A round of applause...

(36 Posts)
Eskino Wed 06-Mar-13 07:22:59

Chat and S&B was overflowing with spam during the night.

Well done MNtechs for banishing it all to whence it came without anyone (apart from the nocturnal, the addicted, the BFers and the insomniacs) noticing this morning.

Business as usual.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 06-Mar-13 07:27:46

smile

Tee2072 Wed 06-Mar-13 08:07:24

All hail the conquering heroes! ::triumphant fan fare:: (fair? fanfair? fanfare?)

FrankWippery Wed 06-Mar-13 08:08:47

Almost the whole of S&B's first page is spammed right now...I've not reported cos you asked us not to..

FrankWippery Wed 06-Mar-13 08:09:08

Fanfare dearest Tee.

Pagwatch Wed 06-Mar-13 08:12:13

Funfair would be great though.

FrankWippery Wed 06-Mar-13 08:16:05

Funfairs are most definitely cause for a fanfare. <plays with Tee's head>

Pagwatch Wed 06-Mar-13 08:35:22

Yy. And to be fair a cheap fare at a funfair is good reason for a fanfare

Pagwatch Wed 06-Mar-13 08:39:17

I took it too far.

Tee2072 Wed 06-Mar-13 08:54:31

I'm to go lie down now...

WorraLiberty Wed 06-Mar-13 09:02:38

Page 3 of Chat is still full of spam.

dothraki Wed 06-Mar-13 09:07:03

I don't understand why mnhq have not simply worked it out.
GIVE TECH A BLOODY PAYRISE smile Then it will all stopgrin

Tee2072 Wed 06-Mar-13 09:48:38

I sure it's that they just don't care dothraki and are all drinking gin and enjoying watching their site being attacked.

I'm sure they're not trying their best to end this viciousness.

And I'm sure they totally appreciate all of the criticism of how they've handled the attack.

Or, in other words, if you think it's so easy? You do it.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 06-Mar-13 10:02:39

WorraLiberty

Page 3 of Chat is still full of spam.

Not any more.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 06-Mar-13 10:03:20

Tee2072

I sure it's that they just don't care dothraki and are all drinking gin and enjoying watching their site being attacked.

I'm sure they're not trying their best to end this viciousness.

And I'm sure they totally appreciate all of the criticism of how they've handled the attack.

Or, in other words, if you think it's so easy? You do it.

Thanks, Tee <passes gin>

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 06-Mar-13 10:05:22

dothraki

I don't understand why mnhq have not simply worked it out.
GIVE TECH A BLOODY PAYRISE smile Then it will all stopgrin

Hello dothraki. Sorry you feel this way. We can assure you we are doing all we can - short of stopping people posting overnight altogether, which obvs we don't want to do.

Sadly, some of these spammers are like mice. You plug up one hole, and they immediately find another...

WorraLiberty Wed 06-Mar-13 10:08:54

Good job! grin thanks

It must be ridiculously annoying though...because even if you were fully staffed at that time of the night, Spambots are obviously designed to outspam even the fasted fingers.

Let's just hope they get fed up soon.

WorraLiberty Wed 06-Mar-13 10:09:49

'fasted'?? = fastest

I wasn't suggesting you were starving your fingers for Lent.

dothraki Wed 06-Mar-13 10:10:44

Tee I think you have misunderstood me. I have seen no criticism of how they have handled the attack, and they have done regular updates - including to tell us when not to report, as they are so busy dealing with it. I have seen a few people making sensible suggestions on how to deal with it, and I think most people are aware now not to even post on those threads. I was reporting spam posts last week - and its obvious that the attacks are happening at certain times. MNHQ have also said TSSDNCOP - totally agree with that - why make it easier for the spammers.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 06-Mar-13 10:12:11

WorraLiberty

'fasted'?? = fastest

I wasn't suggesting you were starving your fingers for Lent.

Ha! Mine could do with being a bit fasted, tbh...

dothraki Wed 06-Mar-13 10:13:53

Bugger - now I've x posted with Helen and worra.

IamtheZombie Wed 06-Mar-13 10:16:13

Zombie took dothraki's post as tongue in cheek. Irony and all that. Not in any way critical.

Tee2072 Wed 06-Mar-13 10:17:48

Sorry, dothraki, if your post was suppose to be funny and I missed the joke. I just re-read it and I'm still not getting the joke, but everyone's sense of humour is different.

I'm terrified that the only solution they are going to find works is taking the entire site down until the SPAM bots move on...

dothraki Wed 06-Mar-13 10:20:13

Tee that was kind - to you and Zombie thanks
<note to self don't post with a hangover>

I read dothraki's post as a joke too confused

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