Spammers ahoy

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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by kirinke » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:34 pm

I wonder if these freaking jerks will realize we have an active mod who gets his jollies from banning spammers? Not to mention active posters who also get their jollies from reporting them so they get banned? :twisted: :lol:

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Ares
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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by Ares » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:27 pm

And the same day I brag about the new anti- countermeasures, another spambot shows up. To quote Egon "Sometimes I think the universe just waits for me to get cocky".

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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by kirinke » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:53 pm

Spammers are like raccoons, no matter what you do, the little sheets will always figure out a way to get into things they aren't supposed to get into. We do appreciate the effort though and fully realize how difficult it is.

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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by FuzzyBoots » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:09 am

Now, BertSwift.

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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by Davies » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:43 am

DylanPolly in Character Sheets.

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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by FuzzyBoots » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:39 am

AndreaJoshua is active.

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Ares
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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by Ares » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:53 am

FuzzyBoots wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:39 am
AndreaJoshua is active.
No longer.

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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by FuzzyBoots » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:08 pm

Um... spammer in the spam reporting thread?

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Ares
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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by Ares » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:00 pm

Good grief. I go to bed with everything fine and wake up with this place infested with folks that have a .ru email. Sorry about that folks, all of the spam should be gone from the site now.

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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by FuzzyBoots » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:48 pm

We're still under attack, SanuyemFen is currently posting.

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Ares
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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by Ares » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:01 pm

Taken care of.

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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by FuzzyBoots » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:28 am

And now Michaelsem.

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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by Ares » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:09 am

Sorry about the flood of Spammers folks. I don't know if it's just that time of year when the Russian spammers flock to the USA, but I'm working on it.

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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by Jabroniville » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:43 am

Wasn't there something in the system that prevented .ru e-mails from joining in? I thought you mentioned something about Russians being unable to access the site.

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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by Ares » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:51 am

There isn't any plug-ins currently on the site that stop specific e-mail types. It's more that I spend a lot of time going through users and if I see a .ru email, I ban the e-mail, ban the IP, then delete the account. Immediately. The vast majority of spammers have had that email and as much as I love this place, I can't imagine we've got anyone from Moscow legit wanting to join.

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