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[*] posted on 30-3-2019 at 22:28


Quote: Originally posted by fusso  
When will Melgar's bot run again???:mad:

When will Melgar be back?
My guess is that he has had another personal crisis (he is not immune to them) and has had to pack up his things -- including his computer.
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shocked.gif posted on 3-4-2019 at 05:41
Melgar is finally online again!


Melgar is finally online again!

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[*] posted on 3-5-2019 at 06:28


Melgar down again...



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[*] posted on 2-7-2019 at 09:12


The spam is coming back, smarter bots or crashed anti-spam bot?




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[*] posted on 2-7-2019 at 13:18


Quote: Originally posted by Ubya  
The spam is coming back, smarter bots or crashed anti-spam bot?

Or I've been off the board.
I will do a bit of a clean up.




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[*] posted on 21-7-2019 at 13:25


ehm, pls help, the forum is being flooded with spam, the antibot script is surely gone, and there aren't any moderators online right now i think.
we need to find a permanent solution and implement it as soon as possible, we can't live under hundreds of spam threads and moderators can't just delete spam all day every day





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[*] posted on 21-7-2019 at 14:15


Yeah. We got hit pretty hard overnight. The bot that posts in every forum hit us 8 times I think, and there was a bit more activity besides.
I think I have it all cleaned up. If you spot anything I have missed, send me a u2U.




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[*] posted on 21-7-2019 at 16:24


Really great. New spam is being posted faster than I can delete it. Is there a macro to make reporting faster?
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[*] posted on 21-7-2019 at 21:53


It has been a bit of a day for spam. I have deactivated a couple of dozen spam accounts and deleted several hundred spam posts. I put in place a new setting on the restriction manager and it seems to have everything in check for now. Thanks to all who reported. :)



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[*] posted on 12-11-2019 at 01:17


Here the spam posts come again




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[*] posted on 12-11-2019 at 01:58


I think someone left the door open and all the vermin got inside.
I have done a bit of a sweep and will do so again in an hour.
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[*] posted on 8-8-2020 at 13:22


Simple solution:

implement a feature that will require moderator's approval for the first 10 posts.

For new users it will be a bit harder at the beginning but for spambots it could be a barrier hard to pass.

It will of course make moderator job much a bit harder but you could even write a simple tool that will display entire set of posts that need to be approved and by using checkbox you could just mark those which you want to approve and others could be deleted.

You could use this feature for accounts founded in the past when registration was fully opened, so new users won't have any restrictions (if you think it is safe).

Personally, I would also remove all accounts older than 1 year which were not used (no posts).



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[*] posted on 8-8-2020 at 19:54


Nice idea, O_L. Problem is that this is old software and such fixes are not simple.
An easier solution would be to clean up the database and remove unused accounts. That's a job for Polverone if he chooses to takle it on.

I deleted 7 spam today and around the same number yesterday. All sleeper accounts that seem to have been resurrected on a timer. I am pretty confident that these will discontinue fairly soon. It is not a particularly popular spamming method and so it should subside.

Up until the past couple of weeks we have been basically spam free. When I consider what we have been through here I would unhesitatingly chalk this one up as a success.
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[*] posted on 15-4-2021 at 05:10


Penetration, looks like we have a spambot of some description today -
https://www.sciencemadness.org/whisper/viewthread.php?tid=15...



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[*] posted on 15-4-2021 at 05:16


Quote: Originally posted by Corrosive Joeseph  
Penetration, looks like we have a spambot of some description today -
https://www.sciencemadness.org/whisper/viewthread.php?tid=15...



/CJ

Fixed.
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[*] posted on 15-4-2021 at 10:06


Y'all have been doing a bang up job of keeping those *uckers out by the way! Cheers!



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