More spam with new site?

Discussion in 'AK New Format' started by cubby01, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. cubby01

    cubby01 aka Buck

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    Is it just my perception or has something about the sign up process changed that allows more spam to get through. New threads or post started by "New Member" that are random adverts or links to unrelated things, etc. They get flagged easily enough but I don't recall seeing as many under the old software. Was pretty rare actually.
     
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  2. ooba tooba

    ooba tooba Super Member

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    I thought the opposite. Much less than I noticed in the past
     
  3. buglegirl

    buglegirl In The Direction Of The Singularity Subscriber

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    Hiya,

    About the same.

    Like anything else spammy the spammers evolve and the countermeasures take a bit to adjust to counter the "New" spam.

    Spam is a growing thing you know. I spend all day battling it back for my clients.

    Frannie
     
  4. Renegade

    Renegade Well-Known Member

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    I have only seen one and promptly reported it.

    I used to own and run a small forum (billiards related) and know 1st hand how hard it is to keep them out, and how big a help it is to admin and mods when good members report it.
     
  5. HarmanKardon

    HarmanKardon Tubes still smell funny Subscriber

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    I have seen a "female,20" (Profile info) several times in the last days. Every time with a new user title. So there is a spammer who enters the forum again and again, last time was today.
     
  6. luvvinvinyl

    luvvinvinyl Nikki's gone to the Rainbow Bridge. Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    Some of the spammer history, that I built up over 12 years of being AK's gatekeeper, was lost in the change. So, some spammers are getting through. I was always tougher, to get past, than StopForumSpam, but that's where we are starting, and we are catching more than we were, immediately after the changeover.

    Unfortunately, there are several ways to circumnavigate spam filters, and the spammers are always working hard to find ways to break the latest solutions.

    On a personal note, thank you, all, for your reporting of spammers on the board. It helps keep the board clean, and also helps us build a history.

    Thanks for the support.
     
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  7. cubby01

    cubby01 aka Buck

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    I reported two today. Thanks to the admins for helping keep the board clean too.
     
  8. petehall347

    petehall347 the brandy coffee man

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    never had a problem .here every day .
     
  9. goodolpg

    goodolpg AK Member Subscriber

    I reported a couple today and one a couple days ago.
    I figure the mods can't be everywhere at all times so I'll try to help keep AK clean by reporting any I see.
     
  10. bobabode

    bobabode AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Thank you, Ernie. Hey, where's your avatar?
     
  11. Hyperion

    Hyperion Roobarb & Custard Subscriber

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    The spammers seem oddly attracted to this sub forum, maybe because of the name "New Format", most of the rubbish I have reported was posted here. :idea:
     
  12. John James

    John James "Bob's your uncle" (Stolen) Subscriber

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    Maybe the Mods need to open a sub forum titled "Put your spam here!" :D
     
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  13. mech986

    mech986 Text ↓ optional Posts:>18,000 Subscriber

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    Its available for rent, for a good AK cause. I think the one he has is a picture of a snowman in a snowstorm.
     
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  14. Hyperion

    Hyperion Roobarb & Custard Subscriber

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    "Put your spam here" - for immediate attention :D
     
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  15. faber12

    faber12 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    In a year or so, I have only found one. Promptly reported of course. I think it was the female,20 spammer as well.
     
  16. bobabode

    bobabode AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Looks like Bally saddled him with Keith Moon. :smoke:
     
  17. 4-2-7

    4-2-7 Smart Ass Sponsor Subscriber

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    Just about the same time every night, about 10pm pst..Chris and I are there every night to welcome them:D
     
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  18. HarmanKardon

    HarmanKardon Tubes still smell funny Subscriber

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    :rflmao:
     
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  19. Wildcat

    Wildcat Spring ain't here... Subscriber

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    You da man! :D

    On a couple of other forums I work with, posts from new members go into a moderation queue, and once they make enough posts where we can see that they are legit, the restriction is removed. It is more work but it is now very rare if someone gets past us. We use the other available tools as well. So far, so good.
     
  20. tyeeslayer

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    Now this is more Spam
     

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