Revenge of the SpamBotz


#1

This week there have been hundreds of spambot users added and hundreds of spambot posts deleted. It has been the worst outbreak of spammers getting onto the system I have seen. There were quite a few of what appeared to be spambot users added that had yet to post anything. Over the past couple of days, they would typically “wake up” and make a flurry of posts. This morning I went ahead and banned the users created in the last week that appeared to be likely “sleeper” bots.

I tried to ensure that any I banned had no existing posts and had the tell-tale signs of spambot users. With that said, I apologize in advance if I have banned any users that are not spambots.


#2

Yeah Mike it was pretty bad this time. Glad we have computer savy members on the forum like you that know how to handle situations like that. Much appreciated.


#3

Banned them? Now where am I going to go for my Russian porn needs?


#4

— Begin quote from "ldpayton"

Banned them? Now where am I going to go for my Russian porn needs?

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Sorry Larry. I didn’t mean to reduce the forum’s appeal :slight_smile:

The first ones I saw this week were the ones that had the naked lady pictures in the post. It threw me off enough that it took a minute for me to realize that a spambot had made that post. I hadn’t seen spambots do that before.


#5

— Begin quote from "Bulldog"

Glad we have computer savy members on the forum like you that know how to handle situations like that. Much appreciated.

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I’d like to claim some great knowledge, but it’s just a matter of pressing “delete” on a bunch of posts and banning the spambot accounts. Not much to it.


#6

I happened across the nudie picture, too. I thought Ben was trying to spice up the site. :smiley: