Support/Announcement Our Spam Bonanza

MiXmasterreece_old

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A few things that I have been thinking about recently in response to the large amounts of spam threads that are cropping up on our site :
1. Have we been added to some sort of spam network?
2. Alot of this seems to happen when mods are not on the board, usually somewhere between the hours of 9am - 4pm. So do we have enough mods and if we do, do we have enough mods on at that the right time of the day ?
3. Is the signup process here enough to stop Bots ?
4. Are we banning the ips these posters are posting from ?

Thats all for now
 

edguy_old

Guest
i hate spam ......i hate the real spam , i think thats why they call this rubbish online spam .....cause of the spam ham ..... hahahah

someone delete that rubbish please !!!!!
 

raypower_old

Guest
I don't know what your talking about Reece, Warrior Fan hasn't posted for a while now...
 

MiXmasterreece_old

Guest
rayroxon said:
I don't know what your talking about Reece, Warrior Fan hasn't posted for a while now...

ahah very good. and FYI the little crap goes by the name D_Generation_X now
 

Skinny_Ravs82

Guest
Indeed the spammer pick timings. Sadly not all us staff members can be here 24/7 to prevent it but we handle them when we are here.
As for the question if there are enough mods, well some would say we have too many.
Generally I'm one of the rare few that's here alot in a day; but I can only really get rid of the spam either in 'The Pub' or the 'Vodafone Warriors' threads that's about it.
 

MiXmasterreece_old

Guest
Skinny_Ravs82 said:
Indeed the spammer pick timings. Sadly not all us staff members can be here 24/7 to prevent it but we handle them when we are here.
As for the question if there are enough mods, well some would say we have too many.
Generally I'm one of the rare few that's here alot in a day; but I can only really get rid of the spam either in 'The Pub' or the 'Vodafone Warriors' threads that's about it.

How many mods are there currently ?

I mean i think y'all do a great job, but a number are hardly here and the ones that are mainly rome the site at night
 

Skinny_Ravs82

Guest
Me-Junior Mod
warriors_ballboy_CEO-Junior Mod
warriors4life-Mod
Jesbass-Admin
IanS-Admin
Mosh-Admin
EnterFien-Admin
LN-Mod

That's all there is at the moment. I know warriors4life is usually on late afternoon to evening
Jesbass-depends on his day
IanS-majority at night
EnterFien-sparinlgly from time to time
LN-I don't see much of
warriors_ballboy_CEO-sometimes in the day, late afternoon
Mosh-I don't know, in and out
and me...well here, there whenever. lol
 

MiXmasterreece_old

Guest
Skinny_Ravs82 said:
Me-Junior Mod
warriors_ballboy_CEO-Junior Mod
warriors4life-Mod
Jesbass-Admin
IanS-Admin
Mosh-Admin
EnterFien-Admin
LN-Mod

That's all there is at the moment. I know warriors4life is usually on late afternoon to evening
Jesbass-depends on his day
IanS-majority at night
EnterFien-sparinlgly from time to time
LN-I don't see much of
warriors_ballboy_CEO-sometimes in the day, late afternoon
Mosh-I don't know, in and out
and me...well here, there whenever. lol

Thanks for the list, yeah it actualy doesnt seem to be alot of mods when you look at it, only:
- You,
- Jesbass
- Warriors4Life

on consistently
 

Jesbass_old

Guest
I can get rid of the spam, regardless of where it is. However, I work 7:30am to midday. I usually get online by 12:30, although today was an exception. I generally roam the forums in the afternoons, and sometimes the evenings.

Admittedly, very few staff members are online in the early hours, but very few members in general are, either. Various spammers have come and gone - deleting their threads and accounts generally keeps them at bay, but I've no doubt that there is more that can be done.
 

MiXmasterreece_old

Guest
Well look i dont want anybody taking these types of things personally (not saying anyone is but arguments have erupted on here over less).

I just feel that if there is more that can be done lets think about what it is and how it can be achieved.

