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Mr_Grumpy
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Spam Posters

Post by Mr_Grumpy » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:49 pm

About the Japanese invasion of our board today.

I have no idea what these two are on about, but I suspect it's spam.

My usual entry to the board is through the What's New" listing, and these two take up all the posts on it. I've made them both "foes" -- I'm not sure what this does -- but it hasn't stopped me seeing their posts, as I expected.

Can you please kick them off.

Thanks.
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PhilB
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Re: Spam Posters

Post by PhilB » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:33 pm

I've done about 40 messages so far and banned them including the ip addresses but they are like herding cats and keepopening new accounts.
I'm on it so please bear with me.
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Rob
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Re: Spam Posters

Post by Rob » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:39 pm

I’ve managed to get rid of it all, sorry about that.


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PhilB
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Re: Spam Posters

Post by PhilB » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:43 pm

Thanks Rob,
Looking at Google translate the language was Korean and it was a repeating message about casinos.
Hope it wasn't North Korea ?
:lol:
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Phil
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Re: Spam Posters

Post by Phil » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:53 pm

We battled spam like this for years over at another car forum I help moderate. In the end we set it so the first post from every new account required moderator approval and it did the trick perfectly. Users don't see any spam and we can easily see who to ban. Worth considering maybe?


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PhilB
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Re: Spam Posters

Post by PhilB » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:01 pm

We sometimes get hit by the usual fake document or passport lot but that's normally only a handful of posts.
Nothing like the bulk of today's events and with multiple fake profiles.
I'm sure the facility is there to make first posts require approval so we shall have to look at that.
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Mr_Grumpy
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Re: Spam Posters

Post by Mr_Grumpy » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:01 pm

Thanks, Phil and Rob. :)
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Philtrum
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Re: Spam Posters

Post by Philtrum » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:18 pm

This message keeps popping up:
“FANTASTIC! This is not a joke! 1.000.000th visitor!
ONLINE: 1/02/2018 18:15 You have been selected now!
Our random winners selection system could choose you to win an APPLE PRODUCT”
Needless to say I’ve not clicked on the link.
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PhilB
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Re: Spam Posters

Post by PhilB » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:47 am

I've lost count of the number of times that I have been the 1,000,000th visitor recently!
Unfortunately we are at the mercy of external advertisers that help fund the forums.
As we all know there can be some pretty bizarre adverts on here but obviously this one is just total nonsense so best ignored.
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Rob
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Re: Spam Posters

Post by Rob » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:40 am

The ad's are served by Google and should be legit, I don't have any dodgy advertising schemes or anything else going on.


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