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  • flyboyx
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    Indeed!

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  • JasonC
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    In December I went in the membership database and banned any member that looked like a spammer two months prior to that time. Was kind of easy to spot them, most of their profiles said New York with a 2011 BMW plus their IP would not match their location. Everyday since then I've been checking new members to see if they are legit. Plus with the rest of the staff being ontop of banning the spam when they see it really cut it down too. A IP filter was put in on part of Asia and since then, I've noticed a severe lack of activity of spam. Good work by everyone all around.

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  • cheffy30
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    Originally posted by flyboyx View Post
    is it just me or does it seem like there is less spam lately than usual?
    it's not you... there is way less now it seems. thank you admins and mods for the attention...

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  • flyboyx
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    is it just me or does it seem like there is less spam lately than usual?

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  • rturbo 930
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    Originally posted by djjerme View Post
    I doubt it will ever end up like E30tech where the approvals will languish for weeks or years.
    No, I doubt that would happen. Chris was often MIA, and he was the only person who could approve members. If the mods here can approve new members, I don't see it being an issue.

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  • djjerme
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    Itís not like bidding on an Auction, so if it takes a day or two to approve new members, Iím sure it wonít affect the sites image. I doubt it will ever end up like E30tech where the approvals will languish for weeks or years.


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  • JasonC
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    I'd honestly be up for approving new members. I've been checking new members for the past 2 months everyday. Since some spammers will register but not post right away. I can't be on here 24/7 And don't expect the rest of the staff to be either. But with a approval of registration, one can check once or twice a day and just boot the spammers that way.

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  • djjerme
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    It almost seems like itíd be easier to wait for approval of new user accounts, and making them answer actual E30 related questions.

    Far easier to Whitelist new approved user, than blacklisting up address.

    But thatís just my thoughts.


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  • FPM three
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    138.197.26.186, US, United States, Clifton, NJ 07014
    138.197.31.58, US, United States, Clifton, NJ 07014

    The organization name for both servers show DuPont. If it's the DuPont I'm familiar with, They're large enough to have servers coming out the wazoo. Just looking at the IP's without any other knowledge, they could be legit. Most of the spammers I've banned spoof one or both (Registration and Post) IP addresses and when I do a Whois on them, they often show them being in two completely different countries. Some of the "smarter" ones will spoof the IP of a US server when they register to make you think they're legit and then use their actual (usually foreign) IP when they post. Remember, a spammer's life on a forum is only as long as his spam is permitted to be seen by his audience. They know they're going to be banned once they're discovered, so it's not important to spoof the IP.

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  • 2mAn
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    I thought this was weird.

    Spammer had two posts and when I went to ban and delete, it showed that he was using two different IPs...

    138.197.26.186
    138.197.31.58

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  • agent
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    Originally posted by deansbimmer View Post
    Just got a few PM's from new user fredd1 who is an obvious scammer perusing the Wanted forum. FYI.
    Yep, he's been reported and will be dealt with accordingly. Thanks!

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  • deansbimmer
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    Just got a few PM's from new user fredd1 who is an obvious scammer perusing the Wanted forum. FYI.

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  • cheffy30
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    Originally posted by JasonC View Post
    Um yeah. Spammers never put their correct location, thought this was common knowledge.
    my kid uses a vpn when squirrling on the DW. it changes his isp location every time he moves about.... no tracks... genious.
    i don't have a hard time nailing him down to the dinner table though thankfully...

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  • JasonC
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    Um yeah. Spammers never put their correct location, thought this was common knowledge.

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  • FPM three
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    Here are the locations according to Whois. You can look these IP addresses up yourself at: http://cqcounter.com/whois/

    lendlsim Today 0 Las Vegas 2014, 185.156.175.142, CH, Switzerland
    isckobisn Today 0 las vegas 2011, 85.210.217.132, BE, Belgium
    simmonslen Today 0 Las Vegas 2013, 185.183.106.28, ES, Spain
    altiwange Today 0 las vegas 2011, 180.149.231.241, NZ, New Zealand
    toucnhdown Today 0 las vegas 2011, 180.149.231.241, NZ, New Zealand
    kemarroa Today 0 Las Vegas 2012, 185.183.106.28, ES, Spain
    roachkem Today 0 Las Vegas 2013, 185.183.106.28, ES, Spain
    mistbundy Today 0 las vegas 2011, 89.238.185.125, NL, Netherlands
    hanieelle Today 0 las vegas 2011, 37.48.65.49, NL, Netherlands
    samuebadr Today 0 Las Vegas 2012, 185.183.106.28, ES, Spain
    ckielevine Today 0 las vegas 2011, 185.212.171.210, NL, Netherlands
    aguilerasa Today 0 las vegas 2011, 178.175.132.27, MD, Moldova, Republic of
    badresamu Today 0 Las Vegas 2014, 84.39.112.21, CH, Switzerland
    nciencharl Today 0 las vegas 2011, 178.175.132.28, MD, Moldova, Republic of
    theavadam Today 0 las vegas 2011, 94.126.173.125, PT, Portugal
    dalestey Today 0 Las Vegas 2012, 84.39.112.21, CH, Switzerland
    trishnessw Today 0 las vegas 2011, 180.149.231.252, NZ, New Zealand
    steydale Today 0 Las Vegas 2012, 185.183.106.28, ES, Spain
    businider Today 0 las vegas 2011, 41.185.17.106, ZA, South Africa

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think any of these countries have a city called Las Vegas.

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