Here come the spam bots – Report Spammers Please


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      • #1604

        Tony
        Admin/Founder
        @admin

        Had to turn registration off temporariliy until I can install some countermeasures. Overnight about 400 spambots signed up. Please report spammers so I can delete/ban them.

      • #1605

        UtahUteGuy
        Ute Fan
        @utahuteguy

        Yeah, when I woke up this morning I saw that there were over 800 members. I was thinking, wow, this thing is exploding! Now I realize that it is exploding in an undesirable way. Hopefully that can be fixed.

        Oh, by the way, I’m not a spam bot, but I do like eating Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, eggs and Spam.

      • #1606

        Tony
        Admin/Founder
        @admin

        We were at a legit 550 or so when I went to bed last night. There have been about 300+ registrations since then, so no way to know the legit number of real members until I clean the spammers out.

        Until then I’ve had to add some countermeasures like captchas and things to prevent them from loggin in and posting spam. There already are some spam posts within profiles I’ll have to get rid of.

        I’m trying to setup a registration security thing to prevent new spammers from registering.

      • #1607

        MauchDawgUte
        Ute Fan
        @mauchdawgute

        This looks promising:

        Spam shield

      • #1608

        Tony
        Admin/Founder
        @admin

        I enabled a multi question deal for registration which I use on another one of my sites and works very well. That should stop 99.9% of the spam registrations. I also put a match captcha on the login which will suck, but prevent spammers who did register from logging in.

      • #1613

        Tony
        Admin/Founder
        @admin

        Just deleted about 200 unverified accounts which looked pretty spammy like zora987@yahoo.com etc…

      • #1825

        BioUte
        Ute Fan
        @bioute

        Holy cow, did we just go from 900 to 573? That’s a lot of spammers.

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