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Old 2006-08-03, 17:31
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Spammer suggestions?

There was a spammer on here today that was very annoying. Aug 3, around 1pm. All you would see is his threads on the main forum page. I just answered a lot of dumb replies to other threads just to push them to the top.

In that process, it said to me that the admin would only allow one reply every 30 seconds.

Why not impose a restriction that you can only create, say 3 threads, an hour, or something along those lines. Are you guys already looking into this spamming bull?
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Old 2006-08-03, 17:44
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how about a script that won't let you make posts with multiple $$$,s multiple words of viagra, store nokia whatever?

I think such an script would be easy, but the main problem lies in how would it make sure your not a normal poster?

maybe it would only aply if you have less than 10 posts.
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Old 2006-08-05, 03:15
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Please excuse my ignorance but if all this spam was automated, how did the machine manage to create its own account?
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Old 2006-08-05, 10:03
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Now I don't want to restrain myself any longer. You're metalheads, right? Fans and practicioners of a music and sub-culture putting independence and the virute of thinking for yourself among the highest ideals, yesno?
Whenever the mods detect spamming, as far as I have seen they do not delete the thread, they lock it. They do that because they don't want some dickhead to keep it right up in our noses by posting in it, so that it might just die the silent death of being forgotten. Seeing as we are all exponents of doing things without the direction of rules and bans, I don't see why this way of fighting spam should even need the intervention of mods, administrators or scripts. If you don't want a new nokia blaha-jitjat-65-73 or a dildo Š la alexis, don't post in them and they might even be so far down the list when a mod comes around that they don't have to give a damn, and a happy FBS, PST and powers is a happy metaltabs.com.
I rest my dumb case.
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Old 2006-08-05, 12:35
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We've been saying that for years re spammers and trolls, but the idiots don't listen.
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Old 2006-08-05, 19:15
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.... I just answered a lot of dumb replies to other threads....

This discussion has been brought up in our secret lair a lot, so don't think we aren't aware of it.

Oh, wait, we're talking about spamming......Well, that has also been brought up in our hidden forum. Don't worry, we'll think of something. For future reference, if somehow everyone except the mods get banned for spamming, it wasn't me....
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Old 2006-08-08, 17:00
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Yeah, I understand that locking is a good mechanism.

When I came onto metaltabs, all you would see on the main forum page was SPAM SPAM SPAM etc on all the threads.

That person deserved a punch in the face and a kick in the balls (or face again). Does anyone have a virus handy to email those idiots when they provide a reply address?
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Old 2006-08-09, 09:30
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I thought that crap was automated, which is why some sites have that code thing you have to enter before you can register.

Or are there actually people who get paid to post that shit everywhere?

It's gotten (gotten?) worse lately I've noticed though.

The last thing we need is someone posting replies telling them to die in every fucking spam thread, because, well if you havent noticed... It isnt working
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Old 2006-08-09, 15:32
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I thought that crap was automated, which is why some sites have that code thing you have to enter before you can register.

Or are there actually people who get paid to post that shit everywhere?

It's gotten (gotten?) worse lately I've noticed though.

The last thing we need is someone posting replies telling them to die in every fucking spam thread, because, well if you havent noticed... It isnt working

What about calling the number they give for all of their shit and THEN tell them to die? I'm sure it would at least make them think twice if they kept getting called every minute by a different pissed off metalhead.
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Old 2006-08-09, 16:21
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What I'm getting curious about is wether something has sneaked into the server computer.
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Old 2006-08-09, 16:25
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Are you guys already looking into this spamming bull?

Hah, every thread in the secret forum just leads to discussion about beer. But yeah, it has come up.
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Old 2006-08-09, 17:16
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Hah, every thread in the secret forum just leads to discussion about beer. But yeah, it has come up.

whos fault is that i wonder? ...steve.....



anyways, this thread reminded me of the gooch. i just smiled. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN


seriously, i would say the best solution is to have nomad put one of those image verfication codes in the sign-up process
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Old 2006-08-10, 07:45
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What about calling the number they give for all of their shit and THEN tell them to die? I'm sure it would at least make them think twice if they kept getting called every minute by a different pissed off metalhead.


That wouldn't bother them at all. Plus you'd be giving money to your telephone company, who probably pay the company responsible for the spam commission because they have been responsible for increased line usage.
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Old 2006-08-13, 19:19
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seriously, i would say the best solution is to have nomad put one of those image verfication codes in the sign-up process



Yes, this is much needed...more bombardment of spam today. NOMAD SAVE US ALL!
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Old 2006-08-14, 01:52
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Yeah, they're annoying, but instead of giving them publicity we deleted them at tc. They don't seem to happen too often though.
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Old 2006-08-14, 20:45
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These threads aren't hard too spot because they rather cunningly use subterfuge and title their post as 'WANT A NEW NOKIA 666......etc'
Don't read them or reply to them it really is that simple
 
Old 2006-08-16, 05:47
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I don't know if new user registration has this...but if not why not implement one of those type in letter things that is an image. You know what I mean? that say like FK@582 in a box that is a bit warped...that might help eliminate some of the more simple spam bots...

