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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:32 am  Post subject: Spambot Reporting Thread
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Since it is harder for spud to delete threads and spambot users when you have already replied to their comments, why not report them here?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:05 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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Why not use the report this post function?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:35 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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If you see a spam message, click on Image underneath it and report it as spam. I am sure spud can remove it (somehow).

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:57 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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yes, those are helpful as it flags it up.

I've installed three levels of spam filter, you have to manually type yes (custom hack), the timezone selection has been implemented and you even have to select you aren't a spammer from a drop down box.

Unfortunately there's three categories:
* Dumb spam bots -> probably filtered out
* Targetted/smart spam bots -> they try different combinations, are content sensitive and sometimes give 'valid' topic posts
* Viral advertisers -> humans, so can't be tricked.

Dead-Donkey is an indexed site with some decent presence in probably the wrong places, so spam bots dive on in here :(

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:40 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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There weren't so many spambots before the Google and Yahoo bots :roll:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:42 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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pure wrote:
Why not use the report this post function?


That was new to me. :oops:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:20 am  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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Slayer wrote:
There weren't so many spambots before the Google and Yahoo bots :roll:


The google and yahoo bots have always been on the site, all it does now is make them not appear as unregistered, but beyond indexing more pages because we have more referers and more content that's a red herring.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:12 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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Eeehmmm, more referers? Red herring? I'm not following :(

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:59 am  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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Spud's words translated to every day language:
More websites that link to dead-donkey and also more site content (movies, general discussions, news) that is subject to spam-bots scanning activity.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:54 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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Converted to peon:
site get rank. site get more link in google search. spam bot use google search. site get more spam bots.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:10 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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Ah, thanks for the peon! :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:30 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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I'd like to report the following user, for some reason he's been able to post nothing less than 18340 useless posts! :shadey:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:25 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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Okay, where's that delete user and all posts button gone...

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:04 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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Pffft, is it me or are spambots becoming more numerous everyday?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:09 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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Those damn spambots are not affraid of zombies. :(


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:50 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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Maybe we should confront them with one of these:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:02 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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Thought I'd update, we captha'd, have a custom question and some other snizzle; most if not all spam is currently human and not automated. I don't know if the site some how made some spam list but there's only a few things I can think of doing:

Banning http links for new users; this does mean legitimate users get hit too
Ban signatures with links in for new users (or all users); this does mean all users would be hit.
Restrict posting to new users; not cool.

I have noticed most spam comes from .ru or yahoo.com; banning these is an option but again, this will hit legitimate users.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:26 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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By average ehow many by day do you get?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:34 am  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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it averages at 1 human spammer every other day, very annoying. Slayer does a great job reporting spambots so i delete their account and all posts, but its annoying.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:05 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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Not that much though, dunno if disabling lotsa stuff would be necesary for those ~4 spammers a week.
I dont like the following aswell but maybe thats a solution:
Maybe make it mandatory that a new user first introduces himself before they can post in the other section? Some boards have this and although like I said I dont like that very much it could offer a solution.

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