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Spam! SPAM! SPAM! And MOAR SPAM...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Carlos, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    ....is plaguing the offiiicial forums! :eek:
     
  2. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    maybe changing the question answer is in order ;)
     
  3. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Yeah! And where's Kier!?

    I demand a recount!
     
  4. RastaLulz

    RastaLulz Well-Known Member

    I'm having the same problem, had to turn on email verifications to deter some of it, but they registered a bunch of accounts before that.
     
  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Plaguing is a bit strong.
    Happening here ... sure.
    Plague ? MEH. not really.
     
  6. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    It's actually fairly consistent, just gets deleted relatively quickly. I've seen over 10 spamtopics in the last few days, while I'm not thát active.
     
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  7. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

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  8. hunz

    hunz New Member

    I noticed those spammer is spamming at XF forum itself.
     
  9. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

  10. hunz

    hunz New Member

    The human-spammers is really annoying !
     
  11. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    I like it with mustard and sourdough bread myself...
     

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  12. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    It is impossible to ban human spammers... though the latest craze is not human, it is all bot. The program being used has cracked Recaptcha and email verification, all automatically... remove that issue, that is 99.9% of spam issues gone.
     
  13. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    Yeah! I however see the spam rate gone down after installing keycaptcha. :)
     
  14. bogus

    bogus Guest

    I will do that to.
    I just got Spam after i regitered to all that Antispam and adding it into XenUtils...
    Coincidence?
     
  15. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Bogus, those don't have any affect on the current bot spam problem plaguing forums. The anti spam and xenutiles will stop most human spammers, but not this bot onslaught. Keycaptcha will stop all bot spam, leaving you only with human spammers to deal with... which anti spam and xenutiles will help you keep insignificant.

    I've had both of those features installed since they were made, and they've both kept manual spam to really low and insignificant levels, until this recent bot spam issue.

    Those anti-spam services can't register the IP's fast enough for the bot plague... for them to effectively work and stop them. Keycaptcha is 100% thus far on bot spam... and I can see them hitting my sites in the hundreds, and not one getting through.
     
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  16. Cal

    Cal Well-Known Member

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