25 pm

You're awesome. Thanks for staying around.
"Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig." - Robert Heinlein

User avatar
JamesVincent
A Councilor of the Kabosh
Posts: 2661
Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:01 am

Re: Additonal Security Installed

Postby JamesVincent » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:22 pm

Three cheers for Web.
Lift me up above this, the flames and the ashes,
Lift me up and help me to fly away.
Lift me up above this, the broken, the empty,
Lift me up and help me to fly away,
Lift me up!

Five Finger Death Punch "Lift Me Up"

obadiah
Captain
Captain
Posts: 164
Joined: Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:47 pm
Location: The Gorge, Oregon

Re: Additonal Security Installed

Postby obadiah » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:13 pm

Like!
1. There is a kind of law that I like, which are my own rules, which I call common law. It applies to me.
2. There are many other kinds of law but they don’t apply to me, because I say so."
LLAP

User avatar
Cathulhu
Order of the Quatloos, Brevet First Class
Posts: 1233
Joined: Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:51 pm

Re: Additonal Security Installed

Postby Cathulhu » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:44 am

Webhick rocks.
Goodness is about what you do. Not what you pray to. T. Pratchett
Always be a moving target. L.M. Bujold

User avatar
wserra
Quatloosian Federal Witness
Quatloosian Federal Witness
Posts: 6365
Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2003 7:39 pm

Re: Additonal Security Installed

Postby wserra » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:24 am

As I PM'd her, webhick does indeed rock. ZB Block has also rid us of mini-Stevens poster "travis" - at least unless he acquires the balls to stop using anonymizers.

For details see here.
"A wise man proportions belief to the evidence."
- David Hume

Olsenfin

Re: Additonal Security Installed

Postby Olsenfin » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:16 pm

But what will the legions of the persistently clueless do, now that they cannot bugger Quatloos?

Will they fold up their tinfoil tents and retreat to silent befuddlement?

Arthur Rubin
Tupa-O-Quatloosia
Posts: 1458
Joined: Fri May 30, 2003 12:02 am
Location: Brea, CA

Re: Additonal Security Installed

Postby Arthur Rubin » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:21 am

There's always UseNET; misc.taxes seems popular for tax deniers.
Arthur Rubin, unemployed tax preparer and aerospace engineer
ImageJoin the Blue Ribbon Online Free Speech Campaign!

Butterflies are free. T-shirts are $19.95 $24.95 $29.95


Return to “About Quatloos and Site Comments”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Common Crawl [Bot] and 0 guests