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Offline Ivek23

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Re: Forum Attacks
« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2012, 01:09:15 pm »
In view of spam posts Forum is now very safe and we have some writers
spam posts that in any way they want and try to publish a spam post (and is insisting on this).
One of them is in the last few days also MordechaJBlum, but he still has not figured out that will not be published and that he will not be able to see the spam posts.
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Re: Forum Attacks
« Reply #41 on: January 06, 2012, 09:01:57 pm »
Hello, all, I wanted to bring a point up from a user's perspective here so that it's being considered. In most cases, a lot of forums require someone to register to actually be able to access the forum's content (IE some of the links, downloads, etc. are only available to registered users), which might account for the high number of lurkers. For my case, I don't post often because I try and limit my postings to relevant topics. For instance, bugs I find in the betas and such, although I'm still trying to figure out how to post more informative things as the data I provide seems... insignificant and unhelpful, hence why I haven't posted much in awhile.

With regards to how to stop the spam postings... Would it be possible to implement a filter of some sort? This would flag certain domains, words found in a post, etc? IE, anything with words in the topic that contain sex-related stuff, viagra/cialis/etc (I can provide you with a variant list if you want since I've been getting a lot of spam Emails with this stuff in them lately :/ ). What I'm suggesting is something that a Yahoo group that I run uses where anything that seems suspicious gets flagged and set aside until a moderator can look at the message to make sure its not spam.

I hope these are helpful.

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Re: Forum Attacks
« Reply #42 on: January 06, 2012, 10:57:35 pm »
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In most cases, a lot of forums require someone to register to actually be able to access the forum's content...

Forcing prospective users to register in order to learn about the software would unnecessarily inhibit it's use.

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With regards to how to stop the spam postings...

Upgrading to SMF 2 seems to have solved the problem. I don't know exactly what control are in effect, but spam posts are now rare. Spam accounts are still being created (although in much fewer numbers). This suggests the spammers are still trying, but the controls in place are effectively stopping them.

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Have we started beeing a Porno Site?
« Reply #43 on: December 16, 2013, 04:15:39 pm »
The title says it all.

My simple question....

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Re: Have we started beeing a Porno Site?
« Reply #44 on: December 17, 2013, 02:07:15 am »
You're referencing to a recent "Help" forum PVD manual addition?

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Re: Have we started beeing a Porno Site?
« Reply #45 on: December 17, 2013, 05:43:23 am »
just problems from spammers. nothing that a moderator can't fix. this is common with free forum software.

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Re: Have we started beeing a Porno Site?
« Reply #46 on: December 17, 2013, 05:41:00 pm »
that kiddy hacker is back...mod, try changing new account registration to approved by mod. So that he cannot register anymore account for spamming.

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Re: Forum Attacks
« Reply #47 on: January 09, 2014, 05:43:04 pm »
There is no need to panic, spam posts and spammer accounts will be removed in the future. Here now is another Global Moderator which is present here and will be responsible for the removal of spam posts and spammer accounts here.
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Re: Forum Attacks
« Reply #48 on: January 13, 2014, 01:44:13 pm »
Here in the forum have been complaints, how many spam posts is have been posted on the forum and is not removed or they does not prevent good enough that spammers can publish their spam posts. So we can be happy that there is little or no spam present on the forum.

For example, how it looks and what is the view of the mess, if there is a multitude of spam messages (every minute is added to some spam messages for scripts), you can look at Userscripts.org (daily added thousands of such messages). Probably one of the users of this forum itself using one of these scripts (I use quite a few useful scripts from this site, especially for IMDB and YouTube web pages). For more information on the use of browsers and how they are used on http://userscripts.org/ web site.

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And some script links, which somewhat loosen up the mess that's there now:

http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/243858
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/26062
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/168240
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/241991
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/34652
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/163038
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/170925
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/68219
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/97145
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/114060
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/142899
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/127520
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/128316
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Re: Forum Attacks
« Reply #49 on: January 15, 2014, 06:53:57 am »
BTW:

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Notice for Userscripts.org the attention:

Even there are in the second half of yesterday and today at night to limit the addition of spam messages, edit the mess and clean up the spam scripts.
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