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Postby Dave on Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:53 pm

Hi fellas,

I have spotted a spammer who had joined the forum of which he posted around 4 posts, bumping up topics with bogus links to web sites so be careful.. if you find any of these, please immediately send me a private message.

By the way, another forum upgrade is coming soon.. :)

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Postby Wallace on Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:12 pm

Dave, might be out of line here BUT name and shame :evil: . We are all here to enjoy the site and the information members have to offer to each other both with the vehicles we own and the experiences we have had. This type of thing in my opinion undermines all the hard work that you have afforded this site...................My thoughts :evil:

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Postby Eelesy on Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:23 pm

Im guessing this is the tread in question

His post is the one above the big SPAM tin i posted
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Postby Sapient on Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:26 pm

As annoying as the posts your referring to are, there is actually been real live spam bots afoot to...... Dave (and/or mods) has been pretty quick to delete the posts and user accounts so you might have missed them.
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Postby Buzzy on Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:59 pm

Well spotted sapient ;)
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Postby whitetrite on Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:05 pm

thanks for the site guys and the work that you all do on it :D
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Postby Skog07 on Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:06 pm

Sapient wrote:As annoying as the posts your referring to are, there is actually been real live spam bots afoot to...... Dave (and/or mods) has been pretty quick to delete the posts and user accounts so you might have missed them.


Sorry to ask a silly question. But whats a real live spambot? :?: :?: :?:
I know there would be a real computer tech answer to this but we have to dumb it down a bit for a Hilux driver but is this like a hacker or something? I thought you bought Spam in cans? A virus was somthing you cant take antibiotics for but theres a computer program out there to remove them. And I have some sort of fishing filter on my computer?????

What do we look out for?

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Postby Jitsukablue on Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:46 am

How does a spambot get an account with the squigilly confirmation code thingy?
Name and shame would be fairly usless. Unless you had their IP logged, then we could nominate some state representatives to pay them a visit... :twisted: :twisted:

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Postby subi_man on Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:27 pm

You're right Jitsuka - I don't think these recent spammers were Bots, just an individual posting up links etc. for drugs online and other stuff. I banned both the IP and username just to be sure 8-)
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Postby Sapient on Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:28 pm

Some of the cleverer bots can actually crack the visual confirmation thingys......
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Postby daryn on Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:29 am

here is the latest

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Postby subi_man on Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:54 am

Thanks daryn - consider them b a n n e d :twisted:
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Postby Sapient on Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:59 pm

Heres another one : Iuyioo740
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Postby Buzzy on Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:25 pm

Thx Sapient problem sorted ;)
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Postby subi_man on Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:38 am

Good work Buzzy 8-)
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Postby Greedy on Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:08 am

I think this user stinks of processed ham: Gikoou4817
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Postby spargo on Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:04 am

they're bots for sure. oh well..
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Postby Buzzy on Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:05 am

Greedy wrote:I think this user stinks of processed ham: Gikoou4817


Deleted posts and banned IP address..... again :twisted:
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Postby Jitsukablue on Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:47 pm

How many users have "sillyname00000"? Just ban strings of numbers or make them verify via an email address?
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Postby Buzzy on Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:04 pm

That is being discussed now Jitsukablue
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Postby Dylan 191 on Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:54 pm

Jitsukablue wrote:How many users have "sillyname00000"? Just ban strings of numbers or make them verify via an email address?



hey thats me :roll:
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Postby Dave on Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:23 pm

Jitsukablue wrote:How many users have "sillyname00000"? Just ban strings of numbers or make them verify via an email address?


They already do have to verify by email address, these spammers are getting very smart these days tho.

I am looking at implementing a question on the registration, it won't work unless they get it right, eg : what is the latest triton's model number?
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Postby Dave on Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:24 pm

Dylan 191, is now banned.
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Postby Dylan 191 on Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:36 pm

oh c`mon Dave fellow sandgropper :oops:
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Postby smeghead on Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:12 am

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