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Corey Cooper

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The spammers will not win
« on: November 10, 2008, 06:58:15 PM »
Thanks to everyone who reports the spam posts.

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Re: The spammers will not win
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 07:08:44 PM »
must be the worst part of running a forums, aye?

Corey Cooper

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Re: The spammers will not win
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2008, 07:34:21 PM »
It's certainly not very fun, but we've been pretty fortunate thus far.  Not a lot of spam, and active users who report it quickly.

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Re: The spammers will not win
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2008, 10:27:26 PM »
I probably should have reported those posts, rather than make silly comments....

I'll do it the correct way next time.

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Re: The spammers will not win
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2008, 06:59:22 AM »
who'dja piss off there cory, you are getting a massive infestation!!!

BTW, I wish I could meet these spammers in a dark alley I hate them sooo bad...

good luck on this my friend

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Re: The spammers will not win
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2008, 07:21:17 AM »
Just reported about 5-8 spam posts. Strange as there are normally none to speak off. Keep up the good work Corey
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Corey Cooper

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Re: The spammers will not win
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2008, 07:40:00 AM »
I dunno, but I think we just doubled our spam posts overnight!  I hope we didn't make it onto some kind of list out there...

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Re: The spammers will not win
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2008, 01:01:53 PM »
I just noticed the "report to moderator" link at the bottom of the post.... handy

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Re: The spammers will not win
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2008, 12:04:43 PM »
Good news this week.

The number of unwanted, offensive and misleading e-mails sent across the globe plummeted by about two-thirds, to a mere 60 billion or so a day by Thursday, according to spam filtering companies

A ragtag band of researchers pulled off the unprecedented coup of drastically cutting the spam volume by adopting a new strategy: going after mainstream U.S. companies that can unknowingly help spammers, identity thieves and child porn purveyors by carrying their traffic on the Internet.

It's a start
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Re: The spammers will not win
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2008, 12:23:23 PM »
60 Billion eh jeez they are scummers

I have my own forum on smf and this was posted on there support pages a couple of days ago.

Gives some measures to maybe help or slow them down a bit.
 
I for one wouldnt mind an extra login or verification screen if it was needed just so the bar stewards didint win!

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Re: The spammers will not win
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2008, 12:36:00 PM »
Thanks verbalvolley.  I took the opportunity a few days ago when this started to upgrade the forums, but had a problem going from version 1.1.5 to 1.1.7.  I'll have to do the upgrade manually and I just haven't had a chance to do so yet.  Looks like there are some good options in that topic for minimizing the attacks.  I'll see what I can manage this weekend.

Once again, thanks to everyone who is keeping an eye on the forums and reporting the spam posts.  I've been keeping a closer eye myself and trying to eliminate it as fast as I can.  The email notifications of reported spam help me to delete it more quickly.

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Re: The spammers will not win
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2008, 07:59:14 PM »
hee hee, would ya be pissed if I reported your post up here???   ^
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Re: The spammers will not win
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2008, 10:58:34 AM »
Alright, the forums have been upgraded and I added the recaptcha verification system.  Hopefully this will significantly reduce the spam.  Thanks again to everyone for reporting the spam posts.

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Re: The spammers will not win
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2008, 10:52:47 AM »
I feel for you.  I run a forum and the guy hosting it won't upgrade my software.  I have set it so I manually have to activate each user before they post, and if they don't fill out their profile I assume they are spammers.  But until he upgrades I can only delete one account at a time!  Not fun when they sign up with thousands of accounts!!!!