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The Spammers are getting out of hand.

Discussion in 'Site Tutorials, Requests, Bug Reports, etc.' started by pawnshopmike, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. @Bartman @SleepyC

    At one time this morning I counted 11 spam post out of 15 post on page one of the New Post section.

    Maybe it's time we implement a question and answer type spam filter? Whatever we are using now sure isn't working.
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  3. :I_agree: Something for account verification............and more quality posts on our part
    rcpilotacro likes this.
  4. ChickenBalls

    ChickenBalls "Cool Guy"

    I sent each of them spam twits a pm to go blank themselves with mention of Idiot :lol2: I know it didn't do any good but sure felt good
    thurmma and pawnshopmike like this.
  5. SleepyC

    SleepyC 150cc

    It's pretty weird, the HVS isn't crappy... It does ask a question.... but we are seriously working on...
    thurmma likes this.

  6. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    just deleted 12 spammers, a new record for one morning! we're cranking it up on every level!

    ok, not funny.....................moving right along, it used to be that spammers set up an account and then went about spamming the crap out of everyone and once the IP or email addresses were reported to the database they could be blocked. nowadays spammers will grab a new IP address, make a new email address, and then post one spammy post before grabbing a new IP, another new email, and then posting another spammy post. we seldom see more than one or two spammy posts from each email address or IP address so it's harder for the software to identify spammers and they slip through.

    if we try to tighten up the spam software to catch more spammers then we also end up blocking more real people who don't appreciate being denied their GiantScaleNews.com fix! Can you blame them??

    So we're aware of the problem and I'll reach out to the developers today to see what they suggest. Thanks for the help identifying spammers, it's a daily chore to come in here and delete them, it sucks for us but thanks for rolling with it.

  7. SleepyC

    SleepyC 150cc

    i just added a relevant question.
    pawnshopmike likes this.
  8. I don't think that will be the case. It's not blocking real people, it's just one extra step in the new account creation process to keep out spam and hackers. With all of the private information being hacked these days I think new members might feel it more secure.
  9. Terryscustom

    Terryscustom 640cc Uber Pimp

    Seems like they all filter in at about midnight each night lately. Interesting hobby they have.
  10. @Bartman @SleepyC

    Here's another idea. Might be time to add a couple more Mods. I'm thinking some of the night owls and early risers that can help delete these post as they pop up. That would save you guys some headaches each morning.

    stangflyer, 49dimes and thurmma like this.

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