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Postby Dr. John Zeigler - PEP Ed » Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:07 am

We have had a rash (as in hundreds) of examples recently where spammers have been bombarding PEP's HTML forms and the Board's registration forms with crass sales information ("pills, pills, pills") in total violation of the site's policies. Henceforth, any ISP whose IP addresses are used for spamming will be banned from accessing the Board and the site's HTML forms. This will NOT affect the overwhelming majority of visitors to the site and the Board, since they come in through legitimate ISP's who work to combat spamming. However, I have already banned all the IP addresses of a spammer located in Ukraine, who has misused our forms over 500 hundred times in this way and will ban more in the future.

On a similar topic, I remind Members and Guests that it is long-standing Board policy that posts, signatures and information in Personal Profiles may not be used to post commercial information. Please see our Acceptable Uses and Board Policies in Board Help for more information. To reiterate, these changes will have no effect on the overwhelming majority of visitors to PEP. They have become necessary because spammers have turned our attempts to provide easy ways for people to ask questions into "business opportunities." :angry:

Edited By Dr. John Zeigler - PEP Editor on 1160246999
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