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      Ongoing DDoS Attack causing Forum Slowness   26/04/17

      In case you have missed the announcement, the reason that the forum has been slow at times since the minor version update the other day is due to a Denial of Service attack, brute force attack on our email, and judging by the lag with our FTP response, that too.  If you're feeling like you're experiencing a glitch in the Matrix, you're not wrong.  This is the same MO as the attack in September 2016 that occurred when we transitioned to the new version 4 of the software.  We're currently working with US and UK cyber-crime departments, who specialise in this sort of thing, and we're hopeful that we'll be able to track them down this time by using the accumulated evidence already held.    We are pretty certain that it's a continuation of the same attack last year, only at a reduced intensity to deter people from using the site "because it's terribly slow", rather than taking it down completely, and we're also sure of the motivations of those responsible.  Spite.   Please bear with us in the interim, and wish us luck in dealing with these.... "people".
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Greg B

Airliners.net and copyright

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Gents and Ladies,

As its been handbags at dawn in the Airliners Area over copyrighted photographs. Here is the legal requirement from Airliners.net:

LINK

How does it affect you on Britmodeller? Quite simply, post a raw photo from Airliners.net and it will be removed.

If you continue to post them you will attract a warning and a suspension followed by removal from the site reserved for the very hard of understanding :winkgrin: . If you decide to edit out the Airliners.net tagging along the bottom, and we find it (we do check) then it will be an automatic ban. :fuhrer:

Airliners.net have a lot of money, they are subscription based to use their forum, they also sell the photographs for stock images and rely on links to their website to generate traffic for further sponsorship and advertising revenue. Therefore they can afford to chase down websites and individuals who do not follow this simple requirement and we are not willing to put BM at risk over this.

This also applies to any other sites who share the same policy.

Therefore please think before you post any picture that has not been taken by you.

Regards

Greg B

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