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Postby LuckyGenDago » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:51 pm

There are some Trader on the forum
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Postby Pardner » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:41 pm

Well, something happened to the old Silver Screen section of the forum. When I created the new one, I accidentally allowed guests to post in the section. There has been a few since then, but certainly not 30~40 per day. :cry:
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Postby torhu » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:41 pm

Back in the good ol' days they would hang spammers. Real high! :x
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Postby ReD NeCKersoN » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:44 pm

I've been banning them & deleting the topics as they show up. Stupid spammers...
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Postby Pardner » Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:53 pm

ReD NeCKersoN wrote:I've been banning them


Its been so bad that I have increase the range of the bans. I hope this does not effect any of the other SG users.
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Postby moRtem » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:29 am

Why don't you use a mod like "Anti Bot Question Mod". I've been using that one for a couple of years on my clan's forum now, and i didn't have a single spam-post ever since.

(I have to add, that i added a custom Question - i sprayed a "nox" in mspaint, and users who register or post have to read that "nox" and write it in a textfield --- so just an ordinary custom captcha.)

Since i have installed that Mod years ago, i am not sure if it is still being developed etc. . But there are tons like these around.


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Postby ReD NeCKersoN » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:08 am

moRtem wrote:Why don't you use a mod like "Anti Bot Question Mod".

We do. Apparantly, some spammers register manually then unleash their bots.
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Postby Pardner » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:10 am

if you noticed, the spammers register, then dont post for about a month. Also, the spammers use a different IP than the one that they post with. I've been banning both registration IP and the post IP.
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Postby moRtem » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:48 pm

ReD NeCKersoN wrote:
moRtem wrote:Why don't you use a mod like "Anti Bot Question Mod".

We do. Apparantly, some spammers register manually then unleash their bots.


I somehow don't believe that a "little" Board like this is victim of human spammers.

Whatever anti-bot you use, it is important to provide custom captchas (e.g. spammers had still been able to circumvent the standard captchas [no matter how fancy] and questions of the antibot above).

Like i said, i myself just sprayed "nox" in mspaint and not a single bot was able to pass this barrier by now.

You are using custom (= selfmade) captchas ?


if you noticed, the spammers register, then dont post for about a month. Also, the spammers use a different IP than the one that they post with. I've been banning both registration IP and the post IP.


I of course didn't notice that. I am not an admin in this Forum :p

But i rather believe that there are some servers which keep registering bots on various boards, and then selling those registered accounts to various "companies" which then use those accounts to spam (which would explain why the IPs are different).


Anyhow - i don't mean to be a smartass, i just wanted to tell my personal experience with this problem.


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Postby ReD NeCKersoN » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:44 am

That's quite alright. Your input is welcomed. :)
But until something can be done for the website we'll just keep banning in the meantime. We usually don't have to do it so often. This month has been an exception.
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Postby Bart202 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:59 am

Hey, I think we/you should try mortems thing out, the spammers are unpredictable ..Or maybe try an other domain.
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