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post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old 09-11-2013, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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Someone needs to do something about all this spam. This site is going to be flagged as an attack site.
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post #2 of 59 (permalink) Old 09-11-2013, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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And why would you make it difficult for people to flag spam? You have to wait 60 seconds between reports, usually there are multiple spam threads made at the same time. Wouldn't you want them flagged as soon as possible?
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post #3 of 59 (permalink) Old 09-11-2013, 10:05 AM
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What spam? Every night between about mid-night and 8-am you get 5-10 spammers and it takes a bit of time for a moderator to wake up and delete them. Sometimes if I'm going to work at 5am I'll nuke most of the ones up to that point. That's why if you're on KF after 10am or so (like most people) you don't see any of it.

And that's just what YOU see. I have deleted/banned over 3,000 accounts in the past 2-3 months which were all spam.

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post #4 of 59 (permalink) Old 09-11-2013, 10:08 AM
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yeh, there are typicall a few.
but i havent seen anything crazy lately.


also, i havent gotten ANY reports. not sure wtf...

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Roger, here's an example of THIS morning:


Those are spammers that signed up after I went to bed at 1:30am and up to 9am that you don't see. NONE of those are the 4 spammers that create the typical "Download these hit movies" spammers that you see either as that's a "One-touch ban and clean" operation which wipes out the threads they created and bans them. These things go in phases so while there is a surge of spammers now there are some weeks where you get <2-3 a night.

P.S. I might have stirred the pot going back through and banning a couple thousand spam accounts from the past couple of years. I get the feeling there's a "quota" system with the accounts and I really put a dent in that. A lot of the accounts don't post anything just links to businesses. That way when search engines are going through they ping a lot of words. So they aren't advertising their business per say to K.F., but to raise their standings on search engines. I've literally nuked thousands of those.


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post #6 of 59 (permalink) Old 09-11-2013, 10:16 AM
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post #8 of 59 (permalink) Old 09-11-2013, 01:34 PM
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I enabled the forum to test new users against the forums Banned IP list. This should help prevent new spammers from joining the forum. If you like I can also look into other plug in we can install the prevent Spam.

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post #9 of 59 (permalink) Old 09-11-2013, 02:16 PM
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I think the mods do a good job keeping the spam to a minimum. I agree it's a little dumb to limit how often you can report spam in a given time period though.


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post #10 of 59 (permalink) Old 09-11-2013, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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I guess it's relative. I see spam every day on this site and none on other sites.

I know the mods zap it quick but it would be better to keep it from getting through in the first place.

Maybe require 10 posts before being able to start a thread?
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