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Re: SPAM reports to Admin

Post by woofy » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:59 pm

Another simple technique to stop it is to set the forum to force moderation of a new members first few posts.
As I've said before, I run my own phpbb and have zero spam as a result.
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Re: SPAM reports to Admin

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Re: SPAM reports to Admin

Post by Lawrence » Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:30 am

Again, Hi all

And still more Spam today:

http://www.pp3dp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1211

http://www.pp3dp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1212

http://www.pp3dp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1213

http://www.pp3dp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1214

http://www.pp3dp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1215

There definitely needs to be some sort of security to protect the forum from spam, before this valuable hub of discussion and exchange of information is ruined.

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Re: SPAM reports to Admin

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Re: SPAM reports to Admin

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Re: SPAM reports to Admin

Post by eyUP » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:50 am

Please please please do something to stop these idiots from registering.
This link is a good place to start:
https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=2122696

It's really spoiling the forum...I looked down the list of unread posts today and thought I really can't be bothered to read between this crap about pillows and karen millen

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Re: SPAM reports to Admin

Post by mec949 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:05 am

If i may suggest, and I hope this is actually possible to implement....but a spam button on the post, so that if 2 or 3 forum members click on that button, the post is automatically removed. Or similar.

Other posters are correct, the spam is absolutely ridiculous at the moment. something must be done it is ruining the forum.

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Re: SPAM reports to Admin

Post by Lawrence » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:24 am

Hi all

And still more spam crap:

http://www.pp3dp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1233
http://www.pp3dp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1231
http://www.pp3dp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1235

It is now really annoying. Some strict administering of the forum is urgently needed., or else members will stop using it.

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Re: SPAM reports to Admin

Post by pp3dp.nl » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:16 am

Yes spam is really increasing and the new posts don't seem to even try to sell anything. Just really strange pieces of text about random stuff.

But just as annoying..

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Re: SPAM reports to Admin

Post by Lawrence » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:36 am

Hi
I think that eyUP at post: http://www.pp3dp.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 1002#p8419 has probably explained why they do it.
Now I can see the value of those tedious hard to read codes that must be inserted when fist registering are of value - in an effort to minimise spanners.
I( do rather like the suggestion from mec949, that if a pre-determined number of registered forum members select a <Report as Spam> button on a particular post, then the post is automatically removed.
Give power to the people who use the forum!
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Re: SPAM reports to Admin

Post by woofy » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:55 pm

Admin!

Please put a stop to this spam. It's easy:
Set the forum to force moderation of a new members first few posts.

or, as eyUP suggested, make new users email in for a pin number.

or appoint a trusted customer or disributor from this forum as moderator.

or anything, but it needs to stop.

Pleeeeeese... .. . .
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Re: SPAM reports to Admin

Post by Macman » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:12 pm

I must say the information here is excellent, but the SPAM is a big problem. I run a cnc forum on Yahoo, all new members are moderated for at least 5 posts. If their account is compromised I block them, advise them then delete their account if required. SPAM is not an issue other than from Yahoo itself :roll:

It does you a great diss service looking through the member list and seeing obvious spammers or suspect web addresses associated with members.

Macman

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Re: SPAM reports to Admin

Post by Tiertime-Edward » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:07 am

Sorry to all for the spam in the forum. Our website admin was trying to find some solution to stop the spam in the forum. We will try to make it happen earlier and stop the spam to annoy you all. Meanwhile, we have deleted all the spams that you all kindly pointed out.

Thank you so much for all your support and understanding.

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Re: SPAM reports to Admin

Post by Lawrence » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:48 am

Hi all
I was online when Heftscene appeared as the latest registered forum member.
Within a couple of minutes this scumbag had post his/her spam at http://www.pp3dp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1250 then this spammer went off line.
And has probably now moved on to the next forum to spam!!!
Edward, please come up with a solution quickly.
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Re: SPAM reports to Admin

Post by Tiertime-Edward » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:06 am

Hi all, thank you for all your great suggestions. Till now the modiration seems work. Many spam are posted today and get blocked.

Thank you folks for all your great suggestions to make the forum away from the spams.

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Re: SPAM reports to Admin

Post by eyUP » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:49 pm

This guy looks like a spammer (although quite realistic)
http://www.pp3dp.com/forum/memberlist.p ... ile&u=2853

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Re: SPAM reports to Admin

Post by woofy » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:35 pm

Yes, defiantly a spammer.
There is a whole industry out there dedicated to this. I had an email at work recently offering to place our website links on "thousands of forums". Needless to say, it was duly filed in the outside filing cabinet.
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Re: SPAM reports to Admin

Post by eyUP » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:07 am

There is a whole industry out there dedicated to this
That is quite scary then...real people registering on forums, reading the posts and replying with something barely relevant, all to get a website hit :x
If I were littlejons archery supplies and had paid someone to do this, I'd be ashamed of myself :oops:

This forum could probably ban links in signatures and links in the first few posts.

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