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Discussion in 'Site Help and Feedback' started by CrypticSpider, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. CrypticSpider

    CrypticSpider Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    Spam posts have been quite annoying for a long time now. The Moderators do a great job of removing the posts when they are reported or found. However.... their Mod status limits them in preventing them from re-registering and posting again with a different name. It's an endless cycle that can only be stopped by an experienced person with knowledge in this type of elimination.

    I have that experience.

    Want to see this site permanently free of this spamming?

    If I get enough comments from angry spam-haters, I may email the admin with an offer to help out, with a link provided to this thread as proof that members are tired of seeing the spam

    I have no wish to be a moderator, just a serious background "lurker" who can help make this site more enjoyable for all. (including the moderators)

    Thoughts/comments welcomed.

    CS
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    CrypticSpider Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    Thank you, @LC72 - :)
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    Yes please.
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    CrypticSpider Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    Thank you, @Matt<3Ts - :)
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  5. CrypticSpider

    CrypticSpider Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    Here is an example of what I do.
    SpamTF03.JPG

    Note that I can find the IP addresses, spammer email, and country of origin.

    If I can do this from OUTSIDE the forum, imagine what I can do INSIDE the forum.

    Wham, bam, no more spam. :)
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  6. CrypticSpider

    CrypticSpider Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    :D
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    I realised all these spams start kicking in when the US approached midnight.
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    I'm aware of that. The forum is full of spams when I woke up.
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  9. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    There is already a system in place to close any other accounts from the IP address. I close all reported spam emails as soon as I log on and regularly check for more and close them during the day. Unfortunately I do need to go to bed at some point so some may not get dealt with immediately.
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  10. CrypticSpider

    CrypticSpider Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    OK. Thank you. :)
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    CrypticSpider Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    CrypticSpider Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    Here's the next one, and it hasn't even posted yet.

    Next spammer.JPG
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    CrypticSpider Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    All the mods do a great job. :)
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I report it when I see it. I'm on all the time, and I've seen a difference. Its lessened considerably since ya'll started. Good job.
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    wait, our mods can't ban IP's?
    honestly?!
    Haven't ever done mod/admin work on a forum where that wasn't available to me...
    and I'm old, so I've done it more than a time or two lol
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    Scoolman Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    No, we cannot ban IPs, we can only ban user accounts which means the spammers just make new accounts and start up again.
    I have been able to ban many acounts before they are able to post to a thread, they always put their links in their profile first which is a huge flag.
    The same IPs keep popping up over and over. I would like to see CrypticSpider brought in to help with IP searches, and shutting the spammers down before they even post. Would also be nice if at least one mod had the ability to ban IPs.
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    Spammers have a full time job creating spam - so getting rid of it is a full time job as well. If there is a more efficient way to deal with it, that frees up the mods to do all the other mod stuff and participate more, I'm all for it. Nothing turns people off being a mod more than spending all their time here removing spam.
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    i've never gotten messages in my inbox here from the spam.

    Josh would need to give elevated permissions to ban IP's and domains.
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    @Scoolman have you asked the admin? If you can cut them off, do it. They're only spamming us now because we're more active. Ask him to put in some kind of redundancy if he's concerned about mods abusing it. Though I doubt that's the issue, somehow..
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