I'll have another stab at getting attention. However I think I am detecting a pattern here.When I attempt to ban a spammer (something I am more or less giving up doing) it takes something like 5 minutes and during that time I can't even access other pages. I think the banning process sends the site into some kind of "lockdown" mode.
Maybe some problem with the member registry? I wonder if similar effects occur when a new member registers?
Quote from: smeezekitty on Apr 20, 2012, 12:48 amMaybe some problem with the member registry? I wonder if similar effects occur when a new member registers?Could be. And we appear to get hundreds of new registrations every day, mainly from spammers.
Internal Server ErrorThe server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.Please contact the server administrator, email@example.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.More information about this error may be available in the server error log.Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
I'm doing something else for a the rest of the day.
as something like 50 people get banned every day.