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Spammer attacks

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Aug. 29 2012, 3:21 pm

At least that response from the Admins was a lot faster than normal - took a little less than an hour from when I first informed them.

darmokattanagra

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Report this Aug. 29 2012, 3:32 pm

Does this forum not have moderators?


 

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Aug. 29 2012, 3:42 pm

Quote: darmokattanagra @ Aug. 29 2012, 3:32 pm

>Does this forum not have moderators?
Only the admins.


FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Aug. 29 2012, 3:43 pm

Here comes another round of spam.  (And yes, I warned the admins before it started showing up because I saw the accounts show up.)

Commander_Zelkar

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Report this Aug. 29 2012, 3:52 pm

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>Does anyone know why it went down?  If it was to do something about BJVUBBUTCVKVI and other stuff,  it certainly didn't work.  Its actually gotten worse since they put the stupid captcha in.  How this guys able to put in 3 or 4 posts in a minute has got me stumped.  Most of the time I have to go through 7 or 8 captchas before I can find one I can read or are even real symbols.  The Captcha and people reporting  people to get them banned has totally ruined this board.  I'll check back from time to time but until then RIP.

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Throwing up multiple posts very quickly is very easy with macros.  It's a useful tool when testing code, but it's just as destructive for sites like this that isn't managed well.

U know a lot about it - mmm - maybe you are Spammer or are in cahoots with spammer perhaps ?

It's obvious spammer hates everyone here,.

I would appreciate it if you actually read my posts for information... and then post based on some knowledge, not baseless accusations.  As anyone that's been around here for any length of time knows, I'm an IT Director and have a lot of experience with many different IT systems, including running websites and forums.  It is common knowledge with anyone in my field that there are tools out there to make a lot of posts on a site.  It's people like me that stop hackers.

And just how am I supposed to know about your CV Mr.Bam ? I'm new here and haven't met you anywhere else online (and believe me I'd remember someone LIKE YOU).


You may have a new screen name, but you are not new here Somerled/Chud.


There's a kind of freedom in being totally screwed, you know things can't get any worse.

darmokattanagra

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Report this Aug. 29 2012, 4:47 pm

Quote: FleetAdmiral_BamBam @ Aug. 29 2012, 3:42 pm

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>Does this forum not have moderators?
Only the admins.


I suppose they don't have the ability to ban IP addresses either?


Seems like they are just banning the account and deleting posts. That won't solve anything.

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Aug. 29 2012, 4:55 pm

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Only the admins.

I suppose they don't have the ability to ban IP addresses either?

Seems like they are just banning the account and deleting posts. That won't solve anything.

That doesn't work for two big reasons:


1) Most users' IP addresses are dynamic and change all the time.


2) Many users go through Network Address Translation, so many people could be using the same IP address - banning that address would also ban others.


xXLadyDataXx

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Report this Aug. 29 2012, 9:14 pm

I notice that the ones that come and spam on here only use a bunch of letters (that don't make up a word) in their usernames.


wissa

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Report this Aug. 30 2012, 5:35 pm

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>We're probably doing exactly what the crazy, obnoxious attention seeking pile of putrid feces ... by continuing tp talk about the creature.


 


then by all means make a big long post about him


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corndogs

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Report this Aug. 31 2012, 8:24 am

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Throwing up multiple posts very quickly is very easy with macros.  It's a useful tool when testing code, but it's just as destructive for sites like this that isn't managed well.

U know a lot about it - mmm - maybe you are Spammer or are in cahoots with spammer perhaps ?

It's obvious spammer hates everyone here,.

I would appreciate it if you actually read my posts for information... and then post based on some knowledge, not baseless accusations.  As anyone that's been around here for any length of time knows, I'm an IT Director and have a lot of experience with many different IT systems, including running websites and forums.  It is common knowledge with anyone in my field that there are tools out there to make a lot of posts on a site.  It's people like me that stop hackers.

And just how am I supposed to know about your CV Mr.Bam ? I'm new here and haven't met you anywhere else online (and believe me I'd remember someone LIKE YOU).

You may have a new screen name, but you are not new here Somerled/Chud.


Why do some continue to do this.  If you think someone is trolling, please do not respond.  That is the TOS here I believe.

Commander_Zelkar

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Report this Aug. 31 2012, 2:55 pm

I wonder what the TOS states about those who have been banned dozens of times but continue to return under dual accounts. Or those who start message boards elsewhere whose sole purpose is bashing ST.com and continue to post here?


 


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