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Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:07 am
by Rwolf
A spambot 'jagdev02' posted four ads in the 'general gaming' forum.

Status: Trash Heap'd

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:46 am
by Rwolf
Suspected spambot "DavidDHall" - posts of generic praise, and a profile with a dating-site link in. (The one good thing is it likes Tetris.) ... DavidDHall

I suggest to put on watch-list.

Status: Posts split & Trash Heap'd

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:46 am
by MrFlibble
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.

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:51 am
by Rwolf
The bald spambot 'fionaly' returns to spam again, list says 3, but I see 1 only: ... le&u=13325

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?

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:31 pm
by Rwolf
Yet another suspected spambot, 'HelenAllen', posting generic praise and adding a link with a dating site in its posting signature. ... 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. ... le&u=13378

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

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:56 pm
by CPT Worm
Both have had their posts deleted and have been banned.

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:04 pm
by Rwolf
A few more salesbots have sneaked in their links in a couple of wall-texts. Same fake name-format as before btw.

JustusWoolworth: ... sWoolworth

AnselmPennell: ... elmPennell

DallasPrevoss: ... lasPrevoss

EmilyWeeks: ... EmilyWeeks

SpencerEden: ... pencerEden


Also a recurring spambot, 'jagdev02' using a different format: ... r=jagdev02

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:57 pm
by MrFlibble
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.

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:22 am
by wardrich
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.

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:36 am
by Rwolf
Magic for sale from one spambot here: ... le&u=13401

(these spells does not work in rpg games)

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:03 am
by Rwolf
Happy new spam-year! ... le&u=13418

Status: Trash Heap'd

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:39 pm
by Rwolf
Spammer in need of severe spanking ... =smtpinbox

Trash Heap'd

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:45 pm
by MrFlibble
Spam link bot: ... le&u=13425

All posts Trash Heap'd.

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:02 am
by MrFlibble
Another shameless bot: ... le&u=13424

Posts moved to Trash heap as usual.

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:27 am
by Rwolf
Wall-of-text spammer, irrelevant to gaming: ... le&u=13430

Status: Trash Heap'd

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:41 am
by Rwolf
More spammers:

yourfifa1: ... le&u=13435

SandyGooore: ... le&u=13424

Status: Trash Heaped and banned both users.

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:32 am
by Rwolf
Energetic spammer Rain13 managed ten postings of garbage in just over ten minutes, before it's fingers were worn down to stubs: ... le&u=13428

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:01 pm
by wardrich
Holy spam, Batman! I added the url to our spam words list, banned the account, and removed all the trash.

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:56 am
by Rwolf
Another one, 'tronicextreme': ... le&u=13440

Trash Heap'd

spammer repeated it's spam after cleanup: ... nicextreme

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:14 pm
by MrFlibble
Spammer with a link to an irrelevant site in profile: ... le&u=13437

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