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Re: Reporting spam

Post by Disembodied » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:22 am

Hurrah! Thanks to Giles, for sorting the problem - and huge credit to Cody for putting in a long nightshift of killing, killing, killing …

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Re: Reporting spam

Post by Smivs » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:28 pm

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Fixed that for you.
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Re: Reporting spam

Post by Cody » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:46 pm

<coughs>


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Re: Reporting spam

Post by Cody » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:19 pm

<grumbles>

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Re: Reporting spam

Post by Cody » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:39 pm

Has anything good ever come out of yandex? I'm inclined to ban all @yandex.* email addresses. What do you think, Big D?

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Re: Reporting spam

Post by Cody » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:30 am

And it's half past four and I'm shiftin' gear!

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Re: Reporting spam

Post by Disembodied » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:40 am

Cody wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:39 pm
Has anything good ever come out of yandex? I'm inclined to ban all @yandex.* email addresses. What do you think, Big D?
I tend to agree - it's certainly become the spam domain du jour, and even though it's a legitimate provider I don't think I've ever seen a single real forum member using it. Maybe their Captcha has been compromised or something, but it's currently representing at least 90% of all the bots I'm seeing.

We can screw it off now, and try unbanning it again in a couple of weeks.

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Re: Reporting spam

Post by Cody » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:27 am

That's taken the wind out of their sails! <sits back, has a cuppa - ponders banning *@*.*>

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Re: Reporting spam

Post by Disembodied » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:21 pm

Item of slight interest to spamwatchers: there seems to be a new naming protocol for spam accounts kicking about. The good old "First-name-followed-by-three-random-letters" is still very much current, of course, but there appears to be a new one which uses little Danish phrases, all in lower case and shorn of any diacritical marks - e.g. "varde a laks", "lille bogreol", "sorte hvidlog opskrift", etc. (I'm assuming Danish, and not Norwegian, because one of them was "danske digtsamlinger", which translates as "Danish poetry collections"). Quite a few seem to be food-related … "stege and i stegepose" is "roast duck in roasting bag".

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Re: Reporting spam

Post by Cody » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:29 am

Danish? Vikings? Spam?

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Re: Reporting spam

Post by spud42 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:24 am

cody, you are slipping.. no video link??
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLih-WQwBSc

there , fixed it for you.
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Re: Reporting spam

Post by Cody » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:51 am

Slipping? More like plunging headlong!

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Re: Reporting spam

Post by Disembodied » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:22 pm

They’re coming thick and fast today … not many getting through the shields, though.
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Re: Reporting spam

Post by Cody » Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:48 pm

Aye, I noticed the new record attendance yesterday, and again today. <waves at guests>

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