Site moved once again

Discussion in 'News & Information' started by Electronic Punk, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I am sure as those of you that visit may have noticed, both the activity and general here and my own has dropped considerably.

    To save myself some cash, I have moved the server to some virtual hosting which I can expand the requirements of the site as required.

    I do believe everything is fully functional and I have been doing some clearing up and will continue to do so, as well as implementing some new features and an incredibly simple way to defeat most (but likely not all) registration bots.
     
  2. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

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    GL :)
    Btw remember to update any SPF records as mail appears to be getting tagged as spam in Gmail.
     
  3. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Yeah, I have done the SPF records already, can you check the original message for me?
     
  4. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

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    Hmm the email notification for your reply passed spf but was still tagged as spam. I would make sure you disable unregistered sending things like "see this page" and "contact member" as I found a bit going through those systems.
    It may be worth routing through mandrill.com and checking the mail log interface there in case they have been sending masses through the domain/site.
     
  5. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I have seen a few come through normally, reputation on this particular email server should be neutral, but I imagine the 2000 validation emails the site has been trying to send fake spam accounts won't have helped.

    Will keep an eye on it. I have also disabled the ability to email members and send pages to others as you suggested.
     
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  6. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Seem to be on a few Blacklists that will hopefully drop off.
    Hotmail is blocking us too, god damn spammers - taken care of most of those with two addons today so looking forward to seeing how that works out.
     
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  7. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

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    Yeah I would double check the "email this page to a friend" is off for guests.
     
  8. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Yeah off everywhere as far as I can see, although for some reason it still shows for me

    One spam addon stopped 15 users signing up over night, the other 35... damn.
     
  9. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Had all kinds of DNS issues on my end (nothing on your end) that looks like it is finally clearing up for me so I can access the site once more.
     
  10. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Oh had plenty on my end too :D
     
  11. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    But will the new site location blend?
     
  12. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Its behaving right now :)
    Finally off all the mail blacklists so that is nice.

    Spam is down as well as spam signups but some of it just can't be stopped unless I start blocking some free email providers, only done Yahoo so far as that was ridiculous.
     
  13. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Nice to see some new activity!