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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Geoff_B » 21 Oct 2011, 11:51

You were one of the lucky few... Or many...
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Phailhammer » 26 Oct 2011, 03:00

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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Terminus » 05 Nov 2011, 11:13

Standing behind said blades, hoping they wouldn't stop.
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Tycherin » 08 May 2013, 18:36

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what irony looks like.
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Timelady » 08 May 2013, 18:43

Yea verily.
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Metcarfre » 08 May 2013, 18:46

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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Geoff_B » 08 May 2013, 23:09

What? What? I missed it! What did I miss?
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Dominic Appleguard » 09 May 2013, 08:56

French porn I think? I don't speak the language.

It was pretty ubiquitous for a few minutes there.
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby ZePancakes » 11 May 2013, 05:35

Up (or down) the SpamCon level, shit's getting real.
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Fantazme » 19 May 2013, 12:59

After signing up recently, I know one of the questions to verify you're not a bot is just typing in Loading Ready Run- maybe this could be changed, as I'm sure people can set up Bots so they can get around that.
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby King Kool » 22 May 2013, 12:20

OK, whatever spam system is in place right now is clearly not working.

Ideas? Suggestions?

Perhaps when a new account is made, they can make one post, and after it's reviewed and found to be lacking in spam, then they get their account unlocked.
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Geoff_B » 22 May 2013, 13:37

SpaMEGAdon is upon us. Again.
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Foxmar » 22 May 2013, 14:37

Geoff_B wrote:SpaMEGAdon is upon us. Again.


Kill it with fire!!!
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Drecon » 22 May 2013, 15:22

King Kool wrote:OK, whatever spam system is in place right now is clearly not working.

Ideas? Suggestions?

Perhaps when a new account is made, they can make one post, and after it's reviewed and found to be lacking in spam, then they get their account unlocked.


Maybe there could be a list of acceptable answers for "first video watched" and any answer not on the list must be checked by a moderator first?
Although it is possible that would be too much work...
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby King Kool » 22 May 2013, 21:24

I don't see why that'd be too much work. On the other hand, the CAPTCHA that's already there don't seem to be working. So...
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Geoff_B » 22 May 2013, 23:26

Couldn't you automatically check against a database of keywords for that? Or do exact match only?
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby the amativeness » 23 May 2013, 07:14

Here's another idea: regularly wipe ALL accounts with zero posts. We know the spammers are creating accounts en-masse, and then letting them sit to "lull us into a false sense of security". Wouldn't clearing all no-post accounts fix that?
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby phlip » 23 May 2013, 14:31

Not really. Most spam is posted by newly-created accounts... usually the spam accounts that are created and then left to sit end up sitting there forever and never end up posting. They're relatively harmless.
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby ZePancakes » 23 May 2013, 17:15

Can they get through email verification with ease? That should hinder a lot of them.
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 14 Apr 2014, 13:46

Spam in the spam thread... ho hum
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby AlexanderDitto » 14 Apr 2014, 17:04

My pseudonym is Ix wrote:Spam in the spam thread... ho hum


I don't know how but the spammers seem to know that I was out of town... I came back from PAX East to spam everywhere!

In all seriousness: there's been an influx of spam, and surprisingly it seems to be coming from two new places: India, and France. Wonder what caused that shift?
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby CSt » 05 May 2014, 04:31

AlexanderDitto wrote:In all seriousness: there's been an influx of spam, and surprisingly it seems to be coming from two new places: India, and France. Wonder what caused that shift?


Add Russia to your list. But it makes sense when you think about it:
Many forums have blacklists and add whole phrases once the trend becomes clear. By changing the language you circumvent these filters and larger boards can be multilingual so you couldn't just ban anything not in english.
This may also be, why links are now in signatures, not the message body and why they tend to crop up, when North America is asleep.

This might be solved by counting reports: Have a post simply go inactive once more than ten people reported it. They won't see it, Mods or Admins get a nice list of reported topics and can delete them with one click.
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Keab42 » 20 Jul 2014, 12:10

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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby CrazyMax46 » 14 Feb 2015, 07:22

Got a lot of Spam in the Chat forum.
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Master Gunner » 04 Mar 2015, 09:40

Ironic, no?
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