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Re: Report spammers here, please include profile link

Post by TruthSeeker » October 10th, 2018, 7:01 pm

I told you don't ban by ip because it could be an internet café, a hotel, a hostel, an airbnb, coffee shop, restaurant, library, airport, etc. then a legitimate member can not access the forum as happened to me on one occasion.

Look if you ban by ip they can just use a VPN. Real dumb to ban an ip address.

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Re: Report spammers here, please include profile link

Post by Yohan » October 11th, 2018, 3:32 am

This forum needs urgently DAILY moderation, spam should be removed within 24 h.

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Re: Report spammers here, please include profile link

Post by Winston » October 11th, 2018, 1:30 pm

TruthSeeker wrote:
October 10th, 2018, 7:01 pm
I told you don't ban by ip because it could be an internet café, a hotel, a hostel, an airbnb, coffee shop, restaurant, library, airport, etc. then a legitimate member can not access the forum as happened to me on one occasion.

Look if you ban by ip they can just use a VPN. Real dumb to ban an ip address.
What other choice do I have? Some spammers are posting hundreds of posts with some program. The only way to stop them is to block their IP. What other choice is there?
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Re: Report spammers here, please include profile link

Post by TruthSeeker » October 11th, 2018, 4:23 pm

Don't you have it set up so that you have to approve any new members first five posts? You could make a rule that any new member has to make a meaningful introduction and that they have to answer other members questions before they are "approved". This would thwart most of your spammers.

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Re: Report spammers here, please include profile link

Post by Yohan » October 11th, 2018, 6:52 pm

Winston wrote:
October 11th, 2018, 1:30 pm
What other choice do I have? Some spammers are posting hundreds of posts with some program. The only way to stop them is to block their IP.

What other choice is there?
If you block their IP they will show up with another IP. If you cannot interrupt them otherwise, OK, block the IP but only for a week or so.
There are so many kind of spammers, you cannot really block them all. Hopeless.

The most important thing you have to do as an admin or mod is to control your forum DAILY at least one time - and to remove any kind of spam quickly. Sometimes I get the feeling HA-moderators are only showing up once a week or so and this is by far too long.

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Re: Report spammers here, please include profile link

Post by Daddy Wu » October 12th, 2018, 6:40 am

Winston wrote:
October 11th, 2018, 1:30 pm
What other choice do I have?
Winston wrote:
October 11th, 2018, 1:30 pm
What other choice is there?
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Re: Report spammers here, please include profile link

Post by TruthSeeker » October 12th, 2018, 12:50 pm

Cornfed wrote:
October 9th, 2018, 11:39 pm
This is ridiculous. The latest100 page is being allowed to be defaced by spammers for days on end. In addition to the more obvious spammers, this guy appears to be a spammer:

memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=30226 ... 5823d0531b
I vote we make Cornfed a moderator because he's right on top of this. He's here all the time anyway can could effectively manage this.

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Re: Report spammers here, please include profile link

Post by Cornfed » October 13th, 2018, 6:43 am

OK so there are of course more spammers. Why can't something be done about this?

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