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Re: Post Spam Messages Here

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:45 pm
by guthrie
Thanks, but it is easier for you if you just use the 'report post' button, then we moderators see a warning symbol above the area of the forum and in that thread, so we know there's a problem.

Re: Post Spam Messages Here

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:54 pm
by Simon Atford
Sorry but I was just posting them here as requested. Do you not want us do this anymore?

Re: Post Spam Messages Here

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:25 pm
by guthrie
Simon Atford wrote:Sorry but I was just posting them here as requested. Do you not want us do this anymore?
Well we haven't exactly agreed it as a policy, but you don't have to do everything we ask of you if there's a quicker way that works just as well or better. Try it and see which works better for you. In my case I see the warning symbols more quickly than I see that someone has posted in here.

*waits for another moderator to come along and disagree*

Re: Post Spam Messages Here

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:42 am
by SteveC
It would appear that the latest bunch are registering, spamming, then deleting the account.
Which of course makes it more difficult for a human to intervene to block where the accounts are coming from.
When I was running a forum a few years ago, I just blocked anything with a .ru or .ua email address.
I'm also on one forum where anyone using a 'free' email system (Hotmail, Gmail and the like) needs moderator approval before their account is activated (as most of the trouble comes from those sorts of service).
Are either of those possibilities?

Steve

Re: Post Spam Messages Here

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:32 pm
by Gail Horn

Re: Post Spam Messages Here

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:51 pm
by guthrie
SteveC wrote:It would appear that the latest bunch are registering, spamming, then deleting the account.
Which of course makes it more difficult for a human to intervene to block where the accounts are coming from.
When I was running a forum a few years ago, I just blocked anything with a .ru or .ua email address.
I'm also on one forum where anyone using a 'free' email system (Hotmail, Gmail and the like) needs moderator approval before their account is activated (as most of the trouble comes from those sorts of service).
Are either of those possibilities?

Steve
I'd have to ask Cal, or indeed you could ask him yourself, although he may take a while to reply. We may already be doing some area blocking, but don't want to make it harder for e.g. east europeans to post here. The new captcha question thingy brought in last year seemed to help, but maybe it is out of date now?

Re: Post Spam Messages Here

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:05 pm
by Montsegur

Re: Post Spam Messages Here

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:42 am
by Lord Byron
Possible spammy poster? "Mark Harris", series of rapid generic posts, and a non-reenactment related advert in his signature:

http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/membe ... le&u=17181

Re: Post Spam Messages Here

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:50 pm
by Alan E
Lord Byron wrote:Possible spammy poster? "Mark Harris", series of rapid generic posts, and a non-reenactment related advert in his signature:

http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/membe ... le&u=17181
Seconded - he appears to be selecting random topics and bouncing them to the top with some fairly strange (even for LH :D ) remarks: Building his post count?

Re: Post Spam Messages Here

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:33 pm
by Simon Atford
He is certainly making some rather random posts. Very brief and with no real content or arguments.

Re: Post Spam Messages Here

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 11:24 am
by Vermin
forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=31709#p363498

Possible spammer

Last post - resurrected dead thread with a wikipedia quote - same user name has joined lots of other forums at the same time

Re: Post Spam Messages Here

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 1:55 pm
by Tod
Which post?

Re: Post Spam Messages Here

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 3:08 pm
by Phil the Grips
I've munched it, thanks.

Re: Post Spam Messages Here

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 9:55 am
by Vermin
Possible other one forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=31335&start=30
jermleenats - just joined and ressurected a thread with waffle - same new user name on lots of other forums

Re: Post Spam Messages Here

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:17 pm
by Brother Ranulf
New user "Queenwalts", only one posting which seems very odd to me:

http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewt ... 55#p364255