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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:04 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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Well, if the spammer is human, what stops him from making one extra post in which he/she introduces him/herself? And then continue spamming?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:01 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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spudthedestroyer wrote:

Banning http links for new users; this does mean legitimate users get hit too


This sounds good IMO.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:50 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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Slayer wrote:
Well, if the spammer is human, what stops him from making one extra post in which he/she introduces him/herself? And then continue spamming?


Got a point there, but most seem pretty lazy and never return after the first (now) spam post. So maybe it could work

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:44 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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We've got this user "jecobmartin", is he a spambot? I think so, but I'm not 100% sure.

search.php?author_id=16021&sr=posts

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:01 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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I think he is a spambot, but a nice one.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:54 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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And another one of the same kind? search.php?author_id=16020&sr=posts

And a very kind one? viewtopic.php?p=213047#p213047

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:17 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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jesus, spamfest.

Okay I've now enabled dns spamcheck/blacklisting which unfortunately will do dns lookups before allowing posts.

The downside may be increased posting times.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:21 am  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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Haven't noticed an increase in post time so far :)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:12 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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batch of spammers got through though :(

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:25 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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How about

kimsmarkin memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=16082

He looks genuine enough, but his syntax is off. Also, he has 5 posts, all made on one day in one subforum.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:31 am  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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Could be a spambot. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:29 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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Another one which looks pretty real to me. But well, double dots on the end of each sentence and the nickname.

viewtopic.php?p=213290#p213290

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:02 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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No spambot imho.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:01 am  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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I've just recompiled PHP with GD support and changed the captcha for one with some random muff bits

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:14 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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no new spammers since, maybe its working?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:30 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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Sure looks like it, hopefully it did the job and we're down to a few every now and then :beerchug:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:43 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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There's still humans, can't kill those guys... well I can, but then we'll no doubt have zombies.

Zombies... they creep me out.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:56 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:41 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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tightened the captcha even futher; its getting to the point where i don't think I'd be able to register :o

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:44 pm  Post subject: Re: Spambot Reporting Thread
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What about this: everybody has to PM you before they can post. You have to filter out which ones are not spambots. That way only your PM box is spammed. :mrgreen:


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