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Re: reduce spamming

Postby SubJunk » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:53 am

OK hopefully no spammers now. Of course human spammers can still join, but the bots will be blocked now.
Please let me know if it works
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Re: reduce spamming

Postby SubJunk » Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:04 am

Any luck? If it worked I might release it as a PHPBB plugin so others can use it
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Re: reduce spamming

Postby chocolateboy » Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:33 am

Yep. Definitely seems to have stopped new spambots!
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Re: reduce spamming

Postby meskibob » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:54 am

It seems like there's been a rise over the past couple months. Any updates or changes we can apply, or have we just seen an increase in human spammers?
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Re: reduce spamming

Postby Raptor399 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:47 am

meskibob wrote:It seems like there's been a rise over the past couple months. Any updates or changes we can apply, or have we just seen an increase in human spammers?

Hard to tell. The messages seem automated, but I guess the accounts are created manually and fed to a spambot. Nothing much we can do about that, I guess.
I've killed a couple accounts plus their messages in the past weeks (in fact, banned one just a moment ago).
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Re: reduce spamming

Postby SubJunk » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:16 am

I think the accounts would be created manually, I'm not aware of any bots that can get around the anti-spam technique that I used. I could extend the code to work on every form instead of just the registration form, but that will take some time to do so I don't know when I could do it
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Re: reduce spamming

Postby Raptor399 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:27 am

Today I came across a hard to detect form of spam...
The message blends in in the conversation:

A 400 MB buffer, and no memory dump issue, conversion or remuxing, only two films, actually lost during playback buffer dry out the hundreds.


I am willing to bet, unless you have some strange settings out of the woods, your CPU / server setup is not the cause. You have the processing power as much better than my server.


I want to believe it's server, I can do something, but I really do not know If you can test, while another server stuttering the same file.


Pretty well generated responses. Not entirely on topic, but close enough to fool people.
But on close inspection, the poster had a subtle advertising link in the smallprint of his signature:

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Wedding cufflinks
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Re: reduce spamming

Postby taconaut » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:36 am

Yesterday I've deleted some of those, after having warned the 'user' to remove the sig, today I let it be, as the posts where somewhat on topic and the link not too prominent
If you always wanted to have your most recent videos at the top of the folder in the ps3 or wished you could group all videos with the same genre in one folder, have a look at pms-mlx
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Re: reduce spamming

Postby SubJunk » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:01 am

taconaut wrote:Yesterday I've deleted some of those, after having warned the 'user' to remove the sig, today I let it be, as the posts where somewhat on topic and the link not too prominent
It's best to remove them all because spammers attract eachother; they see that others have had success spamming and join in :)
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Re: reduce spamming

Postby taconaut » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:06 am

Those days our favourite spammers are amazingly active again. What about adding a rule that new users aren't allowed to post links to external sites?
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