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Re: Spam/other alerts

Post by Subyroo » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:23 am

El_Freddo wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:26 pm
Well it seems it’s happened again - spam bombing of the forum in a big way.

Only 800 and something new posts. All that I can see are Russian spam posts on the first page of new posts...

Not good for the mods.

So human getting through the security setting then using a program to bomb the forum?? At least when I used to bomb the forum it was a person at the keyboard and it was Subaru related :lol:

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Re: Spam/other alerts

Post by L-Rex » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:12 am

Stay the course gents, I'm sure it will get sorted eventually.

I would suggest that membership is set to Admin/Mod approval, and set new members to require post approval for the first couple of posts.
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Re: Spam/other alerts

Post by TOONGA » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:34 am

you may want to delete this bot and ban the ip

https://ausubaru.com.au/memberlist.php? ... ile&u=9294

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Re: Spam/other alerts

Post by AndrewT » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:55 pm

Yeah looks like 4 spam bots got in, they were probably initiated by an actual human for the initial account creation then left to run. I couldn't even delete them or their posts (unless I did them manually post by post) - they had over 5000 each and the little management interface I have just crashed out every time I tried. Had to get a guru to actually purge them out of the database.
Bit annoying but I can't really afford the time to switch it to a manual-approval process to constantly keep ontop of.

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Re: Spam/other alerts

Post by El_Freddo » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:24 am

Any chance a couple of the regular/"oldskool" users are able to take on these tasks?

That said, I'd like a walk through on how to deal with reported threads in my build section. Toonga had highlighted one but on my mobile all I could really do was close or delete the report.

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Re: Spam/other alerts

Post by El_Freddo » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:10 am

I'm liking the removal of the 8 images limit of the old forum!

I just hope I haven't "abused" it... but it's also good not to have to wait 30 seconds to post the next bit of a trip report!

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Re: Spam/other alerts

Post by L-Rex » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:15 am

El_Freddo wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:24 am
Any chance a couple of the regular/"oldskool" users are able to take on these tasks?
Like you, I'm on here just about every day, and am more than happy to help out.
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Re: Spam/other alerts

Post by AndyT » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:06 pm

Ok, so the new anti spam level is a little annoying but obviously necessary.

What’s frustrating is that you need to manually type in your username, otherwise you show up as a guest - and cantgo back to edit this...

So as you can see, I’ve not put my correct username in... why does this feature have to be? This is another level of frustrating that I’m not keen on.

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Re: Spam/other alerts

Post by El_Freddo » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:08 pm

Ok, so scrub the above... it helps if you’re logged in! :oops:

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Re: Spam/other alerts

Post by Subyroo » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:55 pm

AndrewT wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:55 pm
Yeah looks like 4 spam bots got in, they were probably initiated by an actual human for the initial account creation then left to run. I couldn't even delete them or their posts (unless I did them manually post by post) - they had over 5000 each and the little management interface I have just crashed out every time I tried. Had to get a guru to actually purge them out of the database.
Bit annoying but I can't really afford the time to switch it to a manual-approval process to constantly keep ontop of.
Andrew, Thanks for the time that you do put in, it is so nice to be able to frequent the Forum without seeing pages of spam posts. :)

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Re: Spam/other alerts

Post by RSR 555 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:54 pm

I see a couple have popped up in the "Sandbox" section

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Re: Spam/other alerts

Post by El_Freddo » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:56 pm

This “member” needs to be exiled and all their threads deleted - all spam!
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=9341

150 new posts since yesterday. All on the first page were by this scum.

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Re: Spam/other alerts

Post by El_Freddo » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:29 pm

Thanks @AndrewT and his crew for cleaning up that mess!

Forum looks awesome again ;)

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Re: Spam/other alerts

Post by L-Rex » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:21 am

The mind boggles as to why they spend so much time spamming this forum. :roll:
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Re: Spam/other alerts

Post by El_Freddo » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:01 pm

Ok, so I know about [bots] such as the google one that's always logged in, but what's a [spider]??

At the moment there's a "Biadu [spider]" in grey coloured font like the google [bot] is. I've not seen this before - anyone care to elaborate on what this could be (@AndrewT)?

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