Weird spam

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tomjefford
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Weird spam

Post by tomjefford » Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:21 pm

i'v just stated to get users signing up with names like micky0604, efgh851 etc and there posting not adverts but just weird unreadable stuff :?: does anyone know how to get rid of these and sort it out as i can't just keep deleted millions of users all day.

Here's an example post -

I think the words and hero online gold system is great (but in like size 0.000002) so you can't read it.

Thanks for the help,
Tom

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Re: Weird spam

Post by ric323 » Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:40 pm

Read the "Preventing SPAM" sticky topic at the head of this forum.
Install either the "RAC MOD", or the "Security Question MOD", and you will stop them siging up instantly.
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Re: Weird spam

Post by AsciiSector » Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:41 pm

Install the RAC mod. I did and haven't had any spam since -- I even have guest posting allowed and also use the RAC mod for guest posting.

tomjefford
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Re: Weird spam

Post by tomjefford » Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:46 pm

Cheers, your help is kindly appreciated!

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Jim_UK
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Re: Weird spam

Post by Jim_UK » Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:37 pm

I have had that sort of rubbish posted today (9 posts in total) and as I have not had a bot in the last 2 years believe that it is a human spammer.
It is designed to draw attention to WowGold Try doing a Google search for that and you will see what I mean.
The RAC mod will not stop these spammers as they are human I am sure.
I am going to make use of the word censor to change the words WowGold into "Please report this post" so that I can remove any more such postings quickly.

Jim
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