Is Y&B under attack?

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seenitall

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Judging by the 200+ members that have visited the site today, most of whom are pink (with a series of similar usernames), is some sort of "bot" attacking Y&B?

It seems Ned isn't around much these days, so perhaps one of the Coaching Panel can have a look at this.

Also, there doesn't seem to be a "Home" page any more - every link takes you to the "Forum" page.

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Jools

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Well that's a bit weird!
I'm not cluey enough to know what's going on.
 

thebigricho

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Been plenty of spam hitting another Richmond forum in the past few days.

On the plus side, I got some cheap viagra.
 

Gimme

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Psst! what does pink stand for?

I get the green & blue(?) but pink . . .

Guess the yellow is ordinary members (though there's nothing ordinary about Andy and MsT) and there's some white . . . probationary? rookies?

I'm only asking 'cause I'm bored.
 

Gracie

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I just wish more regulars would post. More.

Asea!
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There has actually been a drop in posting across all the Tiger sites in the last few weeks. Can tell as I am getting some work done.

Does this mean we are happy where we are at??
 

Gimme

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I asked much the same, Babs, but the site is silent on that subject.
 

Gracie

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I asked much the same, Babs, but the site is silent on that subject.
Are you talking about the colour of the individual user names??

If so the main colour is yellow. Most posters are in this colour. Jools is in Green because she is in the coaching ranks. I am in blue as am in leadership group.

Used to have a different colour for members who had racked up over 10,000 posts but Gimme is still in yellow so not sure. Ned might have to answer that one.
 

Coach

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School holidays - lots of "script kiddies" with lots of time on their hands. Should be out kicking a footy, swimming, or something away from their PC.

Yellow and Black has some inbuilt tools to combat spam attacks. The software itself has some anti-spam features. When you couple it with the requirement to post something in the introduction thread before being able to post elsewhere and then to have all your posts moderated until you post 20 times, this makes the site unattractive to many of these pests so they go away and annoy other websites.

Here's a guide to the member name colour scheme:

Coach: Lime (bold)
Assistant Coach: Lime
Leadership Group: Cyan
UFO Group (less than 1 post): Light Green
Users Awaiting E-Mail Confirmation: Pink
Red Card: Red
Yellow Card: Yellow
Rookie List (1 to 20 posts): Light Gray
Senior List: Gold
Site Immortal: Gold (bold)
Development Squad: Orange

I haven't been around the site much for a couple of months as that's around the time that I started my new job. It's taken up lots of my free time and I've needed to travel interstate on many occasions to boot!

The homepage of the site 'disappeared' as I had upgraded the site software which overwrote the homepage file. I then forgot to reinstate it which I didn't pick up as I haven't visited the site much lately.

I will be in a position to visit more often in the very near future. I have a few things planned for the site and I will put together a questionnaire in the New Year to gauge your opinions.

Hoping that this addresses your concerns [MENTION=4670]seenitall[/MENTION] and others!
 

Black

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I know the posters in orange tend to be the real loose cannons.
It's exclusive to you Big Fella


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There has actually been a drop in posting across all the Tiger sites in the last few weeks. Can tell as I am getting some work done.

Does this mean we are happy where we are at??

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It's summer !

Mmm, yellow it seems. What is all this colour codng, eh?
It's racist if you ask me

Here's a guide to the member name colour scheme:

Coach: Lime (bold)
As opposed to the peasants in pathetic normal font lime hey ? It's good to be the king

Leadership Group: Cyan
Umm , you're male Ned. There is no Cyan ! Christ what's next ? Magenta ? Mauve ?

UFO Group (less than 1 post): Light Green
Haha ! Even lower than the peasants in normal font lime. This color is for ' The piss boy ' obviously ?

Users Awaiting E-Mail Confirmation: Pink
That's cruel and unnecessary...It's good to be the king

Red Card: Red
Well I'll be damned ! Sat up all night thinkin that one up did we ?

Yellow Card: Yellow
Didn't see that coming

Rookie List (1 to 20 posts): Light Gray
Light grey ? Who's idea was that ? I mean , of all the colors ?


I haven't been around the site much for a couple of months as that's around the time that I started my new job.
I understand mate , they don't give you much time off working in those Thai massage parlours.
 

Vines

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Black. Gold.
I think black should be black and all his posts should be black. Heck put em in bold and black......
 

Coach

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I've cleared out the thousands of bogus registrations so you'll see less pink-coloured usernames as visitors from hereon in.

In an attempt to reduce the incidence of this occurring in the future, I've also configured some safeguards to detect and reject these registration scripts.
 

Mr Babilla

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Yeah, it's a vertiable cascade of hissy fits. Maybe Anonymous are trawling AFL sites looking for Cystisis recruiters?
 

Black

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Ned's just ****ing with us !
That's what I'd do to all you bastards too for my own amusement. Just throw a few tacks on the Tour de Y&B road every now and then and just sit back and watch the carnage.
I learnt the hard way already , as usual lol. Spent a half hour on and off composing some epic crap on the NFL thread and hit send and thought.... "yeh , that's a pretty ***ing clever post"

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