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Old 01-22-2020, 08:13 AM   #1
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Glad to see the system is back.

I hope this means spam going away too. One can hope.

Itís 18F out but my Saturn starts right up!

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Old 01-22-2020, 09:22 AM   #2
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16 here in Virginia's Blue Ridge

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Old 01-22-2020, 11:22 AM   #3
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Yay!

Glad to see it back up and running.

Thanx Charlie!

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Old 01-22-2020, 11:30 AM   #4
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I get to bundle up a bit this morning. I lack the heavy outer clothing for 16 degrees so I am blessed that it is only 48 degrees outside.

Thank you for restoring this forum Charlie and hope all is well with you.

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Old 01-22-2020, 01:32 PM   #5
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Either the site wet down from overwhelming spam inundating the server or Charlie reset the system.

As of 8:30am this morning, sadasfaf racked up 587 spams...............

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Old 01-22-2020, 01:54 PM   #6
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a lot of what the "attack" they're using does is probably the one that fills up the sql tables w/ junk data.. kind of like a DDoS

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Old 01-22-2020, 05:06 PM   #7
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I'm inclined to agree. Observing spam not removed in the last two outages seems to tell me Charlie isn't resetting this site as much as the system is resetting on its own when not jammed with traffic. If he did, I would guess he would have spent time ridding spam.

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Old 01-22-2020, 05:18 PM   #8
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I think the last outage was the longest one yet. It went over 24 hours before coming back online.

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Old 01-29-2020, 11:44 AM   #9
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Yay!


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Old 01-29-2020, 01:43 PM   #10
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Just a reminder of how fragile our whole saturn fan network is tied together.
My thoughts these past days are that somehow the forum went off line for good and that I had somehow missed the untimely announcement.
Glad Charlie has us all back on - line again. Very glad.

Now, where were we ...... ?

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Old 01-29-2020, 03:24 PM   #11
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Wow it was offline for a few more days.

Back again.

Anyone know whatís going on??

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Old 01-29-2020, 03:26 PM   #12
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In Saturn news, I should hit 180K tomorrow!!

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Old 01-29-2020, 03:43 PM   #13
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In Saturn news, I should hit 180K tomorrow!!

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Old 01-29-2020, 04:02 PM   #14
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Wow it was offline for a few more days.

Back again.

Anyone know what’s going on??
I'm speculating it has something to do with this message from Dec 18th. Time will tell...

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Hi everyone,

I'm sorry for my delayed response to the spam attacks. I'm on a project that's finally wrapping up and it's kept me from my normal routine. I like the idea of having you all help get rid of spam I have some ideas on how to implement that too. I'm upgrading the site to a new server in the next month, and I while I'm tinkering that's when I'll add the capability. I appreciate everyone's offer to help!!!

Thanks,
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Old 01-29-2020, 11:00 PM   #15
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I've been in a minor panic the last few days over the site being down. I picked up a new (to me) SL2 a few months ago and have been going through the usual fine-tuning, and suddenly I can't access any of the vast network of knowledge on here.

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Old 01-31-2020, 09:22 AM   #16
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^^

I hope that's true. Looks like the spam is gone, so I am cautiously optimistic.

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Old 01-31-2020, 10:13 AM   #17
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I hope that's true. Looks like the spam is gone, so I am cautiously optimistic.
Here's another message from Charlie

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I wanted to post a quick note to let you guys know that SaturnFans isn't being abandoned. The project that's been consuming an inordinate amount of my time is (finally, after multiple extensions!) coming to an end this week. Rest assured, the site isn't going anywhere!

I apologize for all the spam and downtime lately, I'll be working on both issues right away. Mitigating the spam and spam attacks on the server is a moving target, so you may still see them from time-to-time, but my goal is to institute some changes on the server to prevent them from being so disruptive. Please keep "reporting posts" whenever you see something! Thanks for your support and understanding!

SC2Sick: I would love to hear how you keep the spam issue at bay on your site. It is a challenge to always be one step ahead! It sounds like you may have cracked the code.

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Old 02-03-2020, 11:21 AM   #18
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Good news but system was down again earlier today.

I am hoping these are minor hiccups.

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Old 02-04-2020, 12:00 PM   #19
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Big bonus - all the spam is gone!

Thanks Charlie.

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