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    Happy to carry on.
    Of course it'll fit, you just need a bigger hammer.

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    Thanks Rebbonk!

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    I think I've removed 25 posts today.
    Of course it'll fit, you just need a bigger hammer.

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    Right; the spammers with the email suffixes:

    forcemix.online
    selovin.art
    yagoo.website
    yandex.com
    ***.ua
    ***.ru


    give up, because we're not going to get bored of deleting your accounts as spam.

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    I've done a little digging...

    We are currently using an issue of Vbulletin that is no longer supported. The spammers have likely found a way in and whereas before Vbulletin would issue a patch, that isn't going to happen.

    I see two possible options...

    1) upgrade to the latest issue of Vbulletin. - That will likely have cost implications.

    2) vet new members before they are allowed to post. - My assumptions are that we can actually do that (from memory we should be able to) and that the spammers aren't using a backdoor.
    Of course it'll fit, you just need a bigger hammer.

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    Thanks Rebbonk. Admin Will & I have discussed upgrading to a newer version of VBulletin, and it's on the agenda - just a matter of finding time in busy lives to do it!

    Dodgy posts are automatically submitted for moderation, so we can vet/delete them before they can be generally viewed.

    Again, thanks for your ongoing efforts, Rebbonk!

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