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Old 02-06-2014, 05:37 PM   #1
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You guy's need to step up your game. The sammers are getting annoying. >

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Old 02-09-2014, 02:03 AM   #2
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This is a big forum and we try our hardest to keep on top of it. Unfortunately, running the site isn't my day job, so on top of working 60 hours a week and going to school, I am on here trying to make sure things are running smoothly.

We have been getting spam recently because of the ONE breach we had a couple of weeks ago and a bunch of spammers signed up. Before that, I can't think of the last time we had a spam issue, besides when the site was in its infancy.

Thanks for your concern and we are trying our best.
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:03 PM   #3
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The spam is back.
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:13 PM   #4
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Yes that guy with the user "blobbypah" keeps spamming on my posts. Is there no way to stop him or delete his posts?
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:09 PM   #5
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I know it seems bad, but all of these guys were spammers that signed up a couple of weeks ago when we had that "breach" (aka our spam software went down). I delete their posts/accounts as fast as I can and I understand how annoying it is.

Once we eradicate these bots that got in then it should stop and be back to how it was.
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:15 PM   #6
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http://clubcrosstrek.com/index.php?a...ofile;u=120141

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Old 02-20-2014, 05:28 PM   #7
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In just a few looks i found these sleeper spammers. I would delete their accounts before they can strike.

http://clubcrosstrek.com/index.php?a...ofile;u=121414
http://clubcrosstrek.com/index.php?a...ofile;u=121318
http://clubcrosstrek.com/index.php?a...ofile;u=120281
http://clubcrosstrek.com/index.php?a...ofile;u=120033
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:57 PM   #8
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Thanks, Wingnut, I checked them all with a spam database and took care of them.

I was talking to Janet, one of our new admins from Social Knowledge that does this for a living, and she said she's seen a rise in spam on a lot of sites recently. And not just ones running SMF software, either.

I have been trying to take some time every day to go through and check/delete "sleeper spammers" as you put it (I like that!) but there are a lot, especially from when the site first started and we had no idea what we were doing.
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:56 PM   #9
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When I was looking at todays Sleeper Spammer" I clicked on his profile to see the date joined then searched members by join date the same day he joined. I clicked on a few members with zero posts who linked a website...

Anything in russian or graphic sex had to be suspect. Like Harry Callahan said:
"When a naked man is chasing a woman through an alley with a butcher knife and a hard-on, I figure he isn't out collecting for the Red Cross."
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