If you see spam...

Re: If you see spam...

Postby inventabuild » 21 Dec 2014, 09:36

Thelmami, RobertDed and a bunch of other spammers today...also got a pm spam to my Inbox from Michaelka. We are getting hammered w/ spam.
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Re: If you see spam...

Postby crocky » 21 Dec 2014, 16:55

Got the same email.....

WHERE is Plexus.... Might be time to put new users on a probation system....
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Re: If you see spam...

Postby plexus » 21 Dec 2014, 19:35

Hi there. sorry I can't monitor the forum 24/7. but I do see a spam attack. i am resisting the urge to go into a rant about humans and the internet...

I have just closed of account registration and made it so all registrations need to be approved by me. if a real user in the meantime tries to set up an account, i may not be able to identify it. oh well. thats what people do to each other.

I have also deleted the spam accounts from those that have posted many spam messages. i have also deleted their messages. that should reduce the amount of spam posts on the site.

as i mentioned there is an add on that works well for eliminating spam on printrbottalk.com however I can't get the install files because the site that hosts them has been hacked.

Is this internet still worth it? its starting to look like not...

so hang tight. tonight i will try and delete all the spam accounts. looks like we have about 20-40 of them. that takes more work so I will do that later when I have the time.

so for now we have to consider the forum closed to new registrations.
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Re: If you see spam...

Postby plexus » 21 Dec 2014, 20:11

UPDATE: attempted to delete spam and spammers. some legit accounts may have been deleted in the process. sorry.
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Re: If you see spam...

Postby crocky » 21 Dec 2014, 20:21

Good to see you are back :)

That is just the way, they are around and if they can cause pain they do. We have all heard the lectures about what spammers do and why, you won't beat it. There is plenty of fixes and they will always take some of your time, at least now they will have to be reasonably vetted before being let loose.

I am sure a wait to be vetted properly won't be a problem for a genuine user!
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Re: If you see spam...

Postby plexus » 22 Dec 2014, 11:54

Changed registration captcha to peoplesign. will open up registration if peoplesign proves to help. currently new account registration requires admin approval.

YOU MUST EMAIL ME BY FINDING THE admin EMAIL LINK ON THE SITE AFTER YOU REGISTER FOR ME TO ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT. Please include your userid and email address you used to register and I will activate your account.

If peoplesign proves to be a good firewall for spammers then I will live the activation requirements from registration.
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Re: If you see spam...

Postby PenskeGuy » 23 Dec 2014, 03:34

Now that the bots have found you, for a while at least, stick to manually approving registrations. See how that goes before re-opening things prematurely. Bots are relentless and there are FAR many more of them than you.
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Re: If you see spam...

Postby plexus » 23 Dec 2014, 12:20

I have re-instated email verified registration since there were no spam accounts being created since implementing peoplesign (before that I was getting 10-15 a day). I have also deleted what appear to be spam accounts. your account may have been a casualty of this - if you can't log in likely your account was deleted so please re-register.

it appears phpBB will be up in running in a few days and then I can also implement spam hammer.
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Re: If you see spam...

Postby EddyMI3D » 08 Feb 2017, 12:48

Hi!

Sadly, the last days the forum gets a lot of spam again. Maybe the filter should search for "Nike" (maybe also "Adidas" and "Puma") , "shoes", "sale". etc.

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Re: If you see spam...

Postby EddyMI3D » 19 May 2017, 17:06

This gets ridiculous!!!
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