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Stand By to Repel Boarders!

Started by Captain Shipton Bellinger, October 23, 2012, 08:14:07 AM

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Captain Shipton Bellinger

Rather more visible spammer activity than usual this morning. Does this mean that: (a) BG has suddenly been singled out for attack; (b) It's no more spammer activity than usual, but they're slipping through for whatever reason; or (c) "Our defense screens are down, Captain—we cannae take much more o' this!"?

Capt. Shipton Bellinger R.A.M.E. (rtd)


bicyclebuilder

I've just reported two and there are more.  :o
All hands to battle stations!!!

Should we report more spammers or is it not needed for the moderators?  :-\
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von Corax

We seem to have had a moderation shadow coincide with a spam slam.
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The Sammy

I think I got them all.... please do keep reporting them, I don't have enough time in the day to check each post as it's made, but I'll sure as hell swing that hammer as hard as possible!
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bicyclebuilder

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bicyclebuilder

Now we've got a boarder in the "Stand by to repel boardes!" thread. 
>:(
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The Sammy

I've banned/tidied them up, but I'm going to just remove the link and leave the on in this thread I think.... it's just so ironic it deserves to stay ;)
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oldskoolpunk

New spammer today: "dempsey802", promoting NFL/NHL jerseys in four different groups.  This is pure link spam intended for search engines, with text in Spanish copied from news media and links randomly inserted in the text. It's not even intended for human reading.

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Angus A Fitziron

Quote from: oldskoolpunk on November 10, 2012, 07:05:14 AM
New spammer today: "dempsey802", promoting NFL/NHL jerseys in four different groups.  This is pure link spam intended for search engines, with text in Spanish copied from news media and links randomly inserted in the text. It's not even intended for human reading.

Back today under the username caolfhionq. Reported

Airship Artificer, part-time romantik and amateur Natural Philosopher

"wee all here are much troubled with the loss of poor Thompson & Sutton"

The Corsair

Banned the jersey boys

Get liberal with that report button guys, I don't feel like sleeping
Still here, just quieter

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Angus A Fitziron

Quote from: The Corsair on November 10, 2012, 10:41:38 AM
Banned the jersey boys

Get liberal with that report button guys, I don't feel like sleeping

Sorry, not trying to keep you awake on purpose. Thanks you for sending the offenders to oblivion!

;D
Airship Artificer, part-time romantik and amateur Natural Philosopher

"wee all here are much troubled with the loss of poor Thompson & Sutton"

Zeppelin Kapitan Fritz

Quote from: The Corsair on November 10, 2012, 10:41:38 AM
Banned the jersey boys

Get liberal with that report button guys, I don't feel like sleeping

     They're back again already. This time under the name "darrelldjit3".


Siliconous Skumins

Quote from: Zeppelin Kapitan Fritz on November 13, 2012, 02:52:29 AM
Quote from: The Corsair on November 10, 2012, 10:41:38 AM
Banned the jersey boys

Get liberal with that report button guys, I don't feel like sleeping

     They're back again already. This time under the name "darrelldjit3".



Are you sure? I'm sure I've already banned that username...*checking* Yup, it's in the ban list. Have you got a link to the offending post?

SS
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Zeppelin Kapitan Fritz

Quote from: Siliconous Skumins on November 13, 2012, 03:44:18 AM
Quote from: Zeppelin Kapitan Fritz on November 13, 2012, 02:52:29 AM
Quote from: The Corsair on November 10, 2012, 10:41:38 AM
Banned the jersey boys

Get liberal with that report button guys, I don't feel like sleeping

     They're back again already. This time under the name "darrelldjit3".



Are you sure? I'm sure I've already banned that username...*checking* Yup, it's in the ban list. Have you got a link to the offending post?

SS


It's possible that I noticed the post after the fact.

Zeppelin Kapitan Fritz

     I also reported the post immediately after I saw it, so you may have banned him before I posted here.

     Edit) I checked and the offending post has been removed from the thread in question.

Mercury Wells

Quote from: Angus A Fitziron on November 10, 2012, 09:24:37 PM
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:o

Are you sure that you're not thinking of "Bacon Grill"? or is that just a Cardiffian/S. Walian thing?
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Siliconous Skumins

Quote from: Zeppelin Kapitan Fritz on November 13, 2012, 03:57:04 AM
     I also reported the post immediately after I saw it, so you may have banned him before I posted here.

     Edit) I checked and the offending post has been removed from the thread in question.

Pretty sure I was the one who banned that username, but don't recall removing any posts... (banned a lot of spam accounts today, mind is going fuzzy)

Oh well, one of us got him anyway.  ;)

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Major Willoughby Chase

Ah, that would explain why I'm finding posts where the user has already been banned, but their posts haven't been removed.

bicyclebuilder

Just tried to report hitechitkib and guekhlg378 for spamming, but I got a "30 second after the last post, try again later".

The best way to learn is by personal experience.

The Sammy

Want to know the irony there? That's in place to cut down on spam! ;)
~Longeye~

akumabito

Hahah yea.. I had that a few times..

Find spam > Hit notify > Hit reply to say you reported the post > Get hit with the "Wait 30 seconds, neener neener" thing..

Quite annoying.. :P

Siliconous Skumins

Quote from: Major Willoughby Chase on November 13, 2012, 05:00:27 AM
Ah, that would explain why I'm finding posts where the user has already been banned, but their posts haven't been removed.

Yeah, I've found that same thing a few times myself. Easy enough to miss if you just found the spammer via the member list.  :)

I probably missed a few spam posts though, After the first 60 or so I sort of hit 'auto pilot'...  :D

SS
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                      I have no use for pain or fear.
                      My scripts are a focus of my will.
                      My strength is my knowledge.
                      My weapons are my skills.
                      Information is the blood of my body.
                      I am part of the greater network.
                      I am host to the vast data of server.
                      My flesh is weak,
                      But my connection is eternal,
                      And therefore I am a god.      

[/Server Prayer] 

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