Spam, spam, spam

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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby dcuny » Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:07 am

I removed user lsx008892 and all their spam posts.
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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby sascha » Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:04 pm

Oh yeah, three cheers for GD CAPTCHA wave distortion :roll:

I've just removed gracyna and the message he (or it) posted to the IRTC dance topic:
gracyna wrote:the 8th grade dance is coming up! One of my best friends (who is a guys. and we are just friends) asked me to the dance. i felt a little pressured but said yes, but only as friends. Laterrrr i found out that he likes me (more than friends). so its kinda awquard now. so i kinda dont wanna go with him. HELP

The thing is: I don't get it. Are these bots checking out whether a forum is moderated and how long it takes until someone removes their nonsense or am I missing something? its kinda awquard :wink:
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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby pndragon » Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:25 pm

removed 4 posts by gold5917
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But we haven't done a bloody thing all day."
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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby sascha » Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:17 pm

Thanks!

I've banned two new users.
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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby pndragon » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:11 am

Banned: 1 user
Deleted: 2 posts
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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby sascha » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:05 am

Thanks a lot!

I've turned on email-verification again (I actually don't know why I turned that off in the first place), banned another user, and since we've had a few gold<4-digit-number> users I've disallowed any username starting with gold.

Does anyone know the purpose of these bots and their "Hello my friend", "That's interesting", etc. messages?
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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby dcuny » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:20 pm

sascha wrote:Does anyone know the purpose of these bots and their "Hello my friend", "That's interesting", etc. messages?

I assume they're used to see if a forum is active. :?
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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby pndragon » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:54 pm

sascha wrote:Does anyone know the purpose of these bots and their "Hello my friend", "That's interesting", etc. messages?

It doesn't mean anything all by itself. It's purpose is to distract you from the apparently empty post. I myself was curious about why the
ellipses were at the bottom of the post all by themselves. I selected the whole post (because I am a naturally suspicious character, I suppose) and this is what is found:

filth
trash
smut
my eyes are burning

etc.

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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby dcuny » Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:53 pm

Removed Waojoke4122 and and Maziro9305, both posting massive random posts with signatures advertising "wow gold".
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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby dcuny » Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:49 am

Removed faxtalantatte, spambot posting porn links.
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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby sascha » Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:32 am

Thanks, David!

I've got all this spam from the forum in my email inbox and just wanted to delete the messages, but they were already gone :D
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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby dcuny » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:28 pm

Removed spambot danielkem.
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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby dcuny » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:54 pm

Removed spambot flowrencemary. It appears to search for forums that mention "foot" and links back to a podiatry website. :roll:
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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby dcuny » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:45 pm

Removed user abeyhani. Appears to be keyword-based spambot that found the right thread by topic (pointed back to a stickfigure animation program). Sort of clever, but still spam.
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Re: Spam, spam, spam

Postby pndragon » Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:11 am

The bots are getting trickier

I just erased a post that looked like it been picked up from an SDS board and reposted here---after it had been salted with links.

I guess we should be thankful that none of the links were to porn sites.



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