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 Post subject: A pox upon this new porn spam!
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:17 pm 
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These spammers are vile and evil.

Now they are actually posting pictures to their posts and using names that have nothing to do with porn, i.e. U.S. Navy Uniform History.


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 Post subject: Tell me about it
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:10 am 
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also they have different titles for the same set of recycled pics

this is tiring

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:39 am 
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...

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You've been checking?


Sorry. xD Couldn't help asking.


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 Post subject: Well
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:46 pm 
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Well since I have moderatorship I have been fighting with the pr0n left and right.

frankly it seems like it is winning, massive cleaning twice today
so yes I open each post so I can delete it, only place to do so.

so yes I am noticing it is the same 4 or so sets of pics
I want to ban the posters too

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 Post subject: Re: Well
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:14 am 
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tadk wrote:
Well since I have moderatorship I have been fighting with the pr0n left and right.

frankly it seems like it is winning, massive cleaning twice today
so yes I open each post so I can delete it, only place to do so.

so yes I am noticing it is the same 4 or so sets of pics
I want to ban the posters too


I would really suggest changing the registration process for the boards, so that users must be manually approved.

It's more of a hassle initially for everyone involved, unfortunately, but if it eliminates these ludicrous spam postings, it's worth it.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:32 am 
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I've also seen some boards ask the person registering to answer a random question...that helps avoid spam bots.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:24 am 
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It's sadly a limitation of the current board format/version... Upgrading would be a great idea when time/resources collide properly, I'm sure... I also moderate these boards, and some days find myself deleting 25+ posts just to keep these forums PG-13...

We are working within the confines of the current system as best we can to eliminate/reduce the amount of spam (especially pornographic spam). Please be patient with us.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:17 pm 
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Is there any means you could use to ban certain user names?

Like, say, anything that has "Horny" in it?

::just looked at the most recently-joined member's name::


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:32 pm 
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Yes, we can, and most iterations of For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge are already banned, as are many other words (like tramadol, viagra, etc.).

I usually ban them as they come up, but some people might actually use "Horny" in a legit username...guy I know goes by "Horny_Goatweed" on a board, and he's not a spammer.

It's a balancing act between inoculating the board against spammers and pre-emptively ban-hammering legit people.

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 Post subject: So of 85 new posts 84 were porn spam
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:58 am 
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And 2 of the spammers are on the forum right now

lovely

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 Post subject: Re: A pox upon this new porn spam!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:49 pm 
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Yay! new forum! and no spam! at least not right now....way to go!

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 Post subject: Re: A pox upon this new porn spam!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:15 am 
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On the plus side, there is an option to block Images in posts now, so I activated that since I surf the site while I am at work!

I can actually feel safe leaving the Etherscope forums! Yay me!

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