I think tweaking with titles of threads would be smart. Like said above...if it fit a certain criteria such as Nokia, phone, blah blah blah...warn the person if they post titles with those certain key words within like 10 minutes of each other (that is 2 threads i'm talking about) and if they don't stop...then permanite ip ban...oh ummmm for the warning it could be a javascript pop up box saying that they've been warned after posting twice and if they post again they will be banned....yeah
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Old 2006-08-16, 16:28
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I agree, this shit is only getting worse.
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Old 2006-08-16, 19:29
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I don't know if new user registration has this...but if not why not implement one of those type in letter things that is an image. You know what I mean? that say like FK@582 in a box that is a bit warped...that might help eliminate some of the more simple spam bots...

....this is what im saying
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Old 2006-08-18, 19:39
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i think they get paid for that crap like 2dollars a forum they post it in or someting
 
Old 2006-08-19, 07:40
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So let's rip the dollar bills right out of their slimy hands! Control systems, auto bans and security scripts, yeeeeeehaaaaaaw!
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Old 2006-08-24, 07:43
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These Nokia spammers are even spamming up existing threads now. This is getting way out of hand.
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Old 2006-08-24, 09:47
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Yeah, we need a picture thingamabob at signup, and I'd still think some kind of restriction on the number of times you can say nokia and ps3 in a single post..
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Old 2006-08-24, 21:23
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Yes it is getting out of hand. Spammers runneth amuck! I think a nice little automated script that checks for keywords in a post would be killer. Then it could just filter out the post. I'm not familar with vBulletin, but I am very familar with php. Modify the "submit new thread/submit reply" function?
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Old 2006-08-27, 16:44
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How about a verification thing in registration like this?
 
Old 2006-08-27, 17:14
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How about a verification thing in registration like this?

Yes, that would be a lot less effort implementing that into the registration process than the previous suggestion. Although I'm not sure, I haven't played around with vBulletin for years.
 
Old 2006-09-29, 07:09
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Please, do something about this problem.
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Old 2006-10-02, 07:05
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i don't know...i kind of enjoy thinking up really rude shit to say to these assholes.
 
Old 2006-10-02, 15:14
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How about a verification thing in registration like this?

Some time ago, sane banned a user who had a website for a user name--and who actually posted like a normal member, without Nokia or whatever spam threads.
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Old 2006-10-02, 17:38
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Yeah, that Chinese guy was real person as well, but the majority of spammers are programs.
 
Old 2006-10-05, 13:19
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I know of some computer interest forums, (as in PC users, gamers, etc) have these type of restrictions, whereas you cannot post in the classifieds section unless you have been joined for more than 90 days, I suppose you could do the same here, with thread starters.
Make it 30 days(or better than that, say 50 posts) before one can start a thread. Make this clear during sign up, and then im sure most spammers will just not bother on this forum.
But like you mentioned Nihilist, if you need help with V Bulletin, maybe ask at some computer enthusiast foruml.
 
Old 2006-10-06, 19:57
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yea this shit is getting insane. i saw at least 4 new ones today. one of them was funny though at least...the russian bride one. i noticed most of the people that made the post were banned...but their post and links were still there. maybe they should get deleted right after the person gets banned? i know i've seen many of them disappear all together..but as long as their post stands...so does their ad.
 
Old 2006-10-10, 12:39
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Now I don't want to restrain myself any longer. You're metalheads, right? Fans and practicioners of a music and sub-culture putting independence and the virute of thinking for yourself among the highest ideals, yesno?
Whenever the mods detect spamming, as far as I have seen they do not delete the thread, they lock it. They do that because they don't want some dickhead to keep it right up in our noses by posting in it, so that it might just die the silent death of being forgotten. Seeing as we are all exponents of doing things without the direction of rules and bans, I don't see why this way of fighting spam should even need the intervention of mods, administrators or scripts. If you don't want a new nokia blaha-jitjat-65-73 or a dildo Š la alexis, don't post in them and they might even be so far down the list when a mod comes around that they don't have to give a damn, and a happy FBS, PST and powers is a happy metaltabs.com.
I rest my dumb case.

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Old 2006-10-10, 15:31
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How about a verification thing in registration like this?

Thats a fucking good idea. These spammers are pissing me off too. Its so fucking stupid and pointless, no one would ever buy their shit. Well, Banning and closing will suffice I guess.
 
Old 2006-10-11, 03:36
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Just logged out and checked the registration process. We do have an image verification thing...

Maybe the bots can read it though? They might have a harder time figuring out 2+2.
 
Old 2006-12-18, 20:28
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Attn: Director/CEO

Hopeful this will meet your business interest and genuine concern for personal relationship, hence my proposition for private investment partnership in the field of commercial real estate, trade and industry.

I am about to disengage from 37years active service as a career engineer, which service took me to the interiors of various oil producing countries in Middle East, Latin America, Libya and the Baltic states respectively. I have over the years acquired some good amount as investment fund and have decided now to make this important contact with you for my retirement plans.

Due to rampant internet abuse by spam, I will reserve crucial details of the programme for personal security until we can establish mutual concern based upon your response.
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i just got this PMed to me... money scam anybody?
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Old 2006-12-19, 18:02
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I don't know man...looks like you are missing an opportunity.
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Old 2006-12-20, 00:06
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That is fucking random.
 
Old 2006-12-26, 01:05
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i hate spamers advertisement realy pisses me off like this stuf "our prices on our gay ass laptop is droppin" maybe you should have to be invited to join metaltabs like you have to get in vited to join by a member with like 60 posts+ or something cause this is realy pissing me off

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