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Re: General Forum under spam attack

Post by cyclopian » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:15 am

I've modded and admin'd on several forums before. And we kept spam at bay very easily

The basic run down we used without having to upgrade the entire board to a different system:
1. New users can't post a thread at all until a certain amount of posts made (and we'd ban if they were spamming to reach that number)
2. A cap on how many threads a user can make in a given time (this should be a given on any forum, what normal user is going to post 10+ threads in 30 minutes, let alone a day?)
3. Captcha + question related to forum for sign up
4. A mod has to allow new registration requests, not just automated, this allows the mod to check against blacklisted IP addresses and prevents Jesslem from making new accounts
4. When we were overun at times, we got more moderators
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Re: General Forum under spam attack

Post by sigbowls » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:35 pm

spam is pig and pigs are cute
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Re: General Forum under spam attack

Post by _ronzlo_ » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:40 am

sigbowls wrote:spam is pig and pigs are cute
You mean like this?

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Re: General Forum under spam attack

Post by cyclopian » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:44 am

official DSF mod uniform^
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Re: General Forum under spam attack

Post by dickman69 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:15 am

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Re: General Forum under spam attack

Post by nousd » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:40 am

cyclopodean for mod
(he sounds like he knows what he's doing whereas i don't give a shit)
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Re: General Forum under spam attack

Post by Draconis » Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:19 am

OK. If it isn't bots who are the spammers. Then what if they are reading this... Right now. RIGHT.... NOW... :o
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Re: General Forum under spam attack

Post by cyclopian » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:33 pm

They almost certainly are just running scripts that autopost. Hybrid-spambots
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Re: General Forum under spam attack

Post by CreamLord » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:42 pm

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Re: General Forum under spam attack

Post by nousd » Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:16 pm

man, there's heaps of Indian fakirs signing up at the moment
looks like the same mob we fought off last year.
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Re: General Forum under spam attack

Post by badger » Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:24 pm

cyclopian wrote:They almost certainly are just running scripts that autopost. Hybrid-spambots
yeah exactly

there's real people behind them, so they're incredibly hard to block, but we're working on a new system to sort the problem out

i understand that it is frustrating but we're clearly a big target, and it's not easy to stop determined spammers without turning off registration entirely

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Re: General Forum under spam attack

Post by nousd » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:00 pm

looks ok this morning
well done mods
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Re: General Forum under spam attack

Post by wobbles » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:05 pm

yeh, not too shabby

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Re: General Forum under spam attack

Post by LGBT » Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:14 am

yeh, not enough credit for gatineau here. big up

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Re: General Forum under spam attack

Post by mks » Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:19 am

What are you talking about?

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Re: General Forum under spam attack

Post by nobody » Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:51 am

lol imagine if they made him a mod, then everyone would be getting teary PMs
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Re: General Forum under spam attack

Post by Molzie » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:49 am

LGBT wrote:yeh, not enough credit for gatineau here. big up
Did you just copy my post from the 'Worst DSF Awards ever' thread?

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Re: General Forum under spam attack

Post by LGBT » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:19 pm

it feels like you're making swift leg movements amongst futuristic goons

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Re: General Forum under spam attack

Post by Molzie » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:49 pm

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Re: General Forum under spam attack

Post by LGBT » Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:13 am

jook is gateau big up futuristic goons yeh black forest

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