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something needs to be done about spammers
Aug 20th, 2009 at 6:09pm
 
well i was thinking, something should be done about the spammer problem. i know the web sites budget isn't exactly too high, but we have C_A with computer skills though... so i was thinking if we could do something where someone is spammed by a moderator, the person will be banned from this site forever by doing something with the IP code (it happened to me once because i was to young to use meebo...) so either way it would be much better.

we could also use Captcha, it's that annoying thing on youtube that makes you type in what you see in those words that only a real person can see, and not a spam bot
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Re: something needs to be done about spammers
Reply #1 - Aug 20th, 2009 at 8:03pm
 
yea, reporting spam isnt all that fun after about the millionth time.
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Reply #2 - Aug 26th, 2009 at 12:43pm
 
we block ip addresses, we block email addresses (well I do)

The problem is that these are not spambots they are real people signing up for forum accounts, so none of the auto block things work.

I do go through new members and delete any obvious ones - but they're not all obvious till they post spam.

Any ideas are welcome
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Reply #3 - Aug 26th, 2009 at 4:13pm
 
hey, maybe if we could make it so that they had to make one post on the new members thing before they can post anywhere else, just read. their likely to be dissuaded (unless their stupider then i thought), and go to an easier target
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Reply #4 - Aug 28th, 2009 at 11:35am
 
well I suspect they'd just post spam first in the new members forum and then go and post it elsewhere.

keep thinking Smiley
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Reply #5 - Aug 29th, 2009 at 10:30am
 
maybe we can't post large links? like links that can only go to one website or soemthing, and not those large spam-up-your-computer links?
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Reply #6 - Aug 31st, 2009 at 10:35am
 
not sure that's practical - or even possible.

The problem is that currently, until they post, it's very hard to tell a spammer from a 'normal' member.

I do check all the new members and delete a fair number before they post - but I have to give some very odd email addresses the benefit of the doubt. It's a thin line between deleting spammers and deleting genuine members.

Given the timezone distribution of the slinging.org membership (and for our younger american members that means a lot of us Do Not Live in the states Smiley there is always going to be a point when a spammer appears and no mods are logged on.
Equally, given that aussie is 11 hours ahead of me and I'm 8 hours ahead of chris, we do have mods around at times that an all american website would not.

Why we get so many spammers I couldn't say. It might well be the international nature of the forum, or simply the fact that we're it as far as slinging goes on the web.



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Reply #7 - Aug 31st, 2009 at 4:21pm
 
nah, i don't care about what time they get deleted, just before they seriously mess up the site (unless it's a spam bot)
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Reply #8 - Sep 9th, 2009 at 8:25am
 
Down with spammers!
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Reply #9 - Sep 9th, 2009 at 8:25am
 
What is a spam bot?
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Reply #10 - Sep 9th, 2009 at 4:08pm
 
Captain Paul wrote on Sep 9th, 2009 at 8:25am:
What is a spam bot?


first off, thanks for the sling you sent me nearly a year ago, great sling it is, great sling...

as for a spam bot, their basically computer programs/viruses that are designed to post spam on stuff. the only thing is that a spam bot can become a god member in a few minutes Sad
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Reply #11 - Sep 12th, 2009 at 11:29am
 
DAMMIT HE POSTED ON AN ANTI SPAM POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IF I EVER MEET HIM IN REAL LIFE... Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry
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Re: something needs to be done about spammers
Reply #12 - Sep 12th, 2009 at 5:50pm
 
This guy is prolific.  Also, it might just be me, but on the main forum page, where it has info on the latest post to the side of each category, it usually looks like this:

Yesterday at 8:46pm                 (date)
In: Re: introduction                   (thread)
By: Aussie                                (member)

But when it posts, it look like this:

Today at 2:51pm                       (date)
In: Did anyone hear of HYIP?      (???? part of it's post????  this was not the name of the thread)
By: Escasylap                            (member)

I have never noticed this before, but thats not to say that it hasn't happened.  Why is it like this?
Also, is this guy a bot of a person?  (For curiosity's sake, sorry if I'm meddling)  How can we get rid of it?
Personally, I think we should nuke the site from orbit... 
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Reply #13 - Sep 12th, 2009 at 7:01pm
 
the "in" part is for newest post, and not newest thread reply
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Reply #14 - Oct 26th, 2009 at 12:09pm
 
C_A,
Great work against the latest miserable b***d spamming the forum Smiley

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