Unusual amount of spam these past few days ...

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Unusual amount of spam these past few days ...

Post by Trev » Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:34 am

... I know it's been kinda quiet, but I'd rather have no posts than new or bumped threads of spam. :P
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Post by 3DOKid » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:11 am

Yeah. 3DOExperience has been battling with it for a few days.

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Post by 3DO Experience » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:22 am

Yup, I logged in around 2am to find 5 or 6 new spammers. One of which made 20 posts. I've made a change that may help. If more spam shows up I will make it even harder for them and it will insure that new members will have read the rules of the forums.
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Post by Trev » Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:34 pm

Cool, thanks. 8)
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Post by 3DO Experience » Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:40 pm

Almost 10 hours and no new spam, looking good.
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Post by mattyg » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:32 pm

But where will I find new soccer boots now?

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Post by Trev » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:39 pm

mattyg wrote:But where will I find new soccer boots now?

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Post by BryWI » Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:29 pm

I find the picking dogs/cats registration method works wonders. Minimal setup for maximum relief.

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Post by 3DO Experience » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:32 am

mattyg wrote:But where will I find new soccer boots now?

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20 posts... 20! All for his cheap Taiwanese-children made footwear. And I had to delete them one by one on my iPhone. *Zoom in, delete, scroll up, yes, zoom out, go back to his account, find the next one, repeat...." at least the other ones were kind enough to drop only one or two messages.
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Post by sneth » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:06 am

I also run a phpbb forum, and it's a pain blocking the bots.
There are captcha settings that make it too hard for humans to read.
You have to use the captcha question addon.

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Post by Anonymous » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:29 am

3DO Experience wrote:
mattyg wrote:But where will I find new soccer boots now?

:wink:
20 posts... 20! All for his cheap Taiwanese-children made footwear. And I had to delete them one by one on my iPhone. *Zoom in, delete, scroll up, yes, zoom out, go back to his account, find the next one, repeat...." at least the other ones were kind enough to drop only one or two messages.
Ehm, where do you think footwear is made by any other company? Im not defending spammers, but unless they are also scammers, you get basically the same thing without paying Nike or Adidas the majority of the price for just the brand name. They are basically all made by the same type of people in asia, quite possibly in the very same factories..

Thanks for getting rid of the spam though. We all prefer spamfree email accounts and forums.

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Post by Austin » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:59 pm

Spamalicious.

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Post by 3DO Experience » Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:19 am

Well it looks like my changes worked, *knock on wood*.
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