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Stand By to Repel Boarders!
« on: October 23, 2012, 08:14:07 am »
Rather more visible spammer activity than usual this morning. Does this mean that: (a) BG has suddenly been singled out for attack; (b) It's no more spammer activity than usual, but they're slipping through for whatever reason; or (c) "Our defense screens are down, Captain—we cannae take much more o' this!"?

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Re: Stand By to Repel Boarders!
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2012, 08:18:58 am »
I've just reported two and there are more.  :o
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Should we report more spammers or is it not needed for the moderators?  :-\
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Re: Stand By to Repel Boarders!
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2012, 09:04:19 am »
We seem to have had a moderation shadow coincide with a spam slam.
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Re: Stand By to Repel Boarders!
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2012, 09:06:31 am »
I think I got them all.... please do keep reporting them, I don't have enough time in the day to check each post as it's made, but I'll sure as hell swing that hammer as hard as possible!
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Re: Stand By to Repel Boarders!
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2012, 09:21:57 am »
found another one. Reported.

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Re: Stand By to Repel Boarders!
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2012, 12:13:19 pm »
Now we've got a boarder in the "Stand by to repel boardes!" thread. 
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Re: Stand By to Repel Boarders!
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2012, 12:46:04 pm »
I've banned/tidied them up, but I'm going to just remove the link and leave the on in this thread I think.... it's just so ironic it deserves to stay ;)
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Re: Stand By to Repel Boarders!
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2012, 08:11:02 pm »
For some reason, ReCAPTCHA is not working right. The CAPTCHA shows up, but you can answer with anything and it'll let registration complete.  I've filed a bug report with the module author.  I have no idea why this started now, I haven't touched registration in weeks.
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Re: Stand By to Repel Boarders!
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2012, 07:05:14 am »
New spammer today: "dempsey802", promoting NFL/NHL jerseys in four different groups.  This is pure link spam intended for search engines, with text in Spanish copied from news media and links randomly inserted in the text. It's not even intended for human reading.

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Re: Stand By to Repel Boarders!
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2012, 07:33:56 am »
If  assistance is required, there are any number of us ready to be
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Re: Stand By to Repel Boarders!
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2012, 09:17:25 am »
New spammer today: "dempsey802", promoting NFL/NHL jerseys in four different groups.  This is pure link spam intended for search engines, with text in Spanish copied from news media and links randomly inserted in the text. It's not even intended for human reading.

Back today under the username caolfhionq. Reported

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Re: Stand By to Repel Boarders!
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2012, 10:41:38 am »
Banned the jersey boys

Get liberal with that report button guys, I don't feel like sleeping
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Re: Stand By to Repel Boarders!
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2012, 04:00:57 pm »
Banned the jersey boys

Get liberal with that report button guys, I don't feel like sleeping

Sorry, not trying to keep you awake on purpose. Thanks you for sending the offenders to oblivion!

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Re: Stand By to Repel Boarders!
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2012, 02:52:29 am »
Banned the jersey boys

Get liberal with that report button guys, I don't feel like sleeping

     They're back again already. This time under the name "darrelldjit3".
 

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Re: Stand By to Repel Boarders!
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2012, 03:44:18 am »
Banned the jersey boys

Get liberal with that report button guys, I don't feel like sleeping

     They're back again already. This time under the name "darrelldjit3".
 


Are you sure? I'm sure I've already banned that username...*checking* Yup, it's in the ban list. Have you got a link to the offending post?

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Re: Stand By to Repel Boarders!
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2012, 03:54:42 am »
Banned the jersey boys

Get liberal with that report button guys, I don't feel like sleeping

     They're back again already. This time under the name "darrelldjit3".
 


Are you sure? I'm sure I've already banned that username...*checking* Yup, it's in the ban list. Have you got a link to the offending post?

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It's possible that I noticed the post after the fact.

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Re: Stand By to Repel Boarders!
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2012, 03:57:04 am »
     I also reported the post immediately after I saw it, so you may have banned him before I posted here.

     Edit) I checked and the offending post has been removed from the thread in question.

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Re: Stand By to Repel Boarders!
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2012, 04:00:13 am »
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Re: Stand By to Repel Boarders!
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2012, 04:11:32 am »
     I also reported the post immediately after I saw it, so you may have banned him before I posted here.

     Edit) I checked and the offending post has been removed from the thread in question.

Pretty sure I was the one who banned that username, but don't recall removing any posts... (banned a lot of spam accounts today, mind is going fuzzy)

Oh well, one of us got him anyway.  ;)

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Re: Stand By to Repel Boarders!
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2012, 05:00:27 am »
Ah, that would explain why I'm finding posts where the user has already been banned, but their posts haven't been removed.

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Re: Stand By to Repel Boarders!
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2012, 10:50:19 am »
Just tried to report hitechitkib and guekhlg378 for spamming, but I got a "30 second after the last post, try again later".


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Re: Stand By to Repel Boarders!
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2012, 11:16:36 am »
Want to know the irony there? That's in place to cut down on spam! ;)
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Re: Stand By to Repel Boarders!
« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2012, 01:00:25 pm »
Hahah yea.. I had that a few times..

Find spam > Hit notify > Hit reply to say you reported the post > Get hit with the "Wait 30 seconds, neener neener" thing..

Quite annoying.. :P

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Re: Stand By to Repel Boarders!
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2012, 01:57:08 pm »
Ah, that would explain why I'm finding posts where the user has already been banned, but their posts haven't been removed.

Yeah, I've found that same thing a few times myself. Easy enough to miss if you just found the spammer via the member list.  :)

I probably missed a few spam posts though, After the first 60 or so I sort of hit 'auto pilot'...  :D

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Re: Stand By to Repel Boarders!
« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2012, 04:24:20 am »
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