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Why Do These Polls Keep Popping Up / Is the Forum Being Hacked ?
« on: September 18, 2018, 11:36:47 am »
This has been going on for about a year now..  These weird unwanted polls keep popping up on a lot of topics..

What causes these ?  They are an eye sore and would like to prevent them..

Is the forum being hacked ?

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Re: Why Do These Polls Keep Popping Up / Is the Forum Being Hacked ?
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2018, 11:38:44 am »
You have bad permissions setup.
Check your guest permissions. They might be able to make polls
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Re: Why Do These Polls Keep Popping Up / Is the Forum Being Hacked ?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2018, 12:05:36 pm »
Thank you SMF...

The setting were in fact set so that guests could add polls...  Changed it and hopefully it is now solved  :)

Weird how as an Admin, could never delete them...

Any hoo... Thanks again .. 





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Re: Why Do These Polls Keep Popping Up / Is the Forum Being Hacked ?
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2018, 12:28:44 pm »
I think you have to edit the topic to remove?
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Re: Why Do These Polls Keep Popping Up / Is the Forum Being Hacked ?
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2018, 03:07:38 pm »
I think you have to edit the topic to remove?

I have tried, but will not let me completely delete them.  I am also limited to the editing. Can only edit part of the poll.

Here is what I am left with.


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Re: Why Do These Polls Keep Popping Up / Is the Forum Being Hacked ?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2018, 05:44:01 pm »
Is there a remove poll option at the bottom of the topic?
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Re: Why Do These Polls Keep Popping Up / Is the Forum Being Hacked ?
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2018, 07:31:52 am »
Gosh..

Another poll popped up today on a brand new topic..

I already set the guests settings so that all they can really do is navigate the forum..

Can not figure this out, and am not able to remove them.

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Re: Why Do These Polls Keep Popping Up / Is the Forum Being Hacked ?
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2018, 07:40:18 am »
Send me the link to that topic if you can.
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Re: Why Do These Polls Keep Popping Up / Is the Forum Being Hacked ?
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2018, 02:58:43 pm »
And is it possible for you to create a pm me an admin login. i want to see permissions. And look at removing those bad polls.
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Re: Why Do These Polls Keep Popping Up / Is the Forum Being Hacked ?
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2018, 07:48:41 pm »
I removed the poll from that topic. At the very bottom of the thread there is a link called remove poll click that it and it will remove the poll.
I did review your permissions didn't see any issues.

I did do a couple minor fixes on your site for the forum to be secure for certain images and in the css.

Also if you are members are missing pictures from old sites check out archive.org wayback machine you might be able to recover them. Either enter the thread url or the direct image url.
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Re: Why Do These Polls Keep Popping Up / Is the Forum Being Hacked ?
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2018, 10:20:02 pm »
I removed the poll from that topic. At the very bottom of the thread there is a link called remove poll click that it and it will remove the poll.
I did review your permissions didn't see any issues.

I did do a couple minor fixes on your site for the forum to be secure for certain images and in the css.

Also if you are members are missing pictures from old sites check out archive.org wayback machine you might be able to recover them. Either enter the thread url or the direct image url.

Good grief.. After all this time, I did not see that remove poll at the bottom !  What  moron I am !  I kept trying from the poll itself.. Guess I can see how I over looked it as that tab only shows itself when there is a poll to remove.

Also thank you so very much for taking a look and cleaning up the place a bit. 

Your the best :)

 

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