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Old 10-08-2017, 08:28 AM   #1
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Spam overkill!

Well, Spam is on point this morning. I understand being a mod is a thankless job, and I understand that they have a life outside of here. And I Do Appreciate what you guys do. But Lets be proactive here guys, shit is getting really out of hand again.

As much as I hate Captcha, it's time for some kind of automation like that to combat these scumbags. Lets get rid of the 60 second wait between reports also. I love this forum, but We are on the Spammer Scum radar, with a big sign that says "We don't have Defences, Come Shove spam up our asses."

Hell, if one of the mods wanted to give me privileges to delete spam threads, I'd do it.
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Old 10-08-2017, 02:40 PM   #2
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Yes this is a thankless job, and I just woke up here about an hour ago. So yes we do have lives outside of here. There was about 50 threads I deleted here. That is the most I've deleted in the past month.



But anyways, A GEO IP filter was put into place last month to cut out the spam. It seemed to be working cause it did cut back alot of spam. The ones that are getting through we are collecting a list of IPs and James is checking them out. He said some of them are spoofed and need to dig where they are really from. I know nothing of the IT world, so I'm just relaying the info we're told.

The report thing just goes straight to our personal email. I can't speak for the others but it's rare that I even check my personal email. I have found that pretty much all of the reported spam is deleted by the time you get in your email and read it all and click the links to just find it's gone. It's just far simpler to get on the forum and browse through and delete it as you see it cause they are simple to pick out.

And by the way, no mod can make someone else a mod. That is admins only. But it is brought up to the whole staff (mods/admins) if so and so would be a good person to join on or not.
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:45 AM   #3
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Well...

Hell, if one of the mods wanted to give me privileges to delete spam threads, I'd do it.
I'd be willing to delete them too!
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:14 AM   #4
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The less frequent regional forums are filled with spam. I accidentally clicked on the new zealand regional and it was all spam.
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Old 11-17-2017, 11:41 AM   #5
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I just cleaned them out. LMK if I missed any.
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:41 PM   #6
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Thanks I'm seeing how much of a pain it is. The general discussion gets them in waves
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Old 11-18-2017, 07:34 AM   #7
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I know its been mentioned before, but what is the solution to stopping the spam? I've been on a few boards for a long time now and it only seems to be this board that these spam posts effect. Just curious if there even is a solution.
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Old 11-18-2017, 07:59 AM   #8
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I know its been mentioned before, but what is the solution to stopping the spam? I've been on a few boards for a long time now and it only seems to be this board that these spam posts effect. Just curious if there even is a solution.
Here's what is in place so far https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...60&postcount=2
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:26 PM   #10
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I just cleaned them out. LMK if I missed any.
PNW forum is one that seems to get hit pretty hard too... they also bitch about it a lot, so maybe leave it
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:42 PM   #11
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i thought a mod got a p.m when someone reported spam.
oh well i'll stop the futile effort.
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Old 11-20-2017, 05:33 AM   #12
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We do, although as mentioned a number of times previously, by the time we actually get to the email and click the link to the reported thread, more often than not it's already been removed.

I'll also reiterate that we don't need individual spam threads reported, especially in high traffic areas. Those are usually easy enough to spot as long as people can refrain from replying to them (especially the ones which have copied a valid thread title). The posts we get the most value from being reported are the replies embedded in existing, valid threads.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:34 AM   #13
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PNW forum is one that seems to get hit pretty hard too... they also bitch about it a lot, so maybe leave it
That's only when we can't use Tapatalk and the "Participated" tab...

Let's be honest, the two probably highest traffic threads now (outside P&R) is PNW chit chat and the BAT thread..
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:30 PM   #14
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Seems like agent has a lot on his plate, as he seems to be the only active mod.

The spam is pretty ridiculous nowadays
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:59 AM   #15
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these were the IPs of the threads I killed in one sub-forum. Does anyone understand the correlation? Usually the numbers are all over the place but these are very similar
119.30.32.115
119.30.32.193
119.30.35.8
119.30.38.197
119.30.39.85
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