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« on: September 19, 2006, 12:47:49 PM »
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Dammit...they found us already...

One in the OT forum. Thoughts on averting the coming crisis?

Joe
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2006, 12:52:59 PM »
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They already found us a long while ago, onthe first day, to tell you the truth, you just had a quick response from me, like today, but you got there first, the thread is deleted and the user banned, so no troubles. It seems most spammers cannot get around accoutn activation already and hopefully SMF 1.1 RC3, the current one out, won't see much changes or problems, meaning a closer release of SMF 1.1 Final, thus a stable version, that one has captcha as one of the built in options and has lots of additional functionalities.

I get a message every time a new topic is added so i will know of any spammer around here, even i can't read the other posts, I will get to the spammers. Wink

Edit: I have also taken out quick reply as a default (remember a thread where you noticed it goign away? That was why), most spammers seem to make use of the quick reply and while I haven't taken it away from the legit users I made it one step harder on spammers, the rest of us can configure it to be shown.

Likewise, if you want to report a post without starting a thread on the issue, though this is perfectly okay, you can do so with the report a bad post link, at the bttom of the post, this is available to all logged users, so anyone throwing offenses, calling out a flame war or breaking the forum rules can be taken to a moderator attention wit that link. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2006, 06:20:26 PM »
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Yep, I've quelched a few myself already Sad
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2006, 06:38:07 PM »
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One thing is certain they are registering they jsut don't acticate their accounts or post, which is fine enough to me. Wink
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2006, 12:05:30 AM »
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Ahhh, well, see what I know.  I guess you're doing a great job!

I should have known to use the Report to Mod link...ah well, I guess this will be a lesson to anyone else who comes by...

Thanks Nif,
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2006, 06:45:24 AM »
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That is why I posted it instead of PMing you, don't worry, this kind of thing is not common even to other moderators, I just wrked a lot to put this live that i know everything in this place very well. Wink
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2006, 03:04:46 PM »
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Heh, just banned a registred user before it could activate the account, mail is sexy@vip2fatal.info and username is XXXPorn890. Thinking of preemptive bans. Wink

edit: and thre others because they advertise some ind of thing in their own suernames. now let me hide my spamkilling gun here.
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2006, 10:36:47 AM »
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Nif, were you a dragon your breathweapon would be a "Cone of pre-emptive ban*. Keep on keeping spammers out of here man, good job.
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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2006, 10:59:28 AM »
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It hasn't been a hard job though, which the bans we have and a lot of them based on hostnames we just have to worry with new spammer sources and not the same ones. Though I have also gone some way to ban some domain names from registrating using a mail address, simply because only spammers came from them. Grin
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