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Spam, why you no go away ?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Digital Doctor, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    checked a popuplar XF site just now.
    Here's the What's New ?


    Spam Spam Spam.

    I was thinking you could accomplish what I call "community moderation" with :
    Extended Likes.
    Sonnb Stop forum Spam.
    - with some tweaks of both.

    or maybe just Stop forum Spam with a Spam link beside Like ?

    More later.
  2. jadmperry

    jadmperry Well-Known Member

    Two weeks ago, I got hit with massive spam (looks like the same characters that hit the forum you referenced).

    I installed XenUtiles, and though it took a couple of days of tweaking and submitting spammers to the services (especially stopforumspam), it has now dropped from 8-10 posts a day to 1-2 every 2-3 days...I am hoping it continues to decline as I block spammers IPs and usernames.


    Relooking the post, I recognize one of the spammers, Marakassi, or whatever it is...I just deleted that spammer the other day.
    Digital Doctor likes this.
  3. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  4. David_

    David_ Active Member

    They're blowing past Q&A now most the time, I had Q&A setup with questions like "Who was the second president of the USA" and "What kind of crop was once featured on a penny" and it made no difference.

    I suggest tying in to the stop forum spam database and preventing the signup all together. Since doing that spam has been reduced to nothing.
  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    This thread is going to be about community moderation after the spam post has made it through.
  6. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    I recently put xenUtilies, and the SolveMedia plugin, yet... spam keeps persisting.
  7. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    I have xenutiles / questions & answers mostly related to my community board still freaking spammers do manage to get in !
  8. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    Community moderation built in would be mode-type:fail

    It sounds great on the surface but it would only take a small group of people to effectively cut someone off from publicly posting. It would be used as a troll-toolkit
  9. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    I know, right? :censored:
  10. Chimpie

    Chimpie Well-Known Member

    I know pedigree (stopforumspam) has been very unhappy with those using xenutiles and has been blocking users and purging submission databases of those who use it.


    As I don't use XF currently I don't know the whole back story but thought maybe this is why you're having problems with xenutiles.

    Edit: I see in the comment section of xenutiles that Omnibus updated his add-on back on 8/24/12 to meet pedigree's requirements.
  11. Jeff Fuqua

    Jeff Fuqua Well-Known Member

    I just got the following:

    Due to serious breaches of your acceptable use policy by the XenForo
    Utiles addon for XenForo, I have had to remove your API key access and
    remove your submissions. This is because XenUtiles submits unvalidated
    and unreliable. Please update this if you wish to submit data again.

    Is there anything we can do?
  12. Cal

    Cal Well-Known Member

  13. Steve F

    Steve F Well-Known Member

    What version of XenUtiles are you running?
  14. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    I have that plugin installed on a few sites, and some spammers managed to get through. I had to ban a few spammers here and there since the installation.

    So, I continued to ban the old accounts that had these profile spam links... Just this morning, we had a huge amount of guests viewing the forum.


    In my research trying to find the source, it turns out that there are a lot of people trying to get into one of the accounts. Looks like some spammers have been arguing over the account's ban. lol. :ROFLMAO:

  15. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I do:

    1. Q&A
    2. Must Approve Your Account in Email
    3. Noobs cannot create threads or view/post on profiles.
    4. Delete Zero Posts Posters After X Amount of Days (Floris mod?).

    All that and no spam really...

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