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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:43 pm 
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As the title say, what's with all the spam posts lately....

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:33 pm 
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Its always here but we do have a life outside the site. :shock: This weekend alone I pulled at least 15 spammers and 50 to 60 responses to threads from spammers.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:47 pm 
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It's newbies trying to bump their post count to sell stuff...


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:15 pm 
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It's up to us to help though. I just reported a spam thread that was three hours old and had 55 hits. It takes like 3 seconds to report it, so that's what all of us should do.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:26 pm 
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i do this as often as i can, but i will still say that going to php BB v3 would be a great move imo :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:56 pm 
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Hey Guys, Thanks for your commitment with our board. We as well feel the pain about the amount of spam lately, but we won't sit back. It strengthens us, that the majority has the best interest with this board. Like you've mentioned the best way to handle this spam support us is by reporting the spam. We're working get a more structural solution to this problem.

Thanks for your understanding and contribution.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:39 am 
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What he said...

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:55 pm 
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I have been running a phpBB forum since 2003. Always there have been waves of spam when some hole has been discovered in the forum software code or security measures broken.
Lately it seems that none of the Captcha based security stuff works. Some months ago I got fed up with spam and switched to security question feature. This far at least has kept all the robots off.

Maybe switching to a wisely put security question instead of current Captcha would make the forum cleaner, give the admins/moderators more time in the saddle and keep everybody happier.


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 1:35 am 
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Fairly new here, but I am committed to do my part. I reported spam today. You guys are doing a great job! It is up to us to keep it clean. Don't respond, just report

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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 9:30 pm 
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Grazie ravenswood. Everyone, just report the stuff and we will rid of it. :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:59 pm 
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I usually report several spam postings per week using the report function.

Here is one viewtopic.php?f=3&t=89582&p=776302#p776302 I did not report, although I thought about doing so. This is not the typical spam, and appears to be a one time post. Perhaps the poster did a google search and noticed the OP was looking for a brown saddle, and of course the responder offers many saddles for sale, including brown saddles, but apparently didn't notice that the thread pertained to cycling saddles, and not to horse saddles. As I started reading the post, I was thinking this is sure a strange description of saddles, and I did not relate to all the terminology.

I think this post in question should be left as is due to its humor value.

zayisha wrote:
One is a 16" seat, the other a 17" seat. Both have semi-QH trees (front of bars rockered out.) The 16" is red and black leather, the 17" is two-tone brown leather. Both come with pad, girth, and breast collar, and have ties for gear. I have pics if you want to see them. Priced fairly to sell.


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Deleted the link...


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:09 pm 
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HammerTime,

Missed that one. I deleted the post and banned the poster, but left your quote here for entertainment value. Also deleted the link to the spammer site...

That was funny.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:36 pm 
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trebla wrote:
I have been running a phpBB forum since 2003. Always there have been waves of spam when some hole has been discovered in the forum software code or security measures broken.
Lately it seems that none of the Captcha based security stuff works. Some months ago I got fed up with spam and switched to security question feature. This far at least has kept all the robots off.

Maybe switching to a wisely put security question instead of current Captcha would make the forum cleaner, give the admins/moderators more time in the saddle and keep everybody happier.



:up: I did the same thing to a phpBB forum I look after. Once I changed to a security question the spam accounts stopped...

This would free up the moderators time to have a life outside of deleting spam accounts and posts...

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:20 pm 
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It seems as though the spam has gotten worse since the last update to the forum.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:42 pm 
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Can someone with admin rights just prevent new user accounts from being created whilst it's sorted out?

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