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Old October 1st, 2008, 05:28 AM
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Spammer on the lose!

Well if you haven't noticed yet (well obviously you should) there's a spammer wreaking havoc on the site. Some immediate attention is in order.
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Old October 1st, 2008, 07:30 AM
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Grammer Police... "Spammer on the loose!" (I make the same mix up between lose and loose online all the time while typing as well)

But yes they will lose, mwahhahaha. I've been knocking them down as they come up - seems that today is lets go to Spamalot. We are the knights of...

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Old October 1st, 2008, 11:28 AM
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Here we go again!

Looks like we got another spammer.
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Old October 1st, 2008, 01:38 PM
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What makes these more annoying, is that they aren't "bots," or spammers that are controlled by machines and programs. All they did was auto-type their message in one section for those of you who remember. These guys, are certainly human to post so damn many messages, that, or the programs have been improved, which isn't good of course.
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Thank goodness they’ve been removed from the Muscle Growth section, but there are still remnants in Surveys and Polls, Main Off-Topic Board, News & Current Events. These idiots need to be stopped. Hope Webmaster can surmount the perps and better protect the site.
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Old October 1st, 2008, 11:45 PM
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Flex has put some features on the site that have made it pretty peaceful for quite some time...I will be in talks with him to see what went awry and if there is a means to upgrade what we got, as it appears whatever methods these people with spam bots use are getting better.

I killed all the ones in the poll section...several of them appeared to have the same IP address for a few of the names. One of the upgrades is a way to block the actual IP address, so hopefully the worst of it is over. Thanks phil for pointing out the forums that had the spam...I even ran across one where a member of the board had put down another...something we have a zero tolerance for here.

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Old October 5th, 2008, 03:38 PM
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You've got another one on "Surveys & Polls" named bigboobtit and "Diet & Nutrition" called lidamida. Keep up the great work eliminating these nuisances.
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Old October 5th, 2008, 07:47 PM
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Got em all for now. We are currently working on other options, up to and including Moderators approving memberships from now on.

Granted, people will not be able to post right away, but it is the cost we will unfortunately have to pay. That does, of course, depend on how many legitimate people sign up...that could turn out to be an issue in itself....

*sigh*

At least I am catching some before they even have a chance to post.
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Old October 5th, 2008, 10:18 PM
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Still coming in. These are the "members" I pegged as spammers:

Aladeotte
Biochiala
Blildesia
gollandicc
Gyncrosearosy
helloyers
norvascgeneric
ovelllymn
Pneundsefwsbi
RaymondIU
RetEmbopExpem
Stooriall
suidertelmilt


You may have gotten most of them already but gollandicc and RetEmbopExpem are as late as early a.m. 10/06.

I'm on-line pretty frequently if I can help in any way.

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