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Offline Becky10

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Re: Spam - A Lot!
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2010, 04:35:26 PM »
Tons of spam on the "I am new here what can I post" thread. REALLY bad.
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Re: Spam - A Lot!
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2010, 04:41:33 PM »
This particular spammer is a fairly active one all around the forums...
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Re: Spam - A Lot!
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2010, 08:50:44 AM »
There seems to be a plethora of spammers here this morning!! Watch yourself!  Latest addition: SEOzzy
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Re: Spam - A Lot!
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2010, 02:28:50 PM »
jackdaniels123 is spamming big time
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Re: Spam - A Lot!
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2010, 02:32:54 PM »
jackdaniels123 is spamming big time
...and such a good name!!....

I've seen a LOT of names joining the site today that I'd be willing to BET are spammers, positively identifying at least 2 via an anti-spam site I use on a board I administer.

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In the last hour or so, the following have registered: bbethrasmussenh, wlatanyamorsek, & bvancephillipsp and because of the similarities in user name formation, and email eddresses of the first two, I wouldn't trust any of these... They haven't posted yet, but they may just laying-in-wait!

edit2: another: ykendalllloydn
« Last Edit: December 01, 2010, 04:22:58 PM by Merlin the Elder »
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Re: Spam - A Lot!
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2010, 12:11:20 AM »
When time permits, I usually scan the new registered members and clear out the spammers before they even have a chance to hit.  Sometimes, like this week, I haven't had a chance to do so, so they get through.
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Re: Spam - A Lot!
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2010, 10:53:50 AM »
Oh DB, we know you usually do such a good job of this that it appears invisible to most people.
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Re: Spam - A Lot!
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2010, 12:53:25 PM »
True, Doña Catalina... the administrators! They are good!  If I see something odd, I feel obliged to make note of it for their benefit. Unfortunately, I have experience with the problem, and it does take some help to stay on top of the spammers.

DB, if I am a bother in this area, please PM me and I'll keep quiet!
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Re: Spam - A Lot!
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2010, 11:45:36 PM »
No bother at all.  I'm glad people report the spam when it pops up, otherwise I might miss the ones that get through. 

I just deleted about 400 spam accounts last night.  One of the largest sweeps I've done in quite some time.
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Re: Spam - A Lot!
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2010, 05:12:52 PM »
user ckenethfowlerk has been reported on another board just once, but bears watching. 
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Re: Spam - A Lot!
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2011, 12:41:53 PM »
May be time for another sweep... I've seen quite a number of spammers registering the the past 3-4 days. I think I'm just a little more aware since I've been handling a bunch on my site the past few days.  I don't envy you this task, but if you ever want help, I'd be happy to pitch in.  I spend more time here than I probably should!  ::)
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Re: Spam - A Lot!
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2011, 10:25:13 PM »
It's several hundred per day.  I try to keep on top of it, but some days I don't have time to be on the computer.  Tonight it was a little over 600 spam accounts.
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Re: Spam - A Lot!
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2011, 07:18:23 AM »
On my site, I'm using extremely aggressive blacklisting, and am blocking most foreign IP addresses. But it's a very regionally focused forum and so far, that hasn't caused problems. Unfortunately, it's not a solution you can take with this forum. My offer to help stands. My job is in front a monitor, which is why I wander out here so frequently...I need period diversions to maintain sanity.

Thanks for keeping this running for all of us! If you come to RenDezvous, I'll buy you an ale...
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I've upped my standards. Now, up yours.
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Re: Spam - A Lot!
« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2011, 08:58:59 PM »
There seems to be an unwarranted post in the Knights, Squire, Joust section . Something regarding unlimited bandwidth.  :(

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Re: Spam - A Lot!
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2011, 09:02:07 PM »
Dead Bishop and John.... I again offer my services.... PM me for references  :D
Living life in the slow lane
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I've upped my standards. Now, up yours.
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