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Old 11-09-2016, 07:20 AM #1
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It appears someone is sending fake spam to fill up the forum with trash, is there a way we can tie some kind of control to limit the posters ability to post once two spam reports come in from long time members with good rep counts?


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Default Re: Spam Attack Problem

Been discussed many times.
Many forums I use employ systems like, register, 1 hour wait to post or puzzle to solve ect.

I believe n00bs 1st post(s) should be moderated, again, a system I've seen used many times.

The powers that be CHOOSE not to implement these anti spam measures for whatever reason. So all we can do is what we do now.

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Old 11-09-2016, 01:12 PM #3
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Default Re: Spam Attack Problem

Must have weighed it out, OK, everyone is already ahead of me on that idea then.
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Default Re: Spam Attack Problem

If anyone even looks, there is a pattern to the NAMES of the spam accounts that would be easy to create a filter for.
At least there was the last time that i checked. I can almost guarantee that this is someone that got pissed and wrote a spam program and let it loose via either proxy's/vpn's or a botnet.
The pattern is obvious enough to know that it is seemingly one source for the dreaded spam.

I almost left the site after having been here since 2006 under a now non-accessible username due to coming back to all the spam and lack of effort to combat it.
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Old 11-09-2016, 02:19 PM #5
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Default Re: Spam Attack Problem

I have a non-accessible user name too, after leaving for a year from being whipped with a wet noodle too much for having an attitude, when I wouldn't answer questions about what I was trying to build. Some members became concerned because as a newbie, I was asking how to collimate some high power IR lasers

At that time, there wasn't much spam, but yes, this does appear to be from a bot.
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Default Re: Spam Attack Problem

Just to name a few things that make them stand out:
8-12 character unpronouncable names all lowercase usually w/o other character sets
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Yeah, lately there has been a lot of random spam popping around. Seems like those annoying Nike ads have gone away so having something new to delete is always fun, yay

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