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Old 02-06-2018, 07:35 AM
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Default Spam - what the heck!!??

Why is there som much spam lately??
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Old 02-06-2018, 08:23 AM
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We seem to be being hit by bots/scripts, and a lot of them at that. Problem is we have to nuke 'em individually, and they can create accounts about as fast as we can ban/delete them.

The other issue is we don't want to make the account creation so difficult for a bot/script crowd that it becomes impossible for ordinary people to register and start using the forum.

But yeah not sure why its hitting us so hard lately...maybe we finally became mainstream?
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Old 02-06-2018, 08:44 AM
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Its funny how the changes in waves too, for awhile it was all russian spammers trying to send you to weird websites and now its all "football" (one type or the other) links to this match or that match.
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:36 PM
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Now if we could find a way to nuke their IP address

Can't understand what the people behind those robots benefits from sending spam in the first place..
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Old 02-06-2018, 02:36 PM
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I reported a lot of them in the last few days
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Old 02-06-2018, 06:46 PM
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I think new users shouldn't be allowed to post links for a certain amount of time after they sign up - maybe 30 days, or after a certain number of posts or something - that could help cull things a little bit (since nearly all spam posts have embedded links) without making it too much of a pain for new human users.
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Old 02-07-2018, 11:57 AM
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Yeah, it's gotta be along those lines... We toughened up the anti bot question on creation which slowed them for about 8 hours... guess that's not the answer then

I have to admit I did laugh at the names of some of the links, in the series of football links "live sugar bowl coverage!" I hope they meant super bowl?
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