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Admins/Moderators have my sympathies

 
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nsanelilmunky



Joined: 12 Nov 2012
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:44 pm    Post subject: Admins/Moderators have my sympathies Reply with quote

Do the spammers ever give up on this forum? geez.

I feel really sorry for the one that has to go through and delete all the posts and accounts the spammers create. I noticed Wednesday that there were 30+ pages of 'new' members. There's even more now Shocked

Really, Kudos.

GuerrillaMail must be working overtime for this/these 1-4 spammers.
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nsanelilmunky



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wendy, is the admin panel for this site the same as the forumotion ones? If so, you can delete all these spam without too much work. On the forum I run, the path to do it is to go into the admin panel, users and groups, handle users. From there you can generate a list of all users who either haven't logged in since a certain date, haven't posted since a certain date, or have posts below a certain number (you choose when or number). After generating the list, you just click delete (or inform... whichever one you selected on the previous page). If they've posted something, you'd had to go through and delete them all separately, but that's not as much work as deleting all (posting and non-posting) separately.

For a little while you might want to switch to admin activation on accounts too.
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Eve Z.



Joined: 10 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking the same thing lately. Sad

Everyday I come here, I find a flood of spam threads from like 4-5 new spambots who make around 200 new posts a-day each. Which is kind of sad, because I want to open a new topic and ask things, but it gets lost in the sea of spam.

What should I say?

Wipe this whole forum, install a new functional one(this one is sort of broken with the spam going awry and inability to edit profiles); move the database there, turn on spam filter(that should be a default setting). I know larger forums, with a much bigger userbase who NEVER have deal with spam.

There should be an option at registration where the forum generates a code image and the user has to enter it in a box to prove that they're human. Which pretty much solves most of these problems. I'm not entirely sure if phpBB's have it.
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Eve Z.



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't seen any more spam today, which is a relief.

Or has our admin acted fast enough so that no spam threads lasted for more than 2 seconds?
Either way, great job at whatever actions you've taken! Smile
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nsanelilmunky



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So did Wendy take a vacation now that all the spam is gone? I PMed her a little over a week ago about my avatar, but I haven't gotten any word on whether she's seen it or not. Sad
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nsanelilmunky



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah. Okay. Thank you Wendy.
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Betty_Smith



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Admins are the backbone, thanks for everything Smile
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