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Dieselstation Car Forums _ Issues & Suggestions _ Influx of spammers

Posted by: Dr. Strangelove Feb 16 2010, 09:21 AM

I had an idea as to how we could deal with all these spammers.

Could we lock the new thread function for mew members until they have posted on a certain number of other threads. Or better yet, make them wait a week before an account can post. Something though, this is ridiculous.

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Posted by: BlackJack Feb 16 2010, 03:53 PM

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I would agree though we have got to find a stronger way to prohibit spammers.

Or at the very least, appoint a veteran here to moderator and watch for spammers and kick em outta here.

I could do that biggrin.gif

Posted by: clarkma5 Feb 16 2010, 06:18 PM

Yeah I dunno why we don't have a more active moderator or admin dealing with it. I was always on top of them, it's not that hard...

Posted by: BlackJack Feb 16 2010, 06:37 PM

Like I said, I'm willing to volunteer to be a moderator and deal with the spammers.

Posted by: clarkma5 Feb 16 2010, 07:49 PM

In reality, an administrator is much better equipped to deal with spammers because not only can they stop the user from posting from that account, but they can IP ban and e-mail address ban which leads to a marked reduction in future spammers. Adding just a dozen or so e-mail domains to the ban list cut down spammers here about 90%.

Posted by: Vadvagool Feb 16 2010, 07:52 PM

Clarkma....when did you become not an admin?

Posted by: clarkma5 Feb 16 2010, 08:09 PM

Many moons ago, young padawan.

Posted by: Vadvagool Feb 16 2010, 08:25 PM

Wow I missed the boat on that one...

Posted by: moe Feb 17 2010, 03:08 AM

QUOTE(BlackJack @ Feb 17 2010, 03:53 AM) *
Or at the very least, appoint a veteran here to moderator and watch for spammers and kick em outta here.


It's part of the reason I was made a mod. Because of time zones, I'm supposed to clean up at times where many of you would be asleep. It's been a busy week for me though, plus I'm still working on DSCOTY...and I didn't catch the fact that the last guy was a spammer.

Posted by: dukenukem Feb 18 2010, 09:28 AM

QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Feb 16 2010, 08:18 PM) *
I was always on top of them, it's not that hard...

SLUT!!!!

Posted by: DB9 Feb 18 2010, 04:17 PM

QUOTE(Vadvagool @ Feb 16 2010, 10:25 PM) *
Wow I missed the boat on that one...


Yea same..

Posted by: 350Z Feb 20 2010, 02:58 PM

QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Feb 17 2010, 04:09 AM) *
Many moons ago, young padawan.

Why? Thats a joke.

Posted by: clarkma5 Feb 20 2010, 03:01 PM

I asked to not be an admin anymore.

Posted by: 350Z Feb 21 2010, 03:30 AM

Oh ok, I always thought you were a pretty good admin.

Posted by: BlackJack Feb 21 2010, 07:29 AM

He was and is. I guess he got tired of the admining.

Posted by: 911xx Mar 17 2010, 05:50 PM

moe is a spammer.

Posted by: BankieVR6 Mar 18 2010, 05:29 AM

I demand my admin status back! I was an awesome admin, an admin of the people, DER VOLKSADMIN!! But seriously, I'm on and off here all day at work anyway, so I could easily catch a lot of the trash that pops up..

Posted by: dukenukem Mar 18 2010, 07:56 AM

QUOTE(BankieVR6 @ Mar 18 2010, 08:29 AM) *
I demand my admin status back! I was an awesome admin, an admin of the people, DER VOLKSADMIN!! But seriously, I'm on and off here all day at work anyway, so I could easily catch a lot of the trash that pops up..

MY admin powers could beat up your admin powers.

Posted by: BankieVR6 Mar 18 2010, 08:47 AM

QUOTE(dukenukem @ Mar 18 2010, 11:56 AM) *
MY admin powers could beat up your admin powers.


I disagree with what you say, but as Volksadmin I would defend to the death your right to say it!

Posted by: Kip_666 Dec 27 2010, 04:08 PM

Leaving the posts intact and only locking the thread isn't helping either.

The spam message is still there for all of google etc to read.

At least delete the whole thread/user

Posted by: Dieselstation Dec 28 2010, 09:16 AM

QUOTE(Kip_666 @ Dec 28 2010, 01:08 AM) *
Leaving the posts intact and only locking the thread isn't helping either.

The spam message is still there for all of google etc to read.

At least delete the whole thread/user


If you lock the thread, then that thread is not visible to Guest Users or Google (only logged in users can view it).

But I agree, the best way to moderate should be to either delete the posts or delete the user with the posts he/she made.

Posted by: Dieselstation Jan 25 2011, 12:07 PM

Hi,

Just to let you guys know that I have disabled the signatures for now. I will enable in a short while. I see most of the new registered users are signing up to put the signatures and then leave. I am working to implement a mod that will prevent users from posting signatures until they reach 'x' posts. I would prefer to keep 'x' as 100 posts.

Regards,
Ketan

Posted by: Razor Jan 25 2011, 12:49 PM

QUOTE(Dieselstation @ Jan 25 2011, 03:07 PM) *
Hi,

Just to let you guys know that I have disabled the signatures for now. I will enable in a short while. I see most of the new registered users are signing up to put the signatures and then leave. I am working to implement a mod that will prevent users from posting signatures until they reach 'x' posts. I would prefer to keep 'x' as 100 posts.

