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Postby trabka » December 20th, 2012, 9:20 am

Looks like the spambots are branching out. I got a PM from one last night (ticogtrs).
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Postby Halyn » December 20th, 2012, 9:26 am

So did I.
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Postby bradisntclever » December 20th, 2012, 10:21 am

I just banned it.
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Postby trabka » December 20th, 2012, 10:34 am

Too little, too late.
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Postby mpbrockman » December 20th, 2012, 1:04 pm

Yup, I got it too.

{EDIT}

Wait, actually what I got was a PM notification when there was no new PM. That's new.
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Postby bradisntclever » December 20th, 2012, 2:55 pm

mpbrockman wrote:Yup, I got it too.

{EDIT}

Wait, actually what I got was a PM notification when there was no new PM. That's new.


I put some things from the PM into the spam filter. I think that might have solved some problems.
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Postby Brad Hawkins » December 20th, 2012, 3:26 pm

Just happened again. Entirely in Russian.
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Postby happywaffle » December 20th, 2012, 4:02 pm

Brad Hawkins wrote:Just happened again. Entirely in Russian.


Now, and in general, if you'd like a spammer to be banned, send a PM/email/FB-chat to Brad Temple (bradisntclever) or Bolden (Jon Bolden).
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Postby Jon Bolden » December 20th, 2012, 4:20 pm

I have just banned a lot of IP addresses and emails, hopefully that'll slow some stuff down.
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Postby Jon Bolden » December 20th, 2012, 4:21 pm

Other admins –

Is there a way to block people that certain words in their signature or website? I'm noticing a pattern of certain brand names that keep reappearing.
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Postby Jon Bolden » December 20th, 2012, 4:29 pm

The other thing we can do is only allow people to join if approved by an admin. Between the 4-5 admins we have, if we promise to stay on top of it, it might solve this problem outright.
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Postby mpbrockman » December 20th, 2012, 7:48 pm

Jon Bolden wrote:Other admins –

Is there a way to block people that certain words in their signature or website? I'm noticing a pattern of certain brand names that keep reappearing.


Not an admin but...

I should think so. Try checking under something like "discussion options". That's where it is on WP. I know this isn't quite similar, but poke around.

Side note: on my blog I finally blocked the entire countries of Russia and Argentina b/c I got so much spam from them.
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Postby bradisntclever » December 21st, 2012, 9:41 am

Jon Bolden wrote:Other admins –

Is there a way to block people that certain words in their signature or website? I'm noticing a pattern of certain brand names that keep reappearing.


Try tossing them into the spam filter. It should prevent usage in signatures. Some of the things currently in the spam filter are actual websites.
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Postby bradisntclever » December 21st, 2012, 9:42 am

Jon Bolden wrote:The other thing we can do is only allow people to join if approved by an admin. Between the 4-5 admins we have, if we promise to stay on top of it, it might solve this problem outright.


My only concern here is for the occasional casting post from someone outside of the community. They may not wait around for the 5-6 hours it takes to get an account activated if we're all occupied.
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