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#1 echeng

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 02:45 PM

Hello, readers. Do to the recent spam hosting here on Wetpixel, we're going to reset all user profiles that contain images or links (BBCode [img] and [url] tags). If your profile contains images or urls and you want to keep your profile contents, we suggest that you change your profiles now.

I'd like to do this soon because some large spam blasts have been sent out with Wetpixel links included, and I'm starting to get hate mail via our contact system.
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Posted 23 October 2009 - 03:53 PM

FYI, I'm going to delete profiles today.
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Posted 23 October 2009 - 05:20 PM

I've purged the database of spammers who added spam content in their profile fields. Since this only started happening recently, I just ignored all old users from the purge, which means that if you have links or images in your "About Me" profile page, they will still be there -- unless you modify the page, in which case they will be removed (since BBCode is no longer allowed there).

This was a big purge in the back end. I don't anticipate there being any strange side-effects, but if you do see something strange, please let me know!
eric cheng
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