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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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    They will spam a site whether it's dead or busy.

    kormath is correct, Josh would need to give elevated permissions to an experienced person who knows the ins & outs of IPs, including knowing the difference of 'good & bad' bots. Spiders, Baidu, Tors, etc etc.... I could go on all day. IPs and coding are tricky and not to be trifled with.

    My intention is to set up the IP filter with a set of banned IPs that I will make based on what is seen here. Once this is "composed" and initiated, I would like to train the existing Moderators in the fine art of killing spam and keeping it off the forum.

    I have sent Josh an email with a link to this thread.
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    @Enn49 You have an English accent and you say things like "fortnight", so you must be wise...what must we do, my lady?
    :D
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    @MassExodus Well Sire, I shall email our noble lord Sir Josh :)
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Cheerios! Lol
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    Scoolman Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I have sent several emails already, to no avail though.
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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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    All jokes aside... I have yet to receive a response from Josh as well. Been a while. I hope he's OK.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2016
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I try to get them asap.

    I didn't get a reply either, I know he said he was really busy.
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    CrypticSpider Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    This is a fine example of why I believe there should be no less than 2 Admins on forums. Life gets busy and too much time away from a forum can have its drawbacks. Not trying to cast a bad light on Josh at all here. I too at times get really busy and such things often take priority over other things.

    The Mods do a great job at removing the spammers. I hope they continue to get reported, as this helps a lot. :)
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    CrypticSpider Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    Holy cow, the spam tonight. Poor @LC72uk is having a fit. :(
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    CrypticSpider Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    Welcome back. :D
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    CrypticSpider Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    Let's see if the next spammer posts this:

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    CrypticSpider Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    .. watch for spam post. Curious to see if it posts the same thing as the pic, lol.
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    CrypticSpider Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    Told ya! It didn't post yet, which means it will be back to make a spam post.

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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    One problem is that most of the spam seems to appear while I'm in bed but I make it my first job every day to clear it and @LC72uk makes that job easier by reporting so many
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    When I get on when I get to work I find that alot comes in around 9am my time which is EST, and I report as many as I can but the second countdown wait to report I find annoying personally though I understand the reason why.
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    Josh Administrator Staff Member 3 Year Member

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    I'll check into ip bans for moderators. Thank you for the feedback everyone
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Thanks Josh, that would help.
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    Any news? The spamming seems crazy at the moment
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    @Will and @Josh I do my best, unfortunately the spammers seem to operate when I'm not online. I do wonder if some sort of CAPTCHA would be the answer to our problem.

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