Brilliant idea? Stopping wowgold spammers

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Re: Brilliant idea? Stopping wowgold spammers

Post by EsrarliKapi » Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:56 am

Feel free to use the codes MartectX, unfortunately I don't have any time and also info about ModX.
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Re: Brilliant idea? Stopping wowgold spammers

Post by jaunty_mellifluous » Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:37 am

Some history on Wow Gold spammers? They simply just post 'Wow Gold'?
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Re: Brilliant idea? Stopping wowgold spammers

Post by Phil » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:57 pm

Along with various ASCII hearts.
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Re: Brilliant idea? Stopping wowgold spammers

Post by EsrarliKapi » Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:10 pm

Thanks MartectX, I've visited the topic and left a post.
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Re: Brilliant idea? Stopping wowgold spammers

Post by pgarvin76 » Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:05 pm

jwxie wrote:since spammer will never waste their time if they have to wait for 1 hr after the new registration to post a thread.
In my experience they have waited several days before posting.
iWisdom wrote:I've gotten about 20 or so on my rather small board, although that may be because it's linked to in my signature.
You know, I was wondering why they showed up on my board all of the sudden and I think it does correspond to me updating my signature with a link to the forum. You may be on to something here. I bet they are spidering this board looking for links. Any way to figure out what there bot is identifying itself as and block it?

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Re: Brilliant idea? Stopping wowgold spammers

Post by Phil » Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:15 pm

Not necessarily a bot, even, it just means that the link is a bit more obvious ;) If I was looking for phpBB boards to spam, phpBB.com seems like a logical place to start.
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Re: Brilliant idea? Stopping wowgold spammers

Post by jwxie » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:27 am

pgarvin76 wrote:
jwxie wrote:since spammer will never waste their time if they have to wait for 1 hr after the new registration to post a thread.
In my experience they have waited several days before posting.
iWisdom wrote:I've gotten about 20 or so on my rather small board, although that may be because it's linked to in my signature.
You know, I was wondering why they showed up on my board all of the sudden and I think it does correspond to me updating my signature with a link to the forum. You may be on to something here. I bet they are spidering this board looking for links. Any way to figure out what there bot is identifying itself as and block it?
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that is strange, if i want to spam something, i wouldn't even bother to waste my time to remember it
if it is true, this "spammer" is absolutely cool

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Re: Brilliant idea? Stopping wowgold spammers

Post by MartectX » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:28 am

jwxie wrote:that is strange, if i want to spam something, i wouldn't even bother to waste my time to remember it
if it is true, this "spammer" is absolutely cool
So you'll let him get away with that one post in return? :lol:

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Re: Brilliant idea? Stopping wowgold spammers

Post by EsrarliKapi » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:57 am

I agree, seems like this bot looks for links in such forums. I didn't put my site in my sig here, but I have on another forum software site. Spammers now also can find brilliant ideas.
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Re: Brilliant idea? Stopping wowgold spammers

Post by Jotne » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:12 pm

In my small Norwegain board, I do get 20 or so if this wow thing.
So they can register even if all is in my language.

But a Norwegian question will have stopped this.
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Re: Brilliant idea? Stopping wowgold spammers

Post by Highway of Life » Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:19 am

Jim_UK wrote:A good idea Steve.
From what I have seen these Wow Gold spammers are human. If not then it would be the only bot to get through registration on my site in over 2 years. Assuming they are human then ok with your idea.
What I have done is to use the word sensor such that any text Wow Gold, wow gold, WowGold, wowgold is replaced by "Please report this post" to draw moderator or Admin attention to their rubbish posting.
I also do not allow urls in signatures until after 10 posts so they get nowhere on my site.

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I’ve done a similar thing as well, utilising the word censor to combat spam has so-far proved extremely successful. Not only various combinations of wow gold, but also various unnamed male-enhancement drugs and Nokia phones. It has completely prevented the spam posts from being effective, the URLs are broken, the words don’t make any sense, and the post is useless.

I’m not entirely certain if this has contributed to our sharp decline in spam recently, but I have to wonder...
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