stopping the spammers

Handruin

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#82
Handy, there are pictures of dicks in every forum today.
While I am not a prude and do not particularly mind dicks, I would appreciate it if the moderation system somehow turned them in to boobs, because like every right-thinking person, boobs are what I would rather look at.
I like this idea, I'll see if I can make it happen.
 

Handruin

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#83
I did my part and reported every one of the posts.

Of course if nothing is done the problem will get worse once the spammers notice how poorly protected this forum is. :thumbright:
Thanks for reporting them all. I think I found them all. I had multiple pages and pages of email to sift through because of all the reported spam. I'm home now, so it's easier to manage.
 

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Handy went on vacation to Canada. Apparently the spammers have figured this out and are having a field day while he's gone.
Maybe because I mentioned it in another thread. I didn't think they were that smart, so maybe it was someone here who doesn't like the forum.
 

LunarMist

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Thanks for reporting them all. I think I found them all. I had multiple pages and pages of email to sift through because of all the reported spam. I'm home now, so it's easier to manage.
Unless usajoe is one of them, the recent spammers seem to be gone.
 

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That account is 4 days old and hasn't ever posted. That account also does not get flagged from my normal means of checking if their account has any relation to spam, so I left it alone to see what happens.
 

LunarMist

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Maybe because I mentioned it in another thread. I didn't think they were that smart, so maybe it was someone here who doesn't like the forum.
Someone in or from the Philippines? It seems unlikely, but what do I know?
 

LunarMist

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Of course not. I did not mean to imply anything like that. I was basing that on the links.
 

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I already contacted a few people last night asking if they would help to moderate. They responded last night and I will enable them shortly to have the ability to help with spammers.
 

LunarMist

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Handy, there are pictures of dicks in every forum today.
While I am not a prude and do not particularly mind dicks, I would appreciate it if the moderation system somehow turned them in to boobs, because like every right-thinking person, boobs are what I would rather look at.
:lol: I think you are joking - a little.
 

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One more update on the quest to reduce spam. I've enabled a plugin which communicates with a website I've been using for a while (manually) named stopforumspam. This is a repository of user names, email addresses, and IP addresses of spammers that people report after they've registered into their forums.

The plugin I added checks all three of those components when someone new registers into storageforum.net. If they are on that list, they are denied registration here.

If one gets through who is not on the list, I can add them to the list for others to benefit from. It won't be 100% solution, but it will help. It has been manually helping me to remove spammers before they post for a long time now. Now it'll be automated.
 

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Since yesterday, this is what the log shows as having blocked spam users trying to register here using the new plugin. There is one in the list that wasn't blocked, but my assumption is that they didn't make it in because of the reCAPTCHA script.

The variety of blocking coming from ip, vs, email, vs username is interesting.


