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Author Topic: Seriously though, this spam...  (Read 2723 times)
Rexar5


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« on: April 03, 2013, 05:35:20 AM »

In the past few days I have been logging on to 4+ pages of new spam posts.  Is there anything to be done about this?  It seems like some serious shenanigans.  Maybe require admins to approve new members or something?  That would at least defeat bots with total gibberish names which is most of them.  Maybe just require real people to write a short bio upon signup.  Something as simple as "I like the stryfe". 
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Sklover
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2013, 07:06:15 AM »

It's really been an issue this week. I check every morning and remove them. I'll start IP banning them again.
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Rexar5


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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2013, 12:12:11 PM »

It just sucks that you have to do it all manually like that. 
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2013, 10:59:40 PM »

It just sucks that you have to do it all manually like that. 
It's not all manual Smiley. Our spam filter flags a ton. I can get rid of most of them with one click.
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2013, 03:10:36 PM »

It's not all manual Smiley. Our spam filter flags a ton. I can get rid of most of them with one click.
I just installed a few new plugins:
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=2155
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1547 (a Honeypot system).
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=2182

Let's hope that these help. Two of them are more focused on registration and the honeypot system is a trap that sends bots to a dead page. I also just rejected 3000 + accounts that were never activated (all accounts requested before 14 days ago).
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