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Re: Spam PM

Postby Eddy Deegan » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:37 pm

desmond wrote:I had a spam from "dsp.shp" (0 forum posts) during this stage, and reported it a few days ago and purposely didn't delete it so it could be investigated.

The PM is still there, and the the account seems still active...

Thanks Desmond.

They are now toast and will disappear from the system as a result in due course :thumbup:
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Re: Spam PM

Postby desmond » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:04 pm

Thanks! :thumbup:
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Re: Spam PM

Postby ManFromGlass » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:19 pm

The bright splash of yellow with red highlights has disappeared here too.
Good work to the team!
Although I will admit seeing more than shades of grey and red buttons was a nice thing.
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Re: Spam PM

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:34 pm

Oh no! My notice of three new messages has returned! :shocked: :shocked: :crazy: :crazy:
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Re: Spam PM

Postby ManFromGlass » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:06 pm

.my fault for speaking out like that!
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Re: Spam PM

Postby Rob Kirkwood » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:07 pm

Forum Admin wrote:
Rob Kirkwood wrote:Sorry, but no - not for me.

As before still showing "2 new messages" which don't exist. I've tried logging out, closing browser, restarting browser & log back in again - but no change, still 2 new messages (Firefox on Linux Mint, if it makes any difference).

Unless, of course, it's a change that will take time to work its way through all accounts?

Rob

Hi Rob,

Can't replicate this on any browser or device I have access to so it might be cookie related. Delete the sosforum cookie and close and reopen your browser of choice, log into the SOS Forum and hopefully it'll be gone.

Hi Ian, makes no difference I'm afraid - still '2 new messages' ...also get the same with Chromium browser on Linux.

Forum Admin wrote:We don't have FF on Linux to test, I'm afraid. Do you have a non-Linux PC to check it on?

Ian G

Yes, Windows 7 Home Premium again with Firefox - same problem, and again no difference after cookie/site data delete close/reopen/login. I don't have any other browser installed on that PC.

In the grand scheme of things it's not really a big issue for me - I think I can teach myself to ignore the message :lol:

Thanks for your & everyone else's efforts in trying to resolve this. :thumbup:

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Re: Spam PM

Postby ConcertinaChap » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:34 pm

Forum Admin wrote:We also Superglued the edges, welded an airtight cover over the top... :D

Can't ... breathe ...

PS Well done and thanks!
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Re: Spam PM

Postby ConcertinaChap » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:36 pm

I'VE GOT THEM BACK!

Awjoe found out how to do it and he tried it out on me. He sent me a message and hey presto! the spurious 3 new messages message is back. HELP!

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Re: Spam PM

Postby Sam Spoons » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:56 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:Okay -- I'll pass that back for someone to look at!

Anyone else still seeing phantom PMs?

I've been ignoring the "You have 1 new message" notification for a couple of days, it is still there and I checked my PM's a couple of minutes ago to find a message from "Flippy" (my second IIRC, the first of which was presumably swept up by the mods) which I have just deleted. I've restarted Safari but the notification is still there.

May be unrelated but the "new post' flag on the forums doesn't always cancel when I've read the posts and I have to manually 'mark all posts as read' for the forum in question.I mention this only because I had assumed it was a Safari quirk as Safari is known to misbehave occasionally.

edit :- I've just logged in using Brave and the notification is there too...
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Re: Spam PM

Postby Funkyflash5 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:12 pm

The 1 new message alert from the "Yamaha" user round of spam is still here. Using Chromium on Linux
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Re: Spam PM

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:27 pm

It appears that sending or recieving a (legitimate) PM somehow causes the message about three phantom PMs to come back! Them wot tweaks the system are aware and are trying to find a lasting fix!
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Re: Spam PM

Postby ConcertinaChap » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:02 pm

TBH I think this is now really an urgent problem. Some part of the system is not functioning as it should and there may be database corruption underlying it. When things don't behave as you expect them to then you can't be confident that other more drastic effects might not reveal themselves. Hope I'm wrong.

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Re: Spam PM

Postby blinddrew » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:10 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:It appears that sending or recieving a (legitimate) PM somehow causes the message about three phantom PMs to come back! Them wot tweaks the system are aware and are trying to find a lasting fix!
But not always, no issues here despite PMing today.
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Re: Spam PM

Postby ConcertinaChap » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:40 pm

If you like I'll send you a pm and see if you become afflicted also ...

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Re: Spam PM

Postby CS70 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:11 pm

Wishing the maintainers the best of luck! With PHPBB3 they're gonna need it! Send 'em loads of pizza and coca-cola.
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