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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by WEDGE, Feb 21, 2015.
Isn't there any software or way to keep the bots from signing up and posting spam?
I run some forums for a few different clubs and deal with it too. Real people go through and register the accounts to defeat the anti-spam mechanics and then feed those accounts into the software to make the posts. They sign up for email accounts as fast as they get blacklisted. It's really not that bad here. In the clubs I mentioned we went to a members only model and there is at least 1000 attempts every week per club. These are 100-200 member sorts of things. Scale that up to the size of this forum and it being public and it's amazing so few get through.
I have noticed an increase of spam here this week.
I've reported 3 today. We do seem to be getting more.
I think it's BS you guys keep reporting those nice folks. I'm always on the lookout for nice deals on sunglasses, imposter Gucci handbags, and Viagra.
Good gosh almighty, this spamtard has 46 posts clogging up over three pages in the General section.
This was from yesterday, why is this guy still here?
Getting way out of hand now...
This is coming in after the East coast gang is asleep.
Maybe add a West coast mod to take down the spamtards at night?
Sorry about this. There is definitely an uptick. And yes, we run two different anti-spam/bot software packages. I'll work on looking at more options now.
They were nasty this morning!
Annnnnndddd... They're back.
Could do with a couple of 'soft mods' to help with this. Don't think I've seen anything this bad in all the time this forum's been running.
I see you can report a post but going on this idiots profile there's nothing to report the user? Must be missing it.
This guy's going full 'tard!
Wow, 7 1/2 pages of spam posts since the last legitimate one. Guess spammers don't take weekends off... :\
There's too much spam to tell if there's a real thread.
Oh my gosh, these few new ones are work than the guy I mentioned the other day.
Too hard to go through this section to see posts I have not read yet.
I do think we need a West coast slayer since these are being posted around 11 PM Easter time.
They started showing up around 8 PM my time, PST.
There seems to be a few different ones last night, but this due takes top scores with 101 posts.
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Well, at least we've graduated to call girls! :rofl:
... Just reported another one.
A call girl? PM me - so I know not to request her.
Arghhhhhhhh, four more pages from overnight.
I know a few forums that had to go to a member being approved first by having the Admin look at the account before activating it.
That is one way to stop spam, but a PITA if you have a lot of legit members signing up daily.