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What's with all of the spam?
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Author:  fathead [ Thu May 17, 2007 11:07 am ]
Post subject:  What's with all of the spam?

The forums have been inundated with spam lately...

Author:  Blackdirge [ Thu May 17, 2007 3:50 pm ]
Post subject: 

Spam! Spam! Spam! Spam!
Lovely Spaaam! Wonderful Spaaam!
Lovely Spaaam! Wonderful Spam.

Spa-a-a-a-a-a-a-am.
Spa-a-a-a-a-a-a-am.
Spa-a-a-a-a-a-a-am.
Spa-a-a-a-a-a-a-am.

Lovely Spaaam! (Lovely Spam!)
Lovely Spaaam! (Lovely Spam!)
Lovely Spaaam!

Spaaam, Spaaam, Spaaam, Spaaaaaam!

Sorry, coudln't resist. :twisted:

BD

Author:  tadk [ Thu May 17, 2007 5:19 pm ]
Post subject:  I know they have

I know they have
was like 3 distinct diff ids of about 30 some posts I deleted the other day
feel free to PM me if I miss some

Tad
A Mod

Author:  mythfish [ Fri May 25, 2007 7:19 am ]
Post subject: 

phpBB v3.0 RC1 was released earlier this month, but it doesn't look like it has any features that would really cut down on the spam. :(

http://www.phpbb.com/about/features/

Author:  tadk [ Fri May 25, 2007 7:26 am ]
Post subject:  Thanks

Thanks Mythfish
Hopefully it will slow down
I am once again employed, starting on Tuesday, so my anti-spam efforts will fall to evenings and early am before heading into work.
But the war continues.

Author:  eleran [ Mon May 28, 2007 5:16 am ]
Post subject: 

wow, talk about irony

Author:  tadk [ Mon May 28, 2007 8:04 am ]
Post subject:  wow

wow teach me to go to sleep at night
like 4 or 5 spammers slammed us last night
please PM me if I miss one buried in a thread you like

Author:  tadk [ Mon May 28, 2007 8:08 am ]
Post subject:  Sidenote

As a side note
my 4 weeks of not having a job ends tomorrow
I am once again gainfully employed
Which also means I wont be cleaning the forums on and off during the day like i have been.

Patience is requested
Lets get some legitimate posts up here while we are at it gents

Author:  Harley Stroh [ Wed May 30, 2007 1:07 pm ]
Post subject: 

Bah. Insane. I don't think I realized all the work tadk was doing. Log on every 4 hours to delete 16 posts.
:roll:
//H

Author:  tadk [ Wed May 30, 2007 2:29 pm ]
Post subject:  All good

you know if I didnt like the folk here and the Products, I would not have volunteered.

All good and I am getting some kind assistance with others spotting spam I missed so the help is appreciated

Tad

Author:  Harley Stroh [ Wed May 30, 2007 4:07 pm ]
Post subject: 

Tadk,

My forum-fu is WEAK. Is there anyway to wipe all posts by an individual at once?

//H

Author:  tadk [ Wed May 30, 2007 5:20 pm ]
Post subject:  nope

nope it is not enabled in this

so it is one by one

Author:  JediOre [ Thu May 31, 2007 4:40 am ]
Post subject: 

Is there a way to make all new members wait for approval from the webmaster via email before they can begin posting?

Author:  mythfish [ Thu May 31, 2007 4:47 am ]
Post subject: 

Yeah, I know the system is capable of that. It's just a matter of weighing the annoyance of deleting spam all the time vs. the annoyance of the webmaster having to approve each individual account all the time (& legitimate new users having to wait before posting their questions).

Author:  ynnen [ Thu May 31, 2007 7:44 am ]
Post subject: 

I notice there is a new version of BBBoards available, as well... perhaps upgrading the forum code to the new version will introduce some tighter spam control?

Also, is there a "code" option you can include on submissions -- ie, to post, you need to enter a 3-6 digit series of letters shown... it's a security feature I'm seeing more and more often on blogs and forums around the 'net.

Author:  mythfish [ Thu May 31, 2007 9:47 am ]
Post subject: 

ynnen wrote:
I notice there is a new version of BBBoards available, as well... perhaps upgrading the forum code to the new version will introduce some tighter spam control?

Also, is there a "code" option you can include on submissions -- ie, to post, you need to enter a 3-6 digit series of letters shown... it's a security feature I'm seeing more and more often on blogs and forums around the 'net.


The new version of phpBB doesn't seem to have any added anti-spam features, but it never hurts to run the most recent version anyway. I thought that this board had already been upgraded to the version with the visual confirmation, but perhaps not.

Author:  GnomeBoy [ Thu May 31, 2007 3:06 pm ]
Post subject: 

The real question is: why hasn't this particular thread been hit with the spam yet...?

Author:  tadk [ Thu May 31, 2007 4:43 pm ]
Post subject:  It has

It has been a few times
Last night I was on and there was a spammer posting
I was deleting as they were going along

Author:  Jengenritz [ Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:49 pm ]
Post subject: 

I just delete their account and ban the username. That stops them faster.

Author:  tadk [ Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Our leader has that power

our esteemed leader has that power

Author:  GnomeBoy [ Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: It has

tadk wrote:
It has been a few times
Last night I was on and there was a spammer posting
I was deleting as they were going along


Now that's the definition of efficiency!

Thanks for your your efforts!

Author:  tadk [ Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:35 pm ]
Post subject:  A pleasure

A pleasure
this is a great community
I love the products
Glad to help out as I can

Author:  slimykuotoan [ Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:38 pm ]
Post subject:  re

Yeesh.

Can't deal with Spam?

Well, if you can't beat 'em...join 'em.

Eh?

That's right, join them.

Let me take a few moments of your time to introduce a product that can lower your annoyance with Spam...

Author:  JediOre [ Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:09 pm ]
Post subject: 

Is it fried?

Fried Spam isn't too bad at all.

Author:  finarvyn [ Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re:

Jengenritz wrote:
I just delete their account and ban the username. That stops them faster.
I've been doing a lot of this as well. Since I was annointed "Deputy Marv" I've been killing 20+ threads per day, sometimes 20+ threads several times per day. Good thing I'm a teacher and unemployed in the summer.

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