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Holy crap, spammers

Postby KiTA » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:40 pm

Jesus christ, I just noticed we have about 300 accounts, 90% of which are automated spam signups.

We have 8 pages of users, of those 8 pages, the first 5, when sorted by Homepage URLs, are spam bots. And those are just the ones that put something into the WWW field.

Jesus. Christ.

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Postby Nodoka » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:45 pm

i visit the site in a regular basis and have noticed the new 'bot' members that are signing up (o_o)'... why not ban them? (o_O)

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Postby Nodoka » Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:30 pm

speaking of... there's one already...

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Postby KiTA » Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:29 am

Goddamned Pants-On-Head Retarded bots. Ugh.

I should set up a Captcha for signups or something. I don't think I could afford the time to moderate signups...


Oh, and as for why I don't just ban them, in order to ban them, I have to hop into the admin panel, log back in, scroll to Ban Control, paste their username into the field, and then find the OK button. It's not as easy as 1-click and the bot is gone, unfortunately.

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Postby KiTA » Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:36 pm

Jesus Christ, another day, another 2 spammers.

I am going to upgrade the Captcha on the site with freecap or something.

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Postby Nodoka » Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:55 pm

dam spammers D: i think you could get someone to help you control the forum posts? or even the member list or something? well that's just my opinion (o_o)

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Postby KiTA » Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:45 pm

The captcha in phpBB is legendarily bad, I need to replace it with an updated one, but, um, yeah. Working on it.

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Postby KiTA » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:45 pm

Well, 2 new spammers even WITH the capcha. But it's definitely slower.

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Postby KiTA » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:10 am

Every single one is from a goddamned Chinese IP address.

Blocked that IP range, too.

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Postby Nodoka » Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:30 am

i guess we have a little spam bots problem here...

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Postby KiTA » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:47 pm

Yeah, no doubt. Fixed.

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Postby KiTA » Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:19 am

Say goodbye to our nice friends in the 59.*.*.* subnet. At this point I've banned a huge chunk of China's IPs but, as always, some are getting through. Will continue to do so.

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Postby Nodoka » Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:09 pm

bye bye friends from the 59.*.*.* subnet... lol

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Postby Zapan » Sat May 30, 2009 11:45 pm

There is a member that posts almost nothing except WOW stuff in almost every section (outside of Offtopic) of this forum...does that count as spam?

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Postby KiTA » Sun May 31, 2009 5:48 am

Zapan wrote:There is a member that posts almost nothing except WOW stuff in almost every section (outside of Offtopic) of this forum...does that count as spam?


Yes, sorry about that, cleaned them up


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