Spam

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions' started by bswinnerton, May 19, 2008.

  1. bswinnerton

    bswinnerton New Member

    Keep getting emails on subscribed threads:


    User: pqrs947

    Here is the message that has just been posted:
    ***************
    ....


    User: netinfog

    Here is the message that has just been posted:
    ***************
    ....
    ***************


    User: jkl505

    Here is the message that has just been posted:
    ***************
    ....
    ***************


    User: pqrs947

    Here is the message that has just been posted:
    ***************
    ...
    ***************

    Post edited by moderator: I removed the content of the spam emails as it contained links to the spammer sites.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 19, 2008
  2. bswinnerton

    bswinnerton New Member

    All of them have been removed, just wanted to let you know.
     
  3. till

    till Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    I removed all these messages. Seems like the spammer had been able to got around our spam prevention techniques, so we will have to make them even better and the game will start in the next round :(
     
  4. bswinnerton

    bswinnerton New Member

    Its a never ending game =/
     
  5. bswinnerton

    bswinnerton New Member

    One more =x

    opqr750 has just replied to a thread you have subscribed to entitled - Xen Boot Up - in the HOWTO-Related Questions forum of HowtoForge Forums | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials.

    This thread is located at:
    http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23386&goto=newpost

    Here is the message that has just been posted:
    ***************
    .....

    Text removed by moderator.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 19, 2008
  6. till

    till Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    Thanks, I removed the posts already. Please do not post the fulltext of a spam message to the forum again. The spam messages cntain URL's and if you post the text again, it has the same effect then the original spam messge :)
     
  7. bswinnerton

    bswinnerton New Member

    Woops! Very sorry. :eek:
     
  8. till

    till Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    No problem at all :)
     
  9. zcworld

    zcworld New Member

    why dont we have an intro forum for new members where they had to do an intro post and wait 24 hrs
    while they are checked to see if they are spam bots or not ..
    if not than they can have full access
    if they are
    its only an small area of the forum they can spam ....
     
  10. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator HowtoForge Supporter

    well, I think users sign up here if they have a problem... so instead of being required to write an introductory post how about just introduce a 1h limit between postings for new users?
     
  11. zcworld

    zcworld New Member

    one good way of doing it
    but if your an new member and getting help
    an hour time between post is just mad ..



    PS... the spam is getting a tab mad ..
    the fun of spam bots :/
     
  12. till

    till Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    Todays spam amount was just too much, we know that :( We have switched temporarily to moderate all new users until we have some new anti spam mechanisms in place. I hope that we will be able to switch back to normal registration mode in a few hours.
     
  13. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator HowtoForge Supporter

    btw, spambot "080522jk" did also register at http://www.ubuntuforums.org about noon CET and started spamming there... I noticed it and told then one of the mods in the UF irc channel...

    Most effective solution would probably be some kind of captcha upon each post.... but that will upset other users.....

    If I want to contribute something I normally hit quick reply and post ist... I normally don't wanna be bothered iwth some verifciation...

    Maybe an option would be to play with the groups. New signed up people in the "default" member group will have to captcha verify.... older/trusted users are in a different group without limitation... an in order for being swapped from the "new default user groups" to the "trusted one" it will first require mod/admin review wehther the posts made so far are spam or not...
     
  14. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    I've just upgraded vBulletin to version 3.7.0 and implemented Akismet. Hopefully this helps...
     
  15. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator HowtoForge Supporter

    Interesting.... that's also a new feature with Akismet that the spam can be submitted to them, right?

    I just did so with "need2Blove".
     
  16. whynotc

    whynotc New Member

    spam: can't beat the old monty

    Sorry in advance; I want to send a post to till, and I have a three-post pre-req :)
     
  17. whynotc

    whynotc New Member

    more spam

    Sry, need to send one more after this (just delete these!)
     
  18. whynotc

    whynotc New Member

    the last word on spam

    too much salt content; yes, srry for spamming in your spam thread
     

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