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Spam bots
« on: November 28, 2017, 12:33:27 AM »
Hey just saw that we were infested by spambots over the last few weeks. I've deleted most of them I think but if you see any, please report them and I'll deal with it. Some of the spam protection was disabled so hopefully now it'll be less full of nihilists and dipshits around here.
I'll tell you what I'm blathering about...

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Re: Spam bots
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 05:34:04 AM »
Yay!

Now we can get back to some serious discussion!

Oh ...

Wait ...

Never mind. :-/
If at first you don't succeed ... Um ... Yeah. Whatever and stuff.

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Re: Spam bots
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 05:49:11 AM »
Glad to hear!

They were fuckin amateurs anyway.

(On the downside, where the hell am I gonna get my bulk order ambien from now!!?)

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Re: Spam bots
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2017, 06:12:19 AM »
Some of the anti spam measures don't seem to be working properly. Shit is still getting through. I'll try to figure it out
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Re: Spam bots
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2017, 06:37:51 AM »
Have you tried putting a reCAPTCHA challenge in the registration form?

From what I remember, all I had was a question of "What is the Dude's last name?", reCAPTCHA would probably be a bit better, and there's a mod already made for it (can't post external links otherwise I'd link to it). Plenty of other ways to cut down on spam too. (I'm sure you got this, dude)

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Re: Spam bots
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2017, 06:59:45 AM »
Yes there's a captcha (not recaptcha). Got a bunch of anti spam measures but they weren't working for a month or so. Thanks for the tip though!
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Re: Spam bots
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2017, 07:32:30 AM »
Be advised we got zips in the wire down here!

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Re: Spam bots
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2017, 07:37:46 AM »
That's right, now that I think about it I do remember the captcha, in my experience reCAPTCHA has generally been a bit better (more features from what I know). Only other things I can think of is to go through and delete any accounts that were involved in spam.

Pretty sure you can also do things to check user data against certain databases (things like Akismet or Project Honeypot, pretty sure there's smf mods for this too)

Best of luck, dudes!

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Re: Spam bots
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2017, 08:16:21 AM »
We've now got people posting short nonsensical posts so that they can get to a threshold where they can post links. If you see someone posting meaningless posts please report them as well.

We're really under attack at the moment. Someone has it in for us.
I'll tell you what I'm blathering about...

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Re: Spam bots
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2017, 09:23:34 AM »
It's probably those fucking nihilists and reactionaries

Are they using all different IPs? (Of course its not difficult to spoof an IP, hell you could, in theory, even use a tool like SentryMBA to spam from different IPs)

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Re: Spam bots
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2017, 11:46:14 AM »
We've now got people posting short nonsensical posts so that they can get to a threshold where they can post links. If you see someone posting meaningless posts please report them as well.

We're really under attack at the moment. Someone has it in for us.

Often I am only capable of short meaningless posts.
I lose my train of thought..

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Re: Spam bots
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2017, 12:42:28 PM »
No seriously!
What I would like to know is
What is the point?
There's no fucking reason--here's MY point, Dude
there's no fucking reason
no FUCKING reason,
why they pee on our rug.

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Re: Spam bots
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2017, 12:12:35 AM »
We've now got people posting short nonsensical posts so that they can get to a threshold where they can post links. If you see someone posting meaningless posts please report them as well.

We're really under attack at the moment. Someone has it in for us.

This aggression will not stand, man! No spam bots; those are the fucking rules, fucking nihilists! (.....and I would like my undies back.)
« Last Edit: December 05, 2017, 12:28:20 AM by DigitalBuddha »

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Re: Spam bots
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2017, 07:21:16 AM »
We've now got people posting short nonsensical posts so that they can get to a threshold where they can post links. If you see someone posting meaningless posts please report them as well.

We're really under attack at the moment. Someone has it in for us.

This aggression will not stand, man! No spam bots; those are the fucking rules, fucking nihilists! (.....and I would like my undies back.)

Grab one of em and beat it out of him.
Do we have IP's?
There are ways Dude.
You don't want to know about it believe me.
These fucking amateurs.

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Re: Spam bots
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2017, 09:36:26 PM »
We've now got people posting short nonsensical posts so that they can get to a threshold where they can post links. If you see someone posting meaningless posts please report them as well.

We're really under attack at the moment. Someone has it in for us.

This aggression will not stand, man! No spam bots; those are the fucking rules, fucking nihilists! (.....and I would like my undies back.)

Grab one of em and beat it out of him.
Do we have IP's?
There are ways Dude.
You don't want to know about it believe me.
These fucking amateurs.

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