Update, 2020/12/01
Please see announcement in Forum Stuff for details.

SECURITY ADVISORY!
Today, 2020/11/18, suspicions have been expressed that there has been a data breach.
At least some DisMembers' login data may have been compromised.
While the facts behind those suspicions have not yet been established, your Administerrerr is treating them as credible. He is looking into this. He will try and beef up security.
Even if you did so only recently:
Please change your password!
Please click here, or use the menu ( button) to navigate to the the User Control Panel, therein to the Profile Tab, and there click Edit Account Settings. You should get it from there on.
For a safe password that will resist brute-force attempts (which we have been subject to in the past), please use upper and lower case letters, AND numerals, AND symbols, and make it as long as you feel feasible. 16 characters seems to be recommended these days.
DO NOT use a password you also use elsewhere.
While your Administerrerr tries to keep this place safe. Get real. Security here is mostly by obscurity, that is, no one serious enough to crack us like a rotten egg is likely to even bother. But if one does, you don't want the safety of your email of facebook or whatever to depend on one mostly blind, mostly clueless autodidact who can't work at this more than a few hours at a time, if that much.

If you used a password here that you also used elsewhere, you must set a new password there, also!
A different password, this time. If someone did breach us, the first thing they are likely to do with your login credentials is to try them out elsewhere. Login credentials compromised here are compromised everywhere else, also. If you did reuse a password, but with a different email, your administerrerrerr strongly urges you NOT rely on that different email keeping you safe. This whole thing runs on a database. That means your half-blind administerrerrerr can operate a database. Do you honestly think identity thieves, and those who sell them passwords by the ten-thousands, won't?
If you get an error message about an invalid form, click here.
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Every form you can debauch is on a time limit. Even if you feel you've been reasonably quick, some browsers seem to think otherwise.
Recommendation: type your password in something like a text editor or word processor, highlight (making sure not to highlight any leading or trailing spaces), copy, then reload the account settings page, paste, paste, debauch, and be all quick about it. Like Dan said, back in the when. Be like the housefly, and see the events of the world unfold in liquid slowness, or something to that effect.
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If you cannot reset a forgotten password, click here.
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The "I forgot my password" function has been buggy for a while, I apologize. I will look into that, also, over the next few days.
UPDATE: I have looked into this. I think it should work now, but I can't test it all with my admin accounts. Anyone who tries it, please do let me know whether it works or not.
You yourself, meanwhile, might look into your SPAM folder. I know, I know, but humor me, please.
Also, if you have been around for a bit, try and remember whether the email you entered there was also the email you registered with back in the when. I'm sure the email addresses associated to some user-accounts are still hotmail.
If none of that solves your confound, hit me through the contact form, or grab me via dm on the Facebooks, or if none of that works, speak up in the Midget Circus. I will look out for you there, but I can't guarantee nothing.

We, the board, we get spam

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DerGolgo
Zaphod's Zeitgeist
Location: Potato

We, the board, we get spam

Post by DerGolgo » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:44 am

As some of you may have noticed, we now have a contact form that lets you shoot missives straight at your glorious Administerrerrerr.

As with anything, this gets used by spammers. To, well, spam.

Mostly for "best leads", "business opportunities", all manner of nonsense.

Just now, though. I thought I'd share.
Hey my name is Amy, I am from Leggings Hut.

Thought I'd let you know that we ship our fitness apparel worldwide
directly from New York City.

Fitness leggings and athletic wear for women made with quality soft
material.

You will never overpay when shopping with us.

Discover our collection today

Thanks and have a great day!
They certainly use some manner of bot to use every contact form it can find.
Still. I can't help but trying to imagine what about this place would suggest an opportunity to sell Fitness leggings and athletic wear for women made with quality soft material.


If there were absolutely anything to be afraid of, don't you think I would have worn pants?

I said I have a big stick.

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xtian
Le coureur de lames chasse Tinti...
Location: belgium
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Re: We, the board, we get spam

Post by xtian » Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:46 pm

Don't be fooled, I do like my women made with quality soft material.
I'm not really from around here.

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DerGolgo
Zaphod's Zeitgeist
Location: Potato

Re: We, the board, we get spam

Post by DerGolgo » Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:14 am

Milestone! First spam in potato-speak!

To paraphrase:
High quality wares from the manufacturer. Factory outlet. Same day shipping. Up to 95% cheaper than on the market.

Trashbags, sandbags, rustling bags (as in making a rustling noise, not for rustling cattle), shavings-bags (as in metal shavings or wood shavings), bubble-wrap lined envelopes, large envelopes, all manner of foils, all manner of tapes.

Actually, if you wanna know, throw this into the google translate, I'm sure there are some fun items in there for everyone:
Müllsäcke Alle, Sandsäcke, Raschelsäcke, Spänesäcke,

Kartonage, Luftpolstertaschen, Maxibrief,

Abdeckplane, Abdeckfolie, Baufolie,

Alufolie - Frischhaltefolie, Alu Klebeband - Aluband,

Abklebeband, Malerkrepp, Klebeband mit Folie, Malerkrepp mit
Folie,

Antirutsch Streifen, Klebebänder Alle, Gewebeband,
Papierklebeband,

Ddoppelseitiges Klebeband, Schaumklebeband, Reflektorband,
Absperrband,

Kantenschutz, Kantenschutzprofil, Abdeckhaube, Palettenhaube,

Reifentüten, Umzugsdecken, Möbeldecken,

Alles für Umreifung, Umreifungsband, Haspelspanner, Klemmen,

Stretchfolie, Handstretchfolie, Maschinenstretchfolie

Unkrautvlies, Malervlies, Renoviervlies,

Luftpolsterfolie, Alu Luftpolsterfolie, Schaumfolie, Alu
Schaumfolie,

Sichtschutz, Sonnenschutz, Windschutz,

Glasschutzfolie, Fensterschutzfolie,

Katzenstreu alle Sorten, Arbeitshandschuhe und Vieles mehr
If there were absolutely anything to be afraid of, don't you think I would have worn pants?

I said I have a big stick.

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