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Spammer invasion

Postby MMFAAFireModel on Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:30 am

Over the past two days I have been killing off an incredible number of spammer registrants. On Sunday night be fore going to bed I cleared up one or two that got in during the day and when I signed in the following morning before work, there were 18 I had to kill off, then last night before bed I cleared one or two and this morning there were close to 30 of them! Many of the registrants were coming from the same IP addresses.

I have a zero tolerance policy toward spammers, if I don't like your screen name, email address, answer to "my department" or you can't add 3+1 you are banished to spammer hell and your IP address is banned and any messages you have in the moderator's queue are deleted unread. Unfortunately, they just find another address and the process starts all over. I've identified some trends of range numbers of IP addresses where these spammer registrants are coming from but unfortunately we can't block them from getting trough in the first place.
Ed O'Connell
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Guarding the door to the firehouse, keeping the spammers out.
Thousands of spammers "slain" since May 2010
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Re: Spammer invasion

Postby GLMFAA1 on Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:19 pm

Keep up the good job, If I had medals of honor to hand out I give you one, Maybe we can get POTUS to give you a medal, Better yet where are those Nobel Peace prize applications? :D
Thanks for your diligence
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Re: Spammer invasion

Postby chariots of fire on Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:53 pm

I see both of you have double titles now. What is that?
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Re: Spammer invasion

Postby MMFAAFireModel on Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:15 pm

chariots of fire wrote:I see both of you have double titles now. What is that?


I think that's because the images were lost when the site got hacked the last time. Chris hasn't been able to put them back.
Ed O'Connell
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Guarding the door to the firehouse, keeping the spammers out.
Thousands of spammers "slain" since May 2010
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Re: Spammer invasion

Postby hookandladderno1 on Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:04 am

Ed,
Thanks for all your hard work! I visit the site multiple times a day, and when it was down, I really missed it. I appreciate your diligence!


David
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Re: Spammer invasion

Postby sacmankc135 on Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:41 pm

12 ga. works, lol and I don''t mean the computer.
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