A Potential Solution to Endless Spam

04-27-2012, 10:34 PM
#11
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Originally Posted by crex View Post
All in favor of changing 'Spam Police' to 'Spam Po-Po' say ay. Ay!


In all seriousness, I'll try my best to crack down on those annoying spammers.
Not Crazy about the title either but I busted two tonight and it was quite fun.

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Last edited by CygnetSeven; 04-28-2012 at 08:47 AM.
04-28-2012, 01:36 AM
#12
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Just banned my first spammer. Felt. So. Good.

MADE THE FRONT PAGE ON TA!
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Originally Posted by melvin2898 View Post
True Words Spoken By The Great Crex.

04-28-2012, 02:58 AM
#13
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Now I'm annoyed when I load the TA page, scroll down and see three spam threads and all have already been deleted.

Update: Yeeeaaahhh! First spammer banned!

Last edited by Der-Kleine; 04-28-2012 at 04:37 AM.
04-28-2012, 11:53 AM
#14
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Damn, there really is a huge load of spam lately. Banned about 4 guys within 30 seconds.

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Originally Posted by melvin2898 View Post
True Words Spoken By The Great Crex.
04-28-2012, 01:28 PM
#15
Damn you guys are good! Usually I'd see 6 or 7 by now (in the last 24 hours)... But I just now was able to get my first ban. =oP

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04-28-2012, 05:37 PM
#16
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Originally Posted by crex View Post
All in favor of changing 'Spam Police' to 'Spam Po-Po' say ay. Ay!
I vote for "Junior Space Cadet" considering the theme!

This should make Monday a lot more interesting...

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04-28-2012, 06:21 PM
#17
I don't post as much any more, but I read the forums constantly so I'd help out if there's still a need.
04-29-2012, 02:05 AM
#18
Nice idea and seems to be working well... Thx to the Police on duty...

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04-29-2012, 03:26 PM
#19
I host a forum (nothing to do with iOS) and the only solution that worked for me was IP banning an entire country in htaccess (99% of the spammers were from China). No normal users were unintentionally banned and the problem disappeared after that.

Of course, I don't think that'd be the best solution for a site with as many users as TA has. Some users of this forum from China would be pretty unhappy if they did that here

Hopefully the Spam Police can do the trick
04-30-2012, 08:46 AM
#20
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
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Can you also add some spam 'rules' to the forum software so they automatically get deleted ? Eg if theres a thread with the title or subtitle "live barclays premier league" it gets deleted instantly as that'll help get rid of a lot of spam which is appearing recently.

Everytime theres a big football game in England the spammers are out in full force, spam wasnt 'too bad' before but at the moment the Premiership spammers are going crazy every few days