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    I just got tired of them. I submitted a bunch to spam-o-matic which claims to ban the IP's.

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    Now the spammers are attacking the PMs. It's some east Asian script I don't understand.
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    I removed them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handruin View Post
    I removed them all.
    I tried to remove them, but I don't think my moderator powers allow me to do anything.

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    Thanks. What makes no sense is the foreign language. Do they think people on a US website will understand it?
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    I received the SPAM email as well. Twice. I didn't click the link that had a .VN domain. Vietnamese?
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    Mine was the PM, not email. Can the Viennese send email also?
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    I've added a lot more restrictions to the private messaging for members who have recently signed up and also members who are in a group designed to allow for limited behavior until they've vetted themselves as a real person. I hope this helps mitigate this problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowhiker View Post
    I received the SPAM email as well. Twice. I didn't click the link that had a .VN domain. Vietnamese?
    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    Mine was the PM, not email. Can the Viennese send email also?
    Doh! My bad. It was a PM and not an email. The email was just the notification that I got a PM.
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    I'm glad you clarified it was a PM vs email. If it was spam through email this would be a much different issue to deal with.

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    Is that your sock puppet acct Lunar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowhiker View Post
    Is that your sock puppet acct Lunar?
    No, but you know who I am.
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    Should be all set now. I've cleaned up a bunch of the spam accounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handruin View Post
    Should be all set now. I've cleaned up a bunch of the spam accounts.
    The damned sports spammers are setting new accounts constantly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    The damned sports spammers are setting new accounts constantly.
    Just noticed them. Started to "Report Post" them but seems Lunar posted here so no need to continue reporting them.
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    They've been removed. Thanks for reporting them.

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    You may have to disable new accounts or take other measures, since they don't stop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    You may have to disable new accounts or take other measures, since they don't stop.
    Something seems necessary. I have performed like 15 moderations this weekend.

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    Thanks for taking care of the spammer accounts. Their posts aren't getting moderated in the way I'd expect and I have an idea why that is which means I need to make a few code changes.

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    BTW, what's special about the Mobile & Tablet subforum? Why were the spammer posting only there?

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    Perhaps you wrote too soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    Perhaps you wrote too soon.
    Yeah, now it's here too. Maybe it is time to disable new accounts if that is possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    Yeah, now it's here too. Maybe it is time to disable new accounts if that is possible.
    That's not really necessary. The forum just needs to be set so that no posts from a new, just-registered user will be visible until a moderator blesses them until they pass something like 5 approved posts (and have it actually work).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stereodude View Post
    That's not really necessary. The forum just needs to be set so that no posts from a new, just-registered user will be visible until a moderator blesses them until they pass something like 5 approved posts (and have it actually work).
    I don't know how the software works, but maybe we need an Exorcist.
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    Could we reduce the delay between reporting spam posts? It is set to 60 seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stereodude View Post
    That's not really necessary. The forum just needs to be set so that no posts from a new, just-registered user will be visible until a moderator blesses them until they pass something like 5 approved posts (and have it actually work).
    It already is set to do this but more specifically with new accounts that make a post containing a URL. Those get automatically moderated until they have a certain amount of non-moderated posts making their account a normal account. There is an issue with how the code processes the URL in their post and only looks for HTTP vs using HTTPS URLs. This is what I need to fix and I'll try to get it done today.
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    I just wish that they'd post on topic....
    It's not what you know, but who you know.

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    I've gone in and fixed the code which previously only looked for URLs that started with "http" inside of a given post. Now the code checks for all iterations and variations of url formats within a post. Posts containing urls from new user registrations will all be automatically moderated so that you will not see them.

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    Great! Thanks.
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    It seems to be working so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    It seems to be working so far.
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    (In Mobile & Tablet). Not a major issue, just questionable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newtun View Post
    ???
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    (In Mobile & Tablet). Not a major issue, just questionable.
    There is no link, which was the point of the coding change as I understood it.
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    That was the point of the recent change. I can't completely stop random nonsense posts when they have no links in them.

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    For whatever it's worth there was more than a dozen recently in the mobile section that were auto-moderated so you didn't see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handruin View Post
    For whatever it's worth there was more than a dozen recently in the mobile section that were auto-moderated so you didn't see them.
    I saw them.

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    That's true, you would see them as a moderator but normal members don't see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handruin View Post
    That was the point of the recent change. I can't completely stop random nonsense posts when they have no links in them.
    I wonder if they're trying a few random posts without links first, and then if they're not "weeded out", they start posting with links.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newtun View Post
    I wonder if they're trying a few random posts without links first, and then if they're not "weeded out", they start posting with links.
    Yup that's definitely a strategy that happens but they have to have a bunch of successful posts before they are allowed to post URLs. It's annoying but these bots/scripts are the remaining 1% that doesn't get caught by all the other mechanisms in place to catch them.

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