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Spammers on FFXiScripting

Unread postby Burners » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:39 pm

I plan to really get into the PHPBB code and trying to stop these spammers early next month after I move. I am really sick of deleting and banning people and I know most members dont even see the half of it because most post are pending approval but there is a lot and it needs to be delt with in a very heavy handed manner since everything else we have tried has only slowed down the spamming but it hasnt solved it completely yet. If you see these post please dont think the forums have gone to shit and that we dont care any more what happens on here. We are working daily to keep the spam post from cluttering up the forums and the problem is some sort of security loophole in the PHPBB code itself so it very hard for us to solve without really getting into the PHP code and none of us here are professional PHP / Web designers.

I just thoguht Id get that out there as something to look forward to
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Re: Spammers on FFXiScripting

Unread postby Hammy025 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:38 am

I for one really appreciate the post and second what Burners said about people not seeing the majority of the spam. Much of it gets stopped by either "pending approval" flags or gets deleted by our moderators before most people log on. Just wanted to weigh in.
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Re: Spammers on FFXiScripting

Unread postby Hammy025 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:39 pm

As I post this there is a spam post right above mine. I'm sure it'll be gone soon, but I just wanted to have a quick laugh over the irony.
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Re: Spammers on FFXiScripting

Unread postby stingray3069 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:29 pm

Why yes, because clearly advertising medication on a forum for games is the best choice. -.- SPAM wouldn't be SPAM if they actually used a brain with their so-called marketing skills.
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Re: Spammers on FFXiScripting

Unread postby whopper » Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:19 pm

all forums get spammed there are bots cralling for forums to post links i get 50-100 a week the more stuff you make a requirement and must be approved before they can post gets rid of most and depending on what forum your using there are ban lists for know offenders.
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Re: Spammers on FFXiScripting

Unread postby Hammy025 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:32 am

We do a lot of IP filtering. I normally check where the IP is registered and if it's one of the major "spam nations", i.e. Russia, China, Poland, I'll filter out a large chunk of IP's. Problem is, I have no idea how much it actually helps lol.
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Re: Spammers on FFXiScripting

Unread postby stingray3069 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:16 am

I think we are seeing less of it slipping through. It's just that when a user does slip through they manage to get a number of posts in before we can get in there clean it up and ban the user.
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Re: Spammers on FFXiScripting

Unread postby Hammy025 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:02 am

And credit where credit is due, stingray has been doing the lion's share of keeping out the nasties.
/em (Thunder)ous applause for <Stingray>!!!
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Re: Spammers on FFXiScripting

Unread postby stingray3069 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:25 am

/blush Thank you!

It's nice to be able to do something useful, even if it's something simple as this. I'm still a tad leery about banning people (but not as bad as I was in the beginning), but Hammy seems to stay on top of that. /bow
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Re: Spammers on FFXiScripting

Unread postby stingray3069 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:49 am

Oh wow... /muted

Words fail me. Sorry about that.
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Re: Spammers on FFXiScripting

Unread postby ReyRey » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:23 am

anyone notice the spam bots hit this post the most. i find it ironically funny /laugh
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Re: Spammers on FFXiScripting

Unread postby Burners » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:09 pm

Non-Paid Users can no longer post until I have time to do more cleanup on the forums of spam accounts that already exixts and I want to create a button right on the post that allows immediate deletion of all posts by X user and deletion of their account and IP all in one button press.

Once I get that done and the new captcha working to make sure no new accounts pop up after I cleanup the old ones, then and only then I will re-enable non paid member posting.
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Re: Spammers on FFXiScripting

Unread postby Hammy025 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:58 am

Awesome, thank you ^.^b
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