Regards,
Ketan


Would you ever enable signature images for users over, say, 2000 or so posts? It's not 1999 anymore, people have sufficient bandwidth nowadays.

Posted by: fiber optic Jan 25 2011, 06:11 PM

QUOTE(Razor @ Jan 25 2011, 02:49 PM) *
Would you ever enable signature images for users over, say, 2000 or so posts? It's not 1999 anymore, people have sufficient bandwidth nowadays.


In the past it was more of an issue of uglying up the forums rather than a bandwidth issue.

Posted by: shandyman5 Jan 25 2011, 07:35 PM

QUOTE(fiber optic @ Jan 25 2011, 09:11 PM) *
In the past it was more of an issue of uglying up the forums rather than a bandwidth issue.


Agreed don't do it. Pics in Sigs are annoying.

Posted by: clarkma5 Jan 25 2011, 09:42 PM

Yeah the pics in sigs things has always been about making the forums not look terrible, it's never been about bandwidth. Even years before DS started in 2003, forums were full of image signatures and it was not an issue with bandwidth. It did make your eyes want to bleed, though.

Posted by: Razor Jan 26 2011, 01:51 AM

QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Jan 26 2011, 12:42 AM) *
Yeah the pics in sigs things has always been about making the forums not look terrible, it's never been about bandwidth. Even years before DS started in 2003, forums were full of image signatures and it was not an issue with bandwidth. It did make your eyes want to bleed, though.


Fair enough. That makes sense, especially if there are no size/style restrictions. I agree that awful signature pictures are a plague on forum signatures, but it can be okay if people all stick to some sort of standard...

Posted by: shandyman5 Feb 8 2011, 02:51 PM

Ketan, signature return soon?

Posted by: clarkma5 Feb 8 2011, 03:12 PM

Oh hey didn't even notice they were gone...yeah, what's up with that?

Posted by: shandyman5 Feb 8 2011, 03:47 PM

QUOTE(Dieselstation @ Jan 25 2011, 03:07 PM) *
Hi,

Just to let you guys know that I have disabled the signatures for now. I will enable in a short while. I see most of the new registered users are signing up to put the signatures and then leave. I am working to implement a mod that will prevent users from posting signatures until they reach 'x' posts. I would prefer to keep 'x' as 100 posts.

Regards,
Ketan


Clark, this is what Ketan posted approximately three weeks ago.

Posted by: clarkma5 Feb 8 2011, 06:40 PM

Totally missed it. Thanks for filling me in, though.

Posted by: fiber optic Feb 8 2011, 06:48 PM

I was just using my signature to whore my motor thread. whistle.gif Not that I have any updates or anything. My free time isn't as plentiful as it once was.

Posted by: 911xx Feb 8 2011, 10:51 PM

QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Feb 8 2011, 10:40 PM) *
Totally missed it. Thanks for filling me in, though.


Lol

Posted by: DB9 Feb 9 2011, 04:57 PM

I think sigs should return.. never had an issue with pictures in them, and those that put them in usually complied pretty quickly once asked to remove them. Sigs were useful for people to get their work/site out there. I don't generally care, but I know especially in the photography forum, its always nice to see other people's work.

Posted by: shandyman5 Feb 9 2011, 10:21 PM

QUOTE(DB9 @ Feb 9 2011, 07:57 PM) *
I think sigs should return.. never had an issue with pictures in them, and those that put them in usually complied pretty quickly once asked to remove them. Sigs were useful for people to get their work/site out there. I don't generally care, but I know especially in the photography forum, its always nice to see other people's work.


Agreed, Ketan bring sigs back?

Posted by: Cyclone Feb 10 2011, 06:18 PM

QUOTE(shandyman5 @ Feb 10 2011, 01:21 AM) *
Agreed, Ketan bring sigs back?


Agreed, kind of missing sigs.

Posted by: Dieselstation Feb 13 2011, 12:40 PM

Wish Granted.... Ok, I have modified the code, so now the signatures will be shown only for the users who have more than 100 posts. Sorry that it took so long.

Posted by: shandyman5 Mar 4 2011, 07:44 PM

I think we need to modify the form for joining the forum as the Porsche question does not seem to be working.

Posted by: robertbarney Apr 23 2011, 11:14 AM

The more you stop the more the other way they will enter..understand their moto why they spam the forums and do engage them for your benefits. If you open your window of your house you are inviting thieves to get enter..

Posted by: Razor Apr 23 2011, 11:16 AM

QUOTE(robertbarney @ Apr 23 2011, 03:14 PM) *
The more you stop the more the other way they will enter..understand their moto why they spam the forums and do engage them for your benefits. If you open your window of your house you are inviting thieves to get enter..


God, if there's anyone who's ever deserved being force-fed 30% HCl, it's you, my friend.

Posted by: shandyman5 Apr 24 2011, 06:47 PM

QUOTE(robertbarney @ Apr 23 2011, 03:14 PM) *
The more you stop the more the other way they will enter..understand their moto why they spam the forums and do engage them for your benefits. If you open your window of your house you are inviting thieves to get enter..


Are you fucking retarded? This is why our anti-spammer campaign needs to be initiated.

QUOTE(Razor @ Apr 23 2011, 03:16 PM) *
God, if there's anyone who's ever deserved being force-fed 30% HCl, it's you, my friend.



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