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Jeez its an easy fix and best of all guess what? Everybody "cool" is doing it nowadays! :classic_cool:

 

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They are permitted 4 spams per hour or whatever it is, multiple bots are allows to spam too.

Nothing wrong with it, the problem is when 1 spam bot is spamming 500 posts.. At the moment it's managable.. until they do region locks.. it'll always be an issue.  This is the question.. get minted by easten banks.. but have to deal with constant spam and advertising.. which really doesn't bother you, just your western players.. or only sell to western banks.. and get moderately polite forums. 

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Aye, we had em cut down considerably from a month or so ago but looks like they're getting through a lot more aggressively now. Spoken to our tech folks and they'll be making some further enhancements to the spam filter which will should cut down on these guys getting through.

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2 minutes ago, Jatheish said:

Aye, we had em cut down considerably from a month or so ago but looks like they're getting through a lot more aggressively now. Spoken to our tech folks and they'll be making some further enhancements to the spam filter which will should cut down on these guys getting through.

Yup I definitely noticed a drop in spam recently, that was nice. That's the thing about cyber security, often you're always one step behind. It's definitely been a much welcome improvement. Down with the spammers!

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19 hours ago, Jatheish said:

Aye, we had em cut down considerably from a month or so ago but looks like they're getting through a lot more aggressively now. Spoken to our tech folks and they'll be making some further enhancements to the spam filter which will should cut down on these guys getting through. 

They are using an exploit to register and post spam instantly,  thats not a spam filter. I appreciate you are trying but this really ruins the experience of visitors to the forum. How many forums do you go to that have spam like this?

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I think the forums gets neglected personally, Dollie has publicly said Discord is their main port of call for information, although they do drop by here every so often I think the forums gets overlooked.

I agree, shouldn't be getting spam like this really. Maybe a change into the sign up process? I don't know if they are using multiple accounts or what but they seem to be coming back time and time again.

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Posted (edited)

Yeh and after last nights "maintenance period" it looks like they're taking the website down as well.  Forums were inaccessible for an hour or so with no explaination.  Then all this bot spam.. I know it sounds kinda racist.. but I'd suggest testing new posts against keywords in manderine/korean etc and either autoblocking them or move them to their own little spam forum.  Let them spam in peace and put a high deletion or manual thread deletion in the forum, depending how you setup.  It is unfortunate that this will possibly catch legit posters, but it would completely remove the spam.  Or else require new accounts to exist for 24 hours, before they can post, then check new accounts against filters or limit posts to 1 per hour for all of us.. I'm sure people would like that of me.

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well the topics are extra long and always same language and username contains always a number,   xd

 

i am sure you can filter it all some day

and indeed it could be worse, this is nothing

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1 minute ago, photek said:

well the topics are extra long and always same language xd i am sure you can filter it all some day

and indeed it could be worse, this is nothing

Really? I count 7 pages of it now. The only people dumb enough to click any links are a couple people in the govt getting "hacked by Russians" :classic_blink:

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Yay.. spam all gone.  Yeh I counted 7-8 pages of it.. 5-6 hours of spam.

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On 7/5/2019 at 6:32 AM, Nutcutt3r said:

Jeez its an easy fix and best of all guess what? Everybody "cool" is doing it nowadays! :classic_cool:

 

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1 hour ago, richardprice3170@gmail.com said:

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They even got you in your own thread lol

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Simple but not easy. Make the first post of someone in the forum only public after it is reviewed by a moderator.

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Well it's improved over yesterday, only 2.5 pages of spam.

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That's Korean.

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