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SPAM on our Forums
« on: November 11, 2008, 09:50:09 AM »
I am aware of the problem with spammers writing stuff on our forums. These are all automated bots and it's a litle hard to get rid of it, but slowly but surely I am blocking their IP addresses and the domains of their e-mail addresses. There are still plenty of ways that they can get through, but for now this is all I can do.

The best thing for you to do is to use the link to report the thread and I will get an e-mail alerting me of the SPAM, and I will remove is as soon as possible.

Thanks to the people who have already been reporting the bad threads.
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Re: SPAM on our Forums
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2008, 05:06:00 PM »
I changed the registration a little bit to further get rid of spammers. Unfortunately, it's not easy to keep up with them.
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Re: SPAM on our Forums
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012, 03:57:34 AM »
Any better solution. BAhayman any ideas?
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Re: SPAM on our Forums
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012, 04:05:02 AM »
Try changing say the captcha at signup with a different, ie non standard one (rather a mod), as those posts are by a program that deals with all standard aspects of the forum, incl activation links etc.
Blocking IP addresses is a waste of time.

Check xrumer to get an idea of those programs power.

It can signup and post @ 10,000's of forum per minute.

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Re: SPAM on our Forums
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2012, 04:13:33 AM »
@SF Interesting according to Wikipedia the best solution seems to get a list of the top spammers and the admin. could preemptively block all those Ip's (in one shot?) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XRumer#Defenses
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Re: SPAM on our Forums
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2012, 04:15:53 AM »
Is someone doing all this manually or they are automatic sign ups?

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Re: SPAM on our Forums
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2012, 04:37:50 AM »
Is someone doing all this manually or they are automatic sign ups?
Seems like manual. Because when everyone (me) was voting that they don't like their product. The polls changed in their favor so must be someone with half a brain. Also they all posted with a lag between each one implying not a computer...
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Re: SPAM on our Forums
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2012, 06:08:35 AM »
The signups are automatic of course. (Some geniuses might sign up manually)

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If you can get IP lists you can block them via the .htaccess file in the root.

The same thing do online shops who block entire contries access to their shop.

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Re: SPAM on our Forums
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2012, 08:58:11 AM »
Check xrumer to get an idea of those programs power.

It can signup and post @ 10,000's of forum per minute.

What they do should be criminal.



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Re: SPAM on our Forums
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2012, 09:41:50 AM »
Did u try reCAPTCHA instead of the regular one?

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Re: SPAM on our Forums
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2021, 10:30:32 AM »
I just found this thread and I was wondering if this is still an issue on DDF, and if yes, is it a bigger or small issue than in was in 2012.

Are there new technologies that help block spammers?

#Curious

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Re: SPAM on our Forums
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2021, 10:43:34 AM »
I just found this thread and I was wondering if this is still an issue on DDF, and if yes, is it a bigger or small issue than in was in 2012.

Are there new technologies that help block spammers?

#Curious
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Re: SPAM on our Forums
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2021, 10:57:40 AM »
I just found this thread and I was wondering if this is still an issue on DDF, and if yes, is it a bigger or small issue than in was in 2012.

Are there new technologies that help block spammers?

#Curious
It's definitely still an issue I don't believe there is many new threads created by them though.
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Re: SPAM on our Forums
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2021, 04:52:32 PM »
Is there a way to limit the number of new topic a member can start in one day? It's getting out of control...

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Re: SPAM on our Forums
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2021, 04:54:13 PM »
Is there a way to limit the number of new topic a member can start in one day? It's getting out of control...
@CountValentine is not a new member  :P

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Re: SPAM on our Forums
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2021, 04:57:59 PM »
Are there new technologies that help block spammers?
Yes
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: SPAM on our Forums
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2021, 05:00:27 PM »
@CountValentine is not a new member  :P
Why did you ping me? I have been here longer than you and you have started more topics. If you want to see spam look in the mirror or go to the grocery store.  >:(
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Re: SPAM on our Forums
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2021, 05:27:49 PM »
Why did you ping me? I have been here longer than you and you have started more topics. If you want to see spam look in the mirror or go to the grocery store.  >:(
146 v. 145
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Re: SPAM on our Forums
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2021, 05:28:46 PM »
146 v. 145
So my statement is accurate?  :)
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Re: SPAM on our Forums
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2021, 05:31:23 PM »
So my statement is accurate?  :)
Guess no more new threads today?!?