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Re: My Post Forum About SPAM #2

Post by droid » January 13th, 2017, 6:11 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?
Have some reading comprehension Winston.
Conceding is letting them crap all over it without doing anything, even though we have offered suggestions.
It's precisely because lots of guys use it that it "should" be fixed

moretorque, give me the thumb up or down here :P
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 Kradmelder » January 13th, 2017, 6:15 am

That ruslancheld will soon have more posts than winston :lol: certainty more than everyone else combined for today. :lol:

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Re: My Post Forum About SPAM #2

Post by Mr. Wu, Senior » January 13th, 2017, 8:23 am

Winston wrote: 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?
Ahhh... my son is lazy boy. He talk not so smart again. So sad...

How I raise Chinese son to be lazy bum? Life is mystery...

Winston my son, give me moderator job. I take care of spammers.

Then you can be disappear again. To lazy boy paradise in Angeles City.

Deal?

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your Dad

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Re: My Post Forum About SPAM #2

Post by Winston » January 14th, 2017, 3:13 pm

Cornfed wrote:
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?
I told you, I did spend more time deleting spam. But the next day it all came back. It's a neverending battle, until I find a better solution. I am thinking of reinstating cloudflare again, but raising the security level on it. There are more anti-spam hacks from phpbb but they will take time to install, and I'm busy now in the Philippines in my dating paradise here with tons of girls, my son, Dianne, etc. lol
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Re: My Post Forum About SPAM #2

Post by Winston » January 14th, 2017, 3:15 pm

droid wrote:
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?
Have some reading comprehension Winston.
Conceding is letting them crap all over it without doing anything, even though we have offered suggestions.
It's precisely because lots of guys use it that it "should" be fixed

moretorque, give me the thumb up or down here :P
What kind of reading comprehension do you have? lol. Fixing something is not the same thing as deleting something. That's weird logic. Fixing something means finding a solution that entails getting rid of spammers without compromising anything else here. You never offered any suggestions because you guys don't understand the problem.
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Re: My Post Forum About SPAM #2

Post by Winston » January 14th, 2017, 3:29 pm

Ok I fixed the spam problem for today. You guys can now browse the latest 100 topics page without seeing spam now, for today. But there's no telling what's gonna come tomorrow. lol
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Re: My Post Forum About SPAM #2

Post by droid » January 14th, 2017, 3:47 pm

Winston wrote: What kind of reading comprehension do you have? lol. Fixing something is not the same thing as deleting something. That's weird logic. Fixing something means finding a solution that entails getting rid of spammers without compromising anything else here. You never offered any suggestions because you guys don't understand the problem.
Tsk, obviuously "might as well take down" was tongue in cheek.
So am i wrong in that the php code is not sifting out the threads in the loop by checking their status?
Why do they show 'topic does not exist' yet the link is created?

Ok moretorque thumb up he lives to troll himself another day. Thumb down and it's skull bashing but i will need a 12k upgrade
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 droid » January 14th, 2017, 4:00 pm

It seems it's also possible to add filters on specific words

https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=2135443

At least the bastrds with 'cialis' 'viagra' 'mature gallery', and non-ascii characters could be taken out right away
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Re: My Post Forum About SPAM #2

Post by Kradmelder » January 14th, 2017, 11:00 pm

At the risk of feeding trolls, winston your father is back again. :lol: . He has more personas than there are wangs in china :lol:

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Re: My Post Forum About SPAM #2

Post by Winston » January 16th, 2017, 12:11 pm

Does anyone know how to install this Google anti-spam bot feature into the forum registration? The instructions don't seem designed for laymen to understand. That's stupid.

https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/index.html

I'm gonna reactivate Cloudflare again and raise its security protection to maximum. That may stop the spam here. We will see.

Btw OP, you don't need to start a thread #2 about the spam here. One thread about the spam problem is enough. There's no need for a second thread. If you have something more to say about it, then just say it in the same thread that you started before. Sheesh. You guys are so attention grabbing. There are plenty of threads on spam. All you gotta do is post in one of them. No need to start a new thread about it.
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Re: My Post Forum About SPAM #2

Post by Winston » January 18th, 2017, 6:15 pm

droid wrote:It seems it's also possible to add filters on specific words

https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=2135443

At least the bastrds with 'cialis' 'viagra' 'mature gallery', and non-ascii characters could be taken out right away
I've already filtered out a lot of words, so much so that people have complained about it. Even if I filter out those spammer words, they will just appear as asterisks or something else or not at all, but the spam posts will still be made. So that doesn't prevent spam.

I am trying to enable Cloudflare again so I can increase its security options, but my webhost panel has been having problems reactivating it. I contacted customer support from Cloudflare and Bluehost to try to resolve this. With computers, so much can go wrong.
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Re: My Post Forum About SPAM #2

Post by droid » January 18th, 2017, 6:20 pm

I think you're talking about the bad word filter, but my link refers to actually preventing a post submission from going through if it contains the word. It's a bit involved i guess, i don't mean to press the point
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Re: My Post Forum About SPAM #2

Post by Winston » January 18th, 2017, 6:32 pm

droid wrote:I think you're talking about the bad word filter, but my link refers to actually preventing a post submission from going through if it contains the word. It's a bit involved i guess, i don't mean to press the point
Oh I see. That involves changing the code of the template of this forum though. Best not to do that. Better to find a good reCAPTCHA or security program. I'm gonna try Cloudflare again. If that doesn't help, I'll try to install Google's new reCAPTCHA. But it doesn't look easy to install.
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Re: My Post Forum About SPAM #2

Post by droid » January 18th, 2017, 6:39 pm

But i think those bistards are signing up manually, because even your very personal question before didn't stop them :roll:
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Re: My Post Forum About SPAM #2

Post by Winston » January 21st, 2017, 11:06 am

Ok I found a way to enable Cloudflare, with no help from Bluehost. The Bluehost team are clueless about a lot of things. So much for their YouTube ads that make them look like a top notch squeaky clean company. I enabed Cloudflare's security setting to HIGH. Hopefully it blocks most spammers. We will see.

Some of you may see a challenge page from cloudflare to make sure youre not a spammer, if your IP is suspicious in some way.

To learn more about cloudflare and how it can speed up and protect your site, go to:

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