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Postby merk » Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:44 pm

EDIT - one of the new features added is the ability to report a post by clicking a button. You should see a little button on each post that has an exclamation point in it. If you find a problem post, just click that. I'll be locking this thread now since all spam/problems can now be reported using that button. Hi All, I'm trying to make it a little easier and quicker to spot any problem posts. So from now on, if you find a post that is questionable, or find a new user that seems like trouble, please put a post in this thread. I monitor this thread and so do the other board moderators. So when ever someone posts in here we'll get an email and come looking. Usually just a link to the problem post is all we need. You can copy and paste the link from your browsers address bar, or when you are viewing the list of posts in a forum, if you right click on the post title, you should have an option that will let you copy the link or address. Dont repost the contents of the problem post since then you are just helping the spammer post his message ;) I probably wont reply to anything in this thread, so dont be offended if i dont say anything. I'll just get rid of the spam. thanks
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Postby maisie » Sat Sep 23, 2006 3:40 am

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Postby Scenario Thinker » Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:50 am

maisie wrote:http://www.barbarasher.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=18904&highlight=
Another New Topic. I wonder if it's hard for the bots to post within a thread. Also, I notice most are in General Discussion.
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Postby merk » Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:29 am

They post in general because its the first forum. if you mouse over the general forum and look at the link, you'll see it says f=1... the bots are just going to the first one.
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Postby maisie » Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:22 pm

what is a bot?
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Postby Scenario Thinker » Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:53 pm

merk wrote:They post in general because its the first forum. if you mouse over the general forum and look at the link, you'll see it says f=1... the bots are just going to the first one.
I see.
maisie wrote:what is a bot?
I think it's short for robot. Merk can probably explain it better, but it's a program that find forums and posts spam automatically. Since General Discussions is the first forum, the bot hits that. Then, it's probably easy to create a new topic and post the spam in the message. All that would be in this bot program. Since many bulletin boards I see any more are PHP, the program is probably very portable and can find all kinds of PHP bulletin boards to posts its spam. Here's a link for Internet Bot: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_bot
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Postby merk » Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:24 pm

maisie wrote:what is a bot?
ST pretty much got the nail on the head with the answer for that. The spammers just put in the message they want in the bot, and the bot runs around and submits it to all the bulletin boards.
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Postby merk » Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:59 am

Ok gone. I've also banned anyone from registering with a www in their username. Tituba caught that user earlier today but i thought they were not going to do anything since at the time they hadnt activated their account.
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Postby Tituba » Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:28 am

Did they activate? Or, were they able to post without activating?
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Postby merk » Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:43 am

Tituba wrote:Did they activate? Or, were they able to post without activating?
no they activated. as of yet no one can post without activating. All the forums require you to be a registered user to post. Lets just be thankful we dont have any forums open to the general public.
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