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Re: spammers

Postby 4D696B65 » 2013-02-15 02:51

I clean the birthday bots every day but since I am utc -5 it hasn't changed for me yet.
Please don't post links to spammer accounts, it only helps them.
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Re: spammers

Postby nadir » 2013-02-15 03:17

4D696B65 wrote:I clean the birthday bots every day but since I am utc -5 it hasn't changed for me yet.
Please don't post links to spammer accounts, it only helps them.

I am not happy with it neither (i removed the links, btw).
What to do? They got no posts, so there is nothing to report.
If you look at them everyday i guess it is pointless to mention it. Yes?
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Re: spammers

Postby 4D696B65 » 2013-02-15 03:21

No need to report them. Like I said, I remove them every day.
ps 1 hour to go :D
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Re: spammers

Postby nadir » 2013-02-15 03:22

Ok, got you. Thanks
And sorry for it. I thought it might help, but i was wrong.

I for one wouldn't be keen on doing all that. Thanks for it. btw.
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Re: spammers

Postby cynwulf » 2013-02-19 12:46

Just banning the spammers by IP address is not helpful for those of us using tor to access the forums while at work... and is completely pointless anyway...
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Re: spammers

Postby llivv » 2013-02-19 13:56

can you describe why banning tor exit node ip 's is useless?
or how we could better utilize our time removing birthday bot accounts.

is spam here still outta control?
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Re: spammers

Postby cynwulf » 2013-02-19 14:09

llivv wrote:can you describe why banning tor exit node ip 's is useless?

A tor exit node can be (ab)used by many web users, it can be used by spammers but also by legitimate members. Spammers will always be a problem without good preventative measures, just banning IPs won't stop them - FDN quite simply needs better captcha. This has always been the case.

googlemail accounts are abused by spammers as well, maybe ban registrations from googlemail...? A lot of spammers are from Russia and China so why not just ban those countries..........
llivv wrote:is spam here still outta control?

I don't much care about the spam - but banning IP addresses is a matter of some concern and should concern all members... as far as I can tell not much has changed - there are just a few more fire fighters fighting the same fire...
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Re: spammers

Postby roseway » 2013-02-19 14:58

IP addresses are not unique to a single individual for many reasons. For example, many ISP allocate IP addresses to their customers from a pool. Banning an IP address could easily result in the wrong people being excluded.
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Re: spammers

Postby nadir » 2013-02-19 15:01

cynwulf wrote:Just banning the spammers by IP address is not helpful for those of us using tor to access the forums while at work..,

Yes, i can confirm that.
I was IP-banned, two or three days ago. And short after that unbanned again (which i didn't fully understand).
I also can't access google due to usage of tor.
I for one simply don't use sites which do such (No, i will not give up on tor, and other people probably won't neither, else they wouldn't use it ).
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Re: spammers

Postby llivv » 2013-02-19 20:46

The points are well taken, thanks.
I don't have access to ban anything, so learning what issues are relevant
helps me understand what is happening while I delete the occasional spam posts I see.

I did have a weird view of my routers admin screens yesterday.
Annoying, but no big deal yet.

Should I "stop" posting links to youtube music?
If it effects how the forum is crawled, I don't want to be adding
to the problem.
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