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Unread 10-12-2016, 05:23 PM   #16
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Unread 05-29-2017, 01:20 AM   #17
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I realize this is a little bit of a necropost, but the spam threads are showing up again en masse. There is a thing called Akismet that my forum software uses to combat spam, and from what I've seen so far, it's been pretty effective. It looks like it's possible to set it up with vBulletin too.
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Unread 05-29-2017, 05:25 AM   #18
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I realize this is a little bit of a necropost, but the spam threads are showing up again en masse. There is a thing called Akismet that my forum software uses to combat spam, and from what I've seen so far, it's been pretty effective. It looks like it's possible to set it up with vBulletin too.
Hm.

Thanks very much for this.

We've been trying to be vigilant lately, but I'm on vacation and can't get the usual mass of them that I see in thr morning. I'd much rather have something set up to deal with the problem though!
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Unread 07-19-2017, 02:23 AM   #19
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Whoa.

Things are getting out of control with the spam.

Yesterday I checked on the site around 8-9 am my time (, so 3-4 east coast) and there were over 300 spam threads. Today, thankfully, there are less. Maybe 80 or so.

But, this is bizarre, and seemed to have come out of nowhere. They are all a different style than the old ones too. Instead of the usual header being a website, it is now gibberish, a bunch of numbers and letters and stuff.
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I just saw some more this morning. Interesting to say the least.
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Unread 07-19-2017, 11:58 AM   #21
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Yep. I deleted a very large number this morning, all posted by the same user somehow.
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Unread 07-21-2017, 01:26 AM   #22
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Just deleted over 50 (most from one user) that came in rapid fire succession.

Not sure what we need to do.
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Just deleted over 50 (most from one user) that came in rapid fire succession.

Not sure what we need to do.
I did close to a hundred earlier this morning. I saw these ones, but I was in my phone and couldn't easily fix the problem.

Ugh.

Maybe if/when we try to upgrade we can think about ways to challenge this issue? I'm sure our resident IT peeps would be helpful.
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I did close to a hundred earlier this morning. I saw these ones, but I was in my phone and couldn't easily fix the problem.

Ugh.

Maybe if/when we try to upgrade we can think about ways to challenge this issue? I'm sure our resident IT peeps would be helpful.
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Could we create a spam forum where we could discuss the gelatinous meat and allow the spammers to post until their fingers are content? Maybe if we direct them there we could at least contain it.
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It's out of control this morning.

Has anything changed that has caused this spike? I deleted several hundred from GD with at least three users having 50, 60, and 70 posts each.
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Unread 07-24-2017, 04:43 AM   #28
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Yeah, it has been that way nearly every day. Usually I am able to get to it before others have to worry with it, haha.

I'm not sure whether anything has changed.

I hate it when someone has more than 50 posts, because it makes it a little harder to delete all their crap.
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If they're all from the same user, you can select "delete all posts from this user" when you're banning so you don't have to select every single post.
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