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Postby molly1216 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:16 pm

thanks for mass removing the last poster and his uggs and watches.
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Re: spam removal

Postby Gabriel Girard » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:13 pm

Geez someone else is trying it. This is getting bad.
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Re: spam removal

Postby mavrach » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:26 pm

It must be coming from the same source. Is there any way to isolate this?
+1. this is very interesting.
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Re: spam removal

Postby mavrach » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:51 am

Got another one today that made 100+ posts and even created some of its own. All of a sudden these started happening.
+1. this is very interesting.
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Re: spam removal

Postby molly1216 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:26 pm

mavrach wrote:Got another one today that made 100+ posts and even created some of its own. All of a sudden these started happening.


they started slow..1st one was under 50, then it posted 69, then it hit 149 plus those reports
may be its an automatic progression
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Re: spam removal

Postby mavrach » Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:04 am

Did we just lose a bunch of threads? Namely the last few watching threads?

Also these spammers are screwing up the order of thread history by bumping them with each of their posts.
+1. this is very interesting.
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Re: spam removal

Postby Dan Mancini » Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:18 am

mavrach wrote:Did we just lose a bunch of threads? Namely the last few watching threads?

We did...and that's my bad. I thought I was killing the warnings the spammers keep submitting on posts, but I was killing the threads themselves. Sorry. There's no way to mass nuke a user's posts and deleting 200 posts manually is a major hassle.
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Re: spam removal

Postby mavrach » Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:29 am

Dan Mancini wrote:
mavrach wrote:Did we just lose a bunch of threads? Namely the last few watching threads?

We did...and that's my bad. I thought I was killing the warnings the spammers keep submitting on posts, but I was killing the threads themselves. Sorry. There's no way to mass nuke a user's posts and deleting 200 posts manually is a major hassle.


Manual deletion would be ridiculous, but weren't the few recent attacks mass-deleted in a single click from the back end?

Otherwise it kind of completely kills this forum. Nobody is going to post anything if we know that a spammer is going to mark the most recent 159 threads fully deleted.

Either way, something's up. I wonder if the server has some sort of virus or something. Any word from the technical side here?
+1. this is very interesting.
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Re: spam removal

Postby Dan Mancini » Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:33 am

mavrach wrote:Manual deletion would be ridiculous, but weren't the few recent attacks mass-deleted in a single click from the back end?

Nope. I banned the usernames and IP addresses and then deleted the posts individually.
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Re: spam removal

Postby Andrew Forbes » Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:41 am

Bancini strikes again.
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Re: spam removal

Postby Bryan Pope » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:45 am

I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
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Re: spam removal

Postby Dan Mancini » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:54 am

Bryan Pope wrote:I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

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Re: spam removal

Postby molly1216 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:35 am

Dan Mancini wrote:
mavrach wrote:Manual deletion would be ridiculous, but weren't the few recent attacks mass-deleted in a single click from the back end?

Nope. I banned the usernames and IP addresses and then deleted the posts individually.

That's what i did four days in a row, until they started to overwhelm me.
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Re: spam removal

Postby Dan Mancini » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:25 pm

molly1216 wrote:
Dan Mancini wrote:
mavrach wrote:Manual deletion would be ridiculous, but weren't the few recent attacks mass-deleted in a single click from the back end?

Nope. I banned the usernames and IP addresses and then deleted the posts individually.

That's what i did four days in a row, until they started to overwhelm me.

Yeah, it's a little much when you're dealing with 200 posts.
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Re: spam removal

Postby mavrach » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:23 pm

There's another spammer with 160 posts now. Are we going to keep deleting more topics?

Gabriel tried to restart the August Watching thread but it's one of the spammed threads.
+1. this is very interesting.
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Re: spam removal

Postby molly1216 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:23 pm

mavrach wrote:There's another spammer with 160 posts now. Are we going to keep deleting more topics?

Gabriel tried to restart the August Watching thread but it's one of the spammed threads.


why are we deleting entire threads? not just the bad posts?
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Re: spam removal

Postby molly1216 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:33 am

only 5 spam posts today
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