Freakin BOTS!!!

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  1. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie six, DFZ

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    Isn't there any software or way to keep the bots from signing up and posting spam?
     
  2. DHW

    DHW New Member

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    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.
     
  3. CoreyT

    CoreyT PRS Addiction

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    I have noticed an increase of spam here this week.
     
  4. carpincowboy

    carpincowboy New Member

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    I've reported 3 today. We do seem to be getting more.
     
  5. Brad737

    Brad737 This space for rent...

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    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.
     
  6. CoreyT

    CoreyT PRS Addiction

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  7. Mikegarveyblues

    Mikegarveyblues Cream Crackered

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    Getting way out of hand now...
     
  8. CoreyT

    CoreyT PRS Addiction

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    This is coming in after the East coast gang is asleep.
    Maybe add a West coast mod to take down the spamtards at night?
     
  9. james

    james Administrator
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    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.
     
  10. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    They were nasty this morning!
     
  11. Mikegarveyblues

    Mikegarveyblues Cream Crackered

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    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. :(
     
  12. Mikegarveyblues

    Mikegarveyblues Cream Crackered

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    I see you can report a post but going on this idiots profile there's nothing to report the user? Must be missing it.
     
  13. Mikegarveyblues

    Mikegarveyblues Cream Crackered

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    This guy's going full 'tard!
     
  14. Kazz

    Kazz Kaptain Kazz of the Triple Sickle Alliance

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    Wow, 7 1/2 pages of spam posts since the last legitimate one. Guess spammers don't take weekends off... :\
     
  15. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Holy...
    There's too much spam to tell if there's a real thread.
     
  16. CoreyT

    CoreyT PRS Addiction

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    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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  17. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Well, at least we've graduated to call girls! :rofl:
     
  18. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A Soldier 25, DFZ
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    ... Just reported another one.
     
  19. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    A call girl? PM me - so I know not to request her.




    Wait...I mean...
     
  20. CoreyT

    CoreyT PRS Addiction

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    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.
     

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