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Tiandu

We got another one, this time it's from JanieDoe. Here's the note, they sent, link removed. (BET it is a porn site, or that it gives internet STDs/malware/viruses!)

From:
JanieDoe
To:
Tiandu
Date:
06-11-2011

Check out *link removed* . I know you'll "Like" it!


It has apparently sent this to more than one person, as the angry comments on its page show. They have not commented anywhere, so I cannot report them. Help?! Please, please let give us the ability to report spam, if not block users? =(

http://www.colourlovers.com/lover/JanieDoe

ycc2106

I don't know where to report this

I got a Google chrome malware warning for this page


This is not the right pic - just to show what I got

The message says
Warning: Something's Not Right Here!
www.colourlovers.com contains content from www.nullzueins.de, a site known to distribute malware. Your computer might catch a virus if you visit this site.
Google has found malicious software may be installed onto your computer if you proceed. If you've visited this site in the past or you trust this site, it's possible that it has just recently been compromised by a hacker. You should not proceed, and perhaps try again tomorrow or go somewhere else.
We have already notified www.nullzueins.de that we found malware on the site. For more about the problems found on www.nullzueins.de, visit the Google Safe Browsing diagnostic page.


That page used to work... ? Maybe there's an image embedded from elsewhere?
Maybe remove whatever it is that causes the problem?

Can someone please look into this?
Thank you!

Tiandu

What page?! Huh? O_O

Edit: Oh wait, there's a link up there! *blush* I see... I missed it at first.

Tiandu

Reported the post to draw attention to it quickly! O_O
Team

PureForm

There was an image source from that website on the page. I have removed the image and Chrome is now happy with it :-)

ycc2106

PureForm wrote:
There was an image source from that website on the page. I have removed the image and Chrome is now happy with it :-)

Thank you Chris! =)

That's an other good reason to avoid hot linking!

I notified the concerned person as the same image was in the palette description - it's now been totally removed. =)
Just for future reference - Chris left a notice saying
[IMAGE REMOVED BY PureForm - See here]

Tiandu

So report the comments? That bot is very busy, and selecting only the "empty" profiles looks like. They got a comment on their profile too, from another bot looks like.

el_gusano

I did it :) Thanks

Tiandu

Yet another one! This one took the time to love something at least. Here is their profile, and below is the note they sent with email removed. http://www.colourlovers.com/lover/ehivet4luv

Hello

I'm Mis Ehivet Kafoumba, how are you! hope you are fine and in perfect condition of health.I went through your profile and i read it and took interest in it,if you don't mind i will like you to write me on this id: ( ) hope to hear from you soon, I will be waiting for your mail because i have something very important to tell you.

Lots of love,
Ehivet Kafoumba.

ycc2106

SORRY! MALWARE ALERT AGAIN!
here


Putting out a notice:
NOTICE: We have had a malware alert blocking access to all pages where a certain hotlinked image was used.

MALWARE_ALERT!

See here how to avoid it -Thank you!

ycc2106

oh it's already fixed! Is it you or the pic owner?
Whoever it is: Thank you!

@JoleneAnnRusk

I received one from donnapiet about an art piece. I was sent a link to a song, never D/L-ed it.
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Wildfire2013
Wildfire2013
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I get what is being done is to fight spammers, BUT I'm having an atrocious time trying to post comments.... it seems to be happening every time I try to copy and paste the code for the item I'm commenting on.
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COLOURlover
COLOURlover
Posted
Hello Friends. Yes, the captcha for comments and disabling of links is frustrating... but we're fighting an unpleasant fight against spammers that have had free reign to spam the crap out of this site the past couple years... also who likely shut it down for a couple weeks with a DDoS attack. We've implemented some heavy handed things like the captcha to combat the spam... this isn't a long term solution, but thoughtful solutions that allow creative good intentioned folks to continue sharing the love, while preventing spammers who have a ton of resources, is not quick. It was only a several months ago that I took the site back from Autodesk and I'm working with a team that will have the resources to start making improvements and helping this awesome group of people get back to the community they love.
sunshine-lollipops
sunshine-lollipops
Posted 21 hours ago
I guess our default strategy now is ctrl+a, ctrl+c on a comment just in case we lose it without it being posted. Last week I had to re-write a comment 3 times before I learned. :P
sunshine-lollipops
sunshine-lollipops
Posted 1 day ago
eighteyed wrote:
My one wish through being patient while the bugs are worked out and the spammers run off is that management would make a short statement.

Definitely.
YersiniaP
YersiniaP
Posted 2 days ago
I am all for being patient while much needed changes are made to the site, but the complete absence of communication is very disturbing.
I feel it is a lack of respect towards the community to just leave us worrying and guessing every. bloody. time.

We have sat out weeks of CL not working because of DoS-Attacks, we've experienced several (for us: surprise) shut-downs as updates were implemented, we have grappled with the buggy fallout of many of these updates - and never a comment, a warning, a heads-up, an anything from anybody in charge.

Are we not worth being informed?

And now I sit and wait to see if this comment will actually be posted. I have not been able to comment anywhere, not even my own profile, for days.

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