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post #1 of 23 Old 09-03-2013, 05:59 AM Thread Starter
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Spam is getting out of control

Seems like every night when I look in on the forum, there appears to be multiple spam threads.

Mostly a bunch of jibberish and malicious links disguised as movie/TV links.

Seems like they wait for the hours that mods can't cover.

Might be time to get on top of this hey??
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post #2 of 23 Old 09-03-2013, 07:44 AM
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I help moderate another forum (non bike related) and this site comes in quite handy: Stop Forum Spam

I use the database to check new members based on username, email and IP address and often pre-emptively ban them before they can post due to multiple reports. I believe there is also a module that can be used with some forum software that does those checks automatically, though I'm a mod not a high level admin and don't have access to or experience with that part.

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post #3 of 23 Old 09-03-2013, 09:34 PM
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one way to categorically block these spammers is to charge every new member $0.01 to join. no credit card or paypal? no access. GUARANTEED to beat every spam bot out there.

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Seems like every night when I look in on the forum, there appears to be multiple spam threads.

Mostly a bunch of jibberish and malicious links disguised as movie/TV links.

Seems like they wait for the hours that mods can't cover.

Might be time to get on top of this hey??
I have not seen any - lucky me I guess
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post #5 of 23 Old 09-03-2013, 10:00 PM
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I haven't killed more than two a day. I wouldn't call that out of control. Just keep reporting it using the icon and reply that you reported it to prevent multiple reports. One report per spammer is enough. I think that's better than making it harder to join.

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More spam tonight
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post #7 of 23 Old 09-04-2013, 09:11 AM
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But you didn't report it.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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post #8 of 23 Old 09-04-2013, 09:42 AM
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Never noticed much myself. It's far better than those yahoo groups......

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