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#1 Nealio

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 01:33 AM

Rob, is there any chance you could remove this area? It's like a magnet for spambots, and regular users don't bother with it any more. I'm deleting about 500 of these bots everyday, and I'm pretty sure Sixy is doing the same. It's getting a bit tedious at this stage.



#2 sixgunsound

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 07:52 AM

It's the only way I can get most of the spammers. Without it maybe they'd be posting in threads?


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Posted 02 June 2017 - 08:20 AM

I think without it, we wouldn't have the problem. It's at least worth a shot?

 

TBH, I'm getting fed up of it. The last few days have been particularly awful. And I know both of us are busy on weekends, so I'm dreading Monday. 



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 09:26 AM

Yeah this is true. I suspect it's mostly you and me doing the clean up. 


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Posted 03 June 2017 - 03:00 AM

I probably spent well over half an hour, maybe forty-five minutes, doing nothing but flagging spammers out of Updates yesterday morning, and then more of them late yesterday afternoon. I don't know if getting rid of Updates would help or not. At least they're all in one place. I wish we could ban .ru addresses. That would get rid of more than 75% of them.


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#6 dadfad

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 03:18 AM

I just did eight-four more of them. Actually it's getting pretty ridiculous.


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 03:56 AM

Seventy-nine this morning.


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#8 sixgunsound

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 08:15 AM

Yeah, I did about 15. Small beans. 


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#9 Nealio

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 11:44 AM

Good man, John. Nice to know you're still on board with us.



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 12:04 PM

I especially get a kick out of banning them when I catch them and they're still online trying to post.

(Simple pleasures and all that... :yes:)


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Posted 08 June 2017 - 07:52 AM

I especially get a kick out of banning them when I catch them and they're still online trying to post.

(Simple pleasures and all that... :yes:)

Oh yes. This. So much this.



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 07:47 AM

hahaha

 

Serious question: 

 

Who is vinnie1971?

 

He's always showing as "on messenger". I've reached out to him but he doesn't respond. Is it possible that that user is orchestrating the spammers? I don't want to ban needlessly, however, as he's always on. 


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 07:36 AM

I'd ban him. He's been here since February, but has made no topics or posts. Worst-case scenario if he's banned needlessly, he can just open another account if he wants to be a member.


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