aMule Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

We're back! (IN POG FORM)

Pages: 1 [2] 3

Author Topic: Spam users in the forum  (Read 11168 times)

btkaos

  • Global Moderator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Karma: 110
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 486
  • Kaos is infinite!
Re: Spam users in the forum
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2011, 03:02:06 PM »

That's no step, that's how it goes for a long time now. They just don't care, as the members are enough possible viewers.
I don't agree, IMHO the only reason the post the links is to build a link farm and trick google.
Logged

btkaos

  • Global Moderator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Karma: 110
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 486
  • Kaos is infinite!
Re: Spam users in the forum
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2011, 03:40:45 PM »


This consists in adding a hidden field to the form with the name "user" "email", etc... and changing the real field to something like "amule_mail". Then the post script checks that the email hidden field is empty, otherwise it bans the IP for a month.

Note, you have to hide the field using css and a class. Of course there's a lot of variations on this same trick.
Given that the forum is being spammed by half-humans, maybe the implementation of the hidden trick should trick them into believing the were successful with the registration, or the ban should be so hard that they can never see anything and realize what went wrong.
Logged

^marcell^

  • Developer
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: 28
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 529
Re: Spam users in the forum
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2011, 06:41:53 PM »

I hope you realise that everything posted here is visible to everyone. So if they read this they will know how to circumwent things.
Logged

btkaos

  • Global Moderator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Karma: 110
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 486
  • Kaos is infinite!
Re: Spam users in the forum
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2011, 12:35:47 AM »

I hope you realise that everything posted here is visible to everyone. So if they read this they will know how to circumwent things.
I hope they also learn that they spam will be useless. Members page are not accessible anymore to google, and any spam they post will be deleted in 1 minute. Better they target any other site. (or die)
Logged

btkaos

  • Global Moderator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Karma: 110
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 486
  • Kaos is infinite!
Re: Spam users in the forum
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2011, 11:32:30 PM »

Well, we are getting 50 new spam users per day, that's about 18250 new users a year. It will be funny when they attack.

They other day some both went just a little bit out of control and I had to delete +50 posts.
Logged

Stu Redman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: 214
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3830
  • Engines screaming
Re: Spam users in the forum
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2011, 02:08:54 PM »

Btw - is ANYBODY monitoring the non-English Forums?
I'm monitoring German and Kry Spanish (afaik), but the rest?
Just deleted two spam posts there.
I suggest we either assign moderators for these subforums or lock them. Last post in Polish was 2 years ago. deltaHF is gone.
Logged
The image of mother goddess, lying dormant in the eyes of the dead, the sheaf of the corn is broken, end the harvest, throw the dead on the pyre -- Iron Maiden, Isle of Avalon

ashrichard16

  • Guest
Re: Spam users in the forum
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2011, 06:21:01 PM »

handsome filipino celebrities 2010

[edited out spam link but left the post as I find it highly ironic :) ]
« Last Edit: March 17, 2011, 08:08:15 PM by btkaos »
Logged

gingy

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Karma: 0
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1
Re: Spam users in the forum
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2011, 08:21:43 AM »

I hope this spam problem will be solve soon.
Logged
There was a spam link here, but Kry removed it.

Kry

  • Ex-developer
  • Retired admin
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: -665
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5898
Re: Spam users in the forum
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2011, 08:37:06 AM »

Now they're just making fun of us.
Logged

Stu Redman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: 214
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3830
  • Engines screaming
Re: Spam users in the forum
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2011, 12:47:13 PM »

Btw - is ANYBODY monitoring the non-English Forums?
I'm monitoring German and Kry Spanish (afaik), but the rest?
Just deleted two spam posts there.
I suggest we either assign moderators for these subforums or lock them. Last post in Polish was 2 years ago. deltaHF is gone.

Bump.
Just removed a spam post from the Italian forum and noticed several unanswered help requests there.
I suggest locking all localized boards except German and Spanish. We can always reopen them on request by a trusted forum member who steps up as mod for them.
Logged
The image of mother goddess, lying dormant in the eyes of the dead, the sheaf of the corn is broken, end the harvest, throw the dead on the pyre -- Iron Maiden, Isle of Avalon

smokecigrate

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Karma: 0
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1
Re: Spam users in the forum
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2011, 06:57:40 PM »

Members page are not accessible anymore to google, and any spam they post will be deleted in 1 minute
Logged
[spam url]

Kry

  • Ex-developer
  • Retired admin
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: -665
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5898
Re: Spam users in the forum
« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2011, 07:56:09 PM »

It's like our own little nice honeypot.
Logged

BruceM

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Karma: -2
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5
Re: Spam users in the forum
« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2011, 03:00:09 PM »

what about spamers? i came to this forum by searching google for one query. although i saw solve of my problem wuthout registering, i decided tor egister just to easier follow interesting topics and doing a forum search.

but i don't understand spammers. why spam some forum?

i must say that you have good captcha and two questions before registering. u should maybe add more questions or maybe even - writing captcha after every post?
Logged

Stu Redman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: 214
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3830
  • Engines screaming
Re: Spam users in the forum
« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2011, 03:23:23 PM »

This post looked almost genuine. But the other two give it away.  :P
Logged
The image of mother goddess, lying dormant in the eyes of the dead, the sheaf of the corn is broken, end the harvest, throw the dead on the pyre -- Iron Maiden, Isle of Avalon

BruceM

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Karma: -2
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5
Re: Spam users in the forum
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2011, 12:42:14 PM »

The topic or board you are looking for appears to be either missing or off limits to you. - that what's wrtiting when i click on your link?
Logged
Pages: 1 [2] 3