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by MmeJavert
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Important Information
Topic: The End of Abaissé
Replies: 5
Views: 2768

The End of Abaissé

After nearly thirteen years of operation since its inception in summer of 2006, Abaissé will be closing in a matter of weeks. I had said, for many years, that as long as people needed a meeting place to chat and find other Les Mis fans, Abaissé would be here. And I am pleased to say that purpose has...
by MmeJavert
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Vietnamese Spambots
Replies: 14
Views: 28019

Re: Vietnamese Spambots

Good GRIEF somebody "enene" has decided to spam the everloving crap out of Abaissé with several hundred accounts. They are now gone. IP banning is going well!
by MmeJavert
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Important Information
Topic: New User Registrations
Replies: 2
Views: 1363

Re: New User Registrations

Honestly, I assume at this point that spambots are able to answer most forms of captcha and security questions that can easily be googled. Which the security question was. For awhile, having the security question was one of the better ways to avoid spam. But in the last three to five years spambots ...
by MmeJavert
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Vietnamese Spambots
Replies: 14
Views: 28019

Re: Vietnamese Spambots

I've moved on to IP banning. With the site being disabled yet again, the only way to do it is to ban IPs that seem to hit the site excessively. This is going to take some time; i've banned several already that are associated with spam accounts, but it's gonna take some time to identify them all. Tha...
by MmeJavert
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Important Information
Topic: New User Registrations
Replies: 2
Views: 1363

New User Registrations

In an attempt to curb the spam and hopefully keep my web host from killing Abaissé, I have forced new registrations to be activated by admin only . Previously you would receive an email to activate your Abaissé account which would then enable you to begin logging in and posting. The spam bots of cou...
by MmeJavert
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Vietnamese Spambots
Replies: 14
Views: 28019

Re: Vietnamese Spambots

So the spambots may have actually forced my host to disable Abaissé. The last day or so apparently the site has been disabled due to Abaissé causing instability on my database server, which is shared because hell if i'm paying for a dedicated server ;) The best guess is there is a huge amount of spa...
by MmeJavert
Wed May 02, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Important Information
Topic: 2018!
Replies: 1
Views: 19651

2018!

Your Admin returns for the yearly, uh, check-up (no speculums, I promise). Hopefully no one experienced any loss of site visitation after I momentarily lost track of the hosting payment due date. No worries! Site is paid through this time in 2019! So you can keep on going :) An FYI! Anyone who used ...
by MmeJavert
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: If Abaissé suddenly turned into a 404 Not Found...
Replies: 24
Views: 6207

Re: If Abaissé suddenly turned into a 404 Not Found...

deHavilland wrote:
MmeJavert wrote:Thank you lovelies! :D Abaissé lives another year!


Are we squared up for the year or do we need a little more?


Nope, all covered for the year :D
by MmeJavert
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: If Abaissé suddenly turned into a 404 Not Found...
Replies: 24
Views: 6207

Re: If Abaissé suddenly turned into a 404 Not Found...

Thank you lovelies! :D Abaissé lives another year!
by MmeJavert
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: If Abaissé suddenly turned into a 404 Not Found...
Replies: 24
Views: 6207

Re: If Abaissé suddenly turned into a 404 Not Found...

Yes, paypal will be the best way - I'm really not the biggest fan of gofundme and have never set anything up there. I think this paypal link should work? paypal.me/jer024 That's the account I'll be paying from at any rate :) Sorry for the delay - work finally picked up again and I keep forgetting to...
by MmeJavert
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: If Abaissé suddenly turned into a 404 Not Found...
Replies: 24
Views: 6207

Re: If Abaissé suddenly turned into a 404 Not Found...

So I have the bill for hosting (okay, I've had it for about a week or two, but I've been a bit busy ;)) I basically have to pay $119.40 to keep the lights on here at Abaissé for another year, and the due date is 24th April. Please don't feel obligated to help out if you're as cash strapped as I am. ...
by MmeJavert
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: The Brick
Topic: A very important question.
Replies: 713
Views: 64236

Re: A very important question.

oH GOD this thread has made me smile so many times over the years :D
by MmeJavert
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: If Abaissé suddenly turned into a 404 Not Found...
Replies: 24
Views: 6207

Re: If Abaissé suddenly turned into a 404 Not Found...

I think it is theoretically possible for someone to mirror this site, since it is entirely public and searchable. However it's an ungodly amount of work. Unfortunately if the site dies due to non payment it won't stay, it will just be a 404. Its history would live on via the Wayback Machine though. ...
by MmeJavert
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: If Abaissé suddenly turned into a 404 Not Found...
Replies: 24
Views: 6207

Re: If Abaissé suddenly turned into a 404 Not Found...

Just to expand slightly ... at the end of March I'll get the bill and I believe it is due 25 days after that. And 60 days after that my host will suspend the site if hosting bill remains unpaid. So Abaissé still has a few months. I have been considering a career change which may necessitate me creat...
by MmeJavert
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: If Abaissé suddenly turned into a 404 Not Found...
Replies: 24
Views: 6207

If Abaissé suddenly turned into a 404 Not Found...

...would you miss it, or do you all get your fandom kicks elsewhere? I see that there's been little fandom activity here in 2017. And, um, I'm 102% certain I can't afford to pay the bill in April. So.... I gotta know if people are going to care if it goes. Cause if y'all do maybe we can find a way t...

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