Are we getting more spam?

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Are we getting more spam?

Post: # 51610Post Muddypause
Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:11 am

Has anybody else noticed that more spam seems to be appearing in the general forum? Up until recently, it would mostly confine itself to the Compost Bin area for some reason. I've no idea why this was the case, but the change seemed to occur at about the same time that I suggested separating the computers section from the spam section a while ago. Now, no spam at all seems to appear in the Compost Bin.

Maybe those spam-bots were somehow attracted to a section that had the words 'computer' and 'spam' in the same title. Or something.

Or am I just imagining this?
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Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:18 am

It's not just a problem here it's on other forums too.

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Post: # 51612Post Muddypause
Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:27 am

Of course. But what seemed to be unique about this forum was that for some reason the spam seemed to keep itself mainly to one section of the forum, which no one looked into anyway. The odd piece would get through, but in the main, it kept iteslf in one section of the forum. Suddenly, this no longer seems to be the case.
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Post: # 51613Post Bonniegirl
Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:30 am

A bugger eh? They just getting more clever I reckon.

You're up late aren't you?
Whereabouts in Berkshire are you?

Got some friends coming out here at Easter, they are in Tadley, Nr Aldermaston!
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Post: # 51614Post Muddypause
Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:00 am

Tadley's not far. Right next to our wonderful nuclear weapons research centre. You may notice your friends have a slight glow to them.

Specifically, I'm right under the berk of Berkshire.
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Post: # 51615Post Bonniegirl
Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:57 am

Hahaha! Small world eh?

Whenever we went to visit we used to look for 2 headed birds etc, ans we use to think their water glowed in the dark!

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Post: # 51620Post Millymollymandy
Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:14 am

Yes I've noticed, spam is now posted in the Local chat area, instead of the Dreaded Spam etc section it was nearly always in before.

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Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:03 am

Interesting thought Muddy - you're definitely not imagining the change of posting venue for the spammers.
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Post: # 51643Post Wombat
Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:26 am

and persistent!

I seem to be rubbing a couple out every time I log on.

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Post: # 51646Post Millymollymandy
Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:49 am

I had a look at the IP of the 'guests' who were on the same time as me this morning - one was Googlebot, one was in Eritrea(!!), and the other couple were in the States. All spammers, not guests.

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Post: # 51693Post Andy Hamilton
Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:38 pm

The bloody spammers, yep they seem to have changed venue. I think it is more in line with the spambots getting new orders. It is rarely a person that spams.

There is all sorts of spam protection on the new server, including I noticed an option to block IP addresses from coming onto the site. I will look up the IP addresses of notrious spammers and make sure that they can't come anywhere near the site, I hope that will help.

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Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:58 pm

I saw spam fritters for sale in the supermarket today.... :pukeleft:







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Post: # 51704Post Shirley
Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:22 pm

:lol: :cheers: :sign4:
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Post: # 52859Post baldowrie
Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:53 am

Andy


There is all sorts of spam protection on the new server,


Judging by the amount obscene spam on the site this morning, it isn't working :shock:

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Post: # 52860Post Shirley
Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:17 am

I've just zapped 11 posts from the same poster... I've banned that IP address, deleted the user name, banned the email address... not sure what else we can do.

If you spot any more can you reply to this thread - I'll set it to notify me when a reply is posted and hopefully get it zapped quicker next time... however we can't be online 24/7 (although sometimes it may appear that we are :lol:)

Shame we can't set it up to delete all posts of a spammer at the same time rather than doing it individually. Wonder whether that can be done? Does anyone know?
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