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Post by Rwolf » Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:07 am

A spambot 'jagdev02' posted four ads in the 'general gaming' forum.

Status: Trash Heap'd

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Post by Rwolf » Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:46 am

Suspected spambot "DavidDHall" - posts of generic praise, and a profile with a dating-site link in. (The one good thing is it likes Tetris.)

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/search.ph ... DavidDHall

I suggest to put on watch-list.

Status: Posts split & Trash Heap'd

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Post by MrFlibble » Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:46 am

Spambots seem to have developed a liking for this thread, so I decided to lock it. There's no reason for users to post in it really.

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Post by Rwolf » Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:51 am

The bald spambot 'fionaly' returns to spam again, list says 3, but I see 1 only:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=13325


note:
I'm seeing fewer than listed spams here, and before this I noted some of the recurring bots seem to have this mismatch too.

Are they already deleted, or hidden somehow?

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Post by Rwolf » Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:31 pm

Yet another suspected spambot, 'HelenAllen', posting generic praise and adding a link with a dating site in its posting signature.

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=13381


Also another version: 'RitaLucero', same thing with dating site in post/signature; though perhaps the posting it made was a properly baffled response to the thread content.

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=13378


It seems that currently concatenated 'real' names, without spacing are used as their nametags.

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Post by CPT Worm » Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:56 pm

Both have had their posts deleted and have been banned.
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Post by Rwolf » Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:04 pm

A few more salesbots have sneaked in their links in a couple of wall-texts. Same fake name-format as before btw.

JustusWoolworth:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/search.ph ... sWoolworth

AnselmPennell:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/search.ph ... elmPennell

DallasPrevoss:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/search.ph ... lasPrevoss

EmilyWeeks:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/search.ph ... EmilyWeeks

SpencerEden:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/search.ph ... pencerEden

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Also a recurring spambot, 'jagdev02' using a different format:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/search.ph ... r=jagdev02

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Post by MrFlibble » Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:57 pm

All of that junk moved to Trash Heap.

A question to forum admins: is there an option in this version of phpBB to change the CAPTCHA/spambot countermeasure to a custom question? That thing seems to be more effective in deterring spambots than pictures.

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Post by wardrich » Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:22 am

Been noticing a lot of "Fifa Coin" spam happening in here. They all link to the same site, so I've added that site's name to our list of spam words. Hopefully this puts a bit of a damper on the latest wave of spambots.

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Post by Rwolf » Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:36 am

Magic for sale from one spambot here:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=13401

(these spells does not work in rpg games)

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Post by Rwolf » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:03 am

Happy new spam-year!

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=13418

Status: Trash Heap'd

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Post by Rwolf » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:39 pm

Spammer in need of severe spanking
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/search.ph ... =smtpinbox

Trash Heap'd

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Post by MrFlibble » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:45 pm

Spam link bot:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=13425

All posts Trash Heap'd.

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Post by MrFlibble » Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:02 am

Another shameless bot:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=13424

Posts moved to Trash heap as usual.

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Post by Rwolf » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:27 am

Wall-of-text spammer, irrelevant to gaming:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=13430

Status: Trash Heap'd

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Post by Rwolf » Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:41 am

More spammers:

yourfifa1:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=13435

SandyGooore:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=13424

Status: Trash Heaped and banned both users.

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Post by Rwolf » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:32 am

Energetic spammer Rain13 managed ten postings of garbage in just over ten minutes, before it's fingers were worn down to stubs:

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=13428

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Post by wardrich » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:01 pm

Holy spam, Batman! I added the url to our spam words list, banned the account, and removed all the trash.

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Post by Rwolf » Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:56 am

Another one, 'tronicextreme':

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=13440

Trash Heap'd


spammer repeated it's spam after cleanup:

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/search.ph ... nicextreme
Last edited by Rwolf on Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:19 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by MrFlibble » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:14 pm

Spammer with a link to an irrelevant site in profile:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=13437

Made a couple of vaguely on-topic posts in random chat threads.

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