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post #21 of 59 (permalink) Old 09-12-2013, 12:37 PM
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If you were up at 3am PST There was one at 5:30, 3:30, and one at midnight. For some reason I don't get emails any more when people report spam. The emails I get are when someone chimes something "negative" into a sale thread and the OP reports it it seems.
yep, i dont get them either.
im not sure i ever have.
and i RARELY get those other types of reported posts. maybe once every 6 months.

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Mine was about midnight PST...

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If you were up at 3am PST There was one at 5:30, 3:30, and one at midnight. For some reason I don't get emails any more when people report spam. The emails I get are when someone chimes something "negative" into a sale thread and the OP reports it it seems.
This explains a lot. If you're not getting notified when people report spam, you might not know how many spam threads there are.
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post #24 of 59 (permalink) Old 09-13-2013, 02:20 PM
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Hey guys,

How has spam been on the forum in the past two days? I'm curious if what I did the other day has helped out.

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post #25 of 59 (permalink) Old 09-13-2013, 02:30 PM
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Same quantity really. Yesterday morning I One-touched like 4 spammers, and this morning it was 2-3. This wave of spammers posts some B.S. news article so it looks like a legit thread, and then like 20 links to movie downloads.

The usual wave of spammers who create accounts and make their signatures hyperlinks to commercial websites has remained the same as well.

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How has spam been on the forum in the past two days? I'm curious if what I did the other day has helped out.

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Same quantity really. Yesterday morning I One-touched like 4 spammers, and this morning it was 2-3. This wave of spammers posts some B.S. news article so it looks like a legit thread, and then like 20 links to movie downloads.

The usual wave of spammers who create accounts and make their signatures hyperlinks to commercial websites has remained the same as well.
This.

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And as nice as it is for people to report things, I've been going on a daily basis and looking at every new account made that day and ban-hammering spammers. Hence if there are any spam postings they usually won't stick around longer than 12 hours or so. Spammers create accounts, spam, and then usually never log back on so *knock on wood* new spam doesn't stick around the forums any more.

I went back all to March of this year and ban-hammered every spammer (99% never posted) and then have been going through entire IP ranges which are common to spammers and wiping out older spam accounts. I have probably banned 4,000+ spam accounts in the past 3 months.

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4000 spammers!! That's intense. You must have a lot of patience. I'm looking into some Anti Spam plug ins that I can add to the forum. It might take a few days to find and test one out.

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post #29 of 59 (permalink) Old 09-16-2013, 04:24 PM
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4000 spammers!! That's intense. You must have a lot of patience. I'm looking into some Anti Spam plug ins that I can add to the forum. It might take a few days to find and test one out.

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you see my suggestion about not allowing new users to post links until they'd been verified, a given number of posts or number of days? That's how another forum I am a member of fixed the problem.

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post #30 of 59 (permalink) Old 09-16-2013, 05:46 PM
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It's not that I have a lot of patience per se, it's a mindless task. Work can be really intense and I like to do mindless things from time to time to de-stress. Going through IP ranges and banning spammers is pretty mindless. If any mods or admins want a good laugh, check out IP address 121.97.59.91. Yes that's >250 spammers on ONE IP address. Back that up to 121.97 and you have >500 spammers (with about 5 accounts which are valid). What VanHalen suggested is a good start, but as I mentioned 99% of the spam on KF isn't made with posts. That leads back to my original email about not showing a person's information if they are in the banned user group. Here's the most recent new user on KF:



No one would normally ever see that unless they were looking at user profiles. Search engines however see that

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