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PhinneyWood Forum is broken – again

March 7th, 2013 by Doree

PhinneyWood is continuing to have problems with massive spam attacks in its Forum. We have shut down new user registration again. If you’re already registered, you can continue to post. We have shut down all posting capabilities for the time being.

Please know that we are working on a solution and will let you know when the Forum is back on track. Thanks once again for your patience.

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PhinneyWood Forum back open to new user registrations

February 18th, 2013 by Doree

We’ve reopened PhinneyWood’s Forum to new user registrations. We closed it two months ago because of a massive influx of spam (we’re talking tens of thousands of spam posts). We’ve installed a plug-in that asks new users to “Prove you are human.” Hopefully that will keep the spammers out.

We check the Forum at least once a day, but if you see any spam getting through, please email us at tips@phinneywood.com to let us know.

And thank you for your patience.

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PhinneyWood Forum clear of spam, previously-registered users can post

January 9th, 2013 by Doree

We’d like to thank PhinneyWood readers for their patience while our Forum underwent a massive cleanup of spam recently. It took our administrators many, many hours to clear tens of thousands of spam users who had registered on our system. They also upgraded our spam filter, which is now catching most of the spam (although a few seem to be getting through each day).

We’ve also changed our Forum registration from an open system, where anyone can register and post immediately. For now, the Forum is closed to new registrations. Soon, we’ll open it back up, but all registrations will need to be approved by us, before you can post. That will help weed out spammers.

So, if you’re already registered as a PhinneyWood Forum user, then you can post now. If you’re not yet registered, you’ll have to wait a while longer until we’re sure we’ve got the spam problem under control.

Again, thanks for your patience.

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PhinneyWood Forum broken, please don’t post until further notice

December 27th, 2012 by Doree

You all have noticed a huge increase in the amount of spam in the PhinneyWood Forum lately. We have spent hours every day trying to clean it out, yet we still can’t keep up. We are waiting for our administrators to figure out the problem and implement a solution. In the meantime, please don’t post anything in the Forum, since it will just get buried by spam.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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