Are we suffering attempted DDoS attacks.

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Before Rob started showing the 'new' security warning/scan.....I saw that message countless times....it was a matter of either that message or the 502/bad gateway

Since the introduction of the 'new' scan, i have nor seen it at all......and only one 502 just after the new scan was started

The site appears more stable since the new scan

Happy camper here
 


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Every time I click on the site I get...Linux.org is checking....sometimes lasts for a few seconds and sometimes for much longer.
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Every time I click on the site I get...Linux.org is checking....sometimes lasts for a few seconds and sometimes for much longer.
m09004.gif

That's CF checking your bits to see if you're a human. It's gonna happen. If you stay active, it happens less often. I am here often during the day, at least when my day allows it, so I may only see it a couple of times - or if I change my IP address.
 

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On #275, when it happens (only occasionally, now) I just press the back button and am brought to a refreshed front page from which I can log in.

Overall, I am a much happier camper, and kudos to @Rob

Avagudweegend, all.

Wiz
 

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There's a lot less attempted spam, which is nice.
@KGIII :-

Heh. Indeedy; that, I can sympathise with. When I joined the BleepingComputer staff in April 2020, I got a baptism of fire in that respect.....BC appears to be a particular target of spammers, and with everybody being stuck at home because of the global lockdowns (including the spammers!), well.....you can imagine what it was like.

10 of us were at it almost continuously, trying to keep on top of the buggers; many had found ways to script stuff so they could post quicker than we could ban.....

(*sigh*)

Moderation CAN be a hassle.....even with all the right tools. No?


Mike. ;)
 

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Moderation CAN be a hassle.....even with all the right tools. No?

It's definitely a labor of love.

If you haven't noticed anything, that's good. That means we have a good success rate vs. spam.

For the most part, you should never see the spam. We have some pretty neat tools for this. I'll avoid detailing them, but you can tell the efficacy by how little spam actually reaches the 'published' status.

Other than that, I don't use the moderation tools all that much. I prefer it that way. I'd much rather just let people know there's a concern, often prompted by users hitting the report button. More often than not, I just keep an eye on stuff, as I figure folk's'll tucker themselves out eventually.

I don't actually like banning people. I don't actually like using moderator tools - other than maybe moving a post or merging one with another.

As I've often described my role: I'm pretty much just a janitor. That includes when someone spews **** in a thread and I've gotta clean it up.
 

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