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Please report spam, don't reply to it

Post by PhilT » Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:02 am

Please could I ask that you report spam. Don't reply to it as it makes the clean up a lot harder.

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Re: Please report spam, don't reply to it

Post by anditsoundslikebells » Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:12 pm

How would I report this? I have a message that appears suspect.
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Re: Please report spam, don't reply to it

Post by Shoppinit » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:40 am

Button with ! in it.
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Re: Please report spam, don't reply to it

Post by chunky79 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:49 pm

A lot of spam recently too Mr T.
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Re: Please report spam, don't reply to it

Post by Shoppinit » Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:22 pm

How about: if a post is reported and the user has less than x posts and/or less than y days since signing up then the post is immediately (automatically) deleted. Saves you having to do it.

If the user is "verified" then the post can't be deleted except by admin, same as now.
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Post by chunky79 » Tue Aug 31, 2021 2:15 pm

That'd be tricky, in a way I could delete the sale advert that looks "suspicious" from yesterday.
Some of the spam has been impressive, normally the stuff posted In the S8 forum, it's worded like a genuine post but has a dodgy link attached in the signature.
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Re: Please report spam, don't reply to it

Post by Shoppinit » Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:53 pm

Just had a look at the S8 forum and I see what you mean. I wonder if it's AI spam? Feels that way a bit. Something very AI about it. Thinking about it, it would be fairly trivial to get an AI to come up with a plausibly human sounding post that is on-topic.

Either that or they've resorted to getting humans to spam forums.
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Re: Please report spam, don't reply to it

Post by chunky79 » Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:40 pm

There have been about 5 in the last few weeks just on the Ronin thread. They do seem to have been targeting really old threads, no idea how they do it.
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Re: Please report spam, don't reply to it

Post by PhilT » Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:37 am

I've done pretty much everything I can to try to stop the spam in an automated way but they still get through. I've blocked email domains, I've looked at blocking IP ranges but that wasn't reliable enough, I've deleted hundreds of accounts and added reCaptcha to the registration page. Either it's pretty clever what they are doing or there's people out there that are doing this manually.
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Re: Please report spam, don't reply to it

Post by hooneybadger » Fri Oct 07, 2022 11:15 am

Loads in today - pills in Antwerp/Belgium.

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Post by PhilT » Fri Oct 07, 2022 3:14 pm

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Re: Please report spam, don't reply to it

Post by stuartbarriskell » Sat Oct 08, 2022 8:18 am

hooneybadger wrote:Loads in today - pills in Antwerp/Belgium.
I put an order in, is that OK Image


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Re: Please report spam, don't reply to it

Post by hooneybadger » Sat Oct 08, 2022 9:55 am

I nearly said, it's ideal timing for a Friday night 😂 J/K too obvs! Petrol is my drug 🙌

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