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Regarding spam cleanup

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Jake Bunce, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    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
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  2. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    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.
  3. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Thank you Kier. :)
    Sylar, Insy, vVv and 1 other person like this.
  4. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Kier for your help! You too, Jake!

    I spent all night reporting the threads, and there's still more in test messages forum. :(
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  5. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    They are probably going to be there for a little while longer in order to use them as sample data to better XenForo.
  6. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Well, I would get rid of the ones with the p0rn image.

    EDIT: Looks like Jake ninja'ed this one! :D
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  7. cornishman

    cornishman Active Member

    Thankyou very much Kier :)
  8. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    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
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  9. Dinh Thanh

    Dinh Thanh Well-Known Member

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  10. Jeremy P

    Jeremy P Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    Kier does. He's just too ninja for us to notice sometimes. :) :cautious:
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  12. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I want it last tuesday.
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  13. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    KeyCaptcha baby... not an ounce of automated spam after installing that one.
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  14. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    Perhaps, but this was a human doing it. ;)
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  15. BlackJacket

    BlackJacket Well-Known Member

    What. The. Funk! Kier is alive!!??
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  16. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    No. This is ZombieKier.

    "Hi, this is Kier from XenForo, and I would like some braaaaains."

  17. Brett Peters

    Brett Peters Well-Known Member

    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.
  18. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    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.
  19. psTubble27

    psTubble27 Well-Known Member

    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.

    FYI, one thing that could've been done was temporarily make all new accounts be manually approved.
  20. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    I had rough night, but after I saw Jake and Kier onine.
    I did get some sleep (3hrs)

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