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Discussion in 'Website Q&A' started by azgreg, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    Gotta do something about the spammers. Maybe set it up so someone must reply to 10 threads before they can start a new thread or have someone in admin or mods approve new members.
     
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  2. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Agreed
     
  3. MCDavis

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    There are things in place to help keep spammers out, but nothing is perfect.

    Best thing you guys can do is always report it. Mods will get a notice, and we can come clean it up.

    I've cleaned up quite a few spam posts lately that did not get reported but had replies after the initial post.

    And none of the above is to pick on greg or FS at all. This thread is just a good place for a reminder to the members.
     
  4. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    I'm guilty of never reporting spammers but I will because the run on sentence guy is killing me with his nonsensical nonsense.
     
  5. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    I try to report them, but I'm not on the forum as much as I once was.
     
  6. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    Bullshit! We need an inquisition!
     
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    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    They seem to be most effective when it's the wee hours in the northern hemisphere. I do report them at times but I know it'll be a few hours before it's actioned b/c of time zone differences.
     
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    MattyB Not a sheep shagger. Supporting Member

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    We can be the night watchmen.
    All we have to do is block them out.
     
  10. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    It's been pretty steady as of late. My morning ritual is:
    1- go to ST
    2- check latest active members list
    3- click on suspect users
    4- spam-ban 99% of them
    5- check their I.P. address. If it's India/Pakistan/et al... ban the entire I.P.
    6- check out pictures of Lark's naked wife.

    Reporting them is most effective. That way we are sure to get them.
     
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  11. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    Surely you jest.
     
  12. MCDavis

    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    No, I send them to him.
     
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    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    I spam-banned five I.P. addresses this morning. Only 462 million to go...
     
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    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    You think that's bad? Wait till IPv6 is fully implemented...
     
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    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    Phuck. Need to get some automatic shit up in here. :poop:
     
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    We had some at one point, Tea.
     
  18. TEA Time

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    There's an add-on available that can block IP addresses based on their country. I've asked DFH if he would get it (I don't have permission) and then I can block entire countries.

    Hopefully this works out.
     
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    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    God complex? Nah. More like :devil: complex.
     

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