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My Forum Post About SPAM #2

Post by Tsar » December 28th, 2016, 3:00 am

I just got back after 2 weeks and already on the Latest Threads which is the first place I go when I come here, more than half is still spam. WTF???

That will cause a Forum to die if there's too much spam. Something needs to be done about it. Why do other forums on controversial topics not receive this mass bombardment of spam?

Is it foreign spammers or their bots? Or is it the government?
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Re: My Post Forum SPAM #2

Post by xiongmao » January 1st, 2017, 4:40 pm

Hi Tsar,

Yes the place is falling apart. I've had hacker problems on my own sites, so today I did a bit of investigation.

My hackers are coming from Ukraine and are doing brute force login attempts (i.e. they have long lists of email addresses and passwords from site A and are trying to see if they can be used to log into sites B-Z).

I'm now trying CloudFlare which should block them before they ever get to my sites. This service is also free (which will appeal to Winston!!!) but give me a week or so to test it on my sites first, then I'll report back.
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Re: My Post Forum SPAM #2

Post by Tsar » January 7th, 2017, 12:45 am

Today it reached a new low for the Latest 100 Threads page. About 95 out of the 100 were all spam when I just checked.

Looks like Winston didn't do much to stop the spammers.

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Re: My Post Forum About SPAM #2

Post by drealm » January 7th, 2017, 12:47 am

I made a post here: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=34188&p=282728#p282728

I'd be interested in your comment.

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Re: My Post Forum About SPAM #2

Post by OutWest » January 7th, 2017, 12:51 am

drealm wrote:I made a post here: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=34188&p=282728#p282728

I'd be interested in your comment.

Isn't this also known as having one's head up their a$$?

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Re: My Post Forum About SPAM #2

Post by Tsar » January 7th, 2017, 2:19 am

OutWest wrote:
drealm wrote:I made a post here: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=34188&p=282728#p282728

I'd be interested in your comment.

Isn't this also known as having one's head up their a$$?
I have no idea what you're talking about or what is known as being that way?

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Re: My Post Forum About SPAM #2

Post by Winston » January 7th, 2017, 2:34 pm

xiongmao, I used cloudflare for a long time. It had problems and masked the spammers IPs. So I removed it. The spam is cleaned up now but it comes back daily. Not much I can do about it. Humanizer questions don't work anymore. And Google's bot checker has no instructions for the layman. Any suggestions besides complaints?
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Re: My Post Forum About SPAM #2

Post by jamesbond » January 7th, 2017, 2:37 pm

I just deleted over 500 spam bots today.
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Re: My Post Forum About SPAM #2

Post by Winston » January 7th, 2017, 2:47 pm

Thanks Jamesbond. Probably most of those 500 spam posts were from the same poster right? So you deleted them all at once.

If you guys don't wish to see the spam posts, then don't go to the Latest 100 topics page. Instead, go to the latest active topics page here:

search.php?search_id=active_topics
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Re: My Post Forum About SPAM #2

Post by droid » January 7th, 2017, 3:07 pm

^you might as well take down the 100-topics page Winston
We've offered suggestions in other threads, i even pmd you but you are oblivious
1)Too much of one thing defeats the purpose.
2)Everybody is full of it. What's your hypocrisy?

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Re: My Post Forum About SPAM #2

Post by Moretorque » January 7th, 2017, 11:16 pm

droid wrote:^you might as well take down the 100-topics page Winston
We've offered suggestions in other threads, i even pmd you but you are oblivious
Are you gonna bash his head in ?
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Re: My Post Forum About SPAM #2

Post by droid » January 8th, 2017, 6:31 am

Moretorque wrote:
droid wrote:^you might as well take down the 100-topics page Winston
We've offered suggestions in other threads, i even pmd you but you are oblivious
Are you gonna bash his head in ?
That skull's a bit too thick, I might need an upgrade for that
1)Too much of one thing defeats the purpose.
2)Everybody is full of it. What's your hypocrisy?

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Re: My Post Forum About SPAM #2

Post by Winston » January 13th, 2017, 3:44 am

droid wrote:^you might as well take down the 100-topics page Winston
We've offered suggestions in other threads, i even pmd you but you are oblivious
Why should i do that? Lots of guys use that page, including rock. Why let the spammers take down pages here? Thats conceding to them. Why dont you just learn how to click on the active topics page?
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Re: My Post Forum About SPAM #2

Post by drealm » January 13th, 2017, 5:32 am

I use the 100-topics page too.

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Re: My Post Forum About SPAM #2

Post by Cornfed » January 13th, 2017, 5:46 am

Winston wrote:
droid wrote:^you might as well take down the 100-topics page Winston
We've offered suggestions in other threads, i even pmd you but you are oblivious
Why should i do that? Lots of guys use that page, including rock. Why let the spammers take down pages here? Thats conceding to them. Why dont you just learn how to click on the active topics page?
The active topics page is currently being spammed as well. Why not spend a bit more time deleting spam?

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