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[*] posted on 1-12-2014 at 19:46


Quote: Originally posted by JAVA  

The reason is that they didn't buy a very cheap official SSL certificate and that hackers can indeed penetrate in the php server side of the system.

I don't report spam anymore because it seems that I speak to the walls, many other members have this feeling too. Just wait a few months and don't post things anymore until they have fixed it, simply.

There was some reasoning behind this in another thread. I continue to report spam and hope that others do so.
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[*] posted on 1-12-2014 at 20:12


Quote: Originally posted by JAVA  
I did see bfesser in the memberlist and during that time spam was not very common.


It's not like he was the SM spam savior...there have been some 50,000 spam members registered in the past couple months, so the relatively few spam threads you actually see before being deleted is really nothing to complain about since it could be much worse, and it's looking like it probably will.




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[*] posted on 1-12-2014 at 20:29



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there have been some 50,000 spam members registered in the past couple months


Jesus God in heaven.

And the requirements for registering as a new new member have not been adjusted to prevent this?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Screw this. I will take up knitting- That might actually have a productive outcome for my time.




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[*] posted on 1-12-2014 at 20:52


cant remember... is there a captcha in the membership application? maybe there should be if not.
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[*] posted on 16-12-2014 at 07:14


Brace the gates! The hordes of spammers are upon us! I'm reporting as fast as I can, but we're being overwhelmed!

Hold the line!!
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[*] posted on 16-12-2014 at 07:23


im reporting as fast as i can :P
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[*] posted on 16-12-2014 at 07:24


good topics are getting pushed down because of spam

they should make a system where you would need the approval of a moderator to be able to register

a similar thing was done when i was part of a chemistry group in facebook ,where people would ask questions and get answers from other members

so unless the admin thought that your post was worth asking ,it would be put on hold and not visible to other members

this stopped people from posting ads and other crap .
hopefully something like this could be done
these spams are like cancer :(

[Edited on 16-12-2014 by CuReUS]
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[*] posted on 16-12-2014 at 08:09


That would be a lot of work for the mods. Unless they're willing to bump up some of us newer members to a pseudo mod status to be able to do what you suggest, I think that it would overwhelm them.
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[*] posted on 16-12-2014 at 18:16


The spammers were busy tonight.
All areas except password protected and detritus (how ironic) are contaminated. Never seen that before, though I have seen close to it.
Hope it's not that 'he/she' again:(





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[*] posted on 17-12-2014 at 12:34


Despite the fact they use proxies, their IPs should be released...



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[*] posted on 18-12-2014 at 00:51


Quote: Originally posted by gdflp  
That would be a lot of work for the mods.


not necessarily .i dont know the stats of SM ,but on an average how many people do you think register daily?

atmost 10 ?

and i think there are 4-5 mods
so ,why do you think it would be so difficult
they can just cancel the users,whose usernames make no sense

most spam usernames have random alphanumericals as you can see

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[*] posted on 18-12-2014 at 05:03


But how many spam accounts register? They could have to scroll through a few hundred accounts per week just due to the large volumes of spam.
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[*] posted on 18-12-2014 at 05:24


What do you mean, you can't? But think how many hundreds of spam accounts register. The mods would have to go through all of those.
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[*] posted on 24-12-2014 at 21:45


more spam incoming:(

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[*] posted on 31-12-2014 at 16:45


WHAT is THIS? Spam in the anti-spam thread??

This is really getting bad!

[Edited on 1-1-2015 by Cheddite Cheese]




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[*] posted on 31-12-2014 at 16:57


Well, I laughed!
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[*] posted on 1-1-2015 at 11:21


Someone totally pulled a spam joke, that's not legit spam. 18kk7a2y7l sounds mad up, not randomly generated. I wouldn't be surprised if it's the same person who made Brain and Farce.



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[*] posted on 1-1-2015 at 13:19


I was really bored while waiting for my midnight show time, edited a real spam in "tired of spam" thread into that format... Cut out all his links, added some pictures, defaced his status & mood. Happy New Years, everyone-

Probably shouldn't abuse moderator powers like that!




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[*] posted on 1-1-2015 at 19:26


18kk7a2y7l IS HEREBY BANNED.
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[*] posted on 2-1-2015 at 09:40


That's pretty great :)
I thought he probably wouldn't ask for his status to be changed to that.




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[*] posted on 2-1-2015 at 16:39


Quote: Originally posted by Bert  

I would suggest that some more of the most active spam reporting members (including WGTR!) be granted the "trusted spam sniffer" power of instant spam banishment. This could free up some of my time for other projects I would like to organize and post on here?


This.
I feel like reporting spam is a waste of my time, as it (1) could be done far more effectively by someone with trusted status and (2) with a very high probability is redundant as many other members will likely have already reported the same spam by the time I come across it.
At the same time, it feels bad not contributing to solving the spam problem as much as possible.

[Edited on 3-1-2015 by phlogiston]




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[*] posted on 2-1-2015 at 17:06


Whenever I log in, first thing I do is glance at PM in box. 99%+ of my PM's are members reporting spam, please do continue to report any you see. PARTICULARLY the spam messages posted as a reply to an existing thread- I am not likely to even notice these if it's not in a thread I am following.


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[*] posted on 6-1-2015 at 20:06


If you need a dedicated spamkill squad, count me in.



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[*] posted on 7-1-2015 at 06:01


Me too.



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[*] posted on 7-1-2015 at 06:51


I'll help too.
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