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Old 22 May 2018, 19:04   #121
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Definate spammer, a job well done

I maintain that no geniune poster will give 2 hoots about their signup being banned, having registered, I would suggest they would actually care enough to use the 'contact us' feature asking why they were banned rather than just take it on the chin and never return.

Lets not forget genuine new users register for a reason, even if it is to grab from the zone or whatever.
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Old 22 May 2018, 19:15   #122
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And another one:

duqasifi

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=92551
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Old 22 May 2018, 20:10   #123
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Definate spammer, a job well done

I maintain that no geniune poster will give 2 hoots about their signup being banned, having registered, I would suggest they would actually care enough to use the 'contact us' feature asking why they were banned rather than just take it on the chin and never return.

Lets not forget genuine new users register for a reason, even if it is to grab from the zone or whatever.
Exactly

Also don't forget that when someone gets banned you need to give a reason. I usually write "Spam Account!!!" so if the person bothers to read the PM they would know exactly why (which spammers wouldn't but genuine people would).

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Old 22 May 2018, 20:52   #124
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if this is all automated on some kind of script (account creation) then how about changing the name of the register.php link to something different every few hours?

http://eab.abime.net/register.php to http://eab.abime.net/register1.php for example


Or have a question instead of the Captcha...

For example;

Type in the name of the game at the following (Random) link from the HOL database...
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Old 22 May 2018, 21:20   #125
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if this is all automated on some kind of script (account creation) then how about changing the name of the register.php link to something different every few hours?

http://eab.abime.net/register.php to http://eab.abime.net/register1.php for example

Or have a question instead of the Captcha...

For example;

Type in the name of the game at the following (Random) link from the HOL database...
I think these things are a bit more complicated than that and they are not easily fooled.
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Old 23 May 2018, 22:08   #126
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I used to use https://www.stopforumspam.com/ on a small forum several years ago. While it didn't stop all the spam it did seem to cut it down quite a bit.

They do have a module for vBulletin 3.8 available but it's marked as legacy and is not under active development.
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This is interesting! It's also used by xenforo by default.
I have added the plugin to check every new registration with vbStopForumSpam database, let's see if it reduce the fake account

If it's not enough, we will activate one kind of "new member validation team" mission.
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OK, so our new feind, qyvowok, has already show that stopforumspam is not going to help much.

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=92538
I would say that it's been quite successful so far

Ok, a few "manual" spammers have infiltrated but that's always going to happen...

From my own personal perspective; I'm only having to ban / remove 2 - 5 per day as opposed to 10 - 20

..yup, it's still early days though.

Other GMs, what's your *spam* workload been like?
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Old 23 May 2018, 22:46   #127
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That's good then. Spammers be gone lol

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Old 23 May 2018, 22:48   #128
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Oh no, watch out... Akira will immediately report your post to moderators when he sees this as you've included a Tapatalk signature

@Akira; just playing with ya... yes, this should be reported as it's the forum rules so...

I just don't care so much about this as other GMs / moderators / members do; there's more important things to deal with.
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Old 23 May 2018, 22:49   #129
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Lol he loves it really. Normally turn it off. Some update must have reset it

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Old 23 May 2018, 22:54   #131
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Yeap turned it off after
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Old 23 May 2018, 23:03   #132
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Other GMs, what's your *spam* workload been like?
Very light for the last few days, so I join your opinion of vbStopForumSpam seeming to be quite successful.

Let's wait the week-end and see, since it is usually the most active period in terms of spam.



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Old 24 May 2018, 00:15   #134
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Blueupdate95 selling his passports lol
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Old 24 May 2018, 00:28   #135
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Blueupdate95 selling his passports lol
He must have more than one as he's posted a good few threads
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Old 24 May 2018, 00:30   #136
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Feel sorry for you guys cleaning this chump’s mess up.
Feel slightly sorry for the chump as well, jumping through hoops to post this nonsense. It must be semi-automated.
+1 for the idea of moderating a new user’s first post. If that doesn’t solve it we really are being trolled.
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Old 24 May 2018, 00:32   #137
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He must have more than one as he's posted a good few threads
Thanks guys

Yup, saw him join midday...

...but left him as nothing had happened until very recently.

Now banned after creating a thread in the OT section and was in the middle of creating another one in the Coders section...
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Old 24 May 2018, 00:33   #138
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Better a few souls clear it up than everyone having to weed through the shite to find a relevant thread for the forum the though
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Better a few souls clear it up than everyone having to weed through the shite to find a relevant thread for the forum the though
Yep, mods are doing a top job keeping things sane for thr rest of us.
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Looks like our friend is back yet again: mymbaa210
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