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Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 17 3:02 pm    Post subject: spam posts  Reply with quote    

Has there been a recent increase in spam postings, or am I just seeing them now, and hadn't been previously?

Anyway in which general forum users can help deal with them?

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33087
Location: yes
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 17 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

going by the number of "guests" and their extremely broad interests it seems we are getting an above average level of attention at the mo.

sean
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 41740
Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 17 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's some sort of Ukrainian bot network I think. I'll see if jema can tighten up the security for a bit.

jema
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 26565
Location: escaped from Swindon
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 17 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have put a block on some of the dodgy domains they are using, but this looks like a human botnet. I doubt the capchta is cracked.

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 4788
Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 17 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

jema wrote:
this looks like a human botnet.


I didn't even realize that would be the next step towards the singularity

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33087
Location: yes
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 17 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

the armies of the asslaminated are marching

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33087
Location: yes
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 17 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

the fracking thread has got far more views than might be expected, the usual view to post rate rarely exceeds about ten to one for a multi post thread, low post threads can get up to 100 which swings the stats but seems like regulars having a look at what folk think or do.

which begs the questions

it does not come up in the top 100 hits of several search engines so why has that one gone viral?
the ice age one has a fairly typical ratio but would it change ratio if the title was "climate change outrage" or suchlike?

does the word fracking in a thread title get regular update views by professional scrutiny from state or fracker intel?

or just many curious guests who have sought it out from thousands of search hits?
or a low level dsa at some point on the fracking thread ?

jema
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 26565
Location: escaped from Swindon
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 17 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Possibly it is linked on social media somewhere, so not spotted by the search engines.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33087
Location: yes
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 17 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ah im a bit old fashioned when it comes to the devil's confessional of facebook et al. it would explain it .

oh well that's good then it does have some very relevant info.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33087
Location: yes
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 17 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

see business chat

К сожалению, вы не будете получать деньги за приземлении порно объявление в России

PS Я сомневаюсь, что вы в Малайзии до свидания до свидания

Last edited by dpack on Fri Jan 13, 17 10:38 pm; edited 1 time in total

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33087
Location: yes
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 17 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

and other places

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33087
Location: yes
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 17 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I guess he spotted my reply cos he has gone.

if google was my friend it says something like

you wont get paid for putting up your porn advert in russian,
ps i dont believe you are in malasia either.

human at a guess by the activity

Jamanda
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Joined: 22 Oct 2006
Posts: 34890
Location: Devon
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 17 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Russian hackers dealt with - I don't know what all the fuss is about.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33087
Location: yes
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 17 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    



spammers and hackers are different beasties , as different as pitcher plants and scorpions.

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
Posts: 13491

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 17 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Speak of the devil. I've just logged on to find a spam post on chat from kenash123.

Why not let people join as per usual but not activate any account until a moderator has had a look at them first?

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