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Old 11 March 2010, 01:59   #1
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Exclamation SPAM alert

http://eab.abime.net/member.php?u=5874 in visitor messages.

I always thought EAB was very well spam-protected by now, but seems they found another hole to squeeze through their ad crap...
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Old 11 March 2010, 02:12   #2
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Thanks for the alert, andreas. Well spotted!

I've deleted that message.

Everybody please follow andreas' example and report anything similar for the moderators to deal with.

Thanks.
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Old 11 March 2010, 10:44   #3
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Thanks andreas, well spotted - 'member' now banned

We've had quite a lot of spammers again recently but a lot of them are caught at signing-up stage (dodgy signatures and websites are a dead giveaway). May I remind everybody to never reply to spammers and use the report button whether that's a forum post or a visitor message. We always deal with them as a priority.
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Old 11 March 2010, 17:52   #4
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I just checked members list, the letter "J". Seems like about 1 per 10 users is a spambot, well maybe its not very accurate but there are many of them... just as if it was hot summer
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Old 11 March 2010, 21:05   #5
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I suggest DELETING them instead of banning.

You'd ban human users who you see a chance that they might behave after the banning period, but this makes no sense for these automated pseudo-users, apparently using random "nicknames." probably created by vicious scripting code.

For what I can see, they only post their crap ONCE and the second time, they are in with another script-generated nickname. So you do not have to be afraid of them ever "reusing" their pseudo-nick to do their mischief again.
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Old 11 March 2010, 21:07   #6
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I'm searching through all 0 posting members since Jan 1st 2010 to today (11 pages worth) and hell, there are a flippin' load of them. All will be added into the Mods forum as spam and promptly deleted...

Please keep your eyes open guys, the more help the more we can eliminate
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Yes, do delete it. Avoid to have the database get cluttered even more with stuff like that...
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Old 11 March 2010, 22:13   #8
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A total of 253 0 posting spam members have been reported out of a total of 402. It's up to the GM's now to permanently ban and remove them.
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Great job, DH!
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Yeah luckily I have a spare lifetime to use up so I'll get round to doing all that now...

Seriously, great work and patience digging all that up DH!
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Old 11 March 2010, 23:38   #11
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Thanks chaps

Well, someone really should think about digging around at least once a week to prevent the build up. In the long run, it'll save time and effort.
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good work you do live up to your name (born to RAISE HELL [especially and free of charge for spamming dudes])

great song btw, consider it your own personal anthem
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yay pro active mods


seriously thanks for looking out for us all and makeing this place er the place that it is

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yay pro active mods
Can I eat them and will they support my intestinal flora?
Er... good job there DH Keeping EAB clean since 2009
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Serendipity http://eab.abime.net/member.php?u=17062 PM'd me spam today Another 0 post spammer perhaps?
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Quite surely... Mind to forward the PM to me? Banned him for now.
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Quite surely... Mind to forward the PM to me? Banned him for now.
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Old 24 August 2010, 23:54   #19
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...and now banned permanently

Nice work chaps.
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