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Old 01-25-2012, 03:26 PM   #41
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Hey guys, we got another spammer in here

Some of them aren't compatible with the VBulliten service's. I'm not sure if VB has it's own Captcha service, but if I can shed some light on it i'll point it out to the board owner.
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:47 PM   #42
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does it help you guys out if we report the spam ? or is it like "thank you captain obvious" type of thing ?
Reporting helps, even though - when I get the chance - I go back and ban all of them. Still, depending on how I ban, sometimes it deletes their posts, and sometimes it doesn't. In other words, stuff can slip through. Please report.
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I notice they're trying to be sly and are starting threads in the Introduction forum.
I love the guys who talk about how excited they are to "discuss all the wonderful subjects we cover in our forums!" Immediate ban, if only for sappiness.
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As of right now, i'm able to infract users. I'll hopefully be able to further help by being able to delete posts and threads sometime soon, i've been told their working on getting me that ability.
Do me a favor: click on a user's name and tell me if you see "Edit User Profile" under their name. If so, you've just met your new best friend.
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:54 PM   #43
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Reporting helps, even though - when I get the chance - I go back and ban all of them. Still, depending on how I ban, sometimes it deletes their posts, and sometimes it doesn't. In other words, stuff can slip through. Please report.

I love the guys who talk about how excited they are to "discuss all the wonderful subjects we cover in our forums!" Immediate ban, if only for sappiness.

Do me a favor: click on a user's name and tell me if you see "Edit User Profile" under their name. If so, you've just met your new best friend.
Add to friends/message Etc. I have the ability to infract users, but that's pretty much it at the moment. Hoping to have the ability to use other moderator controls soon, i'd like to be able to delete posts/move threads Etc.
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:02 PM   #44
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Hmmm... Maybe you guys are still on a temp basis. You know... to make sure all of this extraordinary power doesn't go to your head.

I'll see if I can get permaban powers for you. Honestly, though. it doesn't matter. Just make sure you put "spam" in the reason why they are being infracted/banned, then I'll know to make it permaban when I see the ban list.
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Hmmm... Maybe you guys are still on a temp basis. You know... to make sure all of this extraordinary power doesn't go to your head.

I'll see if I can get permaban powers for you. Honestly, though. it doesn't matter. Just make sure you put "spam" in the reason why they are being infracted/banned, then I'll know to make it permaban when I see the ban list.
yeah, i've moderated a VB board before. he simplified the mod powers for me and Fire Arians.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:53 AM   #46
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i have been around different forums for years and i have never seen spam like this. i run a board that has a min of 15,000 users online anytime of the day and it dosnt even get hit this hard. i have no clue how this started but we will get it under control.

as for reporting, if there is spam in a post and not started as a thread we do miss it and reporting it will help.
Looks like its worse, more now than ever!
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:13 AM   #47
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Looks like its worse, more now than ever!
ya whoever is making these bots i guess doesn't like the fact we're banning them left and right so the attacks have stepped up. any way to prevent those things from signing up in the first place? obvious that captcha thing for registration is ineffective :P
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ya whoever is making these bots i guess doesn't like the fact we're banning them left and right so the attacks have stepped up. any way to prevent those things from signing up in the first place? obvious that captcha thing for registration is ineffective :P
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any way to prevent those things from signing up in the first place?
vBulletin has good spam controls, but unfortunately, they have to be accessed through the admin panel. And, well, you know ...
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ya whoever is making these bots i guess doesn't like the fact we're banning them left and right so the attacks have stepped up. any way to prevent those things from signing up in the first place? obvious that captcha thing for registration is ineffective :P
It's been going on like this since just after Thanksgiving, just so you guys know. There are more right now than I ever had to deal with (there's roughly 150 logging in/day...some of them are old ones that I recognize), but it felt like I was dealing with that many sometimes.

I don't know how it all got started, or why they attached themselves to this board (I have my own suspicions), but as Wally mentioned, vB has very good spam control options. They just have to be set by the right person.
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