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Reply 41 of 809, by Tetrium

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Already reported by RG100 over here:

retro games 100 wrote:

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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Reply 43 of 809, by Tetrium

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Ryannoah being reported.

This one put his spamlink in his profile as his homepage instead of listing it in his signature. Nice try 🤣 but that no worky either! 😜

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Reply 44 of 809, by retro games 100

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Tetrium wrote:

This one put his spamlink in his profile as his homepage instead of listing it in his signature. Nice try 🤣 but that no worky either! 😜

Hehe. Also, more spam here -

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Reply 47 of 809, by Tetrium

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kena posting spam signature about urinals or something
His posts look weird though?

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Reply 48 of 809, by Tetrium

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jonmark, posting spam and spam signature

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Reply 49 of 809, by Tetrium

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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:

jelina
neilgrantt
lesterparker32808
boschcarlo
anthonyemd
stefanimoss
jacobstern02
andrew011220
Arinalosa
reneward02
gersonmd
readell
atoshihaldar
wellies
kena
dolatasmin
shadamegh30
tulonaapall

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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Reply 50 of 809, by Qbix

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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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Reply 51 of 809, by Tetrium

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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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Reply 54 of 809, by Tetrium

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Signature spammer jcrusious being reported 😉

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Reply 55 of 809, by Tetrium

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Spammer here, and spamming post here

Mentions cordless screwdrivers but alas, all my screwdrivers are already cordless! 😁

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Reply 57 of 809, by Tetrium

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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! 😁

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Reply 59 of 809, by btw3d

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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.