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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby siddharth » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:30 am

Another one reported: {tommyno}
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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby SeverusSnape » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:36 am

Thank you for your help.

We do have moderators around the clock from all time zones checking and cleaning the boards. Your patience is very much appreciated. Also know that our leader is working on the problem.
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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby siddharth » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:46 am

jqcvnbca reported.

Thanks again for continuing to clean the clutter.

I say, why the recent increase in spammers? Just curious. :)
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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby siddharth » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:29 am

lindaleader and tomszyv as well. :D
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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby Daefaroth » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:33 am

siddharth wrote:I say, why the recent increase in spammers? Just curious. :)


I am no expert.

I have read recently of an increase in human-manned "spam farms".

These are designed to get around the anti-spam measures many websites now employ to block automated spambots.
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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby siddharth » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:41 am

Daefaroth wrote:
siddharth wrote:I say, why the recent increase in spammers? Just curious. :)


I am no expert.

I have read recently of an increase in human-manned "spam farms".

These are designed to get around the anti-spam measures many websites now employ to block automated spambots.


Oh, I see. Thanks. :D
Would blocking the IP addresses from which these are coming from, do any good in reducing the occurances?
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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby siddharth » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:42 am

Daefaroth wrote:
Old_Begonia wrote:It ain't over yet.

Bearonyanycle

Posted 34 minutes ago in Movies Forum on the thread TORCers Review Thread (spoilers of course)

I tried to Report but it said it didn't exist.


It existed. It was delicious. :twisted:



:rofl: I bet they was, preciouss!
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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby Daefaroth » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:56 pm

siddharth wrote:Would blocking the IP addresses from which these are coming from, do any good in reducing the occurances?


Not necessarily.

IP addresses do not always remain static.

Which is a pity.
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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby Melwa » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:31 pm

Daefaroth wrote:
Old_Begonia wrote:It ain't over yet.

Bearonyanycle

Posted 34 minutes ago in Movies Forum on the thread TORCers Review Thread (spoilers of course)

I tried to Report but it said it didn't exist.


It existed. It was delicious. :twisted:


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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby Calma » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:59 am

Well, it's been a few days and I've not seen a spammer.
Either they've given up or Jon and the Mods have figured out how to stop them.

Either way, I'm a happy poster.


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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby ElvenArcher » Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:06 pm

We're trying a few new things which appear to be working. Some are still getting through but are reported promptly and we get them. If you see spam click the report icon and we will get it off the board ASAP.
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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby siddharth » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:15 pm

This is a newer version of spam I think.

ourse wrote:d-Adûnaic is the kind that Arundel Lowdham described in RA. Other than its predecessor, it is an agglutinating language that Lowdham attributes with „a faintly semitic flavour“ (NC), though similarities to, say, Hebrew grammar Tiffany earrings seem to be at least superficial. (Agglutinating means that the stem of a word may accumulate lots and lots of affixes in front, behind or even inside, and so express relationships that inflecting languages use prepositions for. Turkish and Finnish are examples Tiffany earrings of agglutinating languages. This kind has the profound disadvantage that you cannot take a dictionary and simply look up an unknown word: You first have to decide what may be the proper stem.)



This was posted in the Language Section in an Adunaic thread. I see the peculiarity, the spammer has included the word 'Adunaic' and then has gone on posting some nonsense and then links to jewellery. :lol: I believe this a human spam-bot?
Ourse has posted similar posts in Welcome, Adoptions, Books(Others). I have reported two. Do I have to report all of them?
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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby Melwa » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:29 am

Hebrew grammar Tiffany earrings seem to be at least superficial.
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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby ElvenArcher » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:57 pm

Please do report every one you see. Click the yellow report icon. There are many forums and many threads and few moderators, and when you click the icon we get a link directly to the problem post. If we don't get a link it will take us a while to find it. Thanks!
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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby siddharth » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:32 pm

Yes, all right. Will do that.
I was just asking. :)
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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby IrisBrandybuck » Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:06 am

Since this guy hit several threads all at once: lruvbskzbk

I'll find the report link and...report? ;)
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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby Daefaroth » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:46 am

IrisBrandybuck wrote:Since this guy hit several threads all at once: lruvbskzbk

I'll find the report link and...report? ;)


Yes please, thank you, and Spammer has been charred.
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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby Old_Begonia » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:19 pm

Ah, Spammer en brochette!
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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby siddharth » Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:00 am

Some more for your tummy Daefaroth (and any other mod ;) )
Zhang22. Posted 7 (or 8?) times. I have notified (n-1) posts (n=7/8).
But this post in the Movie-news forum had no notification button:

viewtopic.php?f=70&p=4050744#p4050744

So posting the link here, for some mod who passes by to take a look at it.

And may I point out that the preface(is that the right term to use?) for the The Hobbit forum, is a tad bit outdated. Where it states that film 1 is "due December 2012." Thank you. :)
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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby SeverusSnape » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:45 am

Please use the report format for making moderators aware of spam users.

Also if there is a topic other than "spam" you wish to discuss with the moderators, please write to one of them privately (all moderators have their emails in signatures) or start a new thread.

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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby siddharth » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:49 am

SeverusSnape wrote:Please use the report format for making moderators aware of spam users.


I tried, but there wasn't any report button there, to my confusion. :?

Thank you for clearing.
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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby Arassuil » Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:56 pm

This place has been hot with several spam topics in multiple forums.
What surprises me is some of these have been up for days.
Usually the garbage is swept up really fast. Have the mods given up?
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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby Calma » Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:37 pm

I've been flagging them and just today I sent the mods an email.
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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby sandra » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:43 am

Calma wrote:I've been flagging them and just today I sent the mods an email.


Thanks for the heads up :)

I think I've got them all but if you find any that have been missed can you let us know thanks.
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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby siddharth » Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:16 am

Reported spams by "Meagan"' throughout the forums.

There's one last in the Adoptions forum, which does not have a report button.
Link here:
viewtopic.php?f=54&p=4080779#p4080779
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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby sandra » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:10 am

Thanks siddharth, Meagan has been obliterated :)
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Re: Spammer Invasion

Postby Cock-Robin » Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:09 pm

Thanks, Sandra, and all you mods for your hard work in obliterating spammers. As Severus would say, Avada Kedavra!
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