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Post Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:08 pm

Where they in 'sixes'?

The Chinese ones that have been a problem always come in sixes. It actually makes them quite easy to spot.
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Giblet
 
Joined: 19 Mar 2007
Location: Downtown Canada

Post Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:21 pm

There were 3, advertising the usual TV shows.
richard_leeds
 
Joined: 15 Apr 2009
Location: UK

Post Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:13 pm

spam attack again( by LoveIshq )
Last edited by zonk on Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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zonk
 
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Post Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:15 pm

They disappeared as if by magic ;)
richard_leeds
 
Joined: 15 Apr 2009
Location: UK

Post Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:16 pm

Too speedy, I was only able to delete one.
Before I do anything I ask myself “Would an idiot do that?” And if the answer is yes, I do not do that thing. - Dwight Schrute
Giblet
 
Joined: 19 Mar 2007
Location: Downtown Canada

Post Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:16 pm

Do these imbeciles who post not get it?

They are driving people AWAY from the product theyre promoting....
More could have been done.
David Purley
JohnsonsEvilTwin
 
Joined: 29 Jan 2010
Location: SU 419113

Post Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:17 pm

good job!!!
"What's better than hiding in plain sight, personally if we get invaded I'm going to do the best to convince aliens that cats are in charge, shouldn't be too difficult"
zonk
 
Joined: 16 Jun 2010

Post Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:04 pm

It's not spam-related, but, is it just me or have the very tech-oriented members left?

Did the charlatans - like me, I admit it - finally run them off for good?
bhall
 
Joined: 28 Feb 2006

Post Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:27 pm

We are still getting SPAM coming through. Perhaps we could use the SPAM notices of members to suppress further SPAM from new accounts:

If a members sends a Spam notice to the moderators it could execute an automatic check if the spamming account is new. If it is, it could provisionally block the new account until a moderator has checked the issue.

I believe that most SPAM is notified to the moderators within seconds or minutes of being posted. Such an automatic block would prevent many spammers from posting multiple threads.
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WhiteBlue
 
Joined: 14 Apr 2008
Location: WhiteBlue Country

Post Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:30 pm

Something new around here... Contend based SPAM -.-
Now they are spamming with so called "free" live stream links for malaysia gp.

None of them are free, it also is not right to open 5 threads to advertise them.
I reported as much as I could...
Ganxxta
 
Joined: 6 Feb 2010
Location: Germany, NRW

Post Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:45 am

Sorry for the enormous amount of spam guys.
In fact the spammers grinded the server to a halt, overloading it completely.

Current spamusers were deleted, and the spamfilter has been adjusted to catch all live stream posts as well.
Steven
 
Joined: 19 Aug 2002
Location: Belgium

Post Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:23 am

Tomba wrote:Sorry for the enormous amount of spam guys.
In fact the spammers grinded the server to a halt, overloading it completely.

Current spamusers were deleted, and the spamfilter has been adjusted to catch all live stream posts as well.


banned them from this forum....... and i think 99% agree with me
chepoi
 
Joined: 14 Jan 2004
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Post Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:38 am

Tomba wrote:Sorry for the enormous amount of spam guys.
In fact the spammers grinded the server to a halt, overloading it completely.

Current spamusers were deleted, and the spamfilter has been adjusted to catch all live stream posts as well.

You're doing as well as can be expected against a nameless faceless army of a@s holes.
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Pierce89
 
Joined: 21 Oct 2009

Post Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:42 am

My computer is apart right now and moderating posts from an
iPhone in a basement with intermittent 3G data connection weren't doing me any favors.
Before I do anything I ask myself “Would an idiot do that?” And if the answer is yes, I do not do that thing. - Dwight Schrute
Giblet
 
Joined: 19 Mar 2007
Location: Downtown Canada

Post Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:34 pm

I think I broke a record assembling a PC from scratch.

25 minutes, MOBO, CPU, PSU, RAM, SSD, and 2 HD's in RAID.
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Giblet
 
Joined: 19 Mar 2007
Location: Downtown Canada

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