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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:04 am    Post subject: SPAM BOTS Reply with quote

Recently the forum has been under attack by spam bots. I have cleaned up the posts and now have additional help from Fader and Panzer (Thanks guys) as mods.

Anyway, I have banned the bots' email address and deleted their accounts. I have also deleted accounts that do not look rignt or are the same email addresses as the bots, even though they have not made any posts. So, if I have deleted your account and you are not a bot please contact me so that we can correct this error.

To the rest of the bots.... die you bastards!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe that I have identied the IP addresses of the Spam-Bots and have banned them. We will see if we get any more bogus members sign up or posts. Time will only tell.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bot war continues... however, I believe that we are winning. We are only getting one bogus member signing up here and there but they are not posting... unless Fader and Panzer are deleting the posts. I am deleting what I think are the bogus members as quickly as I see them.

I've said it before and I will say it again... Die you Bot Bastards! Die!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ban Nadeem its a bot
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PanzerGrenadier wrote:
Ban Nadeem its a bot


Got'em... thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The spam-botz continue to create accounts on this forum, we are getting two or three a day. It does not take me long to dete these jerks but it's a pain in the butt and a waste of my time.

The only solution is for me to turn on the Admin Activate the account feature. I have tried to hold off using this feature because I wanted the new users to be able to get on the forum as quickly as possible and it really doesn't fix the fact that I still have to dete these jerks anyway. The good part is they are deleted before they get on,

This will not effect any of the existing members in anyway, however, any new users will have to wait until I look over each new user application and approve it before they get onto the forum. Sorry to the new users but this is the only way to keep these idiots off the forum.

Now to figure out how to stop the spam going to the forum email acount. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesnt the site have that thing where you type in the 4 letter code from the picture? I forget if it does.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrEvolution wrote:
Doesnt the site have that thing where you type in the 4 letter code from the picture? I forget if it does.


It does... these are not botz... they are really people that create an account and hope the you click on their home page which will take you to some site hoping to sell you something. Or they post crap that is porn, sell pills, etc.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow some people have really nothing to do in their life... crazy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I second what Cheese said.
They probably reside in a foreign country and are paid very little.
Just like World of Warcraft when I played. people farm money and then sell it on ebay for actual Cash, they mostly reside in china/korea and theyre workplace consists of basically a shack.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The war on the botz continues... I have banned several IP addresses that I think are the botz. If for some reason you cannot log on to the forum please let me know and your IP address to I can re-activate it.

Thanks,
Lee
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just an update of the Spam Wars.... I think we are winning. We still get the odd one or two trying to join and post. But since I made it so that they have to be approved before their account is active they can no longer post. Plus they get deleted as fast as the create an account.

So, a warning to all you Spam Botz... don't bother trying to join this forum... you will only be deted!!!

And of course I have to say it... die you Spam Bot bastards!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright boys, close in and shoot those spam bastards IN THE FACE.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Message to the Spammers


If you're reading this message I just want you to know that you might as well save yourself sometime and not bother to setup an account. You will not be able to post until I accept your application. And as soon as I see the crap application that you submit your profile will be deleted.

DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got love the handle for our latest registered member.... HemsfueNeViagra Mr. Green
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