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Spam-Users

Unread post by Kiwi » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:30 pm

I already reported some months ago, but nothing happend until then, so again. This forum has a spam-user problem. Most of the last 22 users (see screenshot below) are spam-users. In total we have more then 300 spam-users already. In my function as moderator I'm deleting them sometimes, but it doesn't stop.

It's always the same schema. A strange username, an age (mostly 30+ years old), countries all over the world, interests are always swimming, dancing, nightclubs or something like that, and in the signature or website-info there are links to strange pages.

They always have birthdays in the next few days after registration, so people who have a look who they are maybe will click on the spam-links.

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Re: Spam-Users

Unread post by Marv » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:54 pm

Skitch2, Mr. Burguers, ...
Sure sounds suspicious :D

I'll see if we can set up better sign up captchas.
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Re: Spam-Users

Unread post by agg1401 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:30 pm

yusufcihan's, i d'ont think you're spamming.
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Re: Spam-Users

Unread post by VaidX47 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:33 pm

Deleted all users with spam URLs and 0 posts.
Also without last seen and before 2018-06-01 join date.
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Re: Spam-Users

Unread post by Marv » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:35 pm

Thanks
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Re: Spam-Users

Unread post by Kiwi » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:37 am

There are still many spam users left.
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Re: Spam-Users

Unread post by VaidX47 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:43 am

Kiwi wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:37 am
There are still many spam users left.
I'm well aware. The ones that have malicious, ad filled websites were my main targets due to their nature. Rest are dummies with meaningful data that can eventually be cleaned too, since most of them have 0 posts and never log in again.
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Unread post by Kiwi » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:55 am

Admins, FYI: In the last 3 days I've deleted 14 spam-posts, as well banned 4 new spam-users.

Any news regarding a better captcha implementation?
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Re: Spam-Users

Unread post by The Man » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:08 am

You probably know this: Some pages that require logging in, have this puzzle box, in which you're supposed to identify all objects (choose the squares that contain a specified object, e.g. motorbike) at least two or three times before all the squares are meaningless. It's a pain in the donkey when you always have to work your brain before getting into the forum, but it surely works.
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