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82 Spammers on the wall... 82 spammers...
« on: January 13, 2011, 05:34:01 PM »
... so far this month... all  :banned: . I've used the 'ban button' so much I feel like Simon now.  :th_itchingbutt:
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Re: 82 Spammers on the wall... 82 spammers...
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2011, 11:53:49 PM »
Hadn't you done something to the software so you wouldn't get so many??   :th_itchingbutt:
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Re: 82 Spammers on the wall... 82 spammers...
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011, 12:13:41 AM »
There is a plug-in for SMF that will prevent those registered on the 'stop forum spam' website as spammers (other forum admins report them there) from registering... tried it once but it immediately started screwing with some of the legitimate posting accounts on here... so I got rid of it...  :th_itchingbutt:
« Last Edit: January 14, 2011, 12:14:15 AM by Brinjen »
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Re: 82 Spammers on the wall... 82 spammers...
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011, 01:54:31 AM »
So there's no way of preventing it then??  Will spammers continue to try to register indefinitely??   :th_3_8_14:
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Re: 82 Spammers on the wall... 82 spammers...
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2011, 01:56:18 AM »
Probably.  :th_itchingbutt:
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Re: 82 Spammers on the wall... 82 spammers...
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2011, 02:27:05 AM »
Well that sucks... 

I see at least 5 different new names per day on the "Please Welcome Simon, our newest member" line.

How annoying...  :th_SpamUnwrapped:
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Re: 82 Spammers on the wall... 82 spammers...
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2011, 04:05:25 AM »
Ive started whacking them too brin.  for some reasons those were getting sent to my spam folder.  ive fixed that...
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Re: 82 Spammers on the wall... 82 spammers...
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2011, 04:10:26 AM »
With no more posters than you get here, would it not be easier to just set it to where new accounts require your approval before they can post?

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Re: 82 Spammers on the wall... 82 spammers...
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2011, 04:11:48 AM »
With no more posters than you get here, would it not be easier to just set it to where new accounts require your approval before they can post?

Thats the way we have it set.  they cant post, only register...
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Re: 82 Spammers on the wall... 82 spammers...
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2011, 04:11:54 AM »
This place should be by invitation only, and a PM should be sent to you saying that a specific person has registered.  All others can be spam fed to the puppy.   :wolf6:


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Re: 82 Spammers on the wall... 82 spammers...
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2011, 06:00:22 AM »
Ive started whacking them too brin.  for some reasons those were getting sent to my spam folder.  ive fixed that...

somehow it struck me funnier than it probably should be, that spammers trying to get onto this board were sent to spam folders themselves.

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Re: 82 Spammers on the wall... 82 spammers...
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2011, 06:40:50 PM »
This place should be by invitation only, and a PM should be sent to you saying that a specific person has registered.  All others can be spam fed to the puppy.   :wolf6:


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Re: 82 Spammers on the wall... 82 spammers...
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2011, 10:13:07 PM »
Plenty of puppy food here all right... considering shutting off registrations for a while... if anyone wants to invite someone either myself or Priest can still register that person... just pm the username they would like, the email addy they would like to register with and admin can do the registration... will think about it more... this is beyond a joke.  :th_itchingbutt:
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Re: 82 Spammers on the wall... 82 spammers...
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2011, 10:41:24 PM »
OK... I've had it... have disabled the registrations for the time being... won't be permanent... just sick of this. If I hit that ban button one more time I'm afraid I might morph into Simon...  :wolf6:
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Re: 82 Spammers on the wall... 82 spammers...
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2011, 10:55:07 PM »
What are they doing once they register?
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Re: 82 Spammers on the wall... 82 spammers...
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2011, 11:14:40 PM »
It's the constant having to check out new registrations... finding out they are spammers (or worse... quite a few suspected hackers trying to register too ) then going through the whole ban rigmarole only to have them attempt to register again a couple of hours later with a very similar IP address... as I said... this isn't permanent and anyone is still free to invite others (seems to be pretty much the only way legitimate posters make their way here anyway).  :th_itchingbutt:
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Re: 82 Spammers on the wall... 82 spammers...
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2011, 11:48:09 PM »
That's ok Brin...  :th_smilie_tra_149:  I think it's better this way too.  Just seeing all the different names was driving me crazy... I can only imagine how annoying it must be for you.  

Thanks for taking such good care of our online treehouse secret club...  :th_smilie5:
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Re: 82 Spammers on the wall... 82 spammers...
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2011, 04:23:13 AM »
I think that's an excellent solution, Brin. The number of these coming in over the past week has been insane! I can't even imagine how tedious it must be to have to deal with each of them individually.

The way we've grown from the beginning has pretty much always been by people inviting others, so invitation-only for now sounds good to me and will give you a break from this spammer nonsense.
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« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2011, 05:35:39 AM »
THAT'S IT!  DELETE MY ACCOUNT!  I'M SICK OF YOUR, um,,,  :th_itchingbutt: 

nevermind.   :th_pchmmm:


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« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2011, 06:26:37 AM »
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