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Old 10-02-17, 06:36 AM
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Whilst visiting archaeological sites in Israel I got a forum notification saying I did not have permission to view the forum. All other forums worked fine.

Anyone know why?
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Old 10-02-17, 09:39 AM
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It is because of the huge number of bots trying to get onto the forum to offer non badge services by Russian ladies.

Bots break through many a forum's barriers quite frequently and take a lot of resources to clear.
I remember a Yahoo military button forum which was overrun. The owner gave it up and it is there, viewed by bots only.

One of our senior members once showed this forum to his grandchildren and ended up apologising to his children. He posted a furious message on the forum.

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Old 11-02-17, 07:34 AM
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But why only Israel and why not any of the other forums, just seemingly this forum and Israel?

Spambots are a problem everywhere as far as I know.
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Old 11-02-17, 01:35 PM
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I probably blocked Israel at some time in the past. Normally I can block a range of IP addresses but sometimes it does not work. There will have been a persistent spam issue or something for me to do that. I'll have a look at the file and if I can find the Israel block I'll remove it.
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I guess you were in this lot somewhere.
-now removed.
We will now see if Israel has anything to offer other than spam.

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To be honest I could probably remove more county blocks. I see we have Moldova & Ukraine blocked, and a few other eastern countries because of spam.
We do have a sign up spammer checker installed now but it still lets a few through; I can give it a go anyway, see what happens.
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I probably blocked Israel at some time in the past. Normally I can block a range of IP addresses but sometimes it does not work. There will have been a persistent spam issue or something for me to do that. I'll have a look at the file and if I can find the Israel block I'll remove it.
Thanks Mike. Obviously if there is an issue reblock it.

I am not sure how soon I will return there.

The country is full of lots of very impressive archaeological remains. A very small selection of some of the nearly 700 pics I took.
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