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Hit with Tremendous Spam

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:36 am
by man_o_man
Due to our failure to apply anti-spam measures, we have just been attacked with unbelievable spam of more than 800 posts, with each post numbering about 40 lines. all of them coming from

rev.poneytelecom.eu with IP Address 62-210-177-44

Kindly bear with us as we remove all the posts resulting from these spammers, who, hopefully, will soon be infected with COVID-19 and the Swine Flu.

I will update this post with suggestions on how to improve the Quick Tools feature.

Re: Hit with Tremendous Spam

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:41 am
by 3Di
man_o_man wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:36 am
Kindly bear with us as we remove all the posts resulting from these spammers, who, hopefully, will soon be infected with COVID-19 and the Swine Flu.
As far as I know, the Swine plague does not affect humans. And neither do robots.

Your captcha is obsolete, change it to q&a.
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Re: Hit with Tremendous Spam

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:01 am
by Random American
Maybe even enable the new user function (Newly Registered Users) so all new users are on the Moderation Queue.

Edit: Also, having a "for spammers only" forum will not help you. Many spammers are bots and have no sense of decency.

Re: Hit with Tremendous Spam

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:13 am
by david63
man_o_man wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:36 am
these spammers, who, hopefully, will soon be infected with COVID-19
On a scale of 1 - 10 I would put a spammer at 1 and Covid-19 at 100.

There are cures/preventative measures to prevent spam - unfortunately the same cannot be said of Covid-19

Re: Hit with Tremendous Spam

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:39 am
by 3Di
david63 wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:13 am
There are cures/preventative measures to prevent spam - unfortunately the same cannot be said of Covid-19
OT: There are measures to be taken to prevent being affected by Covid, just know them and apply them.

Re: Hit with Tremendous Spam

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:54 pm
by Random American
I don't think any modification to quick tools would make up for lack of anti-spam measures.

Re: Hit with Tremendous Spam

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:56 pm
by 3Di
Random American wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:54 pm
I don't think any modification to quick tools would make up for lack of anti-spam measures.
Sure thing.

Re: Hit with Tremendous Spam

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:03 pm
by KevC
OP reads like something posted on their own site and then copied here for some reason.

Kindly bear with us as we remove all the posts resulting from these spammers.........erm.... ok

Re: Hit with Tremendous Spam

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:08 pm
by 3Di
KevC wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:03 pm
OP reads like something posted on their own site and then copied here for some reason.

Kindly bear with us as we remove all the posts resulting from these spammers.........erm.... ok
Yeah, I personaly noticed that. Cross-posting or the likes, like a spammer if I can say. IMHO.

Re: Hit with Tremendous Spam

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:12 pm
by Random American
KevC wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:03 pm
OP reads like something posted on their own site and then copied here for some reason.

Kindly bear with us as we remove all the posts resulting from these spammers.........erm.... ok
I also noticed that, though I didn't comment. My guess is that he just couldn't be bothered to write another post so he recycled most of the same text.

Re: Hit with Tremendous Spam

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:41 pm
by Forex Station
man_o_man wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:36 am
Kindly bear with us as we remove all the posts resulting from these spammers
Haha this guy spammed his own spam problem.

Re: Hit with Tremendous Spam

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:07 pm
by Random American
Forex Station wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:41 pm
man_o_man wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:36 am
Kindly bear with us as we remove all the posts resulting from these spammers
Haha this guy spammed his own spam problem.
It was worse when it had massive text.

Thanks Mick for fixing that.

Re: Hit with Tremendous Spam

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:30 am
by man_o_man
KevC wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:03 pm
OP reads like something posted on their own site and then copied here for some reason.

Kindly bear with us as we remove all the posts resulting from these spammers.........erm.... ok
not sure if I understand what you are saying. Words posted here by me and me alone are mine and mine alone.

Re: Hit with Tremendous Spam

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:31 am
by man_o_man
Forex Station wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:41 pm
man_o_man wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:36 am
Kindly bear with us as we remove all the posts resulting from these spammers
Haha this guy spammed his own spam problem.
not sure if I understand what you are saying. Words posted here by me and me alone are mine and mine alone

Re: Hit with Tremendous Spam

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:34 am
by man_o_man
apparently, all of these spammers are in the Registered Users group.

What happens exactly when a user is removed from this group - where is the user sent, is the user deleted from the board?

and what happens to the user's post(s) when the user is deleted from the group?

I am afraid to try it because the user might be deleted from the board but his post(s) might be retained, so I need to know exactly what actually happens.