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Re: Junk Posts or Members with SPAM links

Postby cantilena91 » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:38 am

fifacoins07 is the next spambot to be toasted!

EDIT: And so is Eleanoretpg, spambot as well!
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Re: Junk Posts or Members with SPAM links

Postby Banba Óir » Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:41 pm

Hi,

have done some cleaning and most of the spam must be gone by now, for the time being. I'll try to contact our technical chief to take care of this.

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Re: Junk Posts or Members with SPAM links

Postby Angoid » Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:12 pm

Hi folks - just deleted some 5 spammers or so. Apologies for not dealing before, I was away from the August Bank Holiday for 2 weeks, and am only just catching up with myself and everything since being back last weekend.

I've deleted the junk posts as well - faster than messing about banning them, etc.
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Re: Junk Posts or Members with SPAM links

Postby cantilena91 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:47 pm

Just adding user cheapfut15coins to the list of spambots, please put the spam toaster on!
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Re: Junk Posts or Members with SPAM links

Postby Dab051176 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:35 pm

To say nothing about Mahdeen, who was daft enough to quote me in his/her spam! There are one or two more that are suspect, but less obviously not genuine. Just in case Angus hasn't already got the spam fritters recipe book open, I'll alert one of the other mods, because it looks as if the board needs a bit of a clean up! :mrgreen:
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Re: Junk Posts or Members with SPAM links

Postby Turlough » Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:52 am

That new poster with his "Proto Pharma" and "anti-city" post doesn't really seem interested in the conversations he's interrupting. You're right -- it is time for a visit by Bogus Book.
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Re: Junk Posts or Members with SPAM links

Postby Dab051176 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:31 pm

Suzaan likewise! :D Leave it with me, I'll try and alert him by other means. I'll also let Grania know - she may have ways and means of finding him! :mrgreen:
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Re: Junk Posts or Members with SPAM links

Postby Angoid » Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:44 pm

Suzaan has been dutifully placed into the toaster, which was then turned on in order to deal with it.

BTW, I've been zapping them on sight together with their posts. So please don't post into the threads where you see spam to say that it's spam, because it'll make your post look silly once I've deleted the spam and the spammer.

I work by checking where their IP address resolves to. As soon as I see PK, I know exactly what it is without having to do any more research.

Although I've not been overly active here recently, I do check and deal with the spammers. At one time, I populated the ban table with a huge list to ban the entire country of Pakistan, but unfortunately this placed such a heavy load on the server that it made the forum inaccessible so had to remove it.

Have folk been trying to contact me by email / PM? If email, can you drop me a PM (not an email) and let me know what email address you have for me (please don't post it on the board or it'll get harvested by the spammers!). It's just that I've not been receiving anything, so please accept my apologies for that.
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Re: Junk Posts or Members with SPAM links

Postby cantilena91 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:23 pm

Looks like the spam toaster should be warmed up again!
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Re: Junk Posts or Members with SPAM links

Postby Angoid » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:04 am

I've been away for a couple of weeks, and a few spammers have come on board in my absence.
Toaster has been warmed up and put into operation.
Result: Those spammers and their posts are now .... well, toast :)
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