Spam problems

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Re: Spam problems

Post by meissner61 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:33 am

Wait...wheres my free porn?!

On the spam topic.. Is there no way to add a email verification?

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Re: Spam problems

Post by Endoperez » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:24 am

Jacktheawesome wrote:Are there no new legit posters? Seriously I havn't been able to approve a single post yet! Is the spam problem really that bad, or is it that only suspicious looking users have to receive post authorization, or what?
I assume new preorderers are automatically authorized. There have been several new preorders lately.

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Re: Spam problems

Post by Freshbite » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:05 am

At the time, people in the Overgrowth Preorderer group are even capable of Allowing or Denying new posts from people who are not in the group. Their posts does not need to be approved.

There have been a few legit posters in the Lugaru forum joining a few discussions about the game. Mostly, however, the rest are all spammers.

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Re: Spam problems

Post by Jacktheawesome » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:52 am

Jeez...

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Re: Spam problems

Post by BlackHole » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:23 pm

On a side note: there are a lot of new users, and these users have preordered as well. So it's not only a bunch of spambots registering. ;)

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Re: Spam problems

Post by kehaar » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:18 pm

Now this thread is 4 pages, I can't seem to find something:

I've punted 5 or 6 first "posts" of blatant spam off using the [disapprove] button, and it's pretty satisfying, but is that as effective as the old reporting and having one of you Mighty Moderators smack their heads down like a Whack-a-mole game?

Does it go as far as the big ban-hammer in keeping them from reposting-- locking out their address, etc.?

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Re: Spam problems

Post by Jacktheawesome » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:48 pm

What if disapproving a post would also automatically report the user, that would combine the best of both worlds.

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Re: Spam problems

Post by kehaar » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:17 am

hmmm, methinks it already is set up that way. :lol: I just booted out another, and it had a "prevent editing" box. I still can't tell how far it goes, though.

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Re: Spam problems

Post by Ozymandias » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:29 am

I am having great fun killing bots, and Overgrowth hasn't even been released yet =)

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Re: Spam problems

Post by Jacktheawesome » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:09 am

Don't :lol: at me kehaar! :)

I know it is rather entertaining. Someone mentioned making it a flashgame where you shoot down the posts as they go by. I second this.
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Re: Spam problems

Post by BlackHole » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:06 am

@kehaar, JacktheawesomeNope: disapproving a post won't ban the user or report them. We mods have to ban users manually, that is by finding their accounts through the memberlist / online list / newest user / birthday / unapproved posts and then banhammer em.

It would be nice if we could get a list of all users with disapproved posts. Like the other options I mentioned earlier in this topic, it could help a great deal in finding and banning spammers/bots.

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Re: Spam problems

Post by Jacktheawesome » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:21 pm

HaHa! Validated!

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Re: Spam problems

Post by Eric » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:14 pm

BlackHole wrote:It would be nice if we could get a list of all users with disapproved posts. Like the other options I mentioned earlier in this topic, it could help a great deal in finding and banning spammers/bots.
That would be nice. Sorting by the memberlist by website would be pretty handy though, since that would narrow things down quite well.

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Re: Spam problems

Post by SamW » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:49 pm

It seems the bots have figured out how to post pictures and the media sort of things... and it doesn't look good... I think something needs to be done about that for unapproved users.

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Re: Spam problems

Post by nutcracker » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:42 am

I have developed my "bot flash shooting gallery" thingie where you could shoot the posts down. We could make something like that the new proof mechanism for registering users.
The user has to shoot a beard wearing John instead of captcha. Now, I'm being serious about this. Of course it doesn't have to be a flash mini game, but something interactive that the bots cannot understand and the other websites don't have. If the other websites don't have it, then there is no reason to make new spam bots just to get into the wolfire forums.

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