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Wally
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Post by Wally »

I've updated the spam list.

There's really no point banning spammers anymore, they just keep coming back :cry:

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Post by Rwolf »

Ok, here is another spammer to add 'Ririn01':

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14177

Post contains *one* spam link hidden in an otherwise long quoted text, with a generic thanks framing.

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(you missed 'Maya055' from the previous post - nonsense text with link)
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14152

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More new spammy posters:

Pokr2355
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14179

Maya541
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14180

And a frequent spam poster:

Fernandes
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14130

Either the spam-filter modified the last post, or the bot is becoming self-aware.

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(Another way to filter may be to hide new users first post until vetted by an admin, but that is probably equally time consuming.)

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Post by Rwolf »

How about hiding identified spammers posts to everyone except themselves - maybe they will keep using the same userid and not create new ones so much.

Possibly make a spammer group of these guys so they can chat internally and perhaps see only their own posts it will keep the bots clueless and happy?


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Post by Wally »

Testing something here, just created a section for spammers to post in as guests.. Posts are auto purged after a day.


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Post by Rwolf »

How about automatically move new posts from already identified spammers to the new spam forum? (No matter where/what they post)

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Post by wardrich »

Rwolf wrote:How about automatically move new posts from already identified spammers to the new spam forum? (No matter where/what they post)
I like this idea. We'll make them easy to identify as spammers as well, in case one makes it back into the wild.


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Post by MrFlibble »

I'm now moving stuff to Spammers club instead of Trash Heap.

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David190 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14232
stuartstreak http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14233
vall376 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14237
whosetheboss http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14238
Showboxmoviez http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14254
Alice3 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14258
Henry99 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14267
razz http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14273
koushik http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14272
Rocha547 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14300
Logan15 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14309
Maxwell18 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14318
Stella4684 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14245
ankurr5421 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14346
brodywalker http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14350
Christine99 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14367
markliang575 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14376
jasonwilliams016 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14393
markwebber016 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14404
darrenpowell016 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14405
jonathanlam016 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14406
davidwilson016 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14407
wangyueyue http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14220
andrewjosan http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14427
skjamfi http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14431
kadmiel http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14434
mathewsjohns http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14440
johnbright http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14444
Today http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14492
QWE2017 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14498
Elizabeth846 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14520
Lynch369 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14524
nickrock2011 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14528
MorganFowler http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14571
weijianhuakai http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14594
Damon45 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14616
walterscott807 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14644
stafisbilliam http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14643
WILSONJON http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14642
Corey105 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14485
weijianhuakai http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14594
janice123 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14831
Ricardo190 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14835
jammartinn1987 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14799
amandanunes http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14842
Acosta556 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14843
Belinda46 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14849
Crag486 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14848
k4bweb http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14851
theelix1 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14855
Kane88 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14537
haha11 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14874
Thomas46 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14875
vanessabell84 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14876

suspicious - reply in necro thread:
BMadden84 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14259
Wilson445 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14535

suspected bots using 'generic praise' postings:
yuan http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14290
jeanramos http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14287
iavn http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14289
jonsnow88200 http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14358

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Post by Rwolf »

I'm not updating the spam list nowadays, they are self evident anyway in most cases, and the Cheeze spammer is just a minor annyoance IMO.

Some automatic way of filtering more disruptive spam like the recent flood from 'fbarraza28' would be good. Most of the spam posts by that bot are in long dead threads, and anything new and relevant now gets drowned in that deluge.

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Post by legaloneforever »

http://www.mediafire.com/folder/701lqda5akl22/DOSGAMES

Rwolf.... thanks for the plug! For you plug I mentioned you in my credits. An interesting note is this program is over 100 k and ran out of memory while compiling.

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Post by MrFlibble »

Rwolf wrote:Some automatic way of filtering more disruptive spam like the recent flood from 'fbarraza28' would be good. Most of the spam posts by that bot are in long dead threads, and anything new and relevant now gets drowned in that deluge.
A cap on the number of links in a post would help against the frank barraza type infestation, but with the forum engine hopelessly out of date I don't think it's likely to happen.

I've just cleaned up the find old games section of several dozens of barraza's poopposts, the moderator controls are very clumsy and inefficient here. I wish an admin would come around and nuke the fella altogether with all its posts, but no idea if this may happen soon.

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