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[*] posted on 1-1-2019 at 08:33


@WGTR I see what you did down there:P. I remember a mod had said that they can't delete an account. Not sure for changing passwords though.



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[*] posted on 1-1-2019 at 13:21


Right.

I just deleted 153 threads on weight loss by rarriedgex, posted over a period of 4 hours. Also about a dozen other spam threads and about 50 individual spam posts on existing threads.

What's that saying about doing six impossible things before breakfast?

Sorry that the forum has been a bit cluttered. Normal service will resume soon I hope.


And, ftr, I cannot change/delete accounts. Just posts/threads.
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[*] posted on 2-1-2019 at 12:44


Is there no one that can ban that obnoxious bot? All most any post made is been spam as of late.

And second some one is available you mods need to be given the ability to remove accounts as this is rapidly making this forum near unusable. And that is a tragedy!
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[*] posted on 2-1-2019 at 12:56


Quote: Originally posted by hacker  

I can eliminate 99.9% of spam with one line of Python or PHP. Anyone can.


Then why the Waite? Script that sh*t and post it here for them !

and flood protection seems to be able to block me from posting, that is past the point of irony <_<
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[*] posted on 2-1-2019 at 13:14


rarriedgex is back up to 59 posts of spam. Where is everybody? Did the anti-spam bot die? Perhaps more mods should be granted account banning powers.


Right after posting the above, I had the pleasure of watching those posts disappear one by one. It was fun to keep refreshing the page and seeing his post count decrease every time.


1303-and-itsgone.jpg - 75kB


Thanks!

[Edited on 1-2-2019 by MrHomeScientist]
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[*] posted on 2-1-2019 at 13:34


Seems I am the only mod on deck at the moment. It is getting lonely.

And yes, I just deleted another 70 rarriedgex threads and 28 other spam. Botkilla is still active and knocking off sp threads on average one per five mins.
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[*] posted on 2-1-2019 at 14:01


Annnnd it's back lol

When will the madness end?? Oh, the humanity!
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[*] posted on 2-1-2019 at 15:33


Put a CAPTCHA in the sign up.

Just curious, is this site running on ColdFusion?


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[*] posted on 2-1-2019 at 16:22


I appreciate this site immensely, and all the efforts of the staff and moderators here. I don't pay a dime for any of this, and I get that, and I'm grateful.

Right now, there's some Russian Roulette being played with a Glock. The Spam here isn't to sell anybody anything. When the bullet hits the patient is going to be dead.


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[*] posted on 2-1-2019 at 17:08


On an unrelated side note Mr Rogers, how are things going with you and your neighborhood? It’s a beautiful day isn’t it? A beautiful day in the neighborhood?

I suppose things will be looking up in the SM neighborhood once several mods and admins come back from vacation.

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[*] posted on 2-1-2019 at 17:29


Quote: Originally posted by WGTR  
On an unrelated side note Mr Rogers, how are things going with you and your neighborhood? It’s a beautiful day isn’t it? A beautiful day in the neighborhood?

I suppose things will be looking up in the SM neighborhood once several mods and admins come back from vacation.

[Edited on 1-3-2019 by WGTR]


It's always a beautiful day in the neighborhood and I hope everyone enjoys their vacation.

[Edited on 3-1-2019 by Mr. Rogers]
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[*] posted on 3-1-2019 at 04:35
Sometimes this spam thing is good for giggles.


I came across this while deleting spam earlier today. I thought it was worth sharing.
Made me laugh anyway.

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[*] posted on 3-1-2019 at 07:34


In the United States we don’t tax most basic unprepared foods, but we do tax things like sodas, pet food, and so on. As a cashier, many years ago, I had a customer argue that she shouldn’t be taxed for dog food, because she eats it herself. You meet all sorts of interesting people in health food stores.



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[*] posted on 3-1-2019 at 08:10


Quote: Originally posted by j_sum1  
I came across this while deleting spam earlier today. I thought it was worth sharing.
Made me laugh anyway.
Maybe this ad is intended for vegan pet owners?:P



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[*] posted on 31-1-2019 at 10:10


I'm sure this has already been suggested at some point, but does the forum software allow filtering by keyword on new posts? Auto deleting anything with "porn" or "galleries" would get rid of a large chunk of spam, as a start. It's frustrating to see an old thread resurrected, get excited about new work, then be let down by spam.
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[*] posted on 31-1-2019 at 10:54


Quote: Originally posted by MrHomeScientist  
I'm sure this has already been suggested at some point, but does the forum software allow filtering by keyword on new posts? Auto deleting anything with "porn" or "galleries" would get rid of a large chunk of spam, as a start. It's frustrating to see an old thread resurrected, get excited about new work, then be let down by spam.
I remember Melgar made a spam threshold for the spam filter but don't understand why recent spams stayed up longer despite having similar content.



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[*] posted on 31-1-2019 at 12:05


"everyday chemistry (provisional)" is getting so spammed we can't keep up, same story with many sticky threads




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[*] posted on 3-2-2019 at 14:27


Can I swear?

#&&$%#**!

I have ben away for 24 hours and came back to 130 spam reports and more than 30 threads with embedded spam. And it looks like another mod had been around to clean up the spam threads.
If you think something got missed then send me a U2U. I am not going to open and read all the spam reports.
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[*] posted on 3-2-2019 at 16:12


Seriously, when will Polverone come back to do the forum migration stuff? Just finish this step and we'll be free from spams again:mad:



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[*] posted on 4-2-2019 at 09:47


One thing I’ve noticed is that spam is now being posted as replies to already existing threads. Is there a script to deal with this? If not I think one should be implemented.
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[*] posted on 4-2-2019 at 13:47


Quote: Originally posted by Jackson  
One thing I’ve noticed is that spam is now being posted as replies to already existing threads. Is there a script to deal with this? If not I think one should be implemented.

That's called survivor bias.
I doubt the proportion of new-thread to appended spam has changed much. It is just that the spam has increased a whole lot. And we are catching more than ever before.

A script for dealing with spam appended to threads might be a good idea but it carries greater risk of deleting legitimate posts: especially from newbies.
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[*] posted on 4-2-2019 at 14:32


Quote: Originally posted by j_sum1  

That's called survivor bias.
I doubt the proportion of new-thread to appended spam has changed much. It is just that the spam has increased a whole lot. And we are catching more than ever


That is a very nice thing, for you guys to do, not for the forum. But you guys are doing a very nice, much underestimated effort.thank you so much and lets hope we can do the switch soon.
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[*] posted on 4-2-2019 at 14:40


If Polverone doesn't return soon, can't we transfer the site to a new ip / database but without the u2u's? As far as I know we only need P for the u2u's.

People can back u2u's up themselfs or could retrieve them from a website which has a blocked posting functionality. I think there are members on this site who could block all posting.


Bad idea?
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[*] posted on 5-2-2019 at 11:24


botKilla is not working at the moment, the board is full of spam




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[*] posted on 5-2-2019 at 12:50
SPAM, spam, spam and more fucking spam...


Jeeez, is there no one who can stop the spammers turning this site into utter rubbish???


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