Spam Ho!

Posted Nov 28, 2021 8:32PM UTC

My partner came home Tuesday after two weeks in the hospital and eleven days at a rehabilitation center. He was still terribly weak and needed constant attention, so I’ve barely been online this week.

Naturally, my absence coincided with the latest onslaught of spammers on the site. Someone is using single-use email services to create accounts and send messages to other members. I blocked access from one service, and after a day, they started using another. And, today, a half dozen more. I plugged those holes also, but it may be a few days before I can do more than whack each mole as it pops out. Al still needs help, and, tomorrow, we’re starting our rounds of doctors’ offices following his discharge.

I’m sorry for the inconvenience. I know it makes being a member of the site less enjoyable when you get this nonsense in your inbox. (If you’re not sure what I mean, if you get a message from someone one minute after he joins the site asking you to rate his profile on another site, it’s garbage you can safely delete.) Thanks to everyone who reported the issue. I hope we’ll be past this soon, like we got past the last attack, and back to our regular fun. Hope you’re all having very happy holidays with loved ones near you.