Spammer assault

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doggie
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Spammer assault

#1 Post by doggie » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:25 pm

ten new users registered in the space of ten minutes. This is why I'm forced to use admin activation. without it, we'd be hip deep in Saak sock puppets and spammers.

If you're a real person,find a way to let me know. Have someone vouch for you or something. I aint got time to run IP checks on this many people.
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jwilkerson
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Re: Spammer assault

#2 Post by jwilkerson » Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:01 am

Can you put a sticky at the top of each of the five "forums" and/or a "splash page" that let's prospective entities know the process?

IIRC I've gotten a whole 2 people to join so far in the past 3 years one of which is still semi active. But that doesn't cover the attrition, hecque that's not even "break even".

Are most DogHouse members recruited or they just find us in google and can't resist ??

I don't know.
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doggie
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Re: Spammer assault

#3 Post by doggie » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:06 pm

31 new ones today. I nuked 'em all. If I don't know who you are, you aint getting in.
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Re: Spammer assault

#4 Post by HancockTheSuperb » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:10 am

Tuna recently joined, he is for real.
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doggie
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Re: Spammer assault

#5 Post by doggie » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:21 pm

Someone vouched for him. Lavderdad sent me a pm at another forum. Nonsense names and ".RU" e-mail address gets you left out.
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Re: Spammer assault

#6 Post by doggie » Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:57 pm

Despite countermeasures, we are still swamped by spammers. Sometimes dozens per day.
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Re: Spammer assault

#7 Post by Overmann » Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:47 am

MSNBot media was listed as a registered user at the time of this posting. Seen at the bottom. Likely a spam account?
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Re: Spammer assault

#8 Post by Overmann » Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:49 am

hmm
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Re: Spammer assault

#9 Post by doggie » Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:14 pm

Those are search engine bots. Harmless.
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Re: Spammer assault

#10 Post by doggie » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:49 pm

BTW, there are four different board styles to chose from in your user control panel/ board preferences/ style :

two silver backgrounds, one World of Warcraft, and one green background with white type.

I find the last one easiest on the eyes.

The WoW style does not support the rep point mod. You cannot see rep points nor award them when viewing the board with this style.
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