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Thread: Vulnerability in Blog Posts for Spammers

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    Quote Originally Posted by gen3sf View Post
    You are up very late tonight NS.
    Yeah about time to call it quits... up since 0540 EST. Glad you guys got it sorted for now.

    QQ: Can blog entries be set to moderator-approved like you guys can for certain users? Just askin', IDK if you can limit a feature in such a manner or similar...

    Edit: OK they can be seen from the forum page, but now if you click'em you get "Invalid Blog specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator" which means the kill is propagating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gen3sf View Post
    Sure they weren't already deleted? Asking because I just re-selected and deleted them all just awhile ago. There were 5 labeled as starting at about 7:30PM I think. The new security patches must be having some effect on us here.
    They definately didn't say deleted. Beh who knows, seems the site had been having problems lately updating itself. Such as last posted in email notifications still shows 1 person lag behind who actually posted.

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    Thanks nightstah. I thought about the moderated post function and applying them to Blogs. You know that would mean, just like in the submitted tutorials moderated posts, that all Blog responses would also have to be approved. I'm thinking of the support that trekster, oddgriffin, and mauifrog received when they needed some emotional support. Right now, I'm leaning toward putting up with the spam and ignorance so that members like those I just named will be able to get immediate community support. Sound right to you, folks?

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    I'm game and will be watching for mischief makers while I'm at it. Gen: could the blog feature be allowed for maybe Junior or Member on up? That'd prevent a casual sign up just for the express purpose of spamming; again I don't know what options you folks have with MCP and the limitations of the software... too internal for an "outsider" to know.

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    Clearing out the Blog section doesn't bother me all that much. Whenever davepm returns, hope everything is ok with him, he will have a ball in that section again. Wierd seeing how nice and smooth a fairly new board works, like dsihacks, compared to a huge board like wiihacks. Thank god dsihacks isn't too big right now as moding that forum is a breeze right now with me and 2 other mods.

    nightstah: seeing as everyone starts out as junior member, that wouldn't fix too much :P
    I would even go as far as to even say member and seniors should be the only ones with access rights to blogging. I'll have a chat with fatal about some kind of implementation of such a thing.

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    s0ur:

    I see you can spot sleep deprivation when you see it, thanks for catching that. I'm off for some much-needed Zzzzs. My bad guys, tired. 'Night...

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    Why not make the blogs like the invites area and set a post count limit of say 10 or more which should keep out the "signup make a blog post for help because I cbf searching" people.

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