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post #11 of 33
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Originally Posted by huzzug View Post

Its a scam. Let me try...
Oh BTW, he's already 100+ threads. The dedication is wow

I'm going to email him from my junk email acct.and tell him to [use your imagination] off.

I see Chunky Chimp just came online to flush it out.
Edited by damric - 4/15/14 at 11:38pm
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post #12 of 33
At what time time of the day is this stuff happening?
Whoever answers,please post your time zone thumb.gif
 
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post #13 of 33
Most of these kinds of things are spam bots.

Maybe something like having Mod's activate new users or screen the XX number of posts.

The problem is this adds lots of work for what may already be busy mods.

I actually quite like the limit 1 thread per 24 hours idea, but these bots will just make tons of accounts to get around that. They also tend to make accounts and leave them unused to try to pass a timed post limit.

It is this bad on most internet forums, not just here. Report and move on I guess.
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post #14 of 33
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Originally Posted by damric View Post

Funny he puts his email contact at the bottom of his advert. Maybe someone should email him biggrin.gif

with a crytolocker embeded
post #15 of 33
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

At what time time of the day is this stuff happening?
Whoever answers,please post your time zone thumb.gif

It seems to be around 9AM-11AM GMT
post #16 of 33
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Originally Posted by Nukemaster View Post

I actually quite like the limit 1 thread per 24 hours idea, but these bots will just make tons of accounts to get around that. They also tend to make accounts and leave them unused to try to pass a timed post limit.

Some good points. To block the automated account creation, perhaps stronger anti-bot measures for new sign ups, like an advanced captcha or one of those "to prove you're a human, do this" type interactive things. And to deter dormant spammer accounts, keep the one thread per 24 hours rule, but also require a minimum of 25 posts for non-new members before thread creation limits are lifted.
Edited by MrLinky - 4/16/14 at 5:08pm
 
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It seems to be around 9AM-11AM GMT

Did you mean 9pm to 11pm? Cause at night when I get on Pacific time is only when I see it. Don't see it at all during the day.
post #18 of 33
Pacific time is 8 hours behind GMT.
post #19 of 33
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Originally Posted by Papas View Post

Did you mean 9pm to 11pm? Cause at night when I get on Pacific time is only when I see it. Don't see it at all during the day.
Nope. There's no chance of any spam getting through at 9pm to 11pm GMT because a lot of mods are online (I'm always online at that time).

PST is 8 hours behind too, not ahead.
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It seems to be around 9AM-11AM GMT
I'm usually up around that time, just set me up with a ban hammer and I'll take care of him. gunner2.gifmad.gif

Seriously though, is there no way to set up some type of spam filter with key words or the phone # he uses a lot in his posts?
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