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Originally Posted by blazed_1 View Post

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?
They would figure stuff like that out pretty quickly.
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post #22 of 33
There is an anti spam system running but as it is a new addition (the last one was shut down and we had to find a new system) it takes time to "learn".
The last one took around 2 months to become fully effective IIRC.
post #23 of 33
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Originally Posted by blazed_1 View Post

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?

Yeah it wouldn't take long for them to figure out an alternative to get around our restrictions. We are working to train our anti-spam system better but that looks like all that is being done currently.

EDIT: Ninja'd by B&B biggrin.gif
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ay yi yi ..that's seepy time here.
9am-11am GMT =seepy time for me
 
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post #25 of 33
I normally see a couple of spammers come online about this time of day every day.

I nuked one about 5 minutes ago and all the ones I catch seem to be about this time.
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post #26 of 33
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Originally Posted by Nukemaster View Post

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.

all 1 thread per 24 hours does it to annoy legitimate users. spammers would still spam at every opportunity
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Originally Posted by MrLinky View Post

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.

captcha is horrible too, so many times i've failed it that i just ended up rage quitting.

what i think is to have some sort of limitation imposed on new account creation like the threads they can post in and the total amount of posts they can make and have a mod approve the account before given full access

sure this would create more work for the admin staff but it beats spammers and im sure there are plenty of volunteers for account moderation
post #27 of 33
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...captcha is horrible too, so many times i've failed it that i just ended up rage quitting...

I so agree! I suspect captchas keep out more legitimate users than it does spammers.
     
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I've noticed that these posts come up at out 9-11pm Indian Standard Time.

The numbers start with +91 which originate from India. I hope the mods can sort it out because it's really annoying.
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post #29 of 33
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I've noticed that these posts come up at out 9-11pm Indian Standard Time.

The numbers start with +91 which originate from India. I hope the mods can sort it out because it's really annoying.

you can probably tell its from india from the in-glish and the names, IP ban would be nice and eventually they would run out of IPs or cost too much buying new IPs to keep spamming here
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you can probably tell its from india from the in-glish and the names, IP ban would be nice and eventually they would run out of IPs or cost too much buying new IPs to keep spamming here

Trust me you can't run out of IPs. Google: TOR.
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