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Interesting observation about spammers

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by jauburn, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    They seem to take the weekends off. It must be a regular job for these folks.
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Sadly that's not our experience.

    We ran the Spam Cleaner around 40 times over Saturday and Sunday just gone.
  3. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    When you say "ran the spam cleaner," do you mean you identified 40 separate users as spammers and ran the spam cleaner on each? I ask because I'd love it if there were a more automated way to deal with these people--a way requiring fewer clicks from me.
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    As a team, yep.
  5. The Sandman

    The Sandman Well-Known Member

    There may well be less on the weekends if a significant number of the botnet zombie servers are shut down for the weekend (businesses for example).
  6. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Wow, you guys must be spot-on. :)

    Only on very rare occasions do I see spam actually posted, which I report.
  7. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    To be fair, most of it is stuff caught by the moderation queue.
    Amaury likes this.

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