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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby sliderider » 2011-7-04 @ 12:47

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User Kate786. Look at the link in the sig.
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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby Tetrium » 2011-7-04 @ 15:33

Already reported by RG100 over here:
retro games 100 wrote:http://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?t=29094

User name is davis22, started a new topic and has spam in his signature. So far only 1 post by him.
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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby sgt76 » 2011-7-05 @ 06:33

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user name gregoryhindersine12
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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby Tetrium » 2011-7-05 @ 10:24

Ryannoah being reported.

This one put his spamlink in his profile as his homepage instead of listing it in his signature. Nice try lol but that no worky either! :P
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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby retro games 100 » 2011-7-07 @ 07:23

Tetrium wrote:This one put his spamlink in his profile as his homepage instead of listing it in his signature. Nice try lol but that no worky either! :P

Hehe. Also, more spam here -

viewtopic.php?t=29128
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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby retro games 100 » 2011-7-09 @ 07:03

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Re: Spam, spam, spam

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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby Tetrium » 2011-7-13 @ 07:47

kena posting spam signature about urinals or something
His posts look weird though?
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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby Tetrium » 2011-7-14 @ 10:37

I've done some reading about spambots, the wiki page is quite enlightening

Apparently many spambots will create accounts containing external spam links in it's signature and make no posts.
This is bad as it makes Vogons more visible to spambots, encouraging more spambots to come spamming here.

Just by looking at the member list from page 915 and back I can identify these spambots:

memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=23125
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=23124
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=23123
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=23121
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=23116
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=23112
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=23110
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=23109
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=23102
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=23100
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=23099
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=23094
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=23095
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=23093
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=23092
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=23090
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=23081
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=23071

Of the 8 members on page 915, half of them are spambots containing spamlinks in their signature.
Would there be any way to mass-remove profiles containing a very certain link? I noticed many of the spambots are duplicates in all but name
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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby Qbix » 2011-7-14 @ 10:39

to view the profile of a user, you need to be logged in. So there is no benefit for them to register but make no posts.
I think most of them don't get their account activated due to the various preventive measures in place.
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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby Tetrium » 2011-7-14 @ 11:03

Qbix wrote:to view the profile of a user, you need to be logged in. So there is no benefit for them to register but make no posts.
I think most of them don't get their account activated due to the various preventive measures in place.

That's a good point. Cheers! ;)
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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby VileRancour » 2011-7-16 @ 05:30

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user ammyspears, spam links in sig.
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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby retro games 100 » 2011-7-16 @ 07:19

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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby Tetrium » 2011-7-16 @ 07:30

Signature spammer jcrusious being reported ;)
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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby Tetrium » 2011-7-19 @ 01:44

Spammer here, and spamming post here

Mentions cordless screwdrivers but alas, all my screwdrivers are already cordless! :D
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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby Tetrium » 2011-7-19 @ 09:52

Loganammy signature spammer.

Oddly enough his(it's) signature is somehow filtered out? But still visible in his profile page.

Btw, I LOVE how this thread is such a success! :D
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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby sgt76 » 2011-7-19 @ 13:15

User jackpot2011, spamming my thread:

viewtopic.php?t=28750&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=20
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Suggestion

Postby btw3d » 2011-7-19 @ 22:00

To Vogons admins: you can end this spambot nonsense (~95% of spam posts/accounts are spambots; real people are only 5%) by changing image captcha (which is ocr'ed already) with Q&A captcha (like: 'What's the color of grass' and the expected answer is 'green'). No need to create more strict registration rules. It's implemented in phpbb 3.0.6+, but you can easily implement it here too.
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