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[Solved]Spam
« on: 12 November, 2008, 10:19:34 »
is there anyway that we can stop spams in this site forums its disgusting to see.
« Last Edit: 13 November, 2008, 20:30:16 by Psycho_Chihuahua »

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[Solved]Spam
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« Reply #1 on: 12 November, 2008, 19:57:50 »
i'm checking in to it as the automatic update feature is fucked - i'll update as soon as possible
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« Reply #2 on: 12 November, 2008, 20:00:07 »
thanks buddy please do whatever needed to stop this shit being posted again and again
its very irritating feel like kicking the spammers ass*
sorry for abusing but i love this forums*

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Re: Spam
« Reply #3 on: 12 November, 2008, 20:50:23 »
There were permission problems, I also have installed a new captcha module since the old one seems to be bypassable by bots.
Everything could have been anything else and it would have just as much meaning.

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Re: Spam
« Reply #4 on: 12 November, 2008, 21:33:47 »
Board has now been updated and permission problems eliminated ;)
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Re: Spam
« Reply #5 on: 13 November, 2008, 00:04:38 »
Had the same problem on my forum the past days.
I changed registration rights for guests so they must click on an activation link sent by email.
I also set the difficulty of that "enter code to register" thing higher.
That done the trick for me. :)
Check if 1 of the previous board updates disabled that feature here, it may have

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Re: Spam
« Reply #6 on: 13 November, 2008, 18:00:27 »
Well, i have now also changed the Image Verification System from the default smf one to ReCaptcha and hope that it will help against the spamming.
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Re: Spam
« Reply #7 on: 13 November, 2008, 18:05:41 »
Tested, and works fine. :P

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Re: Spam
« Reply #8 on: 13 November, 2008, 19:42:20 »
thanks buddy

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Re: [Solved]Spam
« Reply #9 on: 13 November, 2008, 20:30:53 »
you're welcome  ;D
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Re: [Solved]Spam
« Reply #10 on: 14 November, 2008, 07:09:36 »
yep its not solved i agree with American Idiot.
plz remove the permission of posting links in the forum by the noobs.
let them get approved by admin before they start their posting in forum.
Let the link be given only by higher grade profiles in the forum.
and anything and everything possible to make the forums spam free.

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Re: [Solved]Spam
« Reply #11 on: 14 November, 2008, 08:11:02 »
The Bots that were in already i couldnt delete (how should i know by Username if human or bot) at least no new ones should be able to enter.
When you next see Spam pleas NOTE DOWN the username and we (Admins/Ops) can delete/ban their asses.
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Re: [Solved]Spam
« Reply #12 on: 14 November, 2008, 08:18:59 »
Okies buddy i will note down all the bots name and give it to u so that u could kick those M.fo

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Re: [Solved]Spam
« Reply #13 on: 14 November, 2008, 11:38:34 »
It's hardly solved. The nonsense continues.
Please adjust permissions for new users.

Sorry m8 there's not much more i can cut down on unless i dont give any new users the right to post anything whatsoever  :'( I simply dont have the function to block link posting links or such for certain membergroups only.
I did however do some research about the sudden flood of spamming in the forum and have also noticed that everyone with smf 1.x has been affected...this is also where i got the info about the new Image Verification system thats now being used here.


Edit:
Snooze and I have gone through a couple of the latest registrations (all 1 to 3 days back as there are no new ones) and deleted approx 20 to 30 certain Bot accounts - or Users with a gay/porn/viagra/cialis homepage ;)
Hopefully this will help towards getting this board clean again


Edit 2:
Well since the new Image Verification System for new registrations there have been no new members, so hopefully this is a good sign on keeping them bots outside the board. The average on new members over the last 3 days was at approx 20 to 25 and now its back on 0. Lets hope we have closed this hole.
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Re: [Solved]Spam
« Reply #14 on: 14 November, 2008, 13:00:42 »
just my 2 pence worth here:
on my forum i was at one stage pulling my hair out with spam bots but i managed to solve it without removing permissions and without using validating posts by moderatrs, i installed a textural comformation MOD in to my forum and problem was solved and not had a problem with a single spam bot in over 2 years. i am not sure if they have this MOD for SMF forums as i use phpbb2 but maybe it should be a recomendation on the SMF site.
in the admin panel it allows the admin to set his own questions and answers and as many as he wishes to add so that the user/bot trying to register has to get that answer correct and if it fails a new question is asked. its a small simple MOD that solves a huge problem instantly. maybe the phpbb version could be modified to work with SMF i dont know but thought i'd mention it here.
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Re: [Solved]Spam
« Reply #15 on: 14 November, 2008, 13:44:40 »
We are now using ReCaptcha for SMF and the ammount of new regisrations (be it bots or humans) has gone back from 20 to 25 a day all the way down to 0. Humans can still register as bastya and myself have tested. Also i have gone through the memberlist and deleted a number of accounts with websites refering to xxx/drug or viagra sites. At this moment all i can do now is trust our Users to report spam messages to the admins/ops here and then we can delete/ban those accounts.
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Re: [Solved]Spam
« Reply #16 on: 14 November, 2008, 16:00:49 »
i did see a nice spam bot prevention MOD somewhere on someones site but i cant quite remember where now. you had about 25 thumbnail images and you had to tick each one which was an animal or vehicle etc, i wanted that MOD myself but i dont know what it was called or for what type of forum it was designed for. if i find it again i'l post back here.
im supprised that those site who use bots are still standing as they do make themselves a target for revenge attacks. anyway glad you have it all fixed here now.
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Re: [Solved]Spam
« Reply #17 on: 14 November, 2008, 18:26:59 »
You should never used the default captcha of SMF or phpBB as it is immediately targeted by spammers because once they break it they have access to thousands of forums...

Recaptcha is a decent alternative but ultimately it may suffer the same fate, because of the large audience using it, the spammers are trying to break it too, behind that door lies many thousands of targets for them...

The best solution is always going to be a one-off, no matter how simple it is.... Just asking the user to type in the random nth word in a sample paragraph would work because the spammers don't know have that in their toolkit, and they're unlikely to write new code to break it just to get at one forum....

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Re: [Solved]Spam
« Reply #18 on: 14 November, 2008, 19:46:16 »
The problem is that this was the only addon to SMF that was actually installable.
Everything could have been anything else and it would have just as much meaning.

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Re: [Solved]Spam
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Re: [Solved]Spam
« Reply #20 on: 14 November, 2008, 21:35:46 »
if you do continue to get spam on here then i'd look at this http://bbantispam.com/atc/ hope it helps

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Re: [Solved]Spam
« Reply #21 on: 15 November, 2008, 15:06:01 »
Sorry for late reply to this forum but i truly agree with Psycho_Chihuahua somethings we users have to do on our own if we see any such mess hence forth we should report it to the admin.
I my self have reported twice about the spams and it was good to see the moderators taking immediate actions.
Hence forth if me or anyone sees such kind of profile we will surely report you Psycho_Chihuahua.
Thanks for taking care of the problem so far its nice to see clean forum showing only scripts.

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Re: [Solved]Spam
« Reply #22 on: 18 November, 2008, 14:08:09 »
Thanks moderators for deleting one more spam that i reported.

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Re: [Solved]Spam
« Reply #23 on: 16 May, 2009, 15:16:19 »
spammer spammer spammer spammer spammer spammer spammer FO ;D
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Re: [Solved]Spam
« Reply #24 on: 16 May, 2009, 21:03:29 »
Dude what went wrong with you?

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