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SOTE
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Is any type of spam block list being used?  There are a number of them out that might help.



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Whew! just got rid of a ton of spam there! :O
Currently this forum is using StopForumSpam, If I take a look at the logs, It blocks a lot... some just still slip through the cracks.... :(
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Is there anything that can be done about the notifications?  And while I appreciate the deletion of the posts the notifications remain.


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I was talking about tanks anti spam script that hopefully will be fixed and used again once the forum migration is done.


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Whew! just got rid of a ton of spam there! :O
Currently this forum is using StopForumSpam, If I take a look at the logs, It blocks a lot... some just still slip through the cracks.... :(

 

Apparently, that's not working so well.  I understand it's tough. There are other block lists like https://www.iblocklist.com/lists.php, http://www.malwaredomainlist.com/, etc....  Maybe configure to add another block list.  I-Blocklist has block lists for proxies and bogon IP ranges that various spammers like to use, in addition to a spammer list.

 

Also, a script or admin approval to start posting may help.  Though in my opinion, I think a key part is allowing users to block/ignore topics and not just posts, in their ignore preferences.  When you ignore a person, any topics they have or will create should be ignored too.  This gives users power.  If there are no admin around, they can simply add the spammer to their ignore list and the spam topics disappear that way.



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@nnnik yeah we'll probably just end up making a rewrite of that, cuz I can't really figure out the chaotic code there unless I use lots and lots of time haha

It will be fun to actually implement it together with tank, and put it up on github under /ahkscript. This way it will be a lot easier to maintain and adapt. :)
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@SOTE hmmmm I'll definitely check that out. Thanks for putting it out there :)
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holy moly... major spam attack today around 12:00AM-2:30AM!!!
like at least 20+ spam accounts... (yes, i have insomnia)
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it would be funny and sad if we found out that people do those spams with ahk.



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Haha that's just what I was thinking ! XD
I'm not sure but I might consider admin only approved member registration... I could do it...hmmm
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is there anything minor you can enable, like captchas? they help a bit, but not perfect. use that for a week or so, and maybe anything else not so... hard. if all those fail, have account activation.


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Agreed.

Edit: looks like they were already enabled...
i added some QnAs :p
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In the past 12 hours we got close to 20 pages of spam! Because they know that nobody in their right mind will ever call one of the phone numbers, this is just evil....


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I dont why they do it... :(

@tidbit is it ok, if i change it to admin-approve members?
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This is total crap! Couldn't we DDoS them or something?

 

just kidding, I wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of the UN or something.