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Offline Minh Thanh

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Some my question about forum !
« on: May 13, 2022, 04:21:07 PM »
I'm new, I'm learning how the forum works
I have two questions - hopefully this is the right place for questions
  To become a member of the forum Are there any criteria ?
  The reason I ask is because a few years ago, I registered to the forum but both times it was rejected and then banned from the forum.
  I registered was the help of Roger .
   When I look at the bottom of the homepage there is a section I find strange
  " Bad Behavior has blocked 13082 access attempts in the last 7 days."
  What is bad behavior ?
 Thanks !

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Re: Some my question about forum !
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2022, 06:06:21 PM »
The criteria to become a member of the forum is that you would like to join  :) and we hope you not only like model engines but you also build model engines and ideally want to share your builds  :whoohoo: .

Sadly there are a few internet IP address domain where we get huge numbers of spam/site attacks from and we have suffered in the past from an unmanageable number of simultaneous attempts to bring down the forum. These attacks happened again and again and cause a lot of work.  Our answer to this was to ban the source entire domain address to cut off that section of the internet to prevent our site being overwhelmed, this resulted in the ban of the entire Chinese IP domain addresses  :-\ . Yes it was very heavy handed but it immediately stopped all of the attacks and the site as not been taken down since :ThumbsUp:

The Forum software has built into it a "spam" blocker called "bad behaviour" that is regularly updated with various  IP addresses. The count shows just how often bad people try to attack our forum  :ShakeHead: and blocks them, which means the moderators do not have to firefight which can be a lot of work  :toilet_claw:


You may have noticed that this forum is provided free of charge without any adverts. This is because it is privately funded by fellow model engine making enthusiasts - the Administrators, and is managed day to day by the good will of volunteers who hold the role of moderators. When we get infected by a virus or overrun by offensive posting it takes a lot of work by both the administrators and moderators. Sadly as a result of the action of these internet "scum" innocent bystanders sometimes suffer in the wake of us trying to prevent their bad actions and that will also mean some good people are prevented from joining because of the necessity of blocking the "scum"  :(

Jo
« Last Edit: May 13, 2022, 06:18:20 PM by Jo »
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Re: Some my question about forum !
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2022, 07:03:45 PM »
Probably a good time to once again thank all the Admins, Moderators and the Generous Sponsors  :praise2:
for ALL their good work and money to keep this amazing place up and running  :whoohoo:   :praise2:

I Salute you all  :praise2:   :cheers:   :cheers:   :cheers:   :praise2:

Best wishes

Per

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Re: Some my question about forum !
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2022, 09:44:50 PM »
Per - hear hear!  Absolutely agree with that.  Keep on the good work Jo and others........

Chris
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Offline RReid

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Re: Some my question about forum !
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2022, 10:01:51 PM »
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Probably a good time to once again thank all the Admins, Moderators and the Generous Sponsors  :praise2:
I couldn't agree more! Thank you and BRAVO!! :ThumbsUp: :cheers: :wine1:
Regards,
Ron

Offline propforward

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Re: Some my question about forum !
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2022, 10:11:27 PM »
Yes indeed, moderating / administering a forum is a thankless job and takes a lot of behind the scenes work that people don't even realize is happening. I did it before for a few years on a motorcycle forum - so thank you mods, admin and sponsors, very much. I have looked around extensively and I really do believe this to be the best model engineering forum around.
Stuart

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Offline Zephyrin

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Re: Some my question about forum !
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2022, 10:13:20 PM »
I also add lots of thanks to those who maintain this forum alive and well...

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Re: Some my question about forum !
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2022, 10:17:00 PM »
Probably a good time to once again thank all the Admins, Moderators and the Generous Sponsors  :praise2:
for ALL their good work and money to keep this amazing place up and running  :whoohoo:   :praise2:

I Salute you all  :praise2:   :cheers:   :cheers:   :cheers:   :praise2:

Best wishes

Per
YES!    :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Offline Bearcar1

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Re: Some my question about forum !
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2022, 10:27:53 PM »
It truly is a hard decision to make. One that can affect a well intentioned, potential new member. However, those are the results of having no other means to access the outside world via the internet. I have had my share of encounters with hackers and domains that have no good intentions when it comes to invading and often times wrecking havoc upon all they come in contact with. I have fought back and won several of those attacks but as Jo stated, it takes a LOT of work and you have to think quick. The best for all is to simply block those sites and move on. Well done Jo, and all the other admins for taking the due diligence of keeping this forum running smoothly for the entertainment of us all.  :praise2: :praise2: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :DrinkPint:  Please, keep up the terrific work and we will all benefit from it. THANK-YOU!!


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Offline Minh Thanh

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Re: Some my question about forum !
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2022, 06:02:01 AM »
 Hi Jo and Everyone !
  I understand now . 
  And perhaps, if I were you, I would do the same.
  And thanks you and everyone for trying to maintain the forum

Offline MJM460

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Re: Some my question about forum !
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2022, 12:12:53 PM »
Another vote of thanks to the administrators and moderators for this wonderful forum.

And also to the members for their efforts to post and willingness to share their knowledge.

MJM460

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Offline Dan Rowe

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Re: Some my question about forum !
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2022, 03:02:03 PM »
I know from experience that being a mod on a forum is a bit like wack-a-mole.
Thanks, guys & gals for using the hammer.  :hammerbash: :wallbang: :killcomputer: :zap:

Cheers Dan
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Re: Some my question about forum !
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2022, 04:54:44 PM »
Minh:

I wonder if using a VPN would allow you to subscribe? May be worth a try.

Hi Jo and Everyone !
  I understand now . 
  And perhaps, if I were you, I would do the same.
  And thanks you and everyone for trying to maintain the forum
Hugh

Offline Minh Thanh

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Re: Some my question about forum !
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2022, 05:46:05 PM »
 Hi Hugh !
 I don't know, but the problem is solved.
Anyway, it's worth a try if I have similar problems somewhere else
  Thanks !  :ThumbsUp: