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Why are there so many spams here?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by sami simo, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. sami simo

    sami simo Well-Known Member

    Why are there so many spams here? I thought XF has a good anti-spam moderation tools?
  2. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    sweet, another thread complaining about spam :rolleyes:
    steven s likes this.
  3. Syndol

    Syndol Guest

    Because KAM are trying to earn a few extra dollars on the side.
    RastaLulz and John like this.
  4. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    The way I see the whole spam situation. It beats adsense.

    Jokery aside *gun held to head* there's no spam everything is fine here, your eyes are deceiving you.
    steven s likes this.
  5. Syndol

    Syndol Guest

    Its not spam if you like Louis Vuitton Handbags and Ugg Boots.
  6. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Dodgeboard and vVv like this.
  7. James

    James Well-Known Member

    XF has tools to deal with spam effectively, though it requires someone with the privileges to be online.
  8. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Mike made some changes today to hopefully stem the tide of spambots, but the ones that registered prior to this may still be posting for a few days... hopefully after that it will trickle off to nothing.
    Morgain, karll, Jarod and 6 others like this.
  9. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Brogan never let spam through. A true contributor, who dedicated his time to xenforo.
    vVv likes this.
  10. Syndol

    Syndol Guest

    XenForo sure has its fair share of tools. Oh wait, we are not talking about actual members here are we?!
    Edit: Yes I'm bored!
    John, Shelley, James and 1 other person like this.
  11. BGL

    BGL Well-Known Member

    The spam filters are third part add-ons and the XF Forum is supposed to be a demo of out of the box XF.

    Even with the add-on spam filters on, even my small traffic forum sees a couple spammers a day registering and requiring manual email address banning.
  12. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    Indeed xenforo is currently suffering from spams hopefully we see an update regarding spam prevention. I am thankful for all of the resources that we have to block spam but admins are not on xenforo.com all of the time so they need software update that can help reduce the amount of spam. Again we can't block spams completely because they always find away to out like in any other software.
  13. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    I actually agree with that... I really don't like adsense.

    I've started using 'Whats New' to find & delete the spam in addition to waiting for people to report posts. Please report the spam if you see it, especially if it is in the middle of a thread.

    As far as I can tell, every moderator has been working hard dealing with the spam.
    vVv likes this.
  14. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Great news, though I'm waiting for the plethora of threads "woohoo Mike didn't leave XF"
    Morgain and Sheldon like this.
  15. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    We need to draw a picture of the usual spammer.
    It'll be someone with Ugg boots, a Louis Vuitton handbag, some viagra in their pocket. What else ?

    Edit. looks like a Russian. wearning a shirt that says xrumer.

    looks depressed - on some antidepressant (escitalopram, or whatever antidepressant).
  16. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    And maybe even one of these.

  17. tenants

    tenants Well-Known Member

    I think someone might need to prune out some of those QA CAPTCHA questions
    "what colour is a ripe banana" will be in most Xrumers users textcapctha.txt and probably be in the Xrumer core

    It only takes one weak question for a bots to get through, see:


    You will still see bots get through, unless something else has changed,
    ... but at least something has been done at XF, which is good
  18. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Works great for me in terms of income. Or is this about the AS ads being annoying? Spam is far more annoying imo.
  19. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member


    Sorry. Best I could do.
    It's a picture of a Xenforo Spammer.
    Russian with Uggs & Louis Vuitton handbag riding his horse, Xrumer.
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  20. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member


    You seem to know a lot about xrumer. I didn't even know it existed, but have learned a lot from the information you have posted about it. I even went over to the spammer boards and did some reading. I see a lot of folks selling lists. So let me ask you this question: Is there any way I can check to see if my board is listed in the master list? I am pretty sure it is...as....according to XenUtiles registration logs, I have received 3100 denied spambot registrations over the past four days. But still, I would like to see if I'm in the lists already. Just curious I guess.

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