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Postby zaro » Mon Dec 11, 2006 4:43 pm

Forum seems to be back to normal :D.
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Postby admin » Thu Dec 14, 2006 7:52 am

:D
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Postby danceprogressiveboy » Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:13 pm

Thanks admin!!! The forum is perfect again :D
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Postby Jose » Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:04 pm

We are under attack again :evil: Jessica_Hinman07499 is a spambot...
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Postby zaro » Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:29 pm

Jose wrote:We are under attack again :evil: Jessica_Hinman07499 is a spambot...

I noticed and deleted the post (and edited it) but not the topic (because i can only see the ip when posting something). I actually asked not to delete the topic (because there where serveral ip's used before)... i guess you did :? Just deleting them is a quick method but not the best way to deal with spam on a long term. Anyway ... i hope the admin can lookup/ban the user because i can't lookup the ip now.


Btw i send an email to the admin.
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Postby Jose » Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:01 pm

I actually asked not to delete the topic (because there where serveral ip's used before)... i guess you did :?


Ups, I'm really sorry... I thought that delete it would be ok :( I'll take care next time :wink:
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Postby EFINKETH » Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:57 pm

Spambots are back in spanish forum... :x
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Postby xprotocol » Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:58 am

Not sure if this is any help but I've had this problem on some forums that I run. For some reason I can't get the captcha to work so there was a new bot every few days. I found a neat trick online and since implementing it some months ago I have not had a single bot sign-up. You basically edit the PHP code for the registration page so that if someone types in a website for the website field, you come back with an error saying something like "You cannot enter a website here but you can edit your profile later and add it". The bots can't read obviously so they just fail and move on since they all insist on putting an address in the website field.
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Postby admin » Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:00 pm

i've banned the user and the ip's he used. let's see if this solves the spam. if not I'll have to check for more protection measures.

xprotocol, good suggestion. Some of the anti-spam plugins I'm running do something similar already though. I'll check to see if there are any updates.

The question is: was it an automated bot or a real human spamming the forum..?

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Postby Jose » Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:01 pm

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Postby zaro » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:56 pm

Jose wrote:Spambots again? Take a look :?

http://www.dancevibes.be/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1335


Looks like it i'll report it :evil:
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Postby Jose » Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:59 am

Something new zaro? Spambot activity is increasing very fast...
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Postby zaro » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:48 am

Jose wrote:Something new zaro? Spambot activity is increasing very fast...


I know and the posts are not really "child/guest-friendly" so i rather delete them then to keep this rubbish for their ip's. I emailed the admin so i hope he will take measures soon.
Maybe it's better to temporarely close the forum then to keep it running like this , it's bad for our reputation when guests look here at all these spam.
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Postby Jose » Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:09 am

Again! This is too much!!! More than 100 posts in just one day :? !
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Postby Jose » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:47 am

:roll: Spambots again...
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