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Slim

spam posts

Has there been a recent increase in spam postings, or am I just seeing them now, and hadn't been previously?

Anyway in which general forum users can help deal with them?
dpack

going by the number of "guests" and their extremely broad interests it seems we are getting an above average level of attention at the mo.
sean

It's some sort of Ukrainian bot network I think. I'll see if jema can tighten up the security for a bit.
jema

I have put a block on some of the dodgy domains they are using, but this looks like a human botnet. I doubt the capchta is cracked.
Slim

this looks like a human botnet.


I didn't even realize that would be the next step towards the singularity
dpack

the armies of the asslaminated are marching Rolling Eyes
dpack

the fracking thread has got far more views than might be expected, the usual view to post rate rarely exceeds about ten to one for a multi post thread, low post threads can get up to 100 which swings the stats but seems like regulars having a look at what folk think or do.

which begs the questions

it does not come up in the top 100 hits of several search engines so why has that one gone viral?
the ice age one has a fairly typical ratio but would it change ratio if the title was "climate change outrage" or suchlike?

does the word fracking in a thread title get regular update views by professional scrutiny from state or fracker intel?

or just many curious guests who have sought it out from thousands of search hits?
or a low level dsa at some point on the fracking thread ?
jema

Possibly it is linked on social media somewhere, so not spotted by the search engines.
dpack

ah im a bit old fashioned when it comes to the devil's confessional of facebook et al. it would explain it .

oh well that's good then it does have some very relevant info.
dpack

see business chat Wink

К сожалению, вы не будете получать деньги за приземлении порно объявление в России

PS Я сомневаюсь, что вы в Малайзии до свидания до свидания
dpack

and other places
dpack

I guess he spotted my reply cos he has gone.

if google was my friend it says something like

you wont get paid for putting up your porn advert in russian,
ps i dont believe you are in malasia either.

human at a guess by the activity
Jamanda

Russian hackers dealt with - I don't know what all the fuss is about.
dpack

Laughing

spammers and hackers are different beasties , as different as pitcher plants and scorpions.
Bodger

Speak of the devil. I've just logged on to find a spam post on chat from kenash123.

Why not let people join as per usual but not activate any account until a moderator has had a look at them first?
jema

Largely because whilst this batch is fairly obvious to a human, by and large we can stop spammers using code rules before they join. The others need to post first.
Mistress Rose

Well thanks for dealing with them Mods.
Bodger

Largely because whilst this batch is fairly obvious to a human, by and large we can stop spammers using code rules before they join. The others need to post first.


Why not do both?
dpack

the one i coincided with was definitely human and a russian speaker, they had posted their advert in russian ( oops for an english language site) a few times so i anticipated their next thread choice but one and left em a message in russian, after a few petulant posts in another thread they evaporated to sort out their act and our good mods cleaned up the mess.
i wasn’t rude i just told em they would not get paid for using russian rather than a target language and that i thought a russian spammer was unlikely to be in malasia.

as most of their "product" was intended to have a broad but "mainstream" (ie available free etc ) appeal i assume the object was phishing rather than profit from pay to see.

next one will get " recruited " by the fsb if they can complete the 3 "tasks" Twisted Evil Laughing
dpack

61 unidentified guests, 3 google ones, and two trying to post. jema

the attack may be subsiding though. I have just nuked a single spam registration, which is a novelty. It is more than one of us nuking and we can't be arsed to compare notes as it is what it is, but my information is the clearest. dpack

Cool

when they come back go the full nitro zeus on them and set fire to their smart kettle Laughing
sean

Hah! Just banned one's IP number whilst he was on line. Smile Mistress Rose

Very Happy
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