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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by badpenny » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:52 pm

Spammers don't care about anything other than casting the widest net possible, hoping that one person clicks on the link and they make money.

You cannot reason with them; you can only make it too hard for them to bother.
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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by Goldar » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:51 pm

badpenny wrote:Spammers don't care about anything other than casting the widest net possible, hoping that one person clicks on the link and they make money.

You cannot reason with them; you can only make it too hard for them to bother.
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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by FuzzyBoots » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:22 pm

BillyGatty is at it now. Wow...

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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by Miracle » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:42 pm

BillyGatty's 'posts'. 21 and counting.

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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by badpenny » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:34 pm

I reported the majority of them. I still think it would be easier to make registration harder as something ultimately easier than having to put up with this nonsense on a daily basis.

I mean, if you made it 10 posts before being able to post a link, it could be a little cumbersome on genuine players, but a few OOC posts/replies, some comments in the various interest threads, etc. and Bob's your uncle.

Or at least have Ares have to manually approve everyone. He has to delete all these posts, so one real conversation through PM before approving someone he doesn't already know also seems viable.
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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by bsdigitalq » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:15 pm

At the least that'll weed out all the spambots versus actual human spammers.

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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by Shock » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:38 pm

You'd be surprised how many spammers are actual people. They get paid next to nothing to sit and do it all day. Usually they're in Africa somewhere. This is the first I've seen of a Polish one.

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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by kirinke » Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:44 am

I wonder, is it legal to take out a bounty on all spammers?

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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by Death Tribble » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:02 pm

We have some Russian posts that have links. They might be spam but I don't know.

The name they are under is mathewguise and they are in several places. including this forum.

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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by kirinke » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:02 am

It's spam.

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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by FuzzyBoots » Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:42 pm

"bestkinogoz" is at it now too. 14 posts. Ares, I know we'd discussed subscribing to the topic before so that we don't have to PM you for you to get notices. Are you subscribed? :)

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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by Bladewind » Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:22 pm

Is is possible to report a user instead of report posts? It would definitely make it easier on Ares and faster for everyone else....
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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by Death Tribble » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:02 pm

Another Russian Vovanwase

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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by Ares » Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:29 am

I don't mind if multiple people report the same poster. I just delete all of the offending posts as part of the banning process, which clears out the notifies quickly.

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Re: Spammers ahoy

Post by Miracle » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:24 pm

Right now, looking at the member lisy, I see 39 obvious spammers. it's like they have a template of making a profile. And 99% of them have links to unsavory parts of the internet. Go to the members list. Take your hatchet. Start weeding.

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