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MontyPython.perform("Spam")

Postby Keybounce » Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:03 am

Alright, how about figuring out how to stop the random posting?

I know of two good ways to prevent auto-registration. One is to have a "fake capcha" -- you have a capcha image, and an entry field, but you have a text message that tells you what to type -- maybe it's a simple addition, or maybe it's a random word. Another is to have a modified capcha -- type the letter w (or something else) followed by the image.

Additionally, do you need any spare moderation help to clean up the junk?
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Re: MontyPython.perform("Spam")

Postby Hogan » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:06 am

Yeah, I know, its annoying... so far I've kept up with it, and its fortunately pretty easy to delete spammers, even multiposters...

But I DO plan on adding some extra blockers and Gnume showed me some examples and links at one point.

... the question is just getting the time to research and install the blockers, but sooner or later I will get around to do it...
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Re: MontyPython.perform("Spam")

Postby Keybounce » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:32 am

... they're spamming the spam thread? ...
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Re: MontyPython.perform("Spam")

Postby Hogan » Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:57 pm

Yeah, looks like enough spam confuses spam...

Still apologies for not having gotten to do anything about this, I'll look into it as soon as a I got the time...
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Re: MontyPython.perform("Spam")

Postby Keybounce » Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:29 am

How about limiting people less than 2 weeks old to one post every 5 minutes? :-)
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Re: MontyPython.perform("Spam")

Postby Hogan » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:47 am

Keybounce wrote:How about limiting people less than 2 weeks old to one post every 5 minutes? :-)


Don't think I can do that... but I would save some problems...
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Re: MontyPython.perform("Spam")

Postby Hogan » Sun May 01, 2011 12:47 am

Okay, as of midnight Saturday the 30th, I have updated the security of the forum... lets see how far that goes... :twisted:
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Re: MontyPython.perform("Spam")

Postby Keybounce » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:49 pm

I think we can conclude that it does not go far enough.

I just got a message in my PM box about "Forum member benefits". Looks like spam.

Starts with:
As you might know by now, we have launched Forum Member Benefits scheme and working on offering benefits to our regular members at www.dragoneers.com.
What we do here is we find most beneficial resources available and then crack a bulk deal with them to get benefits for our members.
We are going to offer atleast one deal every week for our members.


While I'd normally regard it as junk P-mail, it had a return email address on this domain. What gives?
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Re: MontyPython.perform("Spam")

Postby Hogan » Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:07 am

Funny... the guys in advertising didn't tell me they were working on this, and I didn't even get the memo in MY PM box...? :?

I've received plenty og mails which seems to originate from my own address though, and that fuels the suspesion that my domain by now is regarded as spam by some system... damn all spammers to a dark place where the sun does not shine!!

Well, there's only deleting them as they come and hope I get a chance to upgrade the security at one point.
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Re: MontyPython.perform("Spam")

Postby gnume » Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:02 pm

you relly should add one or two admins. or a few global modorators
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Re: MontyPython.perform("Spam")

Postby Hogan » Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:58 pm

gnume wrote:you relly should add one or two admins. or a few global modorators


I would say that would be total overkill for a forum which on average have a new post every second day... even one admin could be said to be too much...
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Re: MontyPython.perform("Spam")

Postby Keybounce » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:25 pm

How about changing the "capcha" so that the instruction text tells you to ignore the image and type in a fixed string?
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Re: MontyPython.perform("Spam")

Postby Hogan » Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:19 pm

Keybounce wrote:How about changing the "capcha" so that the instruction text tells you to ignore the image and type in a fixed string?


Don't know if thats an option, but I'll add it to my list of things to check out for improving the security around here...

Also, apologies for the flood of spam lately, I had a week's vacation through which I could only cellphone surveillance and only take on the worst of the spammers... order should be restored shortly! 8)
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Re: MontyPython.perform("Spam")

Postby Keybounce » Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:42 pm

"Can I get spam instead of the baked beans?"
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Re: MontyPython.perform("Spam")

Postby Hogan » Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:58 pm

Keybounce wrote:"Can I get spam instead of the baked beans?"


*comes back from the kitchen, cleaning his hands*

Sorry, we are all out of spam... will baked beans do?

This is what spam amounts to when my internet dies on me on the evening on the 23rd and isn't restored before today, on the 28th... 5 days of no internet would normally make me an unhappy camper, but fortunately I had plenty of things to occupy myself with over the holidays so I didn't miss it THAT much... now its just catching up :)

... and killing spammers, ehgods I hate those... :evil:
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Re: MontyPython.perform("Spam")

Postby Keybounce » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:30 pm

Hogan wrote:
Keybounce wrote:"Can I get spam instead of the baked beans?"


*comes back from the kitchen, cleaning his hands*

Sorry, we are all out of spam... will baked beans do?


Ahh, a fresh shipment in less than 4 hours. :mrgreen:
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Re: MontyPython.perform("Spam")

Postby Hogan » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:58 pm

Ay, we get a steady daily shipment, unfortunately the quality is bad so it doesn't seem to last for long... people got to learn to look at the menu instead :)
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