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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby Candy Kane » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:26 pm

Mysterious are the ways of trolls. I think they're trying to get a rise out of us, but we're mostly over thirty so it's not really working.

I reckon we should make it so that people have to be validated by a mod before they can start posting. That lets mods check their names, IP or email addresses with Stop Forum Spam before they even start posting in the first place. End of problem.
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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby shireling » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:01 pm

That's what I found when I joined "Doctor Who". It took almost a week...
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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby Candy Kane » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:09 pm

Dear me -- but they're obviously dealing with a lot of joiners. As long as someone checks the wanna-join list every day, it shouldn't take long to validate members.
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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby TomCotton » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:15 pm

There are a couple more spammers to ban

pelomefesog has a bunch of spam posts

Rbzlsufxbzftf looks like it is gearing up to spam
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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby Candy Kane » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:19 pm

Turdbag 1 is gone, Turdbag 2 is going now. Does anybody NOT agree to my idea about checking potential members against the Stop Forum Spam registry before we let them join?

Update: bayanned!!

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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby shireling » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:25 pm

Please, Candy, do check them! Me, Myself & I second the motion!
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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby Candy Kane » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:29 pm

I need permission from Cassie and O to change the forum settings. When I get that, I'll do it.
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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby TomCotton » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:51 pm

Yep, something needs to be done about those spammers, especially when they make multiple spam posts in a short span of time.
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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby Candy Kane » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:52 pm

Cassie once told me that it was a good idea to make changes anyway, and if there were no objections, leave it as is. Does anyone object to my changing the settings now?
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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby shireling » Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:00 pm

I don't.
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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby MsBrandybuck » Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:05 pm

TomCotton wrote:Yep, something needs to be done about those spammers, especially when they make multiple spam posts in a short spam of time.

There TC- fixed your post. ;)

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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby TomCotton » Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:29 pm

gopher it. :8
MsB, I thought of that right after I posted. :cheers: :D
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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby Candy Kane » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:00 pm

Sorting it now.
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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby Candy Kane » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:27 pm

Updates: what I've done.

New Users
Okay, I've set it so that admins have to allow users on. The disadvantage is that I don't receive admin emails. I'll have to check every day to see if anyone has registered. It's no big deal, though -- unless you're desperate to start posting at once!

Trolls will be identified and cut off before they even start posting, and that can only be a good thing.

Troll Trapping
Fellow admins, please check the back office to see if anyone has registered. If so, go to http://www.stopforumspam.com and check their ip, email and username, in that order. Sometimes they use proxies to sneak through, and some IPs are catch-alls. I recommend banning as well as rejecting them, and when you ban, ban by IP, email and username to stop them from trying to register again. It usually works.

Forum Software
I've updated the forum software as well. We're on the latest version now.
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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby TomCotton » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:38 pm

You've been busy. Thanks for all of the work. :yes:
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