Target for spammers

Discussion in 'Forum Questions / Problems' started by Micawber, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. Micawber

    Micawber Well-Known Member

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    Looks like VLJ is currently receiving attention from some purveyors of pork luncheon meat....

    or in other words...

    Spam.jpg
     
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  2. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    morons with a little too much time on their hands......do they do something constructive?, add to the happiness of others?, enlighten? naw. are they pud knockers? ubetcha.
     
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  3. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    Par for the course Steve.

    Because we only have one moderator this kind of stuff can hang around for awhile until he turns up.

    What staggers me is these twats who post this shit, do they really think I'll click on something they post? If somebody wants to find porn flicks or pirated films they'll probably do it themselves rather than clicking on a link from some random plonker.
     
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  4. Micawber

    Micawber Well-Known Member

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    Could be automated attacks. There are software measures to counter the crap before it appears but manual removal and blocking is the bane of forum admin & mods.

    I've done both "jobs" for years on a few non related but large forums. It's a thankless and endless task.
     
  5. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Be nice to find this dickheads IP and email address and collectively the entire forum membership would start to blitz his site all at once.......I know wishful thinking!!:mad:
     
  6. Nathan Flowers

    Nathan Flowers Administrator

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    Report it, and we'll ban them. Got that one cleaned up pretty easily.

    I do this daily on several different sites. You guys wouldn't believe what it's like on some of the bigger ones. It's crazy.
     
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  7. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Nathan
    Thank you ... for all that you do for us.
     
  8. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a lot for your time and efforts.
     
  9. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    mucho gracis. mi amigo.
     
  10. Nathan Flowers

    Nathan Flowers Administrator

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    Happy to help.

    FYI I'm looking into another site software upgrade soon. This version of xenforo is going to reach the end of its life later this year, so we're going to have to do something about it.
     
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  11. Micawber

    Micawber Well-Known Member

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    Oh yes, you have my sympathies as I do it on a daily basis on other forums too. Software updates are essential.
     
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  12. Nathan Flowers

    Nathan Flowers Administrator

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    Especially if you want to stay ahead of the spammers and hackers.
     
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  13. Micawber

    Micawber Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely. Another layer we use on top of captchas, questions and various software inputs is to make the first few posts mod approval only, it's a bit labour intensive but does sort out any dross that manages to sneak through.
     
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  14. MikeyB-17

    MikeyB-17 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Nathan, it’s appreciated.
     
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  15. Edward

    Edward Well-Known Member

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    who the hell ate my spam? I don't want to do pancakes again on Lent. I gave up pancakes for Lent!
     
  16. robrinay

    robrinay Active Member

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    Thank you Nathan.
     
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