Personaly I believe the mods do a pretty good job on here. There are a few things I personaly disagree with (thats a whole diff conversation) but I think that maybe there needs to be some additions of daytime regulars or abit of a review by the staff on preventative measures.

This spam is getting me rather frustrated at the moment to be frank. And in addition if i was a newbie jumping on the board I would probably think "oh great another forum bloody ravaged by spam" and not bother coming back.

It's a bad enough look when you pop on the site sometimes to see the 3 of the last 5 threads are wrestling related without having to see "Mutant d1cks" "Fun with Animals" and "Meat Curtains"

Thats my 2 cents.
 

MiXmasterreece_old

Guest
Might I add - so there is no confusion - I certainly am not suggesting that the boards be ruled over with an iron fist.
 

Tajhay_old

Guest
my thoughts:
1) enough mods and admins on this site
2) spams are annoying...but there are more annoying things on a forum than that...
3) measures can be taken, and have no doubt jessbass and his team will be looking into it
4) i dont think a noob will look at spam threads and say to themselves ' im never gonna go there again...unless i want to get an enlargement recommendation...'.
5) i think you are making a big deal about not much mix :)...infact i think u want to be on the mods....
 

Jesbass_old

Guest
Damn. And I was just about to put on my suit of armour...

Feel free to add suggestions here, guys. The staff are working on this, but your ideas may prove helpful. :)
 

MiXmasterreece_old

Guest
Tajhay said:
my thoughts:
1) enough mods and admins on this site
2) spams are annoying...but there are more annoying things on a forum than that...
3) measures can be taken, and have no doubt jessbass and his team will be looking into it
4) i dont think a noob will look at spam threads and say to themselves ' im never gonna go there again...unless i want to get an enlargement recommendation...'.
5) i think you are making a big deal about not much mix :)...infact i think u want to be on the mods....

1. I disagree
2. Perhaps, but it is one of many annoying things
3. Possibly, Possibly not
4. Youd be surprised mate, I do it with many forums
5. I am not making a big deal of it, its f#cking buggin me. Mate I certainly am not asking to be a mod, its not on my wish list, but there are a couple of candidates who i feel could do a good job. But to be honest im not 100% certain if more mods is the definitive answer (or the silver bullet if you may)
 

MiXmasterreece_old

Guest
I think its obvious from looking at some of the more regular and sensible posters on the board.

There are a few
 

Sinbad_old

Guest
It has been said that if you search the net all your threads are shown. This is because mostsearch engines use a "spider crawler" to search all sites. This in turn allows others to logon or post spam. The only way to stop this wholesale spamming is to filter out the "spider". This I would say from the spam I have seen is what is happening.

That's my tens cents worth.
 

Esoj_old

Guest
yeah pretty much could be bots or whatever just coming in and posting away. I think maybe looking at security could be one thing to stop the spam.
 

Jesbass_old

Guest
Tajhay said:
my thoughts:
1) enough mods and admins on this site
2) spams are annoying...but there are more annoying things on a forum than that...
3) measures can be taken, and have no doubt jessbass and his team will be looking into it
4) i dont think a noob will look at spam threads and say to themselves ' im never gonna go there again...unless i want to get an enlargement recommendation...'.
5) i think you are making a big deal about not much mix :)...infact i think u want to be on the mods....

Thanks for your thoughts, Tajhay.

I don't think Mix wants to become a mod. Not with Xenu on his side. He has all the power in the world as it is! :p
 

Jesbass_old

Guest
Sinbad said:
It has been said that if you search the net all your threads are shown. This is because mostsearch engines use a "spider crawler" to search all sites. This in turn allows others to logon or post spam. The only way to stop this wholesale spamming is to filter out the "spider". This I would say from the spam I have seen is what is happening.

That's my tens cents worth.

I make no effort to hide my ignorance with these sorts of things, Sinbad. How would we go about filtering the spider crawler? Is there software specifically designed for it?
 

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