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Stop Forum Spam announce removal of Xen utilities users

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Lisa, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Brandon Sheley, gordy, Alien and 5 others like this.
  2. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Hopefully Jaxel will issue an update.
    :)
     
  3. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    How very awesome of them to revoke the XenForo users access without as much as a single comment posted here on XenForo... or more relevently in Jaxels thread and leave it to a 3rd party board / twitter to notify people.

    Kudos to them...
     
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  4. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    It was first announced/made aware at adminextra so the author ventured there to answer/respond to questions which already existed which the author kindly made. (y)
     
  5. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    They notified their followers and those people registered on their forum. You could argue that it was down to Jaxal to ensure his mod followed SFS's TOS, not up to them to chase him.
     
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  6. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    Not argue... it IS down to me to ensure the mod followed the ToS... the problem? They don't have one. The terms of the SFS API do not mention ANYTHING about pollution due to guilt-by-association:

    http://www.stopforumspam.com/usage

    So if this was a rule before this week and the massive spambot attacks across the web (which leads to many API pings from XenUtiles), it has never been formally stated.
     
  7. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  9. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

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  10. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Did they contact you earlier ? Like a few days ago ?
    I hope they did try to talk to you before attempting to "ban" XenUtiles !
     
  11. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  12. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Well.. I found it... so it obviously wasn't that difficult ;)

    Seriously though, I just wanted to let people know and since SFS took some time out to post on AdX, I thought the quickest way to let everyone who uses the mod was to throw up a post here. :)
     
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  13. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

    Thanks for letting us (and Jaxel) know! :)

    We've got a great Az ;)
     
  14. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Agreed, they should include it in the official policy / documentation for their service on the main site. Not put it away on a support forum..

    Almost makes me want to set up a service offering the same type of thing... I can already see several flaws in their system which would have made this whole escapade avoidable if they had put some more thought into it...

    hmm....
     
  15. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    yea yeah I love you too LOL :D
     
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  16. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Thanks az for originally alerting us very much appreciated. :)
     
  17. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    You're welcome. Let's call it my good deed of the day.. now I can go back to being a ***** :D
    I also have to say that it was Brogan who brought it to my attention, so I can't take credit for first noticing :D Still looking after us, even though he's not here!
     
  18. MagnusB

    MagnusB Well-Known Member

    TBH, people are not prone to go to the forums to find usage policies about the API, it should be a part of their terms or their API documentation.
     
  19. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    They contacted me about 3 hours ago.
     
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  20. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    To be truthful, whenever I use anything that has usage policies - I check announcements areas regularly for updates *shrug*
     

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