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Regarding spam cleanup

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#1
The spam cleaner is not effective against an active attack of this scale. The number of spam registrations continues to increase even while I am cleaning them.

Mike should be online soon. If I can get db access from him then I can clean this up very easily with direct queries. Just gotta wait.

ps - thread closed since it would just get spam replies
 

ManagerJosh

Well-known member
#5
Thanks, Kier for your help! You too, Jake!

I spent all night reporting the threads, and there's still more in test messages forum. :(
They are probably going to be there for a little while longer in order to use them as sample data to better XenForo.
 

DRE

Well-known member
#8
I've banned the IP of the spammer (it all came from the same IP) and I'll be running some queries soon to get rid of all the accounts and posts.
Please promote some more mods so you don't have to login for stuff like this and end up giving your fans false positives of 'omg he's back everythings gonna be okay yay, i bet xf 2.1 is dropping next tuesday! *pee's pants
 

Jeremy P

Well-known member
#10
Please promote some more mods so you don't have to login for stuff like this and end up giving your fans false positives of 'omg he's back everythings gonna be okay yay, i bet xf 2.1 is dropping next tuesday! *pee's pants
I would only hope nobody expects 1.2 anytime that soon.

However, I would actually prefer he still login here from time to time. I think it'd be a nice reminder to some that he still thinks about the community, I don't understand how anybody could call that a bad thing.
 

Brett Peters

Well-known member
#17
Hmm, Time for XF to use publicly broadcast Wi-Fi data from wireless access points for the next level of spam prevention perhaps, As long as XF honours _nomap on the end of SSID's of coarse.

Or at minimum disable images in emails when spam has been cleaned, As receiving a full screen of porn from XF in my inbox because I was watching a thread that got spammed is not really good enough, seeing that the post was removed but the image was still in my inbox. (thought images would have been streamed from XF but oh well)

And naturally it is good to see your presence when it is needed Kier.
 

Russ

Well-known member
#18
I'm glad its corrected for now however it would be nice to know of something to could prevent it from happening. I had to calm my ocd addiction of checking xenforo every hour because of the mess last night ;p.
 

psTubble27

Well-known member
#19
i bet xf 2.1 is dropping next tuesday! *pee's pants
It'd probably be a very bad thing if it happened, because IB could then claim that the new pieces of code were finally the ones they've been saying were 'copies from VB', allowing them to present a brand new claim to the judge, extend the case, and give it a whole new lease on life. I sincerely hope all code releases are held until after the case.


The spam cleaner is not effective against an active attack of this scale. The number of spam registrations continues to increase even while I am cleaning them.

Mike should be online soon. If I can get db access from him then I can clean this up very easily with direct queries. Just gotta wait.
FYI, one thing that could've been done was temporarily make all new accounts be manually approved.