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#1 vectra666

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 12:31 pm

Just an idea on how to stop spammers maybe. If you,re a new member which most of the spammers are then they could be made to post into a "welcome I,m new" type topic, which before they can make a new or reply to another topic or even download anything they,d have to get a reply off a admin I.e ady,duplu, etc but make the topic only for admins only to reply too. then after it,s been replied to, if they,re genuine they can reply make new topics n download stuff. If not then goodbye but they,d have to post in english too. Lol
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:00 pm

Yeah it's turning into a joke now,theres more spam going on than fme threads.I can't even report a post yet a spammer can post :err: :D i think pies the cat got the message as he doesn't post anymore ;)

#3 ady

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:11 pm

Guy's there's more than you EVER see........

Just banned 22 of them...and thats before they get on the forums.

They are all gmail addy's

I was going to suggest similiar......every 1st post needs Moderating.

#4 dannypyeman

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:14 pm

is there such a big deal about spammers? just dont click their links simple

#5 ady

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:16 pm

is there such a big deal about spammers? just dont click their links simple


Yes there is Danny, we are all 'grown-up' but theres certain things we don't want associated with the site.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:47 pm

Sound a bit like steele there dannypyeman.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:54 pm

Sound a bit like steele there dannypyeman.


Lmao...stop takin ma links down ya bsturts !!!
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:58 pm

How come there appering all of a sudden? Somthing to do with new servers recently or advertising?

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#9 d0uga1

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 04:17 pm

why dont we just add a captcha code to the registration page so we have to enter a code to register on the site
always on the scrounge for freebies.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 04:28 pm

How come there appering all of a sudden? Somthing to do with new servers recently or advertising?

Just Google "Forum" and you have thousands of potential targets for your spam.
Such is the increase in spam that there are an increasing number of websites dedicated to tackling the problem, like "stopthatspam"
If this site wanted to stop spam altogether (if that is posible) it would need to charge for membership. 1, to disuade the vast majority of spammers, and 2, to cover the cost of spam detection/prevention software.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 06:00 pm

why dont we just add a captcha code to the registration page so we have to enter a code to register on the site


We already use captcha on the registration page. I think these are real people and not spamming bots.


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Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:20 pm

last time i signed into www.bladezone.com i had 27,000 fake accounts.... in 1 month.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:22 pm

Steps have now been put into place to stop the spammers:
  • The status updates block has been removed from the front page as it is an indirect way to spam that I have no control over.
  • A new spam checking service has been implemented to prevent spammers signing up - it checks both the e-mail address used to register from and also the IP against a database if 13 million known spam reports.
  • Posts from new members must now be approved until their first post has been approved.
Hopefully these measures together will prevent the vast majority of spam.


#14 ady

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:37 pm

Thanks Duplu....

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:40 pm

is there such a big deal about spammers? just dont click their links simple

There must be as you keep reporting them!! keep up the good work danny.

Steps have now been put into place to stop the spammers:

  • The status updates block has been removed from the front page as it is an indirect way to spam that I have no control over.
  • A new spam checking service has been implemented to prevent spammers signing up - it checks both the e-mail address used to register from and also the IP against a database if 13 million known spam reports.
  • Posts from new members must now be approved until their first post has been approved.
Hopefully these measures together will prevent the vast majority of spam.



Cheers duplu this should stop the little buggers.

#16 Guest_Tommy c_*

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:54 pm

Duplu any chance you can look at my account and see why i can't report posts etc,alls i get is blog,multi quote and quote.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:59 pm

Duplu any chance you can look at my account and see why i can't report posts etc,alls i get is blog,multi quote and quote.


Should be fixed now. Nothing personal, all layout creators couldn't submit or view reports.


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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:01 pm

Thanks i see it now.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:06 pm

i might get some spam for my packing up. cheers lads i getting sick of cheese every day

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#20 vectra666

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:34 pm

thankyou for this and for following some of my advice lol
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