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Milo
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Re: Spam Posts

Post by Milo » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:14 am

DavAdmin wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:19 pm
There is no need to alert us - spam bots get deleted as soon as a mod or admin logs in.
My ongoing gratitude for your good work!

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Re: Spam Posts

Post by Jim the Moron » Sun May 20, 2018 10:35 am

Yep. As we speak we're being attacked by those creeps. Kudos to those looking out for us. Here's evidence:


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Re: Spam Posts

Post by DavAdmin » Sun May 20, 2018 9:12 pm

We have deleted the last month's worth of spammy accounts and enabled Google's recaptcha2 which should keep them at bay.

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Re: Spam Posts

Post by Jim the Moron » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:22 pm

There're baaaack - and this time with a vengeance . . .

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Re: Spam Posts

Post by lzzrdgrrl » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:59 pm

I wanted to see if DerikTubs was a proper homeboy, but I guess this is not the case.....'>.....
I have a certain notoriety among the lesser gods........

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Re: Spam Posts

Post by DavAdmin » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:12 pm

It seems then that spam bots are more advanced than Google's anti-spam system. Not much we can do but keep deleting them, I will purge the accounts on a monthly basis.

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Re: Spam Posts

Post by Doc » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:46 am

They seem to be few in number of bots but large in the amount of spam they are posting regarding selling a product to get around google spam detection. My guess is that a real person is registering and then pretending to be a bot to encourage sales of their fake product.
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Re: Spam Posts

Post by lzzrdgrrl » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:09 pm

Got another one......'>.......
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Spam

Post by DMadmin » Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:09 pm

Today we had a massive spam bot attack. In the hundreds of topics that we deleted some legitimate posts may have been deleted. Our apologies.

To combat this we will report the links the spam was trying to promote to google and other search engines in order to get them black listed by the search engines. We will continue to do this in the future.

Thank you.

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Re: Spam Posts

Post by DavAdmin » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:00 pm

We have also purged all the spam bot accounts but one or two genuine ones may have gone also - for this we apologise.

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