What is Thanet Star doing wrong that the police won't arrest us for blogging?
I feel like we Thanet Star writers are missing out on something here. So many bloggers and social media commenters have had police visits or legal threats and Thanet Star has had none.
I know that I am unlikely to be influenced by threats but how come the aggressive arm of politics in Thanet refuses to harass us too?
Clearly Thanet Star has come to the attention of the less pleasant elements of the Internet.
Given the aggressive nature of some of the comments that happen around here that really is saying something.
I would like to thank DataRealm for their fantastic support throughout this whole episode. They have gone above and beyond the call of duty in helping to get this latest cyber-attack under control.
For the time being I have deactivated the spam log which means that if the AI did not like your comment then it will have been lost. This will give the server a lot more resources to serve requests even under unreasonable (abuse level) demand. Once the idiots who are doing this have given up I will reactivate it.
We experienced something of an outage last night. It looks like the server could not cope with the load during a normal low usage time. This suggests that it was a Denial of Service Attack on the server. Hopefully that is because we are making waves by speaking up and not just because some spammer let their bots run wild.