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Portland Bike Forums temporarily down

Posted by on July 7th, 2008 at 11:11 am

This is a just a notice that the Portland Bike Forums are temporarily down.

Over the weekend, some sort of annoying spam/security breach resulted in every one of the 800 or so members being sent an email that said:

“Your account on Portland Bike Forums (by BikePortland.org) has been locked because someone has tried to log into the account with the wrong password more than 5 times. You will be able to attempt to log in again in another 15 minutes.”

I am looking into the issue and have decided to close the forums while I upgrade the forum software and remedy the situation.

Thanks to everyone who emailed me about this and I apologize for any inconvenience.

I will announce the opening of the forums here as soon as I can.

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  • Andy July 7, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    I\’m not sure it\’d necessarily be a vB version issue. Seemed more like someone simply tried to brute force every acct in the memberlist. Good luck w/ the upgrade, and we\’re all eager to get back in! :)

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  • KTesh July 7, 2008 at 8:08 pm


    Now what am I supposed to do?!!!

    I live on those forums…. Ack!!!

    Happy Hunting (Spammers… No Limit, Always In Season!)

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  • Andy July 8, 2008 at 7:27 am

    Oh, the spammer stories I could tell… :p

    Ack! See what you\’ve done to us, Jonathan?! We\’re turning the blog into a forum! Little pig, little pig, let us in!

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  • Jonathan Maus (Editor) July 8, 2008 at 8:21 am

    sorry guys… hope to have it upgraded and re-opened before noon today.

    thanks for being patient.

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  • Andy July 8, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Good luck, Jonathan! I can\’t say I\’ve ever seen a vB upgrade go \”as planned\”. Just the nature of the beast. ;) We\’ll just keep jamming up the blog until then. :)

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  • KT July 14, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    I\’m with K\’Tesh…. :) Now what am I supposed to do in the mornings? Work? Argh! :)

    Hopefully the forums\’ll come back up soon…. I realize you\’ve been a bit busy lately…. :)

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  • Jonathan Maus (Editor) July 14, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Hey folks… sorry for the downtime.. The Forums are now up again!

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  • Toby July 23, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Looks like they\’re down again…(for a few days at least)

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