Gettingbackatsluts 2009-11-04 13:16:28 diantowe72@gmail.com 212.235.107.80 Result on field username - Gettingbackatsluts - Spammer and rejected by policy
buy cialis no prescription 2009-11-04 12:59:06 hotuy58ytn@gmail.com 94.142.134.131 Result on field ip - 94.142.134.131 - Spammer and rejected by policy
Moneymakers 2009-11-04 12:49:38 dear846@gmail.com 120.4.69.16 Result on field username - Moneymakers - Spammer and rejected by policy
usapaymain 2009-11-04 12:39:24 usapaydayhelp@gmail.com 79.116.136.97 Result on field username - usapaymain - Spammer and rejected by policy
DuanceSumma 2009-11-04 12:07:23 elestyhully@gmail.com 89.252.5.79 Result on field email - elestyhully@gmail.com - Spammer and rejected by policy
GRFred 2009-11-04 11:38:55 grfred@gawab.com 94.70.55.37 Allowed registration
FluehesultBet 2009-11-04 10:02:25 joehooper2@gmail.com 212.95.54.169 Result on field ip - 212.95.54.169 - Spammer and rejected by policy
Entuan Zerge sanao 2009-11-04 09:55:49 zaber1@mail.ru 91.214.45.97 Result on field username - Entuan Zerge sanao - Spammer and rejected by policy
spiceight 2009-11-04 09:02:31 osdkfodsakfos@mail.ru 203.81.81.36 Result on field ip - 203.81.81.36 - Spammer and rejected by policy
voyance 2009-11-04 08:47:21 admin@rondeetvoyante.com 123.125.156.138 Result on field username - voyance - Spammer and rejected by policy
Drearcemymn 2009-11-04 07:38:00 poiunmagen@yandex.ru 94.76.213.75 Result on field ip - 94.76.213.75 - Spammer and rejected by policy
Cerniymagl 2009-11-04 07:01:13 cherniymag@hotmail.ru 189.41.103.12 Result on field username - Cerniymagl - Spammer and rejected by policy
Eduardo_Li 2009-11-04 06:51:27 hareymischoe@gmx.com 76.73.89.154 Result on field ip - 76.73.89.154 - Spammer and rejected by policy
JackBrownHetGyeyiwhf 2009-11-04 06:48:32 loenaquhynyk@gmail.com 188.92.77.96 Result on field username - JackBrownHetGyeyiwhf - Spammer and rejected by policy
xxxusagirlsexxxtt 2009-11-04 06:33:52 jaja17@italyhun.com 87.98.218.195 Result on field username - xxxusagirlsexxxtt - Spammer and rejected by policy
SAunelianit 2009-11-04 06:08:31 Insisinlyvize@2008realsites.net 194.8.75.50 Result on field ip - 194.8.75.50 - Spammer and rejected by policy
Rinabrierse 2009-11-04 03:44:14 xmodernfurniture@newsy.babia-gora.pl 125.45.13.89 Result on field ip - 125.45.13.89 - Spammer and rejected by policy
watchmovieson 2009-11-04 03:38:47 worte2@mail.ru 213.164.121.213 Result on field username - watchmovieson - Spammer and rejected by policy
metEmbeks 2009-11-04 03:04:11 noryk20013@mail.ru 94.19.68.204 Result on field ip - 94.19.68.204 - Spammer and rejected by policy
queemeabata 2009-11-04 02:41:21 xtnpyszlzpycvrbogtmnxh0@gmail.com 195.2.240.203 Result on field ip - 195.2.240.203 - Spammer and rejected by policy
Anamizill 2009-11-04 01:34:20 naomigaines6@gmail.com 212.95.54.169 Result on field ip - 212.95.54.169 - Spammer and rejected by policy
ASragfiegreegam 2009-11-04 01:13:22 inhincoutfign@2008ratedsites.net 194.8.75.145 Result on field ip - 194.8.75.145 - Spammer and rejected by policy
axodlethath 2009-11-03 22:59:57 depositnet@gmail.com 89.149.241.118 Result on field ip - 89.149.241.118 - Spammer and rejected by policy
SAunelianit 2009-11-03 22:42:02 Insisinlyvize@2008realsites.net 194.8.75.50 Result on field ip - 194.8.75.50 - Spammer and rejected by policy
vcantrole 2009-11-03 22:20:59 vcantrole@mail.ru 94.76.87.154 Result on field username - vcantrole - Spammer and rejected by policy
Gettingbackatsluts 2009-11-03 21:53:08 diantowe72@gmail.com 212.235.107.80 Result on field ip - 212.235.107.80 - Spammer and rejected by policy
 

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Wow, very cool utility. I had no idea this little forum here collected so many spam attempts.
 

LunarMist

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Doug, I'm getting PM spam from a new member, RazzorrMan. Please kill the account.

RazzorrMan said:
Hello, friend. There are viruses' activities from your computer in last few days. Strongly recommend you to check your computer. You can find a report about your computer's security and solve every problem with it here: XXXXXXXXX
Thank you. Forum member.
 

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The horse porn one? LiamC notified me via PM. I took care of it when I got up in the morning. If I'm missing another one let me know.
 

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I thought it was hilarious that "horse porn" had like 10 page views. You know, if you guys are THAT hard up I can send you all a little 2.5" drive full of regular naked women. The kind without horses.

Unless you wanted to see the horse part. In which case I can't help you.
 

LunarMist

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Isn't it possibly the Google or something like it? I would not click a dangerous link on such a post. There might be a malware.
 

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I viewed the post but I didn't click the links they posted, I was all like no effin way. Anyway still doing a good job keeping the spam down, thanks.
 

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If you want to report something but don't want to click in it because it's suspect to be bad, just copy the URL and send me a PM and I'll take care of it. I didn't even look in the thread, I just selected the check box next to it and deleted it.
 

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One thought; could we allow editing in just the for sale section? I just reported a handful of posts because I am getting a lot more spam than usual lately and found my email across many forums via google. Every other forum I just edited the old post. It's pretty handy to be able to edit for sale posts as things sell too.
 

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If we allow for editing, then there's the risk that the seller can change the information that was advertised and the accountability is thrown off. Has that ever been an issue in other forums?
 
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