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Spam, why you no go away ?

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
#1
checked a popuplar XF site just now.
Here's the What's New ?
:(

spam.good.morning.jpg

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.
/work
 

jadmperry

Well-known member
#2
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.

EDIT:

Relooking the post, I recognize one of the spammers, Marakassi, or whatever it is...I just deleted that spammer the other day.
 

David_

Active member
#4
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.
 

iTuN3r

Well-known member
#7
I have xenutiles / questions & answers mostly related to my community board still freaking spammers do manage to get in !
 

EQnoble

Well-known member
#8
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
 

Chimpie

Well-known member
#10
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.

http://www.stopforumspam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=4595
https://twitter.com/StopForumSpam/status/249265113775865856
https://twitter.com/StopForumSpam/status/249442607279796225
https://twitter.com/StopForumSpam/status/249263312985022465

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.
 

Jeff Fuqua

Well-known member
#11
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?
 

Steve F

Well-known member
#13
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?
What version of XenUtiles are you running?
 

Carlos

Well-known member
#14
Best solution I found. Get rid of re-cpatch and put something new in. http://xenforo.com/community/resources/solve-media.1014/. This mod did the trick for me.
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.

CODF197.png

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:

Stupid.
 

DRE

Well-known member
#